What is Infrared?
Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue, providing a soothing, natural warmth. It is naturally occurring from the sun and is the basis for our sauna therapy.
Our sauna's infrared technology is therapeutic because it is 99% efficient at heating the body directly rather than simply heating the air. It works to raise the core body temperature to produce a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level where the majority of toxins reside.
How Safe is Infrared?
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 that does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
Infrared Saunas vs. Traditional
Our sauna uses infrared heat instead of hot rocks or steam used in traditional saunas. Traditional saunas heat the air at extremely high temperatures which can make the experience unbearably hot and difficult to breathe. Because infrared heats the body directly instead of simply heating the air, infrared saunas are seven times more effective for detoxification. In a Sunlighten sauna, you will experience the deepest, most detoxifying sweat of your life.
A Sunlighten sauna generates a sweat 7x more detoxifying than a traditional sauna. Relaxation Designed to encourage the purest form of relaxation and stress-reduction.
“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
An infrared sauna session can burn up to 600 calories. Sunlighten saunas showed a reduction in belly fat in just 3 months.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your overall quality of life. That’s no secret. In fact, a 10-year study published by The New England Journal of Medicine discovered that the circumference of your waist alone is a critical factor for assessing the risk of premature death. In other words, by maintaining a healthy weight, you may be able to live a longer, healthier life.
Our Solocarbon® heaters have been clinically shown to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
As part of a blood pressure therapy program, regular use of a Sunlighten infrared sauna is good for your heart! In the U.S. alone, one in three adults suffers from heart disease, stroke, or some other form of cardiovascular disease in their lifetime. High blood pressure increases your risk of getting heart disease, kidney disease, or serious stroke.
Therapeutic benefits to back, neck, and arthritis pain from continuous use of infrared therapy.
Infrared wavelengths penetrate the body to create heat, which creates profound therapeutic benefits. They increase blood flow to the muscles, delivering more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal. – Dr. Jeffrey Spencer – University of Southern California
The skin’s appearance improves as pores open from the deeper sweat induced by our infrared therapy.
Forego expensive cosmetic treatments that may have limited effects or questionable long-term safety. Instead, rejuvenate your skin while also receiving all of the other health benefits associated with Sunlighten’s leading infrared sauna therapy.
Tone and Texture
In a study done in 2006, doctors looked at the impact of infrared on collagen and elastin in our skin, two of the most important ingredients to healthy skin. They found that both collagen and elastin increased after exposure to infrared, and all patients included in the study reported enhanced skin texture, less roughness, and improvement in color.
Naturally increases circulation, helping your muscles get the oxygen and nutrients it needs.
Cell Health/Immunity (3-in-1® infrared)
Stay healthy with the natural, preventative properties of our exclusive LED near infrared heating technology, which aids in cell health and overall immunity defense.
Sunlighten’s research-backed near infrared heating technology can strengthen the immune system. In fact, a NASA study showed this same near infrared therapy, delivered by LEDs deep into body tissue, can quadruple cell health and tissue growth¹.
Several studies have shown that LEDs (like those found in our mPulse saunas) stimulate white blood cell production and collagen growth by increasing energy at the cellular level.
Wound Healing (3-in-1® infrared)
Our advanced LED near-infrared technology has the unique ability to heal wounds faster and minimalize scarring.
Skin plays a vital role in the protection of our bodies from the external environment. When broken, it is important repair it quickly to prevent infection or further problems. Saunas have not been able to provide the benefit of wound healing…until now.
For those who suffer from autoimmune diseases, conventional medicine can be very challenging and confusing. First, let’s start with the basics. What is an autoimmune disease? “One of the functions of the immune system is to protect the body by responding to invading microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, by producing antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes (types of white blood cells). Under normal conditions, an immune response cannot be triggered against the cells of one’s own body. In some cases, however, immune cells make a mistake and attack the very cells that they are meant to protect. This can lead to a variety of autoimmune diseases. They encompass a broad category of related diseases in which the person’s immune system attacks his or her own tissue.”
Before we dive deeper into a few autoimmune diseases, let’s discuss what they all have in common – infrared light therapy can help relieve some of the symptoms. “How,” do you ask? Sunlighten infrared saunas work by penetrating joints, muscles, and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, Sunlighten’s patented Solocarbon® infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps relieve pain. Solocarbon® technology is proven to raise the core body temperature by at least three degrees. This not only warms the body but helps calm the nerves, also reducing pain. Surrounded by soothing warmth, you can let the outside world slip away and feel your muscles release tension, a feature that is especially appealing for someone diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
Infrared Treatment Membership + Packages
Included with every treatment is our exclusive Chromotherapy and Acoustic Resonance Therapy (A.R.T.). Feel the music move through your body as you reach a deep state of relaxation.
*Expire one year from date of purchase
5 treatments $110
8 treatments $160
12 treatments $195
One Month Unlimited Package $235
Free T-shirt + $10 Fricks Pharmacy & Mercantile store credit
Monthly Sauna Membership $69
4 treatments per month (only $17.25/treatment)
Now you can purify, energize and slenderize on your schedule
Additional treatments at a low membership rate of $17 (non-members $30-$45)
*Requires one year membership | Cancellation fees apply
Infrared Treatment Pricing
Single Infrared Treatment Sessions
Detoxification Treatment $37
37 minutes of 3 in 1 infrared therapy that improves vascular access flow to reach toxins at the cellular level.
Starts at a high intensity to increase the body’s core temperature then reduces to a low, comfortable intensity level.
Relaxation Treatment $40
40 minutes of 3 in 1 infrared therapy that promotes overall stress reduction with regular use.
Induce deep relaxation as they relieve muscle tension at a low, comfortable intensity.
Anti-Aging Treatment $30
30 minutes of 3 in 1 infrared therapy at a low, constant intensity level that penetrates tissue to help with various skin concerns.
Near infrared LEDs improve overall skin tone, elasticity and firmness promoting anti-aging benefits.
Cardiovascular Treatment $45
45 minutes of 3 in 1 infrared therapy that increases circulation to promote health healthy blood pressure.
Starts at a high intensity to increase heart rate and cardiac output then lowers to sustain heart rate level.
Weight Loss Treatment $30
30 minutes of 3 in 1 infrared therapy.
Starts at a high intensity to stimulate the cardiovascular system then reduces to a medium level. As the body works to cool itself, there is an increase in heart rate, cardiac output & metabolic rate similar to exercise.
Pain Relief Treatment $30
30 minutes of 3 in 1 infrared therapy provides natural pain relief by reducing inflammation and swelling.
Near infrared penetrates the tissue to promote cellular repair at a medium, constant intensity level.
Consent Form (required)
We do require you to complete the consent form prior to using the infrared sauna. You may print, fill out and bring to your visit to speed up your check-in. Please arrive early to fill the form out prior to your first session.
We are excited to offer much needed services to our community that provide immunity boosts and help with physical and mental health. We want you to know that Fricks Pharmacy is taking every precaution to ensure your safety and those of our employees.
Here is what to expect when you come for a treatment:
- Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.
- When you arrive please pull through the drive-thru to have your temperature checked
- Please wear a mask while entering until you reach the sauna room
- Maintain 6 feet distance from other guests.
- You will need to complete a short health questionnaire upon arrival.
- We are continuing to clean the treatment room and sauna between every use and common areas frequently.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear?
To enable infrared to penetrate tissues as deep as possible, we recommend wearing as little as possible. A bamboo carbon body wrap, cotton towel, gym shorts or swimsuit are perfect options. Men typically wear workout or swim trunks; women typically wear workout shorts and a tank top or sports bra. We provide organic cotton bath and hand towels for your convenience.
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.
Is the Infrared coming from lights?
No, infrared heaters are located on the floor, front, back, and sidewall panels.
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. We do not recommend children accompany adults in the sauna.
Is it ok to use the sauna while breastfeeding?
Please consult with your physician, as this answer is usually yes, but maybe no depending upon your specific circumstances.
Can I sauna while pregnant?
Even though infrared is completely safe, it is not recommended to use it while pregnant. While pregnant, the core body temperature is already elevated and you could overheat.