Read our articles about buying and taking care of saunas.
You consider buying your own sauna?
Wonderful idea! Now you face several more decisions. One of them is to answer the question about the type of sauna which would be best suited for you. First thought – all depends on the technical conditions – on the size of the room where the cabin is to be placed or the size of the plot on which we want to locate the sauna, on the existing power sources, possibilities to locate the shower or mini-pool. What if we were to tell you that all the above are in fact secondary factors, and the most important thing are your own sauna preferences? Choice of a specific sauna is pretty much dependent on the user’s private preferences. Some people do not like it when the air is too dry, others do not react to well to high humidity. The aim we want to use the sauna for is also extremely important. Below we present some basic information on the most popular types of saunas.
First of all after every session remove the water and clean the sauna. Take extra care of the floor and the areas around the legs of each bench. It is necessary to remove all the water, wipe everything with a damp cloth and thoroughly dry the equipment. It is also necessary not to leave any tiny pieces of dirt as they are potential incubators for bacteria.
There are some cases when using steam sauna is not the best idea. The specific conditions inside the cabin pose a certain challenge for our organism. Sauna session can heal many health problems, but sometimes it can only make them worse.
The most common illness which rules out a sauna session is a cold. It may seem like a trivial ailment, but visiting a sauna in this state could transform it into something much more serious. The organism is weakened already, it fights bacteria and viruses, and it makes no sense to burden it even more. Besides a sauna session includes rapid changes of temperature (alternate phases of heating up and cooling down), whose aim is to strengthen the organism, but during an illness they only weaken the body more.
Even though purchasing a sauna is a considerable expense it will totally pay off in time by improving our health and mood. That is why before buying a sauna it is worth considering not only the price, but several more parameters as well. In many cases lower price also leads to lower quality materials and poor workmanship.
It does not matter whether we decide to buy a ready-made sauna or we plan to build one ourselves out of the purchased materials, it is necessary to carefully examine each element. The best choice is to purchase all the materials and accessories from verified producers who offer sauna equipment.
This is especially important in the case of wood. The wood inside the sauna needs to have proper parameters as it has to withstand constant exposure to high temperature, and in the case of wet or steam sauna, also the exposure to humidity.
Tradition vs modernism – the everlasting combat with no winner. Does this also apply to the type of sauna heat source? As in any case both the traditional solutions (wood burning stove), and the modern ones (electric heater) have their pros and cons. Learn the characteristics of both and decide which heater your in-house sauna needs.
Along with the development of technology more and more spheres of our lives change and improve. Modernity has also finally reached the sauna. Infrared Cabin, also known as Infrared Sauna is a kind of sauna which differs considerably from the original Finnish concept. What is an Infrared Cabin? How does it work? How does it benefit our bodies? How to use it and what are its drawbacks? All the answers to those questions can be found below.
When deciding to use sauna we consider mainly the health benefits. Recently published 20-year study results prove that regular use of sauna reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by as much as 50%! All it takes is using sauna 4-7 times a week on condition that the inside temperature oscillates around 79 centigrade and humidity is about 10%.