The guide to buying an at-home infrared sauna

The guide to buying an at-home infrared sauna

Are you considering adding an infrared sauna to your wellness routine? Saunas are not only a relaxing way to unwind after a tough workout but can also provide a myriad of health benefits. 

An infrared sauna for your home can help increase circulation, alleviate pain, encourage relaxation, improve muscle recovery, and help your body detox. Regular sauna use can also support your cardiovascular and immune systems, as well as improve your skin. 

While some people get in sauna sessions at the gym or even join a wellness spa, an at-home infrared sauna provides a comfortable and convenient experience. Many are designed to seamlessly integrate into your home, with the assembly straightforward. 

With an abundance of choices available, selecting the ideal infrared sauna for your home can feel overwhelming. However, by asking the right questions, you can make sure that you are getting the best infrared sauna for your home.

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Benefits of buying an at-home infrared sauna

Investing in an at-home infrared sauna goes beyond mere luxury; it's a commitment to your well-being. With benefits ranging from stress reduction and detoxification to improved cardiovascular health and muscle recovery, an at-home sauna becomes a transformative addition to your lifestyle.

Convenience and accessibility

The most obvious advantage of having an at-home infrared sauna is the convenience it offers. No more sharing space at the gym or booking an appointment at a wellness spa. Your escape is just a few steps away, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of infrared therapy on your terms and schedule.

Privacy and customization

Your at-home infrared sauna is your personal sanctuary. Enjoy the solitude and privacy of your own space, tailor the experience to your preferences. Choose your preferred temperature, color on the chromotherapy system, and even stream your favorite playlist. 

Aesthetic appeal 

Some homeowners appreciate the aesthetic appeal of an infrared sauna. The natural wood finishes and ambient lighting can enhance the overall ambiance of a home. It can help complete your wellness room or home gym and elevate the overall look.

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8 must-ask questions before choosing your perfect infrared sauna

Purchasing an infrared sauna can be a way to take your physical and mental well-being to the next level. 

By asking these key questions, you'll be better equipped to choose the right sauna for your needs, ensuring a rewarding and rejuvenating addition to your home. Take the time to research and consider your options carefully, and soon you'll be enjoying the numerous benefits of your very own infrared sauna.

What wood material is used during the construction?

The type of wood used in the sauna's construction affects its durability, heat retention, and overall aesthetics. Many infrared saunas are made from either cedar or hemlock, which are durable and can withstand high temperatures.

When looking at wood choice, there’s more to consider. For example, hemlock has a low thermal conductivity —  allowing the sauna to efficiently retain heat. The result is a consistently comfortable and relaxing environment. 

With a light color and straight grain, the certified Canadian hemlock used for Sweaty GOAT saunas offers a bright, modern aesthetic. The wood choice, along with the design, can complement your space, whether you install your sauna in a home gym, wellness room, or four-season room. 

What size saunas should I consider? 

Sauna sizes vary, and choosing the right one depends on your available space and personal preferences. Consider the number of people you anticipate using the sauna and whether you prefer a single or multi-person sauna. 

For example, a two-person sauna like the MP2 from Sweaty GOAT gives you room to stretch out if you are sweating it out on your own. But, you can comfortably share the space with a loved one or friend. The MP3-C, a corner-style sauna, has two benches, which provide more flexibility when sharing the space.

In addition, consider where you want to install your sauna and how much space you have available. Measure your space beforehand to ensure a proper fit. Be sure to note the ceiling height and doorways, as well as locate the nearest outlet.

What is the EMF level?

Many appliances and electronic devices in your home will emit EMF, or electromagnetic frequency — including your television, vacuum cleaner, tablet, and smartphone. 

And, yes, an infrared sauna does emit EMF, too. 

As you shop for an infrared sauna, you might be concerned about high EMF levels. However, research shows  that infrared therapy is safe and has clear benefits, whether you want to support your cardiovascular health, manage stress, or recover faster from a workout. 

But it’s still important to factor EMF into your selection process. The key is to choose a sauna brand that prioritizes safety without compromising on the therapeutic advantages of infrared therapy. 

Sweaty GOAT Saunas have a low EMF rating — less than 1 mG of electromagnetic fields — and meet all known federal, state, and industry standards. In addition, the saunas are tested by a third party to make sure that they are safe. In fact, they have a lower EMF rating than many smart phones.

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What are the heating elements used? 

Infrared saunas utilize different heating technologies, such as carbon fiber or ceramic. Understanding the differences between these heating elements will help you choose the one that suits your preferences and needs best.

Sweaty GOAT Saunas feature three different types of heating elements to provide a whole-body sauna experience. Carbon heating elements are placed around the sauna to provide far infrared heat to the back, feet, and ankles. Far infrared heat penetrates the deepest, allowing for optimal muscle recovery and relaxation.

A graphene heat element, which produces mid infrared heat, is placed behind the calves to help with lactic acid reduction and increase circulation. 

The alloy heating elements produce soft mid infrared heat and are placed in front of the body to maximize recovery. This alloy heating element assists in recovery of chronic shin splints, knee and leg surgeries, and other lower extremity ailments.

Does the sauna include any ventilation or a purification system?

Clean air is essential for your health. And when you are sweating it out in a sauna, you might be concerned about impurities in the air, allergens, and even the odor that can accompany perspiration. A ventilation system or air purifier can help you breathe easier as you take in those infrared waves.

Sweaty GOAT Saunas feature an oxygen ionizer, which helps to purify the air by removing allergens such as pet dander, pollen, and dust. Bonus: Ionizers can neutralize any odors in the air. With fresh, clean air, you can enjoy a calm, relaxing sauna session.

What temperature range does the sauna offer?

Different individuals have different heat tolerance levels. Knowing the sauna's temperature range will help you determine if it aligns with your preferences. Most infrared saunas have a temperature range of 120 degrees Fahrenheit to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, providing a comfortable and effective heat therapy session.

Sweaty GOAT Saunas have a temperature range of 80 degrees to 160 degrees, and you can use the convenient control panel to choose your preferred temperature.

What is the ownership experience like? For example, what are the installation process and maintenance like? 

Consider your budget not only for purchasing the sauna but also for installation and ongoing maintenance. It's important to factor in all costs associated with owning and operating an infrared sauna to ensure it fits within your financial plan.

Sweaty GOAT Saunas are designed to be easy to assemble. With an innovative buckle system, you don't need a complete tool set to put together the sauna. The panels easily come together, and the electrical is wired — you just need to make a few simple connections.

Does the sauna come with a warranty? 

Look for saunas that come with a warranty or guarantee to protect your investment. A good warranty will provide you with the confidence that you're backed by the manufacturer and offer peace of mind in case of any unexpected issues.

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Sauna benefits at home

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of sauna therapy without having to book an appointment at a spa or share space at a gym? Having a Michael Phelps Sweaty GOAT Sauna allows you to realize the benefits of sauna therapy. You can click here to find out more about the benefits of incorporating a Michael Phelps Sweaty GOAT sauna into your routine. Rejuvenate your wellness routine today!