Considerations When Selecting a Sauna for Your Home

The decision to purchase a new sauna means access to a whole new level of relaxation and fitness. There are several things to keep in mind when you are deciding on which sauna is best suited to your needs; here are a few of the most important.

Available space. Never forget to assess how much space you have available for a sauna in your home or yard! You don’t want your new sauna to stick out in the middle of your yard, but instead to blend in with your landscaping providing a seamless blend that complements the theme of relaxation provided by this new purchase.

When it comes to a sauna located indoors, a good assessment of your available space is even more important. You’ll need to measure the space where you intend to place the sauna, but just as important is measuring the width of the doorways through which the sauna will need to fit. Saunas that arrive in more than one piece have some flexibility, but failure to take door width into account can lead to an incredible hassle when the new sauna arrives.

Safety. If you have small children at home, or if children visit, you need to be aware of the potential safety issues that arise with a traditional steam sauna. This type of sauna relies on heated elements (including rocks) to bring the water up to optimum temperature. These elements are extremely hot, and are a significant hazard not only to children in the sauna but also to adults refilling the water. Infrared saunas, on the other hand, eliminate this hazard entirely, as they use light waves instead of hot objects to provide heat.

The sauna experience. If you’ve spent a lot of time in a traditional sauna, you are aware that temperatures often too high for comfort. Alternative energy saunas such as those powered by infrared heat allow sauna users to relax in the structure for much longer than would be possible in a traditional sauna, due to lower ambient temperatures.

In addition, infrared heat reacts well below the surface of the skin. If part of the focus of your sauna experience is the health benefits which come about through sweating out toxins, infrared technology may be the best option. Traditional saunas affect the surface layer of the skin, but the heat generated by infrared technology goes deeper, allowing the body to sweat out toxins located much deeper in the epidural layer.

Buying a new sauna means some important factors as far as accessibility, safety, and overall benefits should be taken into consideration. A sauna is a major investment, and you want to make sure you get the very most out of your money.