Traditional Vs. Infrared Saunas

best traditional saunaYou’ve heard about Traditional hot Saunas and the buzz as of late seems to be all about Infrared Saunas. So what IS the difference? And what type is the best choice for you?

Traditional saunas are a high heat, low humidity environment. Temperatures range between 185-195°F and water is splashed over the heater rocks to create a blast of steam and intensify the feeling of heat. For those who enjoy this experience, there is nothing in the world quite like it.

infrared-sauna2-300x300Infrared saunas provide a more mild environment. Infrared rays heat the body directly and the air secondarily. For those who enjoy the “heat bath” experience, but cannot take the heat or do not enjoy traditional saunas, infrared is an excellent alternative.

Many people who have experienced and enjoyed traditional saunas inquire about infrared saunas thinking it will be the same. It is important to keep in mind that the experience of a traditional sauna vs. an infrared sauna is not the same. Infrared saunas provide a very enjoyable experience, but are different from a traditional sauna. If you know and love traditional saunas, you should stay traditional.

If you’re looking for a sauna and aren’t sure of which type is best for you, try them both! We offer Infrared Saunas and Traditional Saunas by Finnleo. No matter which type you prefer, we have a sauna option for everyone!

Stop by one of our 3 Philadelphia-area showrooms to test them out, side-by-side!

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Finnleo Sauna featured on HGTV

Last Saturday the DIY network featured one of our Finnleo Saunas on the show I hate my Bath! The homeowner was really tired of their 1960’s era Pink bathroom, so it was transformed into a gorgeous new bathroom including a custom shower, custom vanity and a 2-person Finnleo Infrared Sauna!

A cedar sauna was chosen to compliment the Asian feel of the bathroom remodel, and the show demonstrated how simple & easy it is to set up a Finnleo Infrared sauna! Not only are they simple to set up, but the health benefits of an infrared saunaare incredible!

Sauanas are not just for remodels on TV show! You can fit one in your home, too! With sizes ranging from a 1 person to a complete custom sauna ROOM, there is an option for every home!
Visit us today to find out more about sauna or check out a few sauna models online.
Check out how gorgeous this Finnleo Sauna looks in this beautiful remodeled bathroom!

And don’t forget to watch the rerun of I hate my Bath featuring a Finnleo Sauna!

  • February 26th 10:30 a.m. E/P
  • March 10th 6:30 p.m. E/P
  • March 11th 1:00 p.m. E/P
  • March 15th 7:30 p.m. E/P

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Win a trip to Finland from Finnleo Saunas

Since we convinced you you NEED a sauna because of all the great Health Benefits we mentioned, how would you like to win a trip to Finland where saunas are a part of the Finnish culture?

Finnleo Saunas is giving away a weekend trip for two to Helsinki, the capital of Finland!

Enter to win the trip through Finnleo today!

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Health Benefits of a Sauna

This month we’re talking about Hot-Tubbing in the cold, and yes we realize that saunas aren’t exactly hot tubs, but we think they are the PERFECT cold-weather ‘accessory!’

Not only do saunas have incredible health benefits, but there is evidence that sitting in a sauna can ward off cold symptoms! Here are a few other of our favorite Sauna health benefits:

A 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn 200-600 calories! As the body works to cool itself while using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Your body’s natural response to infrared heat therapy is to increase circulation and sweat.

Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of a sauna. Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring. Infrared heat therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and skin lesions or cuts. It also reduces wrinkles, makes skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity. Regular use may also help reduce cellulite trapped beneath the skin, lessen the appearance of scars, and help burns heal significantly.

Relieve back, neck and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy. Researchers studying HRP (Heat Responsive Pain) have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain, all conditions that fall under the HRP classification.

Find out more about the Saunas at Spring Dance Hot Tubs and Request a Quote Today!

Mayo Clinic discusses the benefits of Infrared Heat

If you’re considering an Infrared Sauna like the ones we carry, good news! A Dr. at the Mayo Clinic recently answered the question: What is a far-infrared sauna? Does it have health benefits? Here is part of his response:

A far-infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turns warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you.

The appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions similar to those elicited by moderate exercise. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna, which makes it accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna.

Several studies have looked at using infrared saunas in the treatment of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis, and found some evidence of benefit….no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas.

Check out the Infrared Saunas we carry & Read the entire article about Infrared Sauna Benefits at the Mayo Clinic!