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  1. You make me miss the sauna at the gym that I used years ago. They didn’t have an infrared sauna, but they had two different ones. We called one a steam bath and one a sauna.

    From your article I guess one was merely wet and the other dry heat? I think the infrared sauna is the best though, because you never need to worry about adding water to it. Interesting reviews and it looks like having my own infrared sauna in my own home isn’t that expensive?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Mike, infrared saunas come in various price points. Thanks for reading!

  2. Wow, I had no idea there were so many different options for infrared saunas in your home. Never really looked into it. It has been many years since I have been in a sauna but I am aware of the health benefits. There is a reason these are offered in some health clubs. I actually will continue to read more about the saunas and ask my wife if we could get one in our home. She would love it more than me.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Jim!

  3. Hi Stephan,

    Thanks for sharing this post. I’ve heard of infrared saunas before but never really knew the details of how they worked and how they compared to traditional saunas. I think I might need to get a bigger place to fit in one of these saunas. Still, at least when that happens, I know I can come back to this post and check out my options.

    Cheers,

    James

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks James

  4. I’m surprised you did not mention Clearlight or Sunlighten – I thought they were the top 2. I have never heard of most of these saunas you have listed and I will look into them! I love that you know about EMF and include that in these listings! So important!

  5. What should you be doing to stay safe inside a sauna? Since you should be sweating lots, is it smart to have water in with you or should you wait until after you sit in the sauna to drink?

    What is the recommended age limit for these saunas?

    1. Hi Ashlan, it’s best to drink a liter of water before entering a sauna, then again afterward. As far as age limit, above six years old is advised.

  6. I had no idea there were so many different forms of saunas! I love saunas because they help my pain with rheumatoid arthritis but do not have much access to them.

    I am very curious about the portable saunas. Do you think they help as much as the regular real deal saunas? Also how easy to they pack up and store for small spaces?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Traci, while portable saunas are a good compromise, there are still no substitute for real saunas. 

      I used to own a regular portable sauna (not infrared) and I got the whole thing packed up pretty quickly, usually within 5-10 minutes. Hope that helps!

  7. Christopher says:

    Hi Stephan:

    I wasn’t aware of infrared saunas.

    You have given us a thorough description of the features and benefits of using this type of sauna.

    You say the the infrared sauna doesn’t need as high a temperature as a traditional. The high temperature in a traditional sauna is one of the things I enjoy. Will the lower temp in the infrared give me that same “relaxed” feeling?

    One thing you mentioned is that the infrared saunas have less maintenance – that’s a great feature.

    I didn’t see in the post about how traditional and infrared saunas compare in price – can you tell me?

    Thanks!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Christopher, thanks for visiting. It’s true that infrared saunas operate at a lower temperature than traditional saunas, but they definitely still induce a calming effect. As far as expense, infrared saunas are generally cheaper and cost less to operate than traditional saunas. Hope that helps!

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