Today, the health benefits of saunas are widely known. When Sunlighten saunas were featured on Oprah as an extreme life extension tool in 2009 and again on Dr. Oz in 2010, infrared saunas suddenly became mainstream and more and more people began taking notice of the therapeutic effects of infrared light. But that hasn’t always been the case….
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The science behind a sauna makes all the difference in terms of its therapeutic benefits. But many of us don’t know much about “infrared energy,” let alone what it means for our health. To help educate consumers, we’re launching a series of blog posts that will address the characteristics and benefits of each infrared wavelength. This post…
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Have you ever asked yourself the question “how can I live in vitality?” In a way, it’s a much better self-question than “how can I eat better?” Or “how can I exercise more?” Or “how can I have more energy?” I know that for me, it is not just about healthy eating and exercise — it’s about…
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Doctors and health experts like Dr. Amy Myers and Dave Asprey frequently extol the benefits of infrared saunas for everything from skin purification to improved circulation. Whether you’re looking for a sauna to improve your general health and wellness, or to treat or prevent a chronic condition, it’s important to choose the right sauna for…
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As summer fades into autumn, another season also begins – cold and flu season. While cold temperatures alone don’t cause viral infections, a lowered core body temperature can weaken the immune system’s ability to fight off illness. Help yourself stay healthy with these six immune-boosting strategies. Choose Immune-Boosting Herbs A variety of herbs can help…
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The Benefits of Sweating

Sweat is something most of us are uncomfortable with. Sweat is often seen as embarrassing and unhygienic – despite being a perfectly natural body function that all of us experience. In spite of its perception of being unclean and therefore unhealthy, sweat is actually beneficial for our health. Don’t believe us? Read on to discover…
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Your home could be making you sick – and you might not even know it. From bathrooms to basements, many areas of our home feature prime growing conditions for mold. Although some molds are benign or even beneficial – penicillin, for example, is produced from mold – most molds have a range of adverse health…
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When we think of cancer, many things come to mind. A mother. A grandparent. An uncle. Breast cancer. Lung cancer. Skin cancer. What most of us probably don’t think of? Children. When we think of children, images of youth, health and vitality come to mind. Yet for many kids in the U.S. and around the…
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Need one more reason to try out infrared sauna therapy?  It’s one of the biggest anti-aging trends in the celebrity world! Health-focused celebs are touting the benefits of infrared saunas – from detox to weight loss to improved sleep – as a key component of their health and wellness regimes. Some even claim infrared saunas…
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This month marks Sunlighten Sauna’s 16th anniversary. And while every year is a big year here at Sunlighten, this past year saw a couple of extra-special occasions and announcements. Sunlighten Company Vision This year we revamped our company vision to better align with our mission here at Sunlighten. Our new Sunlighten Vision reads: “We are…
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