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About Us

ZSAUNA Infrared Sauna Studio was born in 2015 after President and CEO, Allie T. Mallad embarked on a revolutionary business venture with Sunlighten, manufacturer of the world’s first and only smart saunas to offer full spectrum infrared technology.

This new venture created by Mallad and Aaron Zack, CEO of Sunlighten and also Chief Operating Officer of ZSAUNA, allows clients to access full spectrum infrared saunas through one time use or membership based programs. ZSAUNA Infrared Sauna Studios can help clients to lower blood pressure, lose weight, improve concentration, release toxins, reduce stress, rejuvenate their cells and skin, and increase energy along with many other health benefits.

Sunlighten’s full spectrum infrared saunas that are used at the ZSAUNA Infrared Sauna Studio locations are different than conventional saunas because infrared sauna therapy heats the body directly, rather than simply warming the air and it raises the core body temperature to produce a deep, healthy and detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. Full spectrum infrared saunas can burn up to 300 calories in just 40 minutes and can also support blood pressure reduction and weight loss. Sunlighten’s infrared saunas have been featured on numerous shows such Dr. Oz, Ellen and The Doctors. It has also been featured in multiple health and wellness magazines including Healthy Living.

ZSAUNA’s service offerings will increase overall wellness benefits and create more value for consumers. Mallad developed ZSAUNA with the mindset of providing “a sauna luxury that everyone can afford,” while preserving an enriched client experience and ensuring “healthy buildings and healthy bodies.”

Everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of Sunlighten’s full spectrum infrared saunas at ZSAUNA Infrared Sauna Studio locations. By participating in both massage therapy and infrared sauna therapy, the health benefits for clients are endless. These “game-changing” services from ZSAUNA will allow clients to de-stress, detoxify and increase their focus and energy.

The company expects future growth to encompass both franchise and corporate-owned locations. “Our ideal franchisee has a great attitude, is good with people and is community-oriented,” Mallad said. “We look for driven people who are able to follow our proven ZSAUNA system and are committed to this brand and to working hard.”

Mallad is sure that ZSAUNA is concept that will not just benefit its owners, but the communities it enters as well. “We are under so much stress today,” he said. “We need to be good to ourselves. That is what I am doing here – providing a way for more people to be good to themselves and to distress and detoxify.”

Our Executive Team


Founder, CEO & President
ZSAUNA Infrared Sauna Studio

Allie T. Mallad, Allie T. Mallad, is the founder, chairman and CEO of ZSAUNA Studio. A former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, Mallad made his name as the world’s largest Little Caesars™ franchisee. With revenues reaching over $100 million in pizza and managing over 2,000 employees, Allie T. Mallad became the world’s largest Little Caesars™ franchisee with 159 locations.

• In the next five years, he became a franchisee for 10 national brands, including Golden Corral, Big O Tires, Arco AM/PM, Applebee’s, Baskin-Robbins, Bruegger’s Bagels, Mobil Oil, Chevron Oil, Ryder Truck, and Jiffy Lube and continued to rack up awards being named one of the Top 50 Franchisees in the Country from Nation’s Restaurant News in 1993.

• In 2008, he founded his own company, Massage Green Spa, where he is currently the Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board. Massage Green Spa is a franchise committed to create “healthy buildings and healthy bodies” offering high-quality, environmentally friendly buildings and spa services.

• Thanks to this commitment to high-quality, environmentally friendly buildings and spa services, Massage Green Spa has grown to an astounding 74 spas in operation, 800 spas under development and approximately 100 locations expected to be open by the end of 2015.

• Massage Green Spa currently has locations open in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

• Massage Green is committed to create “healthy buildings and healthy bodies” offering high-quality, environmentally friendly buildings and spa services.

• The company is actively pursuing national growth and currently has 12 area developers in California, Texas, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Manhattan, NY, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to help facilitate expansion efforts in those markets.

• Mallad, a man who truly believes in his own concept, has built, owns and operates 50% of the stores in the system and is approaching 1,000 employees.

• Mr. Mallad is also a sought after speaker on the topics of self-employment, becoming your own boss and franchise success and is currently in the process of launching his own business boot camp training program. He formerly was also host of his own radio show called “The American Dream” which is heard on WJR Detroit.


Chief Operating Officer
ZSAUNA Infrared Sauna Studio

Prior to establishing ZSAUNA with Allie T. Mallad, Aaron Zack founded Sunlighten with his wife Connie Zack.

• Prior to being involved with Sunlighten, Aaron spent most of his career at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals.

• During his tenure, Aaron was recognized by John Pepper (former P&G CEO) with the “Making A Difference Award” for his development of an innovative business program that was applied to the entire organization.

• Since his partnership with Sunlighten in 2002, he holds memberships in the 2007 Ingram’s Magazine 40 Under Forty Class, and in the Centurions Leadership Program of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Class of 2010.

• Additionally, the company has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine Hot 100 Fastest Growing Companies and Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 three years consecutively, leading as #1 in 2005.

• Sunlighten received the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award in 2008, and has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz and The Doctors television programs. Sunlighten was also an Innovations Award Honoree in the Health and Wellness Category at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

• Aaron is a Kansas City native, and received his BA in Marketing and Communication from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He resides in Leawood, Kansas with Connie and their two children.