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Traditional saunas use convection heating, which heats the air around you, making you feel hot and sweaty. However, infrared saunas use radiant heat to directly penetrate your body tissue and delivers a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level which flushes toxins and impurities from your body, helps improve blood pressure, provides relief from sore and tired muscles and joints, increases energy, improves mood, helps with weight loss and boosts the immune system.

During your sauna session, you can plug into our surround system and listen to a podcast, watch a film, listen to music, read a book or you can choose to just quietly relax. 

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With an Infrared Sauna, you get a deeper sweat that pushes out more toxins from your body, which promotes healing on all levels, including molecularly. The infrared sauna experience will leave you feeling relaxed, detoxified and rejuvenated.


We have compiled a number of frequently asked questions for our Infrared Sauna as well as a short list of contraindications.


If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact us. We can not provide medical guidance to you on any existing conditions so we recommend speaking to your doctor if you are unsure whether the treatment will interfere with your situation.

  • How Does An Infrared Sauna Work?
    All saunas have the same goal: to raise your core body temperature enough to jump-start its natural healing processes. Traditional saunas use steam, fire, or electric heaters to make the air in the sauna hot, which eventually heats up your body from the outside in. Infrared saunas tap into the science of light to help you sweat faster and more comfortably. Infrared light works with your body’s biology to create radiant heat, mimicking natural sunlight, that penetrates deeply to raise your core temperature faster. The infrared heat raises your core body temperature and stimulates your lymphatic system, immune system and your cardiovascular system. Your body’s response to that is to sweat profusely. Infrared saunas give you: Ultrafast heat therapy Comfortable air temperatures Built-in light therapy Faster sauna sessions
  • Is Infrared Heat Safe?
    Infrared heat is completely safe and all objects give off and receive infrared heat. In fact, it is so safe, hospitals use similar heaters to warm newborns. Infrared is a part of nature and essential for life.
  • Should I Eat Or Drink Before I Arrive?
    For ideal results, we suggest not eating one hour before your sauna session. It is important to hydrate before, during and after your session.
  • Can I Use It While Pregnant?
    Pregnant women should consult a physician before using the Sauna.
  • Are There Any Medications That Should Not Be Combined With Using An Infrared Sauna?
    Individuals who are using Warfarin or other blood thinning drugs should not use the sauna. Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effect when the body is exposed to infrared energy. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over the counter drugs such as antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
  • Cardiovascular Conditions
    Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension/ hypotension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications, which might affect blood pressure, should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output, blood flow, in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.
  • Pacemaker / Defibrillator
    The magnets used to assemble the units of the sauna can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. If you have a pacemaker or defibrillator, you should not use this Sauna.
  • Joint Injury
    If you have a recent joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contra-indicated in cases of enclosed infections such as dental, in joints or in any other tissues.
  • Fever
    An individual that has a fever should not use the any type of Sauna.
  • Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse
    Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “Sweat Out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment, therefore they may not realise it when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.
  • Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated with a Reduced ability to Sweat or Perspire
    Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. Consult your health care practitioner before using a Sunlighten Sauna.
  • Haemophiliacs / Individuals Prone to Bleeding
    The use of Infrared should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
  • Insensitivity to Heat
    An individual that has insensitivity to heat should consult their health care professional before using a Sunlighten sauna. The temperature of the sauna can be set at lower temperatures. If in doubt, do not use any type of Sauna.
  • Implants
    Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or other surgical implants generally reflect Far infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. The usage of the Sauna must be discontinued if you experience pain near any such implants. Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the infrared waves. Since silicone melts at over 392°F (200°C), it should not be adversely affected by the usage of a Sauna. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon to be certain.
  • Children
    The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. The ability to regulate body temperature by sweating is said to occur only after a child has reached puberty.
  • The Elderly
    The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature.
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