Infrared saunas at home: relax at your fingertips
Infrared saunas are small jewels dedicated to our psychophysical well-being. The traditional sauna, like the Finnish one, is highly appreciated but there is a part of the population that can not stand the excessive heat and releasing humidity, which can cause strong drops in pressure. In addition, the classic sauna includes a cold shower after the session, an additional aspect that not everyone appreciates. The infrared sauna, on the other hand, differs from the Finnish one because it is characterized by a totally dry heat, which gives well-being to the whole body, generated by infrared rays; these, similar to when we are lying in the sun, warm our body without doing the same with the air we breathe. Infrared saunas can be placed both indoors and if you do not have enough space, you can also place them outside.
Infrared saunas: Types and recommended times
Infrared saunas are usually capable of hosting more than one person. Our models are designed to accommodate up to a maximum of four people. As for the shape, these saunas can be rectangular or corner infrared saunas. If the former are practical because they take up little space, the corner infrared saunas may prove to be the best solution when the chosen space does not have a linear shape, but rather at an angle. A further difference between the infrared and the classic sauna lies in the duration of the session: in the traditional one, characterized by high temperatures, the minutes of stay must be few and alternate with a cold shower. In the infrared sauna, the lack of humidity does not generate that sense of suffocation which looms after a few minutes, but you can also stop there for 20/30 minutes.
Infrared saunas: The materials
When it comes to ancient habits such as enjoying a sauna, special attention must be paid to the materials with which it is made. Infrared saunas, like traditional ones, are made of natural wood, unpainted and untreated, so that it resists thermal changes. In addition, this material is used as it retains water vapor and it helps keep the infrared sauna air dry: by absorbing heat without overheating, it prevents our body from getting burnt when it comes in contact with it. It does not end here because the wood has good radiating properties, which are essential for creating the sauna climate.
As for the types of wood, the most used are cedar, spruce and Hemlock because they are slower in their growth and, therefore, more resistant and strong. Cedar is among the best types of wood for infrared saunas because it is antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal, qualities that will prove useful over the years following the purchase of our sauna. Spruce is also an excellent type of wood for saunas because it is hypoallergenic, but it requires more cleaning than cedar wood. Finally, in addition to these essences, there are always often corner or rectangular infrared saunas made with Hemlock wood, a Canadian variety of Douglas pine, having a compact molecular structure with regular grain and a low resinous rate.