HEALTH BENEFITS WITH THE SUNLIGHTEN POD
HEALTHY HEALING HEAT
Although saunas have been popular for centuries, they aren’t often thought of for treatments in traditional medicine. Traditionally, saunas have been unbearably hot, steamy rooms where breathing can be difficult. The saunas of today, however, have evolved from the harsh, 200°+ rooms to a soothing, healthy heat. Our infrared technology gives you a therapeutic treatment that is relaxing and beneficial to your health. The sauna pods are great at eliminating toxins, further supporting the healing process. This is one of the many reasons why infrared sauna therapy is one of the fastest growing therapies.
WHAT IS INFRARED?
Infrared wavelengths are the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum consisting of near (NIR), mid (MIR) and far (FIR) rays. These rays have the ability to penetrate human tissue. This characteristic makes infrared beneficial because it heats the body directly at the core rather than only warming the air around you. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where the majority of toxins reside.
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared’s gentle heat is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
NOT ALL INFRARED TECHNOLOGY IS EQUAL
SWEAT’s far infrared sauna technology is called Solocarbon®. It is the only infrared sauna technology on the market that is clinically shown to raise core temperature nearly 3 degrees. What does this mean for your health? You will experience the most detoxifying sweat. You’ll also see lowering of your blood pressure and weight loss through waistline reduction.
Numerous healing and preventative benefits derive from infrared therapy. Clinically-backed research shows that the different wavelengths – NIR, MIR and FIR – are more effective than others at targeting various health benefits.
Toxins such as sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and carcinogenic heavy metals accumulate in the body daily. Studies have shown that FIR raises your core body temperature enough to stimulate the sweat glands. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat that rids your body of toxins.
MIR can help to expand blood vessels and increase circulation. This allows more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body resulting in reduced pain and a faster healing process. A NASA study using NIR heat, also determined that LED technology allows for deep penetration of tissue and increased cell growth from the inside, which reduces inflammation.
Perspiring is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate. This causes the body to burn calories. Studies have shown that a 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories! A 2009 study indicated that infrared saunas can lower weight and waist circumference in just a 3-month period.
INCREASE CELL HEALTH & BOOST IMMUNITY
Several studies have shown that near infrared properties can help improve cell health, enhance muscle recovery and boost immune defenses. A NASA study concluded that NIR LED technology can quadruple cell health and tissue growth. Another study done at the Medical College of Wisconsin demonstrated that LED-produced near infrared helps promote cell health and regeneration. Lastly, a study from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concluded that LED near infrared (NIR) restores enzyme activity and reduces cell death by half.
Infrared heat improves circulation, expels dirt & chemicals and removes dead cells on the surface of the skin resulting in a soft, clear complexion. A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of NIR therapy. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.