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Benefits Of Having A Far-Infrared Home Sauna

Updated on February 18, 2013

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Why get a home sauna

Recently, there has been an upsurge in getting home saunas for many different reasons. One of the main purposes for having a sauna in your home clearly has to be the benefits to your overall health and well-being. It is common knowledge that having a regular sauna treatment can cleanse the body of impurities and environmental toxins, increase your circulation and reduce stress at the same time. What can be better than that?

What many people don’t realize is that some saunas actually provide more benefits than others. Over the years, sauna technology has advanced to a degree that makes them safe to be in your home without any risk or dangers that previously were a concern. This progress has made having a home sauna both affordable and efficient in energy usage.

Additioner Benefits Of The Far-Infrared Sauna

One of those saunas that has had an additional benefit besides improving your health is the Far-Infrared. This new technology uses infrared rays to heat your body’s core. This type of heat actually mimics how the sun’s rays heat your body so its process is more natural. The added bonus is that this type of heat is much more energy efficient, which will save you far more money in the long run, compared to other types of saunas.

One of the reasons for this is because the infrared rays do not spend their energy heating your external environment like the traditional saunas do. Their heat rays can go deep into your skin without the need of raising the temperature of a room to a degree that will produce your natural defenses to sweat.

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The Two Types Of Infrared Saunas For Homes

So, if you are thinking about getting an infrared for your new home sauna you can choose from two different models.

  • The lamp saunas work with incandescent heat lamps. The bulbs used in this type of heating are quite efficient for producing the temperatures needed to produce the right amount of heat but at approximately 95% less energy than the traditional types of bulbs. These types of lamps can help to improve feelings of depression and increasing the level of relaxation that is achieved while in the sauna.

  • Your other choice is the Far Infrared sauna also produces those infrared lights. These also emit rays similar to the sun’s however the heat is produced by either ceramic or metallic rods. These rods can give you the same results as the lamp saunas but they are overall more efficient heating mechanisms.

Sauna Health Benefits

Save On Your Energy Bills

Compare these results with that of the traditional sauna. Both of these saunas can produce good, healthy benefits for any who use it but one actually helps to improve the environment as well. Yet, the traditional sauna consumes far more energy in the long run. You may be saving on the visits to the gym but you will lose out if you end up with extremely high energy bills.

Whenever you decide to choose a sauna there are many things that need to be considered. First, you want to be sure that you find a sauna that will give you the best results for your health. Then you must choose a sauna that will fit your lifestyle the best. People with limited space may consider getting a portable sauna while those with more space will want to build one.

Still, one thing that people tend to forget when it comes to a sauna is the cost of running it and the impact it will have on the environment. There are special sauna kits available that have been designed to complement nature rather than create a negative impact. Every detail is considered from choosing the kind of wood that comes from trees that can be easily regrown to restore the amount of emissions that are released into the environment.

Don't Forget About Carbon Footprints

In today’s busy world, we are a very busy people. We have families and jobs to think of and that takes up a good portion of our lives. Yet, we still need to take the time to study just how we are impacting our environment on many levels. Any appliance that leaves a carbon footprint can negatively impact the world around us if we do not take the initiative to reduce it. Infrared saunas tend to be energy efficient to reduce their carbon footprint.

So, when you are shopping around for a good and reliable home sauna it would be worth your while to take in the environmental impact on the world around you when you are searching to improve your health as well.

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    • Tat808 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Smith 

      5 years ago from Montclair, New Jersey

      Wouldn't we all? They are more affordable than i'd previously thought. Maybe if we're really good Santa might bring us some for xmas ;)

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      Hunor Barabás 

      5 years ago from Romania

      I would like to have the benefits of having money first then maybe I'll buy one of these :) Nice hub!

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