The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 59 children in the U.S. have autism.1 As many believe that there are environmental components to many neurological and behavioral health conditions, the detoxification benefits of infrared sauna use are often sought after by both parents and health care providers of children on the spectrum.
Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, copper, and cadmium have been identified in many children on the autism spectrum. These heavy metals are known to negatively affect the metabolic detoxification pathways in the body and impair its ability to excrete these toxins.2 These metals are described as heavy because they hang around in the body, especially hiding out in adipose tissue (fat cells). They are difficult to get rid of, making them like fat-soluble toxins. Body fat tries to protect the organs by trapping certain substances inside, including some metals, which cause them to linger.3 The body naturally tries to rid itself of toxins, at the cellular level, through the liver and kidneys as waste. When the body is unable to naturally detox these heavy metals, there can be a disconnect in normal day to day functions.
Dr. Will Cole, a functional medicine physician states, “The main benefits of infrared saunas and why I recommend them to my patients are to detox, reduce inflammation, and relieve stress to help balance hormones. Since sweating is your body’s natural way to eliminate toxins, it is essential when trying to detox from heavy metals. Infrared saunas help you eliminate more toxins than a traditional sauna.”
All Sunlighten saunas emit far infrared (FIR). Far infrared has the longest wavelength and reaches deepest into the body where toxins are stored. When the FIR reaches the deep tissue, it agitates the cells, causing them to release toxins, resulting in a deep detoxifying sweat.
Sunlighten’s patented SoloCarbon® panels contain a unique proprietary blend of materials that are 100% quality controlled by Sunlighten. This means—unlike other saunas on the market—we can ensure the safety and effectiveness of each individual heater. Our proprietary design produces virtually no EMF (electromagnetic fields) that can be harmful to your body in large doses. SoloCarbon panels are heat-sealed, meaning no wires or glues are used and there is no release of unhealthy gases during heating.
There are many benefits to music therapy. From a child’s perspective, music is fun, soothing, and non-threatening. It recruits both hemispheres of the brain to help stabilize thoughts, emotions and behaviors.4
We’ve learned from families who have children within the autism spectrum, that Acoustic Resonance Therapy