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Personalized Infrared Sauna In Redondo Beach

SPATHÉNÉE Wellness Center chooses the best full spectrum infrared sauna from Sunlighten® —the #1 choice for personalized infrared light therapy for our customers at their private room.

Sunlighten® is committed to energizing and empowering customers through the patented 3-in-1 Heaters for True Full Spectrum infrared technology that can help improve your quality of life. Sunlighten® proven to 95-99% effective Infrared Energy into Your Body that offers a comfortable, gentle heat that is enjoyable for the entire session and leaves you feeling invigorated, light and energized. You could also personalize each session with 3-in-1 Wellness Programs – choose from detoxification, anti-aging, pain relief, cardio, weight loss, relaxation or custom.

Healing, Healthy Heat

Although saunas have been popular for centuries, they are not often thought of for treatments in traditional medicine. Traditionally, saunas have been unbearably hot, steamy rooms in which breathing can be difficult. But the saunas of today have technologically evolved from the harsh, 200°+ rooms they originated from to a soothing, healthy heat. Sunlighten infrared technology brings forth a therapeutic treatment that is not only relaxing but also clinically shown beneficial for your health. These saunas also help eliminate toxins, further supporting the healing process.

What is Infrared?

Infrared wavelengths are the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum consisting of near (NIR), mid (MIR) and far (FIR) rays. These rays have the ability to penetrate human tissue. This characteristic makes infrared beneficial because it heats the body directly at the core rather than simply warming the air resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where the majority of toxins reside.

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’s gentle heat is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.

Not all Infrared Technology is Equal

Sunlighten’s far infrared technology, Solocarbon®, is the only infrared sauna heater on the market clinically shown to raise core temperature nearly 3 degrees. What does this mean for your health? You will experience the most detoxifying sweat, lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure and aid in weight loss through waistline reduction.

The most advanced infrared therapy available is Solocarbon 3-in-1 infrared treatments. The infrared spectrum consists of near (NIR), mid (MIR), and far (FIR) waves, each with distinct characteristics and health benefits. Sunlighten offers all three peak wavelengths for the maximum therapeutic results.

3-in-1 for True Full Spectrum Infrared

The infrared spectrum consists of near (NIR), mid (MIR), and far (FIR) waves, each with distinct characteristics and frequency ranges. It’s impossible to deliver these three peak wavelengths at one time from a single source. That’s why Sunlighten developed a unique technology that combines three heating elements in one sauna heater. Solocarbon 3-in-1 heaters combine three distinct components within a single heating panel to provide near, mid, and far infrared at their peak wavelengths.

Near Infrared (photobiomodulation therapy) – the shortest infrared wavelength and penetrates the skin’s surface more effectively than the other two. Scientific research shows that when delivered at the vital wavelength of 880nm without extreme heat or light, NIR promotes skin renewal, cell health, wound healing, and tissue growth. NIR heaters consisting of high-wattage halogen bulbs at extremely high temperatures are not comfortable or beneficial. In order to make NIR heat safe for saunas, we used NASA research to develop a patented LED array that provides NIR at a singular wavelength with minimal variability and virtually undetectable heat and light. LEDs are effective because they can trigger a natural photo-biochemical reaction (similar to how plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue). Research from Dr. Harry Whelan, it takes a specific joule of NIR energy to deliver the wavelength needed to penetrate human tissue.

Mid infrared (MIR) – a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue where inflammation occurs. MIR helps expand blood vessels and increases circulation, so more oxygen can reach injured areas of the body. This reduces pain and speeds the healing process. View 3-in-1 study on pain relief. To produce MIR, sauna heaters must be able to maintain a surface temperature of 2500C. Though many sauna companies claim to provide full spectrum, the polypropylene material used in their heaters actually melts at the high temperature required for MIR. We worked with engineers and scientists to overcome this obstacle by using a higher quality product – DuPont’s Kapton® polyimide film—a high tech material made to tolerate the high heat required to produce MIR. Plus, since our full spectrum heaters are made up of three distinct heating elements, the MIR layer can be heated independently to a higher temperature than the FIR layer.

Far infrared (FIR) – the longest wavelength, reaches deepest into the body, where toxins are stored. By raising your core body temperature, FIR stimulates the sweat glands, resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat that leaves you feeling revitalized. We already achieved the most effective far infrared heater with our highly emissive Solocarbon heater coating . We’ve applied that same coating to our polyimide panel and discovered this application makes it 99% emissive!

Health Benefits

Numerous healing and preventative benefits derive from infrared therapy. Clinically-backed research shows that the different wavelengths – NIR, MIR and FIR – are more effective than others at targeting various health benefits.
Detoxification

Toxins such as sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and carcinogenic heavy metals accumulate in the body during modern daily life. Studies have shown that FIR raises core body temperature stimulating the sweat glands resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat ridding the body of toxins.

Pain Relief

MIR can help to expand blood vessels and increase circulation allowing more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body resulting in reduced pain and a faster healing process. A NASA study using NIR heat, also determined that LED technology allows for deep penetration of tissue and increased cell growth from the inside reducing inflammation.

Weight Control

Perspiring is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate causing the body to burn calories. Studies have shown that a 30 minute IR sauna session can burn an upwards of 600 calories! A 2009 study indicated that Sunlighten infrared saunas can lower weight and waist circumference in just a 3- month period.

Cardiovascular

During a 10-20 minute sauna session, heart rate increases by 50-75% which provides the same metabolic result as physical exercise. There is a nominal effect on blood pressure because the heat also causes blood vessels in skin to expand to accommodate increased blood flow. A 2005 clinical study conducted by the University of Missouri, Kansas City showed that Solocarbon FIR sauna treatments dilated blood vessels and reduced the volume of their inner lining concluding that Solocarbon FIR reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure with regular use.

Increase Cell Health & Boost Immunity

Several studies have shown that near infrared properties can help improve cell health, enhance muscle recovery and boost immune defenses. A NASA study concluded that NIR LED technology can quadruple cell health and tissue growth. Another study done at the Medical College of Wisconsin demonstrated that LED-produced near infrared helps promote cell health and regeneration. Lastly, a study from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concluded that LED near infrared (NIR) restores enzyme activity and reduces cell death by half.

Anti-Aging

IR improves circulation, expels dirt & chemicals and removes dead cells on the surface of the skin resulting in a soft, clear complexion. A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of NIR therapy. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.

Establish Natural Balance with Chromotherapy Lighting

Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Humans need the sun’s light, which is broken into seven distinct rays, to live. If there is an imbalance in these colors within our bodies, it can manifest itself in mental or physical distress. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Chromotherapy works on various energy points to help your body re-establish its natural balance. It accomplishes this via the full spectrum of visible light, each color of which addresses a separate bodily need.

RED

Activates the circulatory and nervous systems.

STRONG PINK

Acts as a cleanser, strengthening the veins & arteries.

PINK

Activates and eliminates impurities from the blood stream.

ORANGE

Energizes and eliminates localized fat. Helps address asthma and bronchitis.

STRONG YELLOW

Strengthens the body and acts on internal tissues.

YELLOW

Reactivates and purifies the skin. Helps with indigestion and bodily distress.

GREEN

Acts as a nerve relaxant.

STRONG GREEN

Provides anti-infectious, anti-septic and regenerative stimulation.

STRONG BLUE

Lubricates joints. Helps address infections, stress and nervous tension.

BLUE

Stimulates muscle & skin cells, nerves and the circulatory system.

INDIGO

Helps address eye inflammation, cataracts, glaucoma and ocular fatigue.

VIOLET

Relaxes the nerves & lymphatic system. Addresses inflammation and urinary illness.

What do I wear?

To enable infrared to penetrate tissues as deep as possible, we recommend wearing as little as possible. A cotton towel, gym shorts or swimsuit are perfect options.

How should I prepare myself before sauna session?

You should wait 60 minutes after eating a meal to allow food to digest. Upon arrival, we recommend you to drink at least 8 oz. of water for proper hydration and to prepare your body for an increase in core temperature.

What should I do for post sauna session?

You should drink at least 24 oz. of water or electrolyte to rehydrate. Dry off and allow the body to cool down naturally.

How often should I use the sauna?

One session will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. But similar to exercise, the more you do it, the better the results. Recommended use is 3-4 times per week for 30-40 minutes.

When will I start sweating?

Sweat levels differentiate between each individual. Don’t be surprised if you don’t sweat during the first few sessions. Sweating will increase with regular use. Even if your body is not drenched in sweat, your body is still detoxifying from harmful toxins. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water before your session. If you are dehydrated, you will not sweat as much.

Do I need a Doctor’s note?

No, if you have health concerns we recommend speaking with your doctor before your sauna session.

Are there any studies on infrared therapy?

There are various studies on the use of infrared for a multitude of health benefits. Specifically, Sunlighten infrared saunas have been shown to increase core temperature for detoxification, lower blood pressure, relieve pain and aid in weight loss. These studies can be found on www.sunlighten.com.

Are children allowed to use the sauna?

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. When taking a sauna session with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

A general rule of thumb is 1 minute inside your sauna per year of age for the child, but always accompanied by an adult. And remember to keep you and your children hydrated, even if you don’t see them sweating.

Is it ok to use the sauna while breastfeeding?

Please consult with your physician, as this answer is usually yes, but may be no depending upon you specific circumstances.

Can I sauna while pregnant?

Even though infrared is completely safe, it is not recommended to use while pregnant. While pregnant, the core body temperature is already elevated and you could overheat.

Are there any contraindications for sauna use?

If any of the contraindications on the following page apply to you, consult your physician prior to sauna use. Link to contraindication .pdf file