Relaxation & Mental Health

Escape the stress and really relax.

We’re programmed to push ourselves. Sometimes getting through the day takes everything you’ve got. Science validates the value of rest for your whole self. Stress impacts not just the mind but the body as well. Infrared saunas provide an enjoyable place in your wellness routine to receive the full-body benefits of relaxation and stress reduction.

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Stress affects your entire body.

Studies show stress impacts the brain, blood pressure, weight and immune system. It creates memory problems, anxiety and learning difficulties. Neuroscientists say chronic stress can cause physical changes in grey and white matter, impact quantity of neurons and the size and connectivity of the amygdala.

The American Institute of Stress estimates stress problems make up 75 to 90% of all primary care doctor visits. Cortisol is the culprit. Stress increases that “fight or flight” hormone that raises heart rate, blood pressure and deposits excess calories in our midsection.

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Find perfect stress relief.

Sunlighten saunas help you relax in natural comfort with an invigorating deep tissue sweat that will have you feeling fully refreshed after every sauna session.  

Through the use of cutting-edge SoloCarbon® heating technology, Sunlighten saunas deliver the most therapeutic infrared sauna heat (up to 99% efficient), so that you can be enveloped in soothing warmth to help you relieve stress, ease your muscles and fully relax. 

Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.

–Amy Myers, MD
New York Times bestselling author and an internationally acclaimed functional medicine physician

Infrared saunas help relaxation and mental well-being in many ways.

Heat may help depression.

A University of Wisconsin-Madison study using hyperthermia to raise body temperature of depressed volunteers to the equivalent of a mild fever found improvement in symptoms of major depression for as long as six weeks after a single treatment.


Sauna is a great place to meditate.

Practicing mindful meditation while in a sauna therapy session can also help with mental stress reduction. Many studies have shown the benefits of meditation for reducing inflammation, cortisol, and cytokine chemicals and increase calm. Reap double benefits from infrared plus meditation!




Every Sunlighten sauna comes with built-in chromotherapy to enhance your sauna experience and transform your mental wellbeing further. Chromotherapy paints your sauna with colours from the sun’s visibility light spectrum believed to align with different body energy points, creating and artful atmosphere with a balance-bringing effect.


Which sauna is right for me?

Choosing a sauna to add to your wellness routine means looking at your lifestyle and your health goals to find the sauna that will be the best fit. We'd love to help you do that! Whether it's relaxation you’re craving or deep detoxification, Sunlighten infrared saunas will help you achieve your wellness desires. From weight loss to muscle recovery and skin rejuvenation, our patented infrared technology will restore your body and your mind. Select your health benefit need(s) and how many people you want room for in your sauna to learn which options are best for you.

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