Immunity-boosting at-home saunas

Infrared saunas like the ones from Sunlighten are wellness multitaskers, stimulating the circulatory system, improving cell health, and strengthening the immune system by raising core body temperature.

When you think of saunas, do images of idyllic Scandinavian winter scenes come to mind? Though we may be confined to our homes, unable to go on a snowy getaway or to a tropical beach, Sunlighten can deliver a spa-quality sauna experience to your door. As the world moves toward more natural and self-directed treatments, sauna detoxification is getting more and more attention. Most of us know the traditional benefits associated with sauna use, including relaxation, stress reduction, sweating and toxin release, but did you know that Sunlighten’s patented heating and near-infrared light technology can strengthen your immune system? 

Spending time in an infrared sauna raises the body’s core temperature. This increase in temperature provides the same benefits as your body’s natural fever response, stimulating circulation, dilating blood vessels and allowing our cells to purge toxins through the top layer of skin. Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health. That’s why every Sunlighten detox sauna is specifically designed to promote a deep, healthy and natural detoxifying sweat. A number of studies—including those conducted by NASA and the Medical College of Wisconsin—have shown that near-infrared light therapy can increase collagen and white blood cell production, your body’s first line of defense against disease.  

Anxiety surrounding our current crisis may also lead to stress eating, which can cause inflammation and hinder immune function. Sunlighten’s infrared saunas work to mobilize fat and increase metabolic rate, promoting weight loss and lowering inflammation. Isolation can also prevent you from participating in regular cardio training. Try passive cardiovascular conditioning instead. A 15- to 30-minute far infrared sauna session has been clinically shown to increase heart rate and cardiac output, boost your metabolic rate and burn up to 600 calories. That is equivalent to a 60-minute jog. Plus, enhanced recovery and muscle healing allows for a faster return to your regular activities. 

Boosting your immunity and detoxification all work to improve your skin appearance by removing toxins. Wave-lengths focused in the near infrared spectrum penetrate the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production and speeding wound-healing. The result: improvements in skin clarity, elasticity and tone; and reduced wrinkles. Impurities that clog epidermal glands, and internal toxins are released through the skin and easily washed away, leaving a vibrant complexion. Feeling great on the inside can be your secret. Looking fabulous on the outside is visible to the entire world. With so many therapeutic benefits, a Sunlighten infrared sauna should be a regular part of your healthy lifestyle routine now.