High-Quality, Truly Healing, Full-Spectrum Infrared Saunas
And How It Can Make You Feel Amazing!
An infrared sauna in your home is like having your own personal retreat, wellness center, and de-stressing zone!
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Having your own sauna is a valuable tool for health and vitality. Every heart disease, cancer, weight loss, or diabetic patient should own one and use it as often as possible, even daily!
Your body is the unfortunate repository of hundreds of the 80,000 chemicals and metals currently in use in our air, water, food, cosmetics, and soil—many of which have a half-life of hundreds of years and are transferred from mother to baby.
Symptoms caused by toxicity:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Digestive problems
- Frequent viral or bacterial infections
- Depression and anxiety
The best way to eliminate metals and chemicals is through SWEAT.
When your body temperature is increased in a sauna session, cancer cells are slowed down and can die, and white blood cells and killer T cells are produced and hyper-mobilized.
The natural healing mechanisms of the body are optimized through hyperthermia, or an “artificial fever” that raises your body temperature by 1 to 3 degrees. The heart is strengthened, and calories are burned at about the rate of a moderate run.
Let me tell you more about how exciting this tool is, for your home or office, and how you can get a quality one, with freebies, at a better price in the GSG Sauna Group Buy than anywhere!
What Does Infrared Mean?
An infrared sauna is a special type of sauna that uses the same type of “radiant” energy the sun produces that gives life to the entire plant kingdom—it’s the wavelength that allows plants to make energy.
It is NOT ultraviolet radiation. It’s the positives of the sun, without the dangerous effects of solar radiation. (In fact, some evidence indicates it heals sun damage on the skin, including diminishing wrinkles and fine lines.)
Far-infrared is a narrow band of energy that travels up to 3” into the body to increase blood flow and, thereby, regenerate damaged tissues, as well as activate immune cells.
So you definitely want far-infrared. But with Sunlighten Amplify saunas, you get the full spectrum of healing infrared rays—near- mid- and far-infrared—for the highest healing potential possible.
Infrared Sauna Benefits
Dr. Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, M.D. states that a 1% increase in body temperature results in a 40% increase in immunity.
At 109°, cancer cells die. And in repeated sauna treatments, resistance of cancer cells becomes weaker and weaker and immune function gets stronger as tumor cells die away.
In his book The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees, which is about helping cancer patients who have failed traditional medical treatment, Dr. Yoshimizu lists these advantages of thermotherapy:
- Body defense mechanisms strengthened
- Immune functions improved (against infection)
- Blood flow improved (aids drug efficacy)
- Physical capacity improved
- Body temperature increased (higher metabolism, healthier cells, more breakdown of fatty acids)
- Increased detoxification as waste materials are excreted with sweat
- Endorphin production is stimulated (pain is alleviated)
- Prevents aging
- Far infrared heat penetrates deeply into the body, which affects skin but also organs, blood vessels, lymph, nerves, and more
Dr. Yoshimuzo references reports of cancer cured after a high fever, as well as research that one-third of people whose cancer is cured naturally showed symptoms of high fever.
My grandmother always said, “Give me a good enough fever, and there’s no illness I can’t cure.”
It seems that a fever is a powerful tool, and we can use simple healing technologies to leverage it anytime we need it.
Calories Burned, Cardiac Benefits, Weight Loss, and Conditioning with Infrared Sauna Use
Most people lose weight drinking green smoothies. A few people complain that they don’t.
But a doctor I work with closely said that he has had good success when weight loss “plateaus,” even when the patient is drinking green smoothies and cutting out junk food, if he helps them even begin to detoxify. Suddenly they move out of the plateau and begin to lose weight.
Infrared Sauna Detox To Lose Fat
Heavy metals and toxic chemicals accumulate primarily in fat cells, and those toxins can keep the body from eliminating the fat itself.
Possibly the best way to quickly eliminate chemicals, through the body’s largest organ of elimination, plus other pathways, such as lymph and blood circulation, is through infrared sauna treatment!
Heart rate is increased, and blood flow increases which pushes blood to capillaries and extremities.
Sauna treatment is excellent for reducing stress levels—high stress levels cause cortisol production that results in belly fat.
You will feel calm and peaceful after a sauna session, especially if you use essential oils as aromatherapy.
Calories Burned In An Infrared Sauna Session
A 30-minute sauna session has been documented to burn 300 to 600 calories! How many other ways can you sit still and read a book and burn as many calories as you would in a 45-minute jog?
In August, 1981, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) stated,
"Many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system, not to build leg muscles. Regular use of a sauna imparts a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning calories, as regular exercise."
A reasonably fit person will perspire about 250 grams in a 20-30 minute infrared sauna session, which is approximately as much as she would sweat in a 6-mile run!
Of course, you will drink water to replace what is lost, but that’s not the point: the cardiovascular system has worked hard to produce that amount of perspiration, yielding passive conditioning.
Dr. Imamura in Japan put 25 men with heart disease in an infrared sauna 15 minutes a day for two weeks.
The results were: significantly lowered blood pressure, significant weight loss, significantly lowered blood sugar, significantly increased blood flow, lowered cholesterol, and lowered triglycerides.
These results were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2001.
Full spectrum infrared sauna treatment is perfect for those who cannot exercise or don’t have time, and it has many additional benefits for those who do exercise.
(Note from Robyn: I’m a big believer in exercise whether you use a sauna or not—for muscle tone, which is not provided by sauna treatment even though cardiac benefit and detoxification is.)
Infrared sauna treatments improve cardiac performance by varying the rhythmic beating of the heart, according to Mark Hyman, M.D. in UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Weight Loss.
The heart is the organ where many of the heavy metals human beings are invariably exposed to, are stored, causing many of our cardiovascular problems.
Dr. Hyman states,
"Saunas and heat therapies are an ancient method of cleansing. The Native American sweat lodge was a tool for physical and spiritual purification. Today the Environmental Protection Agency has shown that sauna therapy increases excretion of heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, and fat soluble chemicals- PCB's, PBB's HCB's). It seems that science has finally caught up with these historical practices for maintaining health."
Sherry Rogers, M.D. explains in Detoxify or Die, why infrared saunas are a phenomenal tool for heart health. Two renowned medical journals, Circulation and Journal of Cardiology, published studies from the Mayo Clinic demonstrating how congestive heart failure patients, maximally medicated and unable to comfortably walk across a room or even take a warm bath, were dramatically benefited by sauna treatment. They tolerated it well and experienced improved heart function that surgery and drugs were unable to accomplish.
Dr. Rogers says,
"Even though medicine had nothing more to offer, congestive heart failure was reversed the far infrared sauna. The FIR sauna literally saved their lives. During the sauna, no patients had dyspnea (shortness of breath), angina (chest pain), or arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), nor complained of excessive heat."
Many people report healthier skin and fewer skin issues with regular sauna use, such as:
- Improved tone and texture
- Greater elasticity
- Wrinkle reduction
- Improved stretch marks and cellulite
- Treating and preventing acne
After regular infrared sauna use, participants in a study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity, and firmness.
Are Infrared Saunas Safe To Use?
The American Journal of Medicine conducted a meta-review of all the studies on sauna use from 1966 to the present and concluded that sauna use is safe and has therapeutic value for healthy people, as well as heart disease patients.
Why Robyn Supports Sunlighten
“I have known Sunlighten’s owners for years and love everything about them. Sunlighten has innovated, designed and manufactured the best quality infrared saunas available in the world. And, most importantly, with a solid nearly 25-year track record, their reputation is exceptional.
Because I want to really sweat in my sauna, when I heard they have a sauna that gets to 165 degrees I was so excited. Sunlighten’s Amplify sauna provides that extra sweat-inducing level of heat I love. Plus the healing benefits of their near-perfect emissive heater with the far infrared peak wavelength our bodies absorb best.
From my experience in the infrared world, it’s also really important to me to work with a stable company that cares about every detail. Sunlighten is unique. They own and control every aspect of their process from design to delivery. That ensures quality and safety. There are no toxins used in manufacturing. The EMFs are extremely low. They are solidly constructed with the thickest walls in the industry. Every detail is chemical free so no off-gas in the high temperatures.
And, the price is much better than other high-quality units by other brands.
I chose to work with this manufacturer because:
- The saunas get to higher, therapeutic heat—most other infrared saunas don’t!
- The EMF and other radiation levels are extremely low
- The units are well constructed and easy to assemble, with a great company reputationThere are NO toxins in the manufacturing
- The price is much better than the other high-quality units
There are some very low-priced, low-quality saunas out there. Whatever you do, please don’t buy a super-cheap sauna and save $500 only to trap yourself at high heat with off-gassing chemicals (what you’re trying to detox in the first place) and cheap heaters that won’t give you the full healing benefits.
I now have my infrared sauna and am madly in love with it. I have worked out a deal for those of you who have a bit of space and the money to put a powerful healing tool in your home. (If you’re a business owner, put it in your office for the employees’ health and write it off!)
How to See the Group-Buy Prices
You can see pricing and order info for the deal negotiated for you by GreenSmoothieGirl.
Saving up and obtaining your own sauna is worth every penny, for your health. (Don’t spend your health obtaining wealth, and then have to spend all your wealth trying to get your health back—like so many people I know are doing. Invest in your health as early as you can!)
The effect of a full spectrum infrared sauna is not something you have to take on faith, as you do with many treatments, because the detoxification is so easily felt.
When you get out, of course, you’ll be covered with salt. But after you shower, and the next day, your skin will GLOW and feel soft like a baby’s skin. It helps my kids go right to sleep afterward (at night) — for me, it supplies energy.
Artificial Fever, Immune Function, and Healing
You will sweat as you have never done before, as the infrared rays heat you, rather than the air. When I run 5 miles in the summer heat, I don’t sweat as much as I do with 30 minutes in my sauna.
This mimics the body’s healing, protective mechanism of a fever, which burns out viral and bacterial cells. It’s fabulous to have a sauna in your home, so you can jump in at the first symptom of a cold or flu, and rapidly accelerate the body’s healing. Studies have documented that colds and flu rapidly diminish if treated with infrared heat therapy, and this is an example of why it’s important to have one in your home.
Your sauna treatment opens clogged or malfunctioning pores and heals skin, acne, and scars. One source I read claims that far infrared is the only antidote to sun damage (excess ultraviolet radiation). And Japanese researchers concluded that the radiant heat is also an antidote for the negative effects of EMF. I have read papers describing the positive clinical effects tested on people with depression.
Dr. Thomas Lodi, M.D., with whom I have studied, says that while regular cells function optimally at 98.6 degrees—everyone knows this—immune cells go into hyperdrive and function optimally at 103.5 degrees!
With the increase in body temp in the sauna, imagine your white blood cells speeding up and energizing, to gobble up macrophages! That includes cancer cells, and many practitioners have patients doing infrared therapy multiple times a day. Dr. Lodi’s patients get in the sauna as often as possible.
The waves penetrate 1 ½” to 3” deep, which means even deep muscles, and organs, can detoxify.
You’re loosening and releasing, through various organs including the dynamic organ of the skin, heavy metals, sodium, cholesterol, dozens of pesticides, cleaning agents, endocrine disruptors mimicking hormones, alcohol, and nicotine.
Mysterious joint pain and many other symptoms in war veterans exposed to Agent Orange disappeared using FIR, according to Sherry Rogers, M.D. And Schnare, of the EPA, showed that PCBs and HCB in electrical workers were reduced, even though they were constantly exposed at work.
Dr. Rogers says,
"...the far infrared sauna is the closest we can probably get to the fountain of youth... sweat is the only proven method for getting the most damaging toxins out of the body."
How Is an Infrared Sauna Different than a Regular Sauna?
A traditional steam sauna just heats the surface of your skin, and it’s hard to breathe in them, as the temperature is so high and can make the lungs feel like they’re burning. (I personally find myself claustrophobic and terrified in a regular sauna.)
You won’t experience this in an infrared sauna, which is very comfortable, as the heat is dry and lower temperature, but deeply penetrating.
The amount you perspire is just phenomenal, much more than in a steam sauna where most of what you see is just condensed steam vapor—and the infrared waves are so good for you in releasing the chemical toxins stored in your fat cells and organs!
Other health benefits—energy, pretty skin, injury healing, dental, endometriosis, and more...
Holistic dentists sometimes use infrared treatment for gum inflammation and tooth pain, and Japanese and Chinese doctors use it for asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, and congestion.
Other papers and clinical trials I studied reported impressive improvements in arthritis, sleep disorders, mood disorders, diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, strokes, radiation-related illnesses, menopause, hepatitis, ulcers, and cold hands and feet.
Using the sauna to heal is highly effective. (My son and his athlete friends—with their sore muscles and injuries—crowd into our 3-man unit for some bonding time: they call it the Bro-Zone!)
Sauna treatment increases blood flow, hyper-oxygenates, and amplifies the activity of Killer T cells and white blood cells. Therefore, it decreases joint stiffness and muscle spasms, relieves pain, and decreases inflammation.
An unexpected benefit I discovered in my literature review is that endometriosis was unheard of before 1900. Now, 20% of American women of childbearing years suffer with it, and the figure goes up every year. Chemical dioxins are directly related to endometriosis, and dioxins are in tampons, diapers, thousands of products—the only way out that it has is through our sweat.
One of my favorite things, besides how relaxed I feel after 30-45 minutes in my infrared sauna, is how soft and pink my skin is after! My ex-husband texted me the day after we used it for the first time: “Feel the skin on your face!” It’s a wonderful treatment for acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
One strange thing: If I do the sauna right before bed, I do feel relaxed, but so rejuvenated and energized, I can’t go to sleep! If you’re like me (my friends have the opposite experience), using it in the morning might be a better idea!
Sources documenting the healing effects of FAR Infrared Sauna Treatment:
The Detox Strategy by Brenda Watson
UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss by Mark Hyman, M.D.
The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees by Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, M.D. Ph.D. (former director of Yokohama General Hospital, Japan)
Detoxify or Die by Sherry A. Rogers, M.D.
Practitioners using FIR sauna treatment I am studying with include:
Dr. Thomas Lodi, M.D. (An Oasis of Healing, Mesa, AZ),
Dr. Francisco Contreras, M.D. (California and Mexico, Oasis of Hope Hospital),
Dr. Lloyd Jenkins (The Budwig Clinic in Malaga, Spain),
Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. (and colleagues at the Center for New Medicine),
Dr. Brian Clement (Hippocrates Institute).
Also Dr. Oz, David Wolfe, and many more.