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Infrared Sauna: Reclaim Your Vitality by Absorbing the Energy of Light & Heat

A thyroid disorder can throw off the body's temperature control, making the idea of stepping into a sauna seem like the last thing we'd want to do. The word alone...

A thyroid disorder can throw off the body's temperature control, making the idea of stepping into a sauna seem like the last thing we'd want to do. The word alone is what we use when we want to express that something is unbearably hot. But when you pair the word “sauna” with “infrared,” that all changes. Infrared saunas are a whole new experience that actually opens the door for women with dysregulated thyroid to receive the benefits that come from the unique characteristics of infrared.

Infrared saunas offer a unique experience that can be game-changing for women with thyroid disorders because it doesn’t have to be high heat to be effective. Think of the welcome sunlight brings after a gray day, or the warmth of the sun when laying on a beach. Instead of overwhelming heat, infrared therapy provides a gentler, more accessible way to tap into the incredible benefits saunas offer, making it a promising option that might just be your next new obsession.

What is an Infrared Sauna?

Before delving into the specific benefits, let's first explore the science behind Sunlighten infrared saunas. These saunas use modern technology to replicate the beneficial spectrum of light waves found in natural sunlight.

Here’s a great 2-minute explainer animation video that answers the question, “What is infrared light?”

Unlike traditional saunas that rely solely on heating the air to extreme temperatures, infrared saunas penetrate the body's tissues, gently heating the body from within, promoting a deep, detoxifying sweat at lower temperatures than traditional saunas.

Infrared light is both heat and light, resonating within our bodies to safely raise core temperature while energizing chromophores within our cells. This unique combination of heat and light triggers a cascade of biochemical reactions promoting cellular repair, detoxification, circulation and rejuvenation. 

Fighting Fatigue, Fat, and Frustration with Infrared Saunas

Fix Fatigue:

  • Energize Cells: You may remember learning about “mitochondria” in middle school. It’s the “powerhouse of the cell” that generates the energy (called “ATP”) our body needs. Mitochondria absorbs infrared light energy, which helps produce ATP, so rather than feeling drained from heat, your body feels refreshed and energized.
  • Improve Sleep: Infrared saunas promote relaxation and help regulate circadian rhythms, leading to improved sleep quality and enhanced energy levels. Better sleep means less fatigue.
  • Reduce Stress: By inducing a deep sweat and lowering cortisol levels, infrared therapy helps alleviate stress and promote mental well-being.

Shed Fat:

  • Support Metabolic Health: Evidence suggests that infrared therapy may enhance metabolic rate, improve insulin sensitivity, help balance a variety of hormones, and aid in weight management.
  • Passive Cardio: Research has shown that infrared sauna acts as an “exercise mimetic,” by increasing heart rate and circulation similar to exercise.
  • Faster Muscle Recovery: Infrared therapy accelerates muscle recovery, decreases inflammation, and relieves pain, making it an ideal complement to an active lifestyle.

Alleviate Frustration:

  • Having an infrared sauna in your home makes it an easy, convenient go-to. It’s a wonderful experience and a habit you’ll love creating.

Other Benefits that Support Your Wellness Journey

  • Reduce Inflammation: Infrared sauna therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Infrared therapy aids in reducing inflammation by activating heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the body's response to oxidative stress and inflammation. When cells are exposed to infrared light, it triggers a biochemical cascade that leads to the activation of HO-1.
  • Enhance Cardiovascular Health: Infrared saunas improve heart health through enhancing endothelial cells which help retain suppleness of blood vessels and the walls of the heart, it aids in production of nitric oxide important for heart function and increases circulation to deliver oxygen and nutrients more effectively to organs throughout the body.
  • Boost Immune Function: By stimulating heat shock proteins for cell repair, white blood cell production, and enhancing natural killer cell activity, infrared therapy strengthens the immune system, reducing the risk of illness and infection.

Learn more about all of the health benefits of infrared sauna.

Find the Right Infrared Sauna for Your Wellness Journey with Sunlighten

When it comes to selecting the right infrared sauna for your wellness journey, I think Sunlighten stands out as a leader in the field. 

With a commitment to science-backed technology and exceptional quality, Sunlighten saunas offer unparalleled benefits to support your efforts to be as healthy as possible with a thyroid disorder.

If you're ready to reclaim your vitality and embrace a holistic approach to wellness, check out Sunlighten’s  infrared sauna collections. They’re beautiful, effective, and a great investment in your health and well-being. You’ll find their infrared sauna consultants are committed to listening to your health goals and helping you find the best sauna for your needs.

Click HERE and use code DRAMIE when you fill out the Get Pricing form for up to $600 off your Sunlighten infrared sauna.

A Small P.S.

It goes without saying that it is essential for women with thyroid issues to consult with their healthcare provider before starting any new therapy, including infrared sauna sessions. While many people may find infrared sauna therapy beneficial, it's important to ensure that it's safe and appropriate for your specific health condition and individual needs. Infrared sauna therapy should be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include medication, dietary changes, and other lifestyle modifications recommended by your healthcare provider. Ultimately, you’ve got to listen to your body and take appropriate precautions when it comes to heat exposure.

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