You already know Heather and I love to record podcasts in the sauna, and because of that we get so many great questions about what type of sauna to use, what the benefits are, and whether they’re worth the investment. Today Connie Zack, the founder of Sunlighten saunas, will fully “enlighten” us on this topic (see what I did there? 🙂
Connie and her husband started Sunlighten in their basement in 2002 and today they have some of the best saunas in the entire world. They develop, design, and retail unique patented infrared saunas, and more recently, 3-in-1 infrared light therapies, which we’ll talk about.
I’ll also share the benefits I’ve experienced from using saunas over the years, and how to make sauna use practical and accessible to everyone.
Episode Highlights: Sunlighten Saunas
- The difference between infrared heat and traditional hot saunas
- How the infrared spectrum differs and what the different wavelengths do
- What near, mid and far infrared mean
- The reason infrared heat can penetrate the body more deeply
- Why a fever is beneficial and how heat therapy can accomplish some of the same effects
- What science says about sauna benefits
- The gold standard for how long to stay in a sauna and how often
- A science-backed way that saunas and heat therapy benefit blood pressure
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Sunlighten saunas
- Cook Like a Pro by Ina Garten
- Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You’ll Make Over and Over Again by Ina Garten
Additional Articles About Saunas & Sweating
- 59: SaunaCast: Katie and Heather Talk Goals, Parenting & Saunas
- Infrared Sauna Benefits (& the Risks)
- 6 Sauna Tips for Beginners
- 11 Convincing Health Benefits of Sweating
- 6 Benefits of Using Herbal Tea During a Fever
Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about saunas? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
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