Muscle Recovery & Performance

Improve recovery, enhance vitality with infrared sauna.

No one wants muscle soreness to slow them down. Whether you’re an athlete or staying active, proper muscle recovery is crucial for longevity and well-being. Sunlighten's infrared sauna therapy penetrates muscles, increases blood flow, and helps the body recover faster, so you can keep doing what you love. 

Beyond building muscle, the right recovery is important.

Most people understand the benefits of exercise and training when trying to enhance performance or build muscle. In fact, that’s often the only thing they do. Equally important is the recovery process, or downtime in between training, when energy is restored, and the body is able to heal tissue damage and rebuild muscles. Building muscle not only increases strength, but also boosts metabolism, reduces risk of injury, improves bone density and helps with excess body fat. 


SportingKC Story

The trainers of this championship pro soccer team believe in the power of infrared sauna for recovery and performance. They built a custom Sunlighten sauna in their world-class training facility as part of the innovative technologies they provide their athletes to help them succeed on the field. Hear from the trainers and players why they use a Sunlighten sauna.

I use it as a post training tool. It helps with circulation. It’s great for my joints, reducing inflammation in them. I’m going to continue to utilize it as much as I can. We’re lucky to have this incredible facility and they provide us with everything we need to succeed on the field and for me the sauna is a part of that.

Graham Zusi
SportingKC Defender

Train and recover like a pro athlete.

Hear from Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Tackle Chris Jones why he swears by his Sunlighten mPulse Smart Sauna after a game or workout so he can enjoy a faster recovery.

Science shows how infrared and red light help muscle recovery and performance.

Far infrared accelerates recovery.

The Journal of Athletic Enhancement published a study of 10 national-level power athletes that found far infrared improves neuromuscular performance during intensive training associated with increased testosterone/cortisol ratio. “Improved recovery can enable harder training and accelerate further athletic development.”


Red light/near infrared help build muscles, decrease inflammation.

One of the foremost researchers on infrared, Dr. Michael Hamblin, published a study which suggests that red light and near infrared (NIR) can increase muscle mass gained after training, and decrease inflammation and oxidative stress. Red light and NIR are available in our mPulse Smart Saunas and our portable, hand-held lumiNIR® for targeted muscle recovery and temporary pain relief.


Infrared increases flexibility.

Flexibility is also important for performance and injury prevention. A study conducted at Auburn University of Montgomery showed a Sunlighten mPulse 3 in 1 sauna can increase your flexibility up to 3x. Benefits of increased range of motion include joint mobility, less friction in the joints, enabling of joint function to diminish stiffness and joint relaxation.

A whole-body longevity modality.

You’re on a mission to stay healthy and active for as long as possible. Aiding in recovery and relieving pain are just a few of the many ways infrared sauna impacts longevity and quality of life. While you relax in comfort, our patented infrared sauna goes to work on several biomarkers of aging to make health improvements that are linked with reversing biological age, and help fight age-related diseases to support overall well-being and vitality.


Which sauna is right for me?

Choosing the right sauna means looking at your lifestyle, your health and longevity goals. Whether you want relaxation, deep detoxification, or reversing your biological age, Sunlighten infrared saunas will help you achieve goals on your wellness journey. From weight loss to muscle recovery and skin rejuvenation, our patented infrared technology will restore your body and your mind.

Select your health benefit needs and how many people you want room for in your sauna to learn which options are best for you. 

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