Infrared Sauna Therapy

Marblehead Natural Healing Sunlighten Infrared Sauna

Far Infrared Saunas have been around for years, but only recently have become popular in North America.  Japanese and other cultures have been utilizing saunas for the past century and have enjoyed tremendous health benefits from them.

How Do Far Infrared Saunas Work?

Infrared Saunas are unlike conventional saunas, which pull sweat out of the body.  Far Infrared energy penetrates up to 3 inches into the body and PUSHES sweat out of the body.  As the body is heated from the inside out, it forces toxins under the skin out.

The temperature of the Infrared Sauna is typically between 120°-135° F versus a traditional sauna, which operates between 180°-220° F.  However, despite operating at a lower temperature, you will typically perspire far more in infrared saunas because the infrared energy penetrates your body at a much deeper level.

Infrared Sauna Therapy


Like candle wax that melts when it is lit, fat melts above 100°F making it easy for trapped toxins to move through blood and up through the skin to be released.  Scientific analysis shows infrared heat induced sweat contains 20-30% more toxins, fat and impurities than sweat induced from exercise or other sources.

Far Infrared Saunas are a healthy weight loss solution without exercising.  Infrared Saunas burn 400-600 calories in just one 30-minute session.

The list below is a summary of how many calories a 150-pound person normally burns in 30 minutes of exercise:

Sports calories

Marathon Running  590

Vigorous Racquet Ball  510

Rowing (peak effort)  600

Swimming (Crawl Stroke) 300

Jogging 300

Tennis (fast game) 265

Cycling (10 mph)  225

Golfing (without cart) 150

Walking (3.5 mph) 150

Bowling  120

In a Far Infrared Sauna, a moderately fit person can sweat one pound of sweat in a 30-minute session; the equivalent of running 2-3 miles. While it is true that the weight of the water expelled in the sauna may be regained by re-hydrating with water-the calories lost will not, resulting in weight loss.

Reduce cellulite

Far Infrared heat can assist in breaking down cellulite.  Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin.  Profuse sweating helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body.  Because heat penetration of Infrared Saunas is over twice that of conventional saunas and up to ten times the level of heat in these tissues an infrared sauna can be significantly more effective than a conventional sauna.

How Sports Medicine Uses the Infrared Sauna

Infrared heat can greatly benefit the sore, damaged or tired muscles of an athlete.  The heat penetrates the muscles, increasing blood circulation and assisting muscle repair.  Infrared heat will also help in the reduction of lactic acid, allowing tight and worn-out muscles to relax.  The penetrating heat of the infrared sauna can also help ease the pain of a muscle sprain (after administration of cold and compression).

Top 10 Reasons to Use an Infrared Sauna

1)         Weight Loss

2)         Detoxify Effect-Improve health by ridding your body of toxins

3)         Cardiovascular conditioning-Can decrease heart failure and hypertension

4)         Alleviates Muscle and Joint Pain-Great for arthritis and rheumatism sufferers.
Also excellent for athletes when warming up or cooling down as infrared saunas will increase muscle length.

5)         Relieves stress-Will leave you feeling rejuvenated

6)         Improves Immune System-Increases resistance to disease

7)         Improves Skin Tone and Elasticity

8)         Helps Skin Problems-Helps heal scars, burns, acne, eczema, psoriasis

9)         Reduces cellulite

10)       Improves male sexual function; infrared saunas have been shown to increase the production of nitric oxide, a naturally occurring chemical the body needs for sexual function which diminishes with age


Infrared Sauna Pricing (30-minute Session)

One Visit $45

5 Visit Package  $175

10 Visit Package  $299

60-Minute Session  $80


Gift Certificates are Available 

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