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This is the article taken directly for the above web-site explaining some of the many benefits of indoor tanning and sun exposures.

Benefits of Indoor Tanning

If you’ve ever seen someone who had stayed in a tanning booth for too long, you may be impossible to sway on your aversion to indoor tanning. In all fairness, people bake under the sun for too long all the time also – the effects are exactly the same. What most people don’t know though is that indoor tanning can actually yield great benefits to those who partake in the fifteen minutes of exposure to the UV blasting chambers. While being exposed to UV rays for any great amount of time comes with risks, those risks aren’t as dangerous as they’ve been rumored to be. In fact, the long laundry list of benefits to indoor tanning could outweigh the negatives once you’re well informed about what good tanning can do for the body and skin.

First let’s clarify why tanning is a process through which your body can benefit. Exposure to either the sun’s or a tanning booth’s UV rays helps your body produce vitamin D. Vitamin D itself has been attributed to the prevention of plenty of diseases including colon cancer, depression, high blood pressure, breast cancer, fibromyalgia, prostate cancer, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), PMS, arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes and osteoporosis. While it may be hard to believe that ‘fake baking’ can help in the prevention of all of these diseases, it’s important to remember one thing: the only way that your body can produce vitamin D is by absorbing UV rays and converting them into this essential vitamin. It’s not uncommon to find debilitating, terminal illnesses and depression rampant in areas that stay very cloudy and rainy through most of the year. Maybe all that’s needed is a little fake sun from time to time!

Ovary and kidney cancer are also linked to a lack of vitamin D according to Dr. Michale Holick, professor at Boston University’s School of Medicine. His plea is that brief amounts of sunshine or indoor tanning can ward off the aforementioned list of diseases as well as ovary cancer, kidney cancer, hypertension, bladder cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While simply hearing that vitamin D has been proven to prevent some diseases is one thing, hearing it directly from the doctor’s mouth is quite another. Dr. Holick does say specifically that ‘limited’ amounts of sun or tanning is appropriate – when it’s boiled out, most indoor tanners would fit his definition better than sun tanners. Tanners fall asleep on the beach for hours claiming that the sun is natural and won’t hurt them whereas tanning facilities are on strict watch to ensure that their patrons don’t extend past the fifteen minute tanning session recommended by the indoor tanning companies and the FDA.

The FDA actually regulates the indoor tanning industry and requires that precautions and warnings be explained prior to anyone getting into a tanning booth. These warnings include the recommended maximum exposure levels which some tanning booths take to heart and make their policy as well as requiring that detailed operating instructions for the tanning booths that customers will be lying in be provided prior to first use. These precautions are taken in order to prevent overexposure. Another unique fact is that most herbal remedies such as St. John’s Wart and Ginseng are not FDA approved or regulated. When it comes to government control, tanning booths are safer than most holistic remedies!

Despite the great effects that vitamin D has on the body and putting aside the fact that indoor tanning is regulated by a strict government agency, let’s discuss how tanning itself can benefit a tanner simply on the basis of heat and UV rays being applied to the skin. Tanning is a great option for folks who’ve had cosmetic or invasive surgery of any kind. Through darkening of the skin it is entirely possible for a tanner’s scars to begin blending in with the rest of their body color. This same mechanic holds true for mothers with birthing stretch marks or awkward teens who’ve suffered bad cases of stretch marks during puberty. In addition to masking scars, tanning dries oils on the body. Guess where acne comes from – oils on the skin! If you’ve suffered from a bad case of acne and tried everything but indoor tanning, get to a booth because the solution may clear your face as well as get you a great looking tan. In addition to acne, the drying of one’s skin of oils has helpful effects for a few other skin conditions as well. Eczema, psoriasis (as mentioned before) and even jaundice can all be treated effectively by a regimen of controlled, indoor tanning. Jaundice is a condition where skin coloration becomes yellowed and unsightly: tanning of course will darken the skin over time and result in a more natural coloration for the affected patient. Eczema is an inflammation of the epidermis and regular indoor tanning has also been known to reduce flare-ups of itchy, dry and flaky skin associated with the illness. Aside from all of these great side-effects of tanning indoors, there is one reason to tan that could outshine all the rest.

When you bake under ultra-violet light, your body undergoes a number of changes, but only one that occurs in the thyroid gland is of particular concern to most Americans, according to the World Health Organization. According to the WHO, obesity has become a surging problem not just in the United States (though most obesity cases worldwide are found in the US) but across the world. Surprisingly enough, regular exposure to UV light will stimulate the thyroid gland which is responsible for balancing the metabolism of the body. While most obese individuals hole themselves inside, being outdoors in the sun or in extreme cases of obesity having an at-home tanning booth custom made in their size, can actually increase metabolism which would in turn help in losing weight. Metabolism is the process by which the body turns food into energy. Those with high metabolisms are usually envied for their slim figures. In truth, the thyroid is the gland responsible for leaving large people large and skinny people skinny. With a solid schedule of indoor tanning it’s possible to tickle this gland into working overtime and increasing your body metabolism overall.   Here is another great link to more info on benefits of tanning.

How long should my first tanning session be? Your first tanning session is determined by your skin type by our specially trained staff. We will assess what type of equipment might be the best option for you, and we will offer consultation. We do not recommend ever tanning the maximum exposure time for your first tanning session. We believe slow and gradual is the most effective and responsible tanning practice. Lotions will help increase and accelerate your tan by 60% percent.

Does all tanning equipment tan the same? Absolutely not. At Electric Sun Tanning Salons, we pride ourselves on performing routine maintenance on all our equipment so you always have the best tanning experience. There are different types of equipment, so be sure to check with your sales associate who can advise you on the different levels of UVA and UVB.

What do I wear when I tan? We give you the utmost privacy in your tanning. You may tan with a bathing suit if you prefer. All you need is protective eye wear and we gladly provide it for you.

What can I use to protect my hair, acrylic nails, tattoos? Colored hair benefits from a solar cap, this will protect your hair’s vibrant color from the UV Exposure. For acrylic nails and toe nails  we suggest “nail savers or toe savers” so your acrylics remain intact, and do not turn yellow. Tattoos can also fade from UV exposure. We suggest a tattoo fade-resistant stick or tattoo protectant by JWOW.

Can I use outdoor oils and lotions when I tan? NO, outdoor products should ONLY be used outdoors, as they can cause a film on the acrylic, which actually inhibits your tan and damages acrylics.







Treatments using red light will improve skin tone and texture, control pigmentation spots, help reduce pore size, encourage vibrant, healthier-looking skin, and reduce wrinkles. Anti-aging red light therapy stimulates circulation and repairs the elastin fibers within tissue to help keep skin firm.


SAccording to the FDA, red light at 633nm has a “non-significant risk” status and is completely safe for the eyes. Red light penetrates tissue to a depth of 8 – 10 mm, delivering energy to stimulate a response from the body to heal itself.


Red light at 633nm is absorbed by the mitochondria of the cell and stimulates intracellular energy transfer (ATP) production for enhanced cell vitality and permeability, increased production of new collagen, and increased turnover of collagen and elastin fibers. Laboratory studies have shown that skin cells grow 150 – 200 percent faster when exposed to certain light wavelengths, and research has shown red light delivers powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissue.


Too much sunlight can affect the skin due to the emission of broad spectrum ultraviolet energy through the atmosphere. Rejuvenessence “Collagen Plus” lamps utilize the visible spectra of light at 633nm (red), but contain no UVA or UVB rays.


Red light therapy does not cut, burn, or break the skin as with laser treatments. Lasers use heat and concentrated light to vaporize or remove tissue. Rejuvenessence “Collagen Plus” lamps produce no vaporization or burning of tissue, and therefore no inflammation or erythema. Red light therapy is one of the few non-invasive tools available that can reverse the appearance of aging skin, such as wrinkles and mottled skin tone.


There are few immediate changes to skin, as change occurs naturally over a period of weeks. Everyone reacts differently, depending on their age and the condition of their skin. In general, best results are achieved over an 8 – 12 week period.


SRed light helps remove the bacteria that causes acne, and generates cellular activity that deals with age spots and sun damage. Anti-aging red light therapy brightens skin and reduces the formation of pigmentation marks.


No, there are no studies suggesting that cellulite is treatable with red light therapy.


Rejuvenessence “Collagen Plus” therapy is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. The main prerequisite is that skin be clean for effective light transmission.


Results depend on the length of treatment and the original conditions being treated. Skin rejuvenation is a dynamic process. If maintenance treatments are discontinued, natural expression lines will gradually return over the course of time, at which point re-treatment can be put in place.

Heavenly Heat Saunas has been building Saunas for the chemically sensitive person since 1988 – built for optimal safety and most effective detoxification by using the best quality of materials and with unique construction methods that are more demanding than with ordinary saunas.

Far infrared (FIR) saunas are often constructed with materials that make them inappropriate for detoxification. Heavenly Heat Saunas provide an ideal environment for detoxification with non-resinous wood and unique no-adhesive construction methods. Anyone seeking to eliminate toxic substances from their body, including heavy metals like mercury, will appreciate the value and wisdom of using a Heavenly Heat Sauna.


Saunas & Autism:  In the 1970s, autism was so rare that most people had never heard of it. It was erroneously considered an emotional disorder – that is, outside of the ground-breaking research being done simultaneously by Dr. Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Research Institute.

I met Dr. Rimland in 1980 at a beach in La Jolla, CA. He was watching his son Mark play. Mark’s body movements caught my eye. After observing him briefly, I approached Dr. Rimland and asked, “I noticed your boy, is he autistic?” He was naturally surprised, said “yes”, and was curious as to why I would know that. I told him of my background in counseling parents of autistic children, and we began a series of discussions about autism, our theories of its possible causes, and the various innovative treatment approaches we felt deserved investigation.

Dr. Rimland invited me to write a paper summarizing my work. The following is an excerpt from the conclusion of that paper: “I think a synergy of biochemical and psychological therapies is a most desirable approach. Personal dietary and nutritional advice should be sought by experts in this area, and the child should be tested for allergies and toxic metals.”

My desire to help autistic children began almost 45 years ago and has now come “full circle”. I am grateful to now be able to provide the autism community with the safest and most effective saunas for your children.

Bob Morgan, founder of Heavenly Heat

Many Lyme Disease patients buy our saunas – more than any other group.
We can’t make medical claims for saunas treating anything as they are not “medical devices” per se. That being said, they are being used increasingly for their potential health benefits.

Below are excerpts from the Abstracts of two studies about the effects of heat that are related to Lyme..

1. Borrelia burgdorferi and Treponema pallidum: a comparison of functional genomics, environmental adaptations, and pathogenic mechanisms

Stephen F. Porcella and Tom G. Schwan Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Hamilton, Montana

Abstract excerpt: “The low tolerance of spirochetes for high temperatures is well known and may explain in part the restricted distribution of B. burgdorferi to temperate latitudes and its absence in the tropics, where infected ticks may be exposed to high temperatures detrimental to spirochete survival.

Interestingly, the thermal sensitivity of T. palladium was exploited in the early 1900s prior to the discovery of penicillin by using fever therapy with malaria or relapsing fever infection to treat patients with general paresis.”

2. Abstract Excerpt: Antibiotics and increased temperature against Borrelia burgdorferi in vitro.

Reisinger E, Wendelin I, Gasser R, Halwachs G, Wilders-Truschnig M, Krejs G. Department of Medicine, Karl Franzens University, Graz, Austria. Scand J Infect Dis. 1996; 28 (2): 155-7. PMID: 8792482

We cultured Borrelia burgdorferi at different temperatures, alone and in combination with antibiotics.

The susceptibility of all strains to penicillin and ceftriaxone was increased up to 16-fold by an elevation of temperature from 36 degrees C to 38 degrees C.

These in vitro data suggest that elevated body temperature may be beneficial during antimicrobial treatment of Lyme disease. This may be particularly important in tissues where high concentrations of antibiotics are difficult to achieve.

Note: 38C = 100.4F

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