A sauna room is designed to be filled with
heat in some fashion, so that the users inside of saunas will experience the
numerous benefits of that heat. Benefits of a sauna include potential weight
loss, reduced pain from certain afflictions, and cleansed skin. Saunas are not
new inventions, though the design of a sauna room has improved with greater
An infrared sauna is a sauna that uses
infrared lights to heat up the body directly, instead of heating up the air
around the body. Infrared sauna benefits include the fact that it is easier to
clean up, because there is no steam, and the fact that in many ways an infrared
sauna will actually create a form of heat in the body which is less likely to
Far Infrared Sauna
Far infrared saunas are actually often just
infrared saunas. Infrared saunas use infrared lamps projecting light from the
far end of the infrared spectrum to heat up the bodies of users directly. Thus,
a far infrared sauna is simply a sauna that uses lamps projecting light in that
far end of the infrared spectrum. A far infrared sauna is effective because far
infrared light is absorbed as heat.
A sauna suit is a specialized suit designed to
keep the heat of a person captured within the sauna suit. Sauna suits can
assist individuals with their weight loss programs, because the heat generated
when such individuals work out within a sauna suit will be kept close their
bodies, thus causing their bodies to burn more energy in producing sweat.
A sauna belt, such as the Sauna Twin, is a
belt-like device which is designed to wrap around some portion of the body. A
sauna belt will then apply heat to that part of the body in order to assist the
user with losing weight from that portion of his or her body. The efficacy of
sauna belts such as the Sauna Twin is somewhat in doubt based on research.
A sauna heater is the specific device which
provides the heat necessary for the functioning of a sauna. Sauna heaters can
come in a number of different forms, including steam heaters, which might heat
up rocks such that water can be poured over those rocks to create steam, or
infrared sauna heaters which use infrared light to provide heat.
A facial sauna is a device designed to provide a user with the effects of a sauna, but only on his or her face. Facial saunas are small devices which heat water into steam, funneling that water up into an ergonomic mask which a user can put around his or her face, so as to get the cleansing benefits of the facial sauna on his or her facial skin.
A portable sauna is a particular version of a
sauna designed to be small and portable. Portable saunas are generally designed
to be small enclosed areas of an insulating material. The user can sit inside
his or her portable sauna, and can then hook it up to a sauna heater to fill
the enclosed area with heat and enjoy the effects of a sauna.
Portable Infrared Sauna
Infrared saunas can come in a portable
infrared sauna form, just as conventional saunas can. A portable infrared sauna
is a portable sauna, meaning that it is likely a design of an insulating
material in which a user can sit. These portable infrared saunas use infrared
lights to generate the heat within the insulating material, however.
If an individual wants the advantages of a
sauna, but doesn't want to have to go to another location, then he or she may
consider installing a home sauna in his or her home. Home saunas will either be
rooms in the house, or they will be outdoor saunas, unconnected to the house. A
kit for building a home sauna is often the best way to go about obtaining a
Benefits of Sauna
The benefits of sauna cleansing that are
generally accepted include assistance for weight loss, cleansing of the body,
and the reduction of certain painful or uncomfortable symptoms in some
disorders. Many individuals claim that there are other sauna benefits, however,
that have not yet been conclusively proven.
A steam sauna is a sauna which uses steam to
provide the heat to its users. A steam sauna is also sometimes known as a wet
sauna. A steam sauna can also be found in a portable steam sauna form, which
will usually come with the enclosed area of insulating material, along with a
device to turn water into steam to provide heat for the portable steam sauna.
Steam Sauna vs. Dry Sauna
A steam sauna uses steam to provide its heat,
while a dry sauna is designed to keep the humidity of the air within the dry
sauna at a significantly lower level. A dry sauna, such as the Finnish sauna,
might involve the use of heated rocks alone to generate the heat in the sauna.
Each type of sauna, either a steam sauna or a dry sauna, has certain
A sauna bath might refer to one particular
stint within a sauna, or it might refer to a bathroom specifically designed to
function as a sauna as well. A sauna shower, which is one form of this latter
type of sauna bath, is a shower which either might have no shower head, instead
having a steam dispenser, or which might be able to convert into a steam sauna
for use in the sauna bath.
Sauna kits are packages including all the
pieces and parts necessary to assemble a sauna, usually an outdoor sauna. Sauna
kits generally include material for walls, the door, the floor, the ceiling,
and a heater for the sauna. They do not often include sauna accessories, such
as towel racks, clocks, or lights, though these sauna accessories can certainly
be obtained separately.
A Finnish Sauna is the particular variety of
sauna that is commonly found in Finland. A Finnish sauna is often seen as a
sauna cabin, in which rocks are heated at the base of the Finnish sauna cabin
in order to heat up the entire room. The Finnish sauna cabin is then kept at
20% humidity by pouring water on those rocks, which, along with the heat,
provides the positive health effects of the sauna.
An outdoor sauna is a sauna unconnected from a
house or other building. Usually, outdoor saunas look like smallish cabins, and
they can be purchased either in sauna kits or as prefabricated saunas. Sunlight
saunas are one particular form of outdoor sauna which uses sunlight in order to
heat up the air inside of the sunlight sauna.
Sauna for Weight Loss
Using a sauna for weight loss is one of the
most common reasons that people enter into saunas. The principle that enables
individuals to use a sauna for weight loss, however, does not extend
universally, as it requires the individual to sweat profusely and thus burn off
energy. This means that items such as a sauna slim belt are often
indeterminately effective, because they do not provide such a level of
The Japanese sauna is, at this point, most likely modeled after one of the other well known forms of sauna visible internationally, such as the Finnish sauna. A Japanese sauna can most likely found at the number of remaining Japanese baththouses around the country, where one might also be able to obtain a sauna massage.