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Infrared Sauna Specialist

Reshma Patel, PA-C -  - Integrative Medicine Specialist

Ananda Integrative Medicine

Reshma Patel, PA-C

Integrative Medicine Specialist & Holistic Medicine Specialist located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Sometimes relaxing in a sauna is just what your body needs, but what if you could enjoy all the benefits of a sauna without the stifling and oppressive heat? At Ananda Integrative Medicine, in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Reshma Patel, PA-C, provides infrared sauna experiences using the Sunlighten - Solo System® personal sauna. Call Ananda Integrative Medicine or schedule a consultation online today to find out how infrared sauna therapy can enhance your health.

Infrared Sauna Q & A

What is an infrared sauna?

A traditional sauna creates a hot environment that helps your muscles relax while you sweat out toxins. However, many people can't tolerate the heat of a sauna for very long. An infrared sauna uses infrared heaters to warm your body instead of conventional heaters that warm the air around you. As a result, you can tolerate the heat and spend a sufficient amount of time in the sauna to maximize the benefits. 

Ananda Integrative Medicine partners with Sunlighten - Solo System® to deliver industry-leading infrared sauna therapy. The personal sauna features their unique Solocarbon® heaters, ultra-low EMF technology and sleek Bamboo Carbon design. The temperature is adjustable so you receive a customized infrared sauna experience. 

What are the benefits of an infrared sauna?

Infrared saunas provide a wide range of benefits, including: 


Sweating is your body's natural way to heal itself and stay healthy. The infrared sauna increases your core body temperature and triggers detoxification. During your treatment, you have a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.


The infrared saunas at Ananda Integrative Medicine have been designed to promote optimal comfort for greater relaxation and stress reduction. It creates a gentle, soothing, and therapeutic heat to help you relax and improve your sleep. While you have an invigorating deep-tissue sweat, the infrared sauna reduces mental and physical tension, leaving you fully refreshed after each session.

Weight loss

If you're trying to lose weight, an infrared sauna session can help. Infrared saunas are reported to burn up to 600 calories during a single session. During your treatment, your body works to regulate your temperature, which triggers a substantial increase in heart rate, circulation, and metabolic rate. This helps your body burn more calories and accelerate weight loss.

Pain relief

As infrared sauna heat penetrates your connective tissue, joints, and muscles, it releases tension and triggers your body's natural healing response. Treatments can relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Infrared sauna heat can also decrease pain, reduce muscle spasms, and speed up recovery time.

Blood pressure reduction

Clinical research shows that using Sunlighten saunas a couple of times a week can reduce your systolic and diastolic blood pressure, which improves your heart health. Additionally, infrared saunas make the heart pump faster, increase blood flow, and help circulation. 

Improved circulation

When infrared rays heat your muscles, it also boosts your circulation, much like what happens to your blood flow when you exercise. The mid-infrared range can double your circulation rate. The increased circulation helps your muscles and organs get the nutrients and oxygen they need for optimal function. 

Skin purification/anti-aging

Infrared saunas help restore the youthful appearance of your skin. The near-infrared wavelengths heal the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin by stimulating collagen production. Increased collagen reduces wrinkles and improves your overall skin tone. Additionally, far-infrared wavelengths target deeper layers of your skin and help your body remove toxins that negatively impact on your skin.

Wound healing

Infrared sauna triggers your body's healing ability, which helps wounds heal faster, minimizing your risk of scarring. Infrared therapy promotes faster cell regeneration, not only helping you recover more quickly but also reducing your chances of infection and tissue permanent tissue damage.

All these benefits combine to help you stay healthier and recover from injuries and illnesses quickly. The boost to your circulation, cell regeneration, and overall healing process combined with intense detoxification enhances your immune system to support optimal health and wellness. 

What should I expect while using the infrared sauna?

During your infrared sauna session, you rest in the Sunlighten pod for up to an hour. Most patients wear athletic clothing like shorts and a sports bra. During your treatment, you relax — many patients drift off to sleep. Your heart rate may increase, but this is normal and stimulates many of the benefits of infrared sauna therapy.

If you want to try an infrared sauna treatment, call Ananda Integrative Medicine or make an appointment online today.