Are you considering getting a sauna for your home, but aren’t sure where to start? In this article, we explain the difference between a traditional steam sauna and an infrared sauna and cover all the things you need to consider when buying a sauna for your home.
A sauna describes any heating system intended to create profuse sweating. There are lots of different types available from traditional steam saunas and steam rooms heated with hot stones through to infrared therapy saunas.
There are four diverse types of saunas:
Traditional saunas and infrared therapy saunas are the most common for home use. These saunas can be custom-designed or pre-built, and can be installed indoors or outdoors. Pre-built saunas are usually portable, generally more cost-effective, can be easily installed, and come in a range of styles and sizes.
On the surface, traditional steam saunas and infrared saunas seem to be pretty similar. While they both work to re-energize and relax the body – there are some key differences you should know about before making a decision on which one to buy. Once you know more about these differences you’ll be able to weigh the pros and cons for yourself and make the best decision based on what’s right for you.
Choosing which type of home sauna to buy depends on what you’re looking for which will best meet your needs. While traditional steam saunas provide what many consider to be a ‘true’ sauna experience – they tend to be more expensive, have higher running costs, and require more maintenance than infrared alternatives. At Expert Fitness Supply, we love infrared saunas as our choice of sauna (even Joe Rogan loves infrared saunas!). From the lower costs to increased health benefits, we feel an infrared sauna is truly a win.