Infrared Sauna Therapy


Infrared Saunas vs. Traditional

Sunlighten saunas use infrared heat instead of hot rocks or steam used in traditional saunas. Because infrared heats the body directly instead of simply heating the air, infrared saunas are seven times more effective for detoxification.

What is Infrared?

Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue, giving a soothing, natural warmth. It is naturally occurring from the sun and is the basis for Sunlighten sauna therapy.

Is it Safe?

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 heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.

Infrared Therapy Health Benefits

Weight Loss

A 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories! As the body works to cool itself while using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Sunlighten’s infrared heat therapy raises core body temperature causing passive cardiovascular conditioning. Your body’s natural response to infrared heat therapy is to increase circulation and sweat. Check out the results with a heart rate monitor and you will be amazed!

Improves Circulation

Heating of muscles with infrared produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Body temperature elevation also produces an increase in blood flow.
The increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate the edema which can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.

Skin Purification

Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of a Sunlighten sauna. Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring. Infrared heat therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. It also reduces wrinkles, makes skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity. Regular use may also help reduce cellulite trapped beneath the skin, lessen the appearance of scars, and help burns heal significantly.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Our Solocarbon® heaters were used in a clinical study with the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2005 and were shown to lower blood pressure from a 30 minute sauna session three times a week. Repeated infrared treatment improves impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventative role for sauna use for arteriosclerosis.

Pain Relief

Relieve back, neck, and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy. Researchers studying HRP (Heat Responsive Pain) have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain, all conditions that fall under the HRP classification.


Detox from a SunlightenTM sauna is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna. In a conventional sauna the average person sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water. In a Sunlighten sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water!

What the Experts Say

Kris Carr – NYT best-selling author & health advocate

“I’m a long-time believer of infrared sauna therapy and its natural healing benefits. I love the Sunlighten brand and have been using my infrared sauna for years. In fact, I’m in the market for a new one since the buyer of my old house insisted I include the sauna in the sale!”

Bob Greene – Health Expert & New York Times Best-Selling Author

In Bob Greene’s newest cutting-edge program, 20 Years Younger, he offers four cornerstones
for looking and feeling your best – nutrition, exercise, skin care and sleep. He recognizes that Sunlighten saunas can enhance all four of these pillars for a customer. “SunlightenTM infrared saunas are an excellent enhancement to the 20 Years Younger pillars. They can be an effective tool for detoxification, weight loss, skin rejuvenation, relaxation and post workout muscle recovery.” Bob recommends SunlightenTM infrared saunas because of their superior, clinically-tested technology.

Dr. Brian Clement – Hippocrates Health Institute

“Hippocrates Health Institute, along with Dr. Brian Clement and his professional staff utilize Sunlighten on-site as a critical healing tool for guests. We endorse Sunlighten and believe this leading brand of infrared saunas is the best in the industry for everyday use and healing. In fact, Dr. Clement–a worldwide leader on wellness–made it his personal mission to partner with Sunlighten because of his respect for the company, the product, and the level of customer service.”

Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

Dr. Hyman, New York Times Best Selling author, is a contributing Medical Editor to Alternative Medicine

Magazine, and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine.

Dr. Mark Hyman’s newest book, Ultrametabolism, addresses the use of saunas as a means of practicing active relaxation to reduce stress and lose weight. For home use, he recommends purchasing an infrared sauna from SunlightenTM. Dr. Hyman currently owns a Sunlighten sauna and recommends SunlightenTM to his patients.

Sunlighten vs. Traditional Saunas

SO Sound Acoustic Resonance Therapy

Acoustic Resonance Therapy aids in relaxation, healing and enhance the sauna experience in amazing ways. The key is the SO SoundHeart® actuators, which add Hi-Fidelity Musical Touch Technology™ to the sauna. The A.R.T. produces deep penetrating harmonic sound waves to complement the deep penetrating infrared rays of the sauna. The harmonically balanced flow of musical sound waves flowing through your body will enhance natural relaxation and healing.

How Does It Work?

Just as the infrared sauna surrounds you with soothing, relaxing heat waves, so too does Acoustic Resonance Therapy surround you with resonant harmonic energy to increase the therapeutic effects of the
sauna. It is like getting a sauna session and massage at the same time!

Sit Back, Relax and Feel the Music

Think back for a moment to the last time you heard a song that instantly reminded you of a special moment. How did it make you feel? Music has been used throughout the ages to uplift, relax, energize, inspire, unify and transition us. Now you can feel the music you enjoy through the SO Sound Acoustic Resonance Therapy™ system right in the sauna. Tune out the stress, worry and noise and tune in to a musical body/mind massage experience that relaxes, inspires and refreshes you.


It is always best to check with your health care provider before trying any new products or programs. Those with pace makers are advised not to use the products due to the electromagnetic nature of the SO SoundHearts®. We also recommend that pregnant women use the product at low resonance and audio
volume levels.