The month of September has been declared Pain Awareness Month, and we at Sunlighten are proud to offer a natural, healthy alternative for pain relief. We hear so many stories from our customers about their challenges dealing with chronic pain, and we support the American Chronic Pain Association’s efforts to bring this issue to the forefront for the reported 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain.
Pain Awareness Month is a time when various organizations work to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management and works with health care professionals and consumer groups to bring attention to the issues.
Sunlighten Infrared Saunas Provides Pain Relief
One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Sunlighten is hearing from so many of our customers who have tossed their pain pills, replacing them with one of our healing infrared sanctuaries to relieve tension and relax muscles. As more and more chronic pain sufferers are looking to non-pharmaceutical ways to achieve pain relief, infrared sauna use has become one of the most popular alternatives to medicine for chronic pain. Our infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles, and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow.
Doctors have recommended Sunlighten infrared sauna Therapy to relieve:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Migraine headaches
- Musculoskeletal and joint pain
- other chronic pain conditions
In fact, a recent Japanese study showed that chronic pain patients experienced a significant reduction in pain levels (nearly 70%) after the first session of infrared sauna therapy. Pain scores also decreased significantly and remained low throughout the observation period. Researchers concluded that infrared heat therapy is effective for chronic pain treatment.1
Additionally, in a NASA study done with near-infrared heat, determined that LED technology allows for deep penetration of tissue and increased cell growth from the inside.2 A 2003 study showed that use of near-infrared heat therapy helped the production of white blood cells to alleviate inflammation and reduce swelling, two key factors in easing bodily pain.3
Finally, new studies show that sauna use can enhance muscle recovery. In fact, many of our customers benefit daily from the natural pain relief associated with infrared sauna therapy.
Take charge of your pain once and for all. For more information on infrared sauna use and how it may assist you with pain management, connect with us directly at 877-292-0020.
1 Internal Medicine (Tokyo) Aug 15, 2008 by Matsushita K, Masuda A, Tei C. The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kagoshima University Hospital, Kagoshima, Japan.
2 Whelan et al; The NASA Light-Emitting Diode Medical Program- Progress in Space Flight and Terrestrial Applications. CP504, Space Technology and Applications International Forum-2000, edited by M. S. El-Genk. Copyright 2000 American Institute of Physics l-56396-9 19-X/00.
3 Lidija Kandolf-Sekulovic, Milena Kataranovski, Milos D. Pavlovic. Immunomodulatory Effects of Low-Intensity Near-Infrared Laser Irradiation on Contact Hypersensitivity Reaction. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2003; 19: pp 203–212, Blackwell Munksgaard.
Image courtesy of the Rothbart Centre for Pain Care.