Team GR: We love Sunlighten’s infrared sauna therapy and the powerful detox benefits it offers our families! We reached out to our community and asked Warrior Mom Julie about her son’s experience with Sunlighten.
What made you want to start infrared sauna therapy?
I was first introduced to infrared sauna therapy at the Autism Education Summit in 2017. I met with Sunlighten and learned about the important role that infrared sauna therapy has in detox.
I try to approach health and wellness holistically and loved how this fit into that plan. In addition to its detox benefits, the infrared sauna may also aid in relaxation, skin purification, and weight loss. The more I learned about this therapy, the more I knew it was an essential addition to our wellness plan.
How long have you been using an infrared sauna?
We have been using the infrared sauna on a therapeutic level since December 2017. We found a local cryotherapy spa that offered a Sunlighten Infrared Sauna as part of their membership plan. Carter has been going for 30-45 mins, 3 times a week, for over 8 months now. I have also been using the sauna as well.
What benefits have you seen from using the infrared sauna?
I began using the infrared sauna to help speed wound healing from a recent hip surgery. The scarring is much less than previous surgeries. I then noticed that the sauna helped my psoriasis outbreaks! I began researching how this helps heal our skin and learned that this sauna promotes faster cell regeneration, faster wound healing and faster tissue regrowth.
What benefits have you seen for your son?
There are many benefits from Carter’s infrared sauna sessions. From the beginning, I could see that Carter was instantly calmer than usual. He would come out of his sessions with a visibly lighter gait and often a grin across his face.
Overtime, I noticed a dramatic decrease in his panic attack episodes. It’s hard to put it into words, but there is also an overall improvement in his life. It seems that there’s been a thin layer of improvement globally – some areas are paper thin and some are pages thick, but there is general improvement overall.
I strongly feel that this is due to decreased stress and increased detoxifying. And as all ASD parents, I also look for the “life-lesson” benefits in all new adventures. With the sauna sessions came the many social benefits including learning how to book appointments, interacting with new people, time management, learning to monitor daily wellness, as well as increasing hygiene and hydration.
Hey Carter, what do you think about sauna therapy?
“I do believe it does help lessen my panic attacks, but I’d recommend not starting out for a long time on your very first time, take it slow,” Carter said. “It’s a great place to think and you have to be aware of your phone’s limitations because it can easily overheat. When I’m not using my phone, I think of new trading card strategies and where I am in the universe.”
When I go to a new conference or convention, I try to take away only one or two things so I don’t get overwhelmed with too much information. The Sunlighten Infrared Sauna was one of my “take aways” from the Autism Education Summit 2017. It has had such a positive effect on Carter and myself, that we are planning on purchasing one for our home so that our entire family can enjoy the benefits.