Linda Lemery, owner of Inner Light, began seeking alternative medicine after her mother lost her battle with cancer. This quest has guided her to holistic doctors, acupuncture, essential oils, chiropractic care, Reiki, and other forms of natural healing. This became her passion, and this passion inspired her to provide a place where people can come to restore, relax, and rejuvenate.
Infrared saunas are a great addition to any wellness protocol. They can provide relief from chronic pain, help your body detox, and promote cell rejuvenation. The saunas can assist in weight loss, and have anti aging benefits. They are a lovely place to sit, relax and destress...that alone is great for the body, mind and spirit!
At Inner Light you will enjoy a warm and friendly environment as we help you on your journey to a more beautiful, vibrant, healthy life!
How often should I use the sauna?
Similar to exercise, the more you do, the better the results. Recommended use is 3-4 times per week for 30-40 minutes.
Do I need a doctor’s note?
No, but if you have health concerns please consult your doctor before your sauna session.
Can I use the sauna while nursing?
Please consult with your physician. The answer is usually yes, but may be no depending on your specific circumstances.
Can I use the sauna while pregnant?
Even though infrared is completely safe, it is not recommended to use while pregnant because your core body temperature is already elevated, and you could overheat.
Are there any contraindications for sauna use?
If any of the points located here apply to you, consult your physician prior to sauna use.
Sweating is good for you. It is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Far infrared sauna detoxification happens by heating the body directly, causing a rise in core temperature. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.
“Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently so that we are better able to digest the nutrients in our foods. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD and ADHD.” - Dr. Rachel West
Unlike traditional saunas which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep.
In the mood to lose weight? Our infrared saunas promote weight loss by detoxifying the body and burning calories while you relax in total comfort. Studies have shown that benefits of an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.
Q: How do saunas help me lose weight?
A: Sunlighten saunas have been proven to aid in weight loss by heating your core temperature to induce sweating. Increases in blood flow and heart rate are a result, which, much like moderate exercise, has shown to help you lose weight. Saunas also help you lose weight by easing aches and pains associated with weight training, helping you get back into the gym the next day.
Q: How much weight can I lose in a sauna?
A: There’s a lot that goes into weight loss, including your current weight, and eating and exercise habits. Just as there’s no one diet for every person, there’s no one number of pounds lost using an infrared sauna. Sessions have been shown to burn as much as 600 calories, which may be similar to an hour-long jogging session on a treadmill.
Q: How do I use a sauna to lose weight?
A: The most popular way to lose weight in an infrared sauna is to sit back and enjoy your session! But there are many more ways to enhance your session and subsequent weight loss. Like performing hot yoga while in your Sunlighten sauna. This could not only improve weight loss, but offers a host of other health benefits like flexibility and better sleep. If hot yoga sounds too strenuous, consider adding mild stretching to your sauna session. This low-impact workout is not only relaxing but it helps raise your core temperature a bit more – effectively aiding in weight loss while in the sauna. For the best weight loss results, use the 3-in-1 weight loss program that uses a combination of far and mid infrared at a high intensity to to stimulate the cardiovascular system.
Q: What is the difference in steam sauna and infrared sauna for weight loss?
A: A traditional sauna uses wet or dry heat to warm the air around you, which induces sweating. This can aid in weight loss, but it has shown that the weight loss is mainly due to loss of water – or heavy sweating. An infrared sauna heats your body from the inside out, which allows you to stay in the sauna longer and increases your heart rate. Infrared sauna use results in more calories burned in a shorter period of time. Furthermore, Solocarbon infrared heat allows for most of the far infrared wavelength to be near 9.4 microns, which is the level at which the human body absorbs infrared energy. This is also the frequency at which a water molecule resonates or vibrates. This vibration causes a release of cellular toxins. This optimal micron output also allows for deeper penetration of far infrared heat, which improves weight loss efforts.
Infrared sauna heat penetrates tissue, joints and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Pain management professionals incorporate infrared sauna heat therapy into treatment plans to decrease pain and muscle spasms and to speed up recovery time.
Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation. Scientific evidence shows the infrared sauna benefits using an infrared sauna a couple times a week lowers blood pressure.
Near infrared wavelengths will help restore skin to a youthful appearance. Infrared treatments stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and heal the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Far infrared wavelengths will target deeper down, removing toxins that can have a negative impact on your skin.
The near infrared wavelengths are the most effective wavelengths for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Near infrared treatments stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone. Far infrared wavelengths target deeper down, removing toxins that can have a negative impact on your skin.
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