Healthy Healing with Infrared Sauna Therapy

Last winter we teamed up with our pals at Sunlighten Saunas to giveaway a portable Solopad to a family in the GR community. As we learned from Dr. Amy Myers, infrared therapy is a great tool to boost detox through a safe, healthy sweat-session.

Benefits for autism can range from a reduction in oxidative stress and a balance of hormones. It can even aid in calming chronic inflammation.

We recently checked in with the winner of the Solopad, Heather, to see how her family is doing after seven months of implementing infrared.

Heather’s Story: 7 Months of Infrared Sauna Therapy

The Sunlighten SoloPad from Sunlighten Saunas​ has changed the lives of Heather and her family for the better! “I love the Sunlighten SoloPad! My 6-year-old son, who has autism, my 4-year-old neuro-typical daughter, and I are all using the SoloPad 5 days a week,” Heather said. “My kids lay on it for about 10 minutes a session and I go 45 minutes or so, working up slowly.

This Summer we took a break from using our SoloPad to enjoy the outdoors, but then my son’s bacteria loads starting flaring back up and we stimming behaviors and OCD back in full-force. Now, we’re back to using the SoloPad for about two weeks and the stimming has degreased significantly. The SoloPad is an amazing detox tool!” 🌞


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Have you tried infrared therapy? What benefits has your family seen? Tweet us using #ChatAutism with your thoughts on infrared and autism.

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