Hi guys, today I’m talking about one of the newest items we’ve incorporated into our health routine – the full spectrum infrared sauna by Jacuzzi!
Saunas have been around for centuries, with the oldest dating back to around the 1100s. These days they’re mostly found in health clubs and spas, but companies like Jacuzzi have made it possible for you to also enjoy them in the comfort of your own home!
After spending hours researching and comparing brands, we decided on Jacuzzi’s Clear Light Sanctuary model.
This is a full spectrum infrared sauna that features cleverly placed Low EMF True Wave™ Full Spectrum heaters in the front, on the back wall, side wall, under the bench, next to your calves, and in the floor. This placement helps to concentrate the heat evenly on your body, surrounding you with high quality infrared heat.
The size of this model is not overpowering, and it can still comfortably fit my husband and I. This model is meant for one person, but we do sit in it together (for reference I am 5’0” and my husband is 5”11”). We chose the classic cedar wood finish, which smells amazing when it heats up!
One of my favorite features is the ability to play music, audiobooks, etc. through the overhead speakers. There’s also a power source to use other devices (like an iPad or salt therapy device, which we purchased separately), as well as the ability to use essential oils for aromatherapy during your sessions.
The touch screen pad is also super convenient for controlling temperature, time, and lighting.
So What Exactly Is Infrared?
Infrared radiation is an invisible form of electromagnetic energy, and it’s wavelength is longer than that of visible light. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4935255/
Infrared radiation is categorized according to wavelength:
Near infrared (wavelength of 0.8–1.5 µm)
- Penetrates the deepest
- This is the wavelength most often used in procedures to help speed healing and increase cellular repair, due to it’s ability to stimulate ATP production
Middle infrared (wavelength of 1.5–5.6 µm)
- Helps to bring more oxygen to areas needing healing
- Can increase heart rate and metabolism
Far infrared (wavelength of 5.6–1000 µm)
- Close to the wavelength of heat given off by our bodies
- Said to help increase energy in the body and help in removal of toxins through sweating, urine, and feces
- Various studies have shown that far infrared has the ability to increase artery blood flow and peripheral blood circulation, improve endothelial cell function, alleviating fatigue and pain, reduce blood pressure, and promote capillary dilatation Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4935255/
The Clear Light Sanctuary uses a combination of all three to provide the greatest benefits.
In addition to infrared heat, the sauna also surrounds you with medical grade chromotherapy lighting. You have the option to select an individual color or use the “auto” mode to have the unit cycle through the all of the colors.
After completing multiple sessions, I would say that the Jacuzzi line of saunas are well-built, comfortable, and effective. They’re a great option for personal sauna use, and I recommend browsing their website to learn more about the benefits of infrared and the technology that goes into all of their saunas.
Until Next Time!
Change is Good – When it’s not happening to your jewelry
The biggest downside to buying fashion or costume jewelry is that there’s always the possibility that you’ll have some fading, color change, or green skin. How disappointing is it when that beautiful necklace that you wore twice has changed into a strange brown color after sitting in your jewelry box for only a month? To help prevent or limit this type of thing from happening, here are some quick and easy tips that I picked up a few years ago –
1. Paint a thin layer of clear nail polish onto the side that will touch your skin. This is especially great for rings. The polish will add a barrier between your skin and the metal, helping to prevent the reaction that causes your skin to turn green. If the jewelry piece has stones or other decorations I would suggest using the nail polish ONLY on the metal areas, since the clear polish may change the look of the stones/decorations and may even damage them.
2. Use Krylon clear gloss spray on larger areas. This works well for metal necklaces or bracelets. The coating will create a seal over the metal and slow or prevent color change, fading, and green skin. Think of it like a clear coat for jewelry. 🙂
I hope you found these tips helpful; happy accessorizing!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here – which means lots of bloggers sharing their favorite finds!
I love home decor, so I’m currently browsing for some unique sale items. 🙂 Some of my favorites are linked below!
Today I’m reviewing a product that my husband and I recently used for our at-home teeth whitening – The Smile Brilliant T9 Whitening System.
You’ve heard it before; “Make sure you’re getting those antioxidants!” But what exactly is an antioxidant, and why are they so important?
As a Cell & Molecular Biology major, I have to admit that I geek out a little when it comes to learning about the human body on a cellular level. I find it so fascinating, and I have decided to start sharing more posts and info about what I’ve learned through my studies. I hope you guys enjoy the topics, and if there are specific things that you’d like to learn more about feel free to reach out and let me know!
For today’s post, I’m discussing antioxidants and explaining why we need these little free radical scavengers in our bodies! 🙂 Continue reading “Antioxidants: What They Are And Why We Need Them!”
What are the most important things that you look for in luggage? For me it’s looks, space, and maneuverability. I recently began researching luggage brands in search of a carry on that offers all of these must haves for me, and I found it in the Titan Prior Spinner S. Below I share some pictures and talk about why it’s my current favorite! Continue reading “Titan Luggage Review – The Prior Spinner S Carry On”
So let’s talk about everyone’s least favorite part of travel – Jet lag! We’ve all been there: After hours of traveling and dealing with dry air, cramped cabins, and lack of sleep, we get off the plane feeling drained and ready for a nap ASAP.
Well luckily there are some ways to help combat this dreaded side effect of travel, and below I’ve listed 5 tips that should help prevent, or at least lessen, jet lag during your next getaway.
Hey guys! Quick question to all the cat owners out there – What’s your least favorite part about owning a cat? Of course the only answer to this question is cleaning the litter! In fact, I know some people that say the only reason they don’t have a cat is because they don’t want to clean up litter. 🙂 Trust me, I definitely feel you there! But luckily times have changed, and today I’m talking about a company that has literally reinvented the litter box! The company is LUUUP, and their litter box system is really ingenious.
I recently received my system and was excited for the change in our litter routine. Read below to find out my thoughts and check it out for yourself!