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Because the skin is the body’s largest organ for detoxification, ACM utilizes only the best Sunlighten Infrared Saunas to help the body eliminate toxins through your pores.

Far Infrared energy can gently penetrate the skin 2 to 3 inches, resulting in a heating effect observed deep in the muscular tissues and internal organs. This “deep heating” along with sweating, is thought to be responsible for the healing effects and other health benefits.

Single Session | $34
Two Sessions | $64
Three Sessions | $94
Six Sessions | $179
Twelve Sessions | $349
Eighteen Sessions | $499
Twenty-Four Sessions | $649

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Benefits of Infrared Saunas

Today, as we are exposed to the greatest toxic load in our planet’s history, periodic detoxification of one’s body is vital to help maintain health and avoid disease. Infrared saunas are frequently recommended by medical professionals to relieve pain and even to prevent illness. We at ACM believe very strongly in the health benefits of infrared saunas. There is a wide body of both scientific and circumstantial evidence regarding the effectiveness of sauna heat therapy.

In general, the following benefits have been reported after using far infrared saunas:

 

  • Burn 300-600 calories in 30 minutes
  • Balance weight and reduce cellulite
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Increase circulation of blood and lymph
  • Improve skin tone
  • Lesson burns, scars and wrinkles
  • Heavy metal detoxification
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Pain Relief
  • Decrease inflammation and arthritis
  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Increase energy, strength and vitality
  • Improves immune system
  • Helps several skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis and acne
  • Relieves pain (joint pain, sore muscles, arthritis)
  • Helps treat bronchitis
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Your First Visitinfrared saunas

After reviewing your history with us, a staff member will escort you to our Far Infrared Sauna room. You will see the hypoallergenic Sunlight Signature II Sauna, a shower to rinse after the session, towels to dry off and a table to place all of your belongings. We suggest, because you will perspire profusely, to remove all of your clothing before getting into the sauna. If you are uncomfortable removing all your clothes you may choose to wear one of our robes or you can bring whatever you’re comfortable in. Typically, the first session runs about 20 to 30 minutes at a moderate temperature. After each sauna visit, your sessions will increase in temperature. When your session is over, you may use the shower and towels provided, dress and meet us out front. People have experienced improved colonic & other detox sessions after using the Far Infrared Sauna, so be sure to ask about our special packages!

Supports Core Body Temperature

Enzymes are responsible for nearly every chemical and biological process in the body, and they are very sensitive to temperature.  A small decrease in temperature can cause a large decrease in the activity of an enzyme.  Many people have low body temperatures without considering if this could be related to other health problems.

Relieves Stress, Improves Mood, Promotes Relaxation

Click Here to read a more general scientific study, showing the anti-depressive and anti-anxiety effects of infrared therapy, using an ani

Heals Soft Tissue

For brand new injuries that involve swelling, ice is usually the best treatment, in order to relieve swelling.  However, for existing injuries, such as strains or sprains, or other soft tissue injuries, heat is the best treatment. Click here for a study showing rapid and improved wound healing, using infrared therapy.

Relieves Pain

Infrared therapy is known to relieve chronic pain. Click here for one interesting study, focusing on back pain.  However, many infrared devices offer no way to easily target that therapy on the affected area for long spans of time.   Infrared light offers a powerful and natural form of pain relief, with no unpleasant side effects.

Improves Circulation

Whole-body infrared therapy, also called waon therapy, can increase the temperature of the body, and improve circulation greatly.  The capillaries expand, and the hands and feet become warm, in the effort to shed excess heat.  This extra blood flow allows more nutrients and oxygen to reach the cells, allows wastes to be rapidly exported, and allows rapid drainage of accumulated lymph. Click here for a study  showing the circulation benefits of waon therapy.

Allows Artificial Fever

Hippocrates said that if had the power to produce a fever, he could cure all disease.  This is a bit of an overstatement.  But still, it’s amazing that even in his time, he understood the body uses fever to fight off disease.   This technique essentially creates a mild artificial fever.  There is a fascinating book by Dr. Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, called The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees, which describes this technique in detail, and the breathtaking results that were achieved.

Breaks a Sweat

Sweating is healthy, and it serves several important biological functions. Aside from cooling us off and unclogging pores, sweating allows our body to excrete accumulated toxic compounds. This study even finds that certain toxins are preferentially excreted through sweat. Going through life without sweating every day is unnatural, at least compared to the rest of human history. Of course, not everyone can exercise vigorously every day. But far infrared therapy does involve some of the same biological processes.

Contraindications

 

  • If you are pregnant or are nursing.
  • In children under age 5.
  • If you have enclosed infections (dental, joints, tissue).
  • With Silicone implants (may melt at higher temperatures).
  • During menstrual cycle, as it may increase menstrual flow.
  • If you suffer from hemophilia or have other predispositions to bleeding.
  • If you take a prescription drug, check with a physician or pharmacist for any possible change in drug’s effect due to interaction with infrared energy.

Do not use the sauna if you have a history of:

 

  • If you are heat intolerant and do not sweat even with vigorous exercise.
  • If your skin becomes clammy, you feel weak, tired, or nauseous, STOP USE immediately! These could be signs of heat exhaustion.
  • If you stop sweating, GET OUT immediately! This may be the initial stage of heat stroke.
  • Adrenal suppression (body does not respond to heat)
  • SLE (systemic lupus erythematous)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hemophilia

If you do not have any of the listed contraindications and would like to make an appointment, please click here for Online History Form.

Intake & History Forms

ACM Basic Health Form
ACM Sauna History Form