The Science of Infrared Sauna Treatments

Scientific studies have shown infrared to successfully treat many conditions, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue and pain, digestion issues, and depression. Below we highlight articles & studies from reputable sources that we recommend reading.  As always, we recommend consulting your medical provider if you have a prior medical condition before booking your session. Please see below for some studies that we have referenced in our research - we are always adding new ones we find along the way!

Depression, Brain Injury & SAD

The treatment of depression has been hampered by low efficacy of antidepressant medications and safety concerns with alternative modalities. Recent work demonstrated that multi-Watt transcranial near-infrared light therapy (NILT) can effectively treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) and depression. 

Scientific Articles:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5627142/

https://behavioralandbrainfunctions.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1744-9081-5-46

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4556873/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5627142/

https://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223(03)01026-6/abstract

https://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223(98)00252-2/abstract?code=bps-site

Skin & Wound Healing

Studies conducted by NASA concluded that NIR LED light significantly promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increased by 155%-171% in some cases and wound size decreased by 36%.1

Online Article:

 https://www.net-a-porter.com/magazine/428/26 

Scientific Articles:

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4745411/

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/104454701753342758

Arthritis, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain

Online Articles:

https://www.sunlighten.com/infrared-sauna-health-benefits/pain-relief/

https://www.bewell.com/blog/6-reasons-to-put-infrared-saunas-on-your-must-do-list/

https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/pain/new-hope-for-chronic-pain-sufferers-infrared-sauna-therapy-shows-impressive-pain-reducing-results/

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/relieve-pain-naturally-infrared-saunas.html

Scientific Studies

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18685882

https://www.sunlighten.com/pdfs/manuals/auburn-flexibility-study.pdf

Lower Blood Pressure

https://www.sunlighten.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/UMKC-Lower-Blood-Pressure-Sauna-Study.pdf