Everyone wants to feel their best – all the time. Often winter chills, colds and flu hit us when we don’t have time to be sick. We tend to ‘push through’ and keep going with our busy lives, affecting those around us.
Now at the start of the cold season is the time to invest in building your immune system to prepare yourself for a season of wellness rather than illness.
Many of our regular users are aware of this and increase their sessions so at this time of year our Sunlighten Wellness Rooms are busier than ever. For some, they purely love the gentle warmth, stress relief and relaxation. Others it is maintenance and the many health benefits of regular sauna and AirPod use.
Today, we have summarised a few potential wellness outcomes during cold and flu season.
1) Building up your immune system
Whether you are healthy or not, your immune system can be slowed down in winter. It’s that time of year where bacteria are prevalent. We must keep this in mind and ensure we take extra care. Essentially, ‘extra care’ can entail being mindful of our nutrition, our sleep, wellbeing and physical activity.
Infrared saunas help build your immune system by penetrating your body to cleanse out toxins at the cellular level.
A NASA study showed that near infrared therapy (only available in the mPulse), delivered by LEDs deep into body tissue, may quadruple cell health and tissue growth1.
Cell health is important for optimum immune function.
2) Raise your core body temperature
While a logical reason to use a sauna in winter is to simply warm up. A traditional sauna, however, will only heat the room. Meaning you are depriving yourself of a deeper, therapeutic sweat.
An infrared sauna penetrates the body to raise your core body temperature. This allows you to sweat from a deeper level.
A Sunlighten sauna is proven to raise core body temperature by nearly 3 degrees. Consequently, your sweat will be deep and therapeutic from the inside out. View Study.
3) Minimise the winter blues
When it’s dark and cold outside it can affect our mood, often people report feeling ‘the winter blues’ or even in some cases, Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Enjoying the deep penetrating warmth of a Sunlighten sauna lifts the spirits and energy levels, find time to invest in yourself.
4) Relax and Socialise with a loved one
Healthy relationships are important to your wellbeing. What better place to relax, enjoy the warmth and company of someone you love. An infrared sauna is a great place to enjoy to share with partners, family, friends – everyone will benefit.
Is there someone you care about that you haven’t had time out with lately? What a healthy way to catch up!
Escape the Winter Chill
If you want to feel warm, energised, increase your wellbeing then view this link to Sunlighten’s premium mPulse infrared sauna. This sauna has been used by thousands to find their optimal wellbeing. This range is made with sustainably sourced materials, are 100% non-toxic with built in wellness programs based on over 56 research studies. You can request a quote here or learn more by clicking the image below.
1 Harry T. Whelan, Ellen V. Buchmann, Noel T. Whelan, Scott G. Turner, Vita Cevenini, Helen Stinson, Ron Ignatius, Todd Martin, Joan Cwiklinski, Glenn A. Meyer, Brian Hodgson Lisa Gould, Mary Kane, Gina Chen , James Caviness. NASA Light Emitting Diode Medical Applications From Deep Space to Deep Sea. CP552, Space Technology and Applications International Forum-2001, edited by M. S. El-Genk. Copyright 2001 American Institute of Physics 1-56396-980-7/01.
*Sunlighten does not provide medical advice. We recommend you consult with a health care practitioner if you are unsure if using an infrared sauna is right for you. For best results, our saunas should be used in conjunction with an appropriate diet and exercise program. Individual results may vary.