The Infrared Saunas light is the natural radiant heat felt from the sun. It easily penetrates human tissue. Far Infrared light is healthy and safe, and it will not burn your skin. The Infrared Saunas made by Sunlight Sauna use far-infrared light instead of steam. Instead of heating the air, the infrared sauna gently warms the body from within, and raises its core temperature, which results in a deep, more detoxifying sweat. It provides detoxification through a deeper sweat to cleanse the body, release numerous cellular toxins, and help prevent diseases.
The infrared sauna also promotes pain relief and better circulation and infrared therapy is often used for these benefits. Increased blood circulation helps burn up to 700 calories in a 30-minute session. Infrared Saunas also improve heart health with clinically tested reduction in blood pressure. Infrared Saunas are used in various therapies and infrared therapy is commonly used in integrative approaches to health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any contraindications for using a sauna?
– Saunas & Medications
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effects when the body is exposed to Far infrared waves or elevated body temperature.
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.
– Saunas & 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. Consult with the child’s Pediatrician before using the sauna.
– Saunas & 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.
– Saunas & Cardiovascular Conditions
Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension / hypo tension), 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.
– Saunas & 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 realize 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.
– Saunas & Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated With A Reduced Ability To Sweat Or Perspire
Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathic are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
– Saunas & Hemophiliacs / Individuals Prone To Bleeding
The use of Infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
– Saunas & Fever
An individual that has a fever should not use the Solo® or any other type of sauna.
– Saunas & Insensitivity to Heat
An individual that has insensitivity to heat should not use the Solo® or any other type of sauna.
– Saunas & Pregnancy
Pregnant women should consult a physician before using any other type of sauna because fetal damage can occur with a certain elevated body temperature.
– Saunas & Menstruation
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow. Some women endure this process to gain the pain relief commonly associated with their cycle whereas others simply choose to avoid saunas use during that time of the month.
– Saunas & Joint Injury
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury 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 be they dental, in joints or in any other tissues.
– Saunas & Implants
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect Far infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system, nevertheless you should consult your surgeon prior to using an Infrared Sauna. Certainly, the usage of an Infrared Sauna must be discontinued if you experience pain near any such implants. Silicone does absorb Far infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the Far infrared waves. Since silicone melts at over 200°C (392°F), it should not be adversely affected by the usage of Infrared saunas. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon and possibly a representative from the implant manufacturer to be certain.
– Saunas & Pacemaker / Defibrillator
The magnets used to assemble our saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.- How long can I use the Sunlight Sauna for each day?We suggest using up to 30 minutes per day. It makes no difference whether you use it during the day or in the evening.
What micron does the heater put out?
The sauna puts out a micron range of 4-20 microns.
What is the best temperature to use the sauna?
We recommend starting at a lower temperature of 120 degrees F and increasing temperature gradually in later sessions, if you still feel comfortable. Everyone has different preferences and tolerances for heat.
The most important thing is to listen to your body.
What is the heater made of?
The heater is made of organic black carbon that is first cut into pliable sheets. Then electrical heater wiring is added.
If I use the sauna every day, what else do I have to do?
Just drink plenty of fluids to replace the ones you will be losing with everyday usage. As long as you feel fine, use the sauna every day and enjoy.
Are there any signs that I should not use the sauna?
If you begin to feel symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, or flu like symptoms during your sauna session, discontinue use immediately. If these symptoms continue, consult your physician.
Other facts you should know …
Do not bring wet towels into the sauna. Do not consume alcohol or drugs when using the sauna. Do not use the sauna more than 30 minutes per day.
Drink plenty of water, at least 8oz. to provide proper hydration before and after the session.
- Start slow.
- 10-15 minutes in the sauna every day or every other day may be appropriate for your first few sessions.
- Optimal sauna experience occurs between the temperatures of 115 and 145 degrees F
- Allow the sauna to warm up for 15 to 20 minutes at which time it should be approximately 100 degrees F
- When the sauna reaches 100-110 degrees F, get in and start your session
A one-hour session is $40
30-minute session is $25
The products and services offered by Wellness Essentials do not have medical claims to cure illness or disease. All clients should consult their physician before engaging in any of our services as they deem necessary. In the event you use this information without your doctor or health practitioners approval you prescribe for yourself. This remains your constitutional right. Wellness Essentials assumes no responsibility.