I’ve always loved a good hot sauna, but it wasn’t till my Functional Medicine Dr. told me about “infrared saunas” that I realized just how good they are for your health. I was intrigued… and when I get like this I start researching like crazy. My neighbor got one for house too and was raving about it … So of course, that had me intrigued as well. I had to learn more. Did you know daily sauna use in Europe is quite normal? They help improve your overall physical, emotional and neurological health just to start things off.
To get started, here are some of the top benefits of infrared saunas that I’ve researched… (there’s tons of info out there!)
2. Exercise recovery (stay hydrated!)
3. Heart and blood pressure health
4. Immune system boost
5. Pain relief
6. Lowers inflammation
7. Mood improvement
8. Aids in Weight Loss
10. Cell Health
Because of all the healthy benefits and my need for detoxification my Functional Medicine doctor suggested I do an infrared sauna 1-3 x a week for my health. Note: depending on your need, you might want to start off slow. I always tell people to start with 5 minutes or so and see how you react the first time.
After doing my research, I found a place locally to try them out. Well, I loved it. I quickly noticed the positive impact it had on my body. After a few months of using it and feeling great, I decided it would more economical to have my own infrared sauna in my home. And then my entire family could benefit from it too. So my research began…..
Let me tell you, my husband and I collectively spent hours upon hours researching which infrared sauna to purchase. Do we get a FAR infrared sauna, or FULL Spectrum? What are the important things it must have? We researched it ALL! And finally, it came down to a few brands we felt that offered the best product for the money…. There are a lot of different options out there… but ultimately, we chose Clearlight Jacuzzi Saunas.
The model I chose was the Sanctuary 1 Full Spectrum Sauna and here’s why….
Ultra Low ELF/Low EMF – This aspect was VERY important to me. To my knowledge, they are one of the only infrared saunas designed by a Doctor. They were the pioneers of low EMF carbon based heaters and they are one of the only company reducing the ELF to safe levels. They guarantee you won’t test high levels of EMF or ELF in your sauna. They also pioneered LOW EMF in 2007. All of their saunas are LOW EMF/LOW ELF. You can test the A/C magnetic fields with a reliable meter.
Their True Wave™ carbon/ceramic far infrared heaters are designed specifically to warm the body and stimulate the lymphatic system, cardiovascular system, immune system and parasympathetic nervous system. This effect provides the environment for the body to heal naturally. And they’re crafted with non-toxic materials.
And one of the biggest perks of all.. the model we chose, the Sanctuary 1 Full Spectrum can be plugged into ANY outlet (see specifications on link provided), which was a HUGE perk. All of the other models and companies we looked at required electrical work to get the desired voltage required. (And I know you’re already wondering… no we haven’t seen an increase in our energy bill).
After doing a TON of research to find the best at home infrared sauna, I also felt it was important for me to have the Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna (Near, Mid, and Far). You’ll find several at a lower price point with FAR rays that will provide a ton of benefits too. But for us, Full Spectrum with all three was the way to go.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Clearlight Sauna, let them know I sent you and you’ll also receive a free ergonomic backrest.
Oh, and shipping is free within the Continental U.S. And they do offer an option that allow you to spread payments over 12 months. There’s no interest, and you can pay it off early if you want with no penalty. That’s the option I took!
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