Lehigh Valley Healing Circle
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Infrared Sauna Therapy




infrared sauna at Lehigh Valley Healing Circle

Disclaimer:  The material presented here is for educational purposes only and not for the diagnosis, treatment, or prescription for any disease.  Always consult your doctor or other practitioners knowledgeable in sauna use before beginning a sauna therapy program.  


Infrared Saunas provides the same healing rays which we receive from the Sun without the negative radiation. These waves heal the body at a cellular level. The root cause of nearly all disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, it doesn't matter, is an overload of toxins and chemicals accumulating inside your body, Period! Toxic overload is the one thing that affects Every area of your health, and most people ignore it. The infrared sauna removes these buildups giving your body the ability to heal itself. Infrared sauna therapy is one of the least costly, safest, and most powerful ways to eliminate toxic metals, toxic chemicals, and chronic infections. 

SunLighten Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna at Lehigh Valley Healing Circle

Infrared Sauna in the Lehigh Valley

While traditional saunas require elevated temperatures for profuse sweating, infrared penetrates the skin and heats from the inside as well as on the skin. Meaning the air temperature in the sauna can remain much cooler, yet one sweats plenty at this lower, more comfortable temperatureWhile some people like the intense heat of the traditional sauna, many find it difficult to tolerate, especially those when feeling ill.

Near-infrared is an antioxidant nutrient, activates the cells, supports metabolic processes, and decouples toxins from water molecules.  The near-infrared wave is helpful for wound healing and cellular regeneration as well.  

The benefits include:
The sympathetic nervous system moves and keeps the blood congested in the internal organs.  The sauna powerfully moves blood to the periphery of the body, so that the body can release some heat at the skin, this is a parasympathetic effect.

Infrared saunas have been designed with the utmost in comfort for greater relaxation and stress-reduction.  Relaxation is more important to health than most people realize.  There may be as much as 75% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems.  Long-term stress is the cause of many physiological effects on the body, including increased blood pressure, weight gain, and weakening of the immune system.

  • Fever therapy (hyperthermia) for infections.  Raising body temperature powerfully assists the body to kill bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses.  Many people have a low body temperature and, for this reason, cannot get rid of chronic infections.  Common sites of infections are the sinuses, ears, eyes, bladder, throat, and intestines.
  • Tumors, Radiation poisoning, and mutated cells.  Hypothermia also helps kill other types of abnormal cells.  Tumors, for example, tolerate heat poorly.  Raising body temperature hastens their death.  Though not a conventional method, hypothermia is a well-researched therapy for cancer.  Heat also disables or kills cells mutated by radiation or damaged by other toxins.
  • Inhibiting the sympathetic nervous system-  This is a tremendous benefit not offered by many therapies of any kind.  It enables the body to relax, heal and regenerate itself much faster, causing recovery from many types of ailments. The more one relaxes, the more one will sweat.
  • Improving oxygenation, hydration, and circulation of the cells and organs.  This is an enormous benefit.  The infrared sauna does this in ways that few other therapies can do.


Exercise benefits. 
Saunas provide many of the benefits of exercise with much less expenditure of energy.  These include enhanced circulation and oxidation of the tissues.  Repeated sauna use can lower elevated blood pressure and improve the elasticity of the arteries.  Saunas are most helpful for cardiovascular rehabilitation, arthritis, allergies, skin conditions and chemical sensitivity.

Pain relief with the use of the Sauna
One of the most compelling reasons to opt for the infrared sauna is the natural pain relief. Nothing fights inflammation in the body naturally like the Infrared Sauna. Users love to tell about the pain relief properties of their sauna sessions. You will be able to toss the pain pills and step into healing infrared sanctuaries to relieve tension and relax muscles. Infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. It helps to reduce the soreness on nerve endings, infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps the body heal itself naturally. Benefits to the increased range of motion include joint mobility, less friction in the joints, enabling of joint function to diminish stiffness and joint relaxation.

A recent Japanese study published in the journal, showed chronic pain patients experienced a significant reduction in pain levels (nearly 70%) after one session. Researchers concluded that infrared heat therapy is effective for chronic pain treatment.


More than 80% of all illnesses are environmentally created. Researchers have long told us how the body sweats out toxic substances, including heavy metals. Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health. An infrared sauna is specifically designed to promote a deep, healthy and natural detoxifying sweat. Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently. You are also better able to digest the nutrients in your food ingested.

Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with many illness and chronic conditions. A build-up of toxic substances can lead to a host of common diseases. Shedding the body of these toxins through a natural solar sauna detox will help relieve symptoms, prevent future illness and increase overall health/vitality.

Infrared Sauna and Lyme Disease
Detoxification is equally as important in healing from Lyme Disease as an effective treatment protocol. Those treating their Lyme Disease know that toxins released from dead spirochetes flood their bodies once they [the spirochetes] are killed. People who undergo an active treatment program to kill the spirochetes will find their bodies overwhelmed with large amounts of toxins. Infrared saunas safely speed removal of these toxins from the body and help to bring the overall toxic load down – helping you feel better faster.A person may find that a detoxification protocol that worked during the first few months of treatment is not as effective in the later months of treatment. The reason this happens is that the rate of detoxification is much slower than the speed at which Borrelia is releasing toxins. Continuing a treatment with such a detox protocol rate will ultimately lead to slow, but consistent toxin builds up in the body. As a result, you may find herxes take longer to recover from. Individual detox methods simply won’t be as effective as they used to be.

Infrared Sauna and Cancer
From an article in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Lawrence Wilson MD writes, “If I were to single out one method to combat cancer, it is the Infrared sauna. It assists removal of chemical toxins and heavy metals, increases oxygenation, strengthens the immune system, and reduces the radiation burden in the body.

Dr. Wilson notes that infrared sauna therapy for cancer offers a combination of healing components. They act simultaneously to support the fight against cancer. These include:

  • Hyperthermia. Dr. Wilson says healing the body is a well-known and underused method of killing cancer cells. Cancer cells are weaker than normal cells and more prone to damage from heat. Infrared saunas are essential for this purpose, he says.
  • Improving circulation- Cancer often grows in tissues with poor circulation, poor nutrition, and oxygenation. Infrared saunas boost overall circulation; this brings nutrients, hormones, oxygen and other substances to all body tissues.
  • Cleaning the internal organs- The liver, kidneys, brain and other internal organs can become overloaded with estrogen, chemicals, and toxic metals. Infrared saunas cause blood to move toward the body surface. Infrared rays help cleanse the internal organs.
  • Care for your body’s largest organ. Your skin is a major organ for eliminating body wastes. But in most people, it’s inactive because they don’t sweat enough. Infrared saunas help cleanse you from the inside out. They encourage sweating and free up toxins stored beneath the skin.

Cell Health, Muscle Recovery & Immunity
No matter the extent of the injury, someone who regularly uses an infrared sauna will recover faster. It is reported infrared sauna use helps with sprains, strains, muscle spasms, and other injuries associated with sports because they waves are penetrating joints, muscles, and tissues.  It also speeds oxygen flow and increasing circulation within the body.

Stay healthy using a natural infrared sauna to promote cell health, muscle recovery and overall immunity defense. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system. A study shows infrared therapy delivered waves deep into body tissue and it can quadruple cell health and tissue growth. Infrared helps promote cell health, regeneration, restores enzyme activity and reduces cell death. Infrared sauna use helps with sprains, strains, muscle spasms, and other injuries associated with sports because they waves are penetrating joints, muscles, and tissues. It also speeds oxygen flow and increasing circulation within the body.

Improved Circulation
Using an Infrared Sauna is like giving yourself a passive cardio workout, whenever you need it! There was a Japanese study published in the October 2008, issue of The Journal of Cardiology examined the clinical effectiveness and safety of infrared blood pressure therapy compared to standard treatments for patients with chronic heart failure. The report concluded far-infrared sauna therapy is both safe and efficient at improving clinical symptoms. Repeated infrared sauna treatments improved impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. This suggests a defensive role for infrared sauna use for arteriosclerosis. When looking at blood through a microscope, clumped blood always indicates illness and free-flowing blood showed health Infrared sauna changes the flow of blood within a few minutes.

As a health sauna, it heats your muscles with infrared rays and produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. In fact, blood flow during infrared sauna use is reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute. There is also a marked improvement in pain management.

Blood Pressure Reduction
Clinical research shows a decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure by regularly using an infrared sauna.  As part of a blood pressure therapy program, regular use of an infrared sauna is good for your heart.  High blood pressure increases your risk of getting heart disease, kidney disease or even an acute stroke affecting one in three.

Infrared saunas have been clinically determined to provide one of the best and natural ways to lower blood pressure.  Infrared saunas were shown to lower blood pressure through a program of 30 – 60-minute infrared sauna session three or more times per week.  Research shows infrared sauna therapy dilated the blood vessels and reduced the volume of their inner lining, thus increasing circulation to promote healthy blood pressure.

Weight Loss
Because of the detoxifying effects on the body and burning calories, while you relax in total comfort, the infrared sauna can help promote weight loss. Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your overall quality of life. Studies do indicate by maintaining a healthy weight; you may be able to live a longer and maintain a healthier life. Using infrared heat technology to burn calories, our saunas are clinically shown to aid weight loss. Infrared saunas were shown to help lower weight and waist circumference in just a few months. For those who cannot participate in traditional exercise programs due to medical conditions such as mobility issues, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular, multiple sclerosis or respiratory problems.

Information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna weight loss sessions were shown to burn up to 600 calories per hour. During a sauna weight loss session, core temperatures increase and body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss. An infrared sauna may provide many of the same benefits as regular exercise, such as cardiovascular conditioning.

Health professionals agree the more stressed you are, the more Cortisol your body produces. Cortisol is a “fight or flight” hormone made in the adrenal glands, and it raises the heart rate and blood pressure and leads excess calories in the midsection. Scientific evidence shows infrared sauna therapy helps the body maintain healthy levels of Cortisol. While Cortisol levels stay the same or rise slightly during a sauna therapy session, they drop immediately afterward.



Toxic Metal: Sources and Symptoms
Dr. Lawrence Wilson – The benefits of a sauna
Tired of Lyme Disease
Rethinking Cancer


Lehigh Valley Healing Circle
3131 College Heights Blvd Allentown, PA 18104
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Carol Jenkin, Owner, and Licensed Massage Therapist
Sunlighten Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna

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