The simple act of sweating is one way the body regulates itself, allowing one to heal and remain healthy. Sunlighten infrared saunas are designed to promote deep, natural, detoxifying sweat.
Reports from the United States Center for Disease Control estimate that over 80% of all illnesses have causes rooted in personal environments or lifestyles. In an industrialized society, we can do little to reduce exp osure to toxins in the air we breathe and the food we eat. As a result, sauna detox has become a leading treatment to achieve greater health and wellness. Sauna detoxification is a widely-used treatment in complementary and alternative medicine. Recently, it has received significant mainstream attention as a result of a movement toward natural and self-directed treatments.
The leading sauna detoxification principle suggests that common illnesses are caused by the build-up of toxic substances in the body. Ridding the body of these toxins through a natural sauna detox may help relieve symptoms, prevent future illness and increase overall health and vitality.
How does a sauna detoxify your body?
Just like light from the sun, infrared waves in the Sunlighten sauna penetrate up to 1-1/2 inches below your skin to detoxify and revitalize your cells. The resulting deep, highly efficient sweat eliminates toxins at the cellular level.
Researchers have long known that toxic substances, including heavy metals, are secreted from the body through sweat. Therefore, the more one can safely sweat (while maintaining proper hydration), the greater quantity of toxins will be released from the body. Sauna usage is one of the most effective methods of inducing a detoxifying sweat. In a sauna detox, sweat carries toxins out of the body through the pores. But not all saunas are the same.
The deep penetration of infrared heat releases toxins from the fat layers just beneath the skin. It also helps your body eliminate toxins from your internal organs. These toxins pass from the organs to the fat tissue under the skin. Then they are eliminated in perspiration.
Researchers have analyzed the sweat produced in both traditional and infrared saunas. Sweat from traditional saunas was about 97% water and 3% toxins. Sweat produced in infrared saunas was 80-85% water. The remainder (15-20% of the perspiration) consisted of toxins such as heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, uric acid and other fat-soluble toxins.
This incredible detoxification is accomplished through Sunlighten's proprietary and highly-efficient infrared heating technology. According to a recent scientific study, Sunlighten's heating technology is the only sauna heater clinically shown to actually raise core body temperature by 2 to 3 degrees (vs. simply heating the air around the body). As a result, regular usage of a Sunlighten sauna provides a truly deep, productive and detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.