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The lotus blossoms with the light every day. Like that beautiful flower, you can find hope in stories, studies, and scientific a-ha moments that enlighten our mind and encourage our heart. The lotus symbolizes an overcoming spirit. Rooted in dark, muddy waters, it finds a way to thrive. As you spur yourself on through struggles and challenges, we want to help. We are constantly gathering the brightest ideas to help you on your journey of wholeness and well-being. Let this place be a resource for you.

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Muscle Recovery

4 minute read

Beyond Fitness: Why Muscles are the Pinnacle of Health & Well-Being

Muscles are more than strength—your skeletal muscles function like the endocrine system that impacts your body’s important chemistry. Discover why prioritizing muscle growth can have a bigger impact than nutrition on your body and how you age with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon in this Sunlighten Spotlight.


1 minute read

Hormesis 101: Understanding how and why heat shock proteins help your body

One of the health benefits of infrared sauna comes from a process called “hormesis.” Heat activates some helpful cellular activity that results in a stronger immune system as well as other positive effects. To learn more about how this all works, enjoy this fun, simplified explanation of the science behind the awesome benefits.

Muscle Recovery

7 minute read

The Science of Infrared for Muscle Recovery & Performance

Research shows that there are extraordinary benefits of infrared heat and light for faster muscle recovery and better performance. Discover some of the science behind the claims, and see how one professional team uses it in their recovery protocols.

RelaxationMental Health

4 minute read

How Infrared Sauna Can Help With Relaxation

Nothing creates space for de-stressing like a Sunlighten infrared sauna. Relaxation may be an infrared sauna’s most underrated superpower. We look at some of the science that shows dry sauna heat makes positive physiological changes in the body that help with stress and relaxation.

Life Stories

2 minute read

Finding light in a fight for health

The mystery of a chronic illness can lead to dark, discouraging times. So when you find a ray of light that offers new possibilities, it can change everything. Candice Westphal’s story offers hope to others battling myriad health-inhibiting struggles with Lyme disease, co-infections, Epstein-Barr, MERSA, chronic strep, and mold toxicity.