Infrared Sauna vs Traditional Sauna

By

Alex Tyson

If you are considering getting a sauna for your home, you may be weighing up whether an infrared or traditional sauna is best. Below is information on saunas – infrared vs traditional so you know how they differ and why we think infrared saunas are a great choice.

Found—Space is a family-run infrared sauna company, supplying top-quality saunas to New Zealand since 2022. We don’t consider ourselves just a sauna company though – we strive to support every customer’s journey towards better health with regularly infrared sauna use. If you’re wondering should I install a traditional sauna or an infrared sauna, here are the differences between an infrared sauna vs traditional sauna:

Should I Install A Traditional Sauna Or An Infrared Sauna?

When it comes to determining which is better – infrared or traditional sauna, it will ultimately depend on your preferences, how you will use your sauna and what you’re using it for.

One of the biggest differences between infrared and traditional saunas is how heat is distributed. Traditional saunas raise the temperature of the air in the sauna cabin with steam or hot rocks. This isn’t a very efficient way to heat the body as the heat only penetrates 5mm into the skin.

Infrared saunas use a safe wavelength of light or energy that heats the body directly rather than the space around you (this process is called conversion). Infrared heat penetrates 4 to 5cm into the skin, resulting in more impurities being sweated out and a feeling of more soothing heat. This enables you to enjoy your sauna at lower, much more comfortable temperatures.

Another factor that differentiates infrared and traditional saunas is how the heat affects the body. Infrared light penetrates deep into the body. This can help to draw out toxins and heavy metals from the body more effectively (many people report that they have much clearer skin after using infrared saunas). Some of the other health benefits you can enjoy from infrared saunas include:

  • Weight loss
  • Less stress and more relaxation
  • A reduction in inflammation and pain
  • Muscle recovery post-workout
  • Improved sleep
  • A boost in circulation

The Best Infrared Saunas are by iHealth Saunas

Talk To Us About The Benefits Of Infrared Sauna Vs Traditional Sauna

If you want to speak to someone in the know about whether you should install a traditional sauna or an infrared sauna, call us today on 0800 005 677. Our team is super knowledgeable about all things sauna and will provide you with all the info you need to determine whether an infrared or traditional sauna is for you.

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