The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children in the U.S has autism.[i] Every autistic child is unique and deserves a treatment program tailored just for them. Traditional therapies such as applied behavioral analysis (ABA) combined with alternative therapies can greatly benefit many behaviors in children with autism. More studies have shown benefits of three approaches: acoustic resonance therapy, nutritional therapy, and infrared therapy.

Acoustic Resonance Therapy (A.R.T.)

A.R.T. combines the healing of sound and vibration to balance brainwaves and helps create a sense of relaxation. The treatment stimulates positive brain responses in autistic children, which reduces negative symptoms. Music therapy can activate multiple areas in the brain that are responsible for fine motor skills, speech, and sensory perception.[ii] Glow happily supports Acoustic Resonance Therapy as we offer an option for it in all our mPulse cabins.

Nutritional Therapy

What we put in our bodies for fuel has a direct role in how we function. A change of diet can make a world of difference for a child with autism. Including omega-3 fatty acids in their diet can help with brain function and development. Found in foods like nuts and fish, this small addition into an autistic child’s diet can reduce unwanted behaviors while also improving social skills. Visit a dietician for more information and other supplements that have helped treat autism.

Infrared Therapy

An infrared sauna clears away toxins and allows the body to better normalize itself. After a half hour of exposure in an infrared sauna, body temperature can increase by 2 to 3 degrees. Research suggests that this promotes positive behavior in children with autism. The infrared waves also increase circulation, permitting more oxygen and nutrients to reach the brain. The result: a more content, healthier child with fewer autistic symptoms.

Here at Glow we are happy to be supporters of our manufacturing team Sunlighten and their partnership with the National Autism Association. We care deeply about the effects of autism, and value that we can offer alternative therapies to improve and relieve symptoms of autism.



[i] Wright, J. (2017, March 2). Retrieved from What is the prevalence of autism in the U.S

[ii] Acoustic Resonance Therapy from So Sound. (2018, March 20). Retrieved from Benefits of Sound Therapy in Sunlighten Infrared Saunas

[iii]  Zack, C. (2018, March 26). Sunlighten Provides Relief for the Whole Family. Retrieved from Sunlighten Aims to Provide Hope and Holistic Therapies for Those with Autism

Here at Glow we are a huge fan of taking care of your largest organ that protects your body 24/7…your skin! Fortunately for you, if you’re a Glow Getter using our infrared saunas, you are promoting healthy skin year-round! Consistent use of our infrared saunas improves anti-aging effects, skin rejuvenation and a deep detox in every session! In fact, The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy published a study showing improvements in skin appearance after 12 weeks of infrared sauna treatments. Participants experienced clear skin tone, smoothness, elasticity, softness and firmness, along with a reduction of crow’s feet and wrinkles.

I got to an infrared sauna, they are great for a whole range of health benefits and also help make your skin glow.
Kelly Gale – Victoria Secret Angel

Infrared is quickly becoming one of the most effective and most popular skin treatments! Who wouldn’t be down for an all-natural detox that rids your body of dead skin cells, and stimulates natural collagen in your body.

Let’s Talk Collagen

What do you need to know about collagen? And how do Glow’s infrared saunas stimulate collagen production?  Read on…

Collagen is a protein in your body that supports the growth of your tendons, joints, cartilage, hair, nails and – one of the largest benefits – your skin! Collagen gives skin its firmness and elasticity, keeping your skin healthy and young. When your body starts to produce less collagen,  it naturally causes wrinkles, poor complexion, and even cellulite in some unwanted areas. The Yonsei Medical Journal concluded that regular, gradual exposure to infrared radiation increased collagen production, with an average improvement of 25 to 50 percent in skin texture after six months of infrared therapy. As you treat yourself to infrared sessions, your skin will regain lost collagen, add new collagen, and improve elasticity. It’ll be like aging in reverse!

Our favorite way replenish collagen is to simply take a trip to Glow. Join us and be a Glow Getter!