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Infrared Sauna vs Steam Sauna

Aug 26, 2021
Infrared Sauna vs Steam Sauna

So you’ve decided to get a sauna (excellent decision!). But what type of sauna should you get? Below are the benefits of infrared saunas vs steam saunas to help you make an informed choice and the types of infrared saunas you can choose from in our range. 

Found—Space has been supplying top quality saunas to Australians since 2008, making us Australia’s longest-running infrared sauna company. We love to help our clients make the most out of their saunas which is why we tailor usage guidelines based on you and your health & wellbeing goals.

We also provide ongoing support through webinars and an online support group. We provide free installation throughout Australia and all saunas in our range are Australian Electrically certified. To find out the difference between infrared vs steam sauna read on!

The Difference Between Infrared Sauna And Steam Sauna

The main difference between infrared sauna and steam sauna is the way the saunas generate heat. Infrared saunas use a safe wavelength of light (or energy) that heats the body directly (the same way natural sunlight does) as opposed to heating the air in the sauna cabin-like steam saunas.

Infrared saunas don’t raise the temperature of the air in the sauna. When the body is heated with infrared light it creates a cardiovascular workout on the body whilst removing heavy metals and toxins.

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Which Sauna Is Better Infrared Or Steam?

When it comes to which sauna is better infrared or steam, of course, we’re going to say infrared saunas! But with good reason, Not only do infrared saunas heat the body at a lower & more comfortable temperature, but the effect the heat has on the body can also achieve more effective results.

You see, both types of saunas cause our bodies to sweat however when we sweat as a result of infrared light the composition of chemicals found in the sweat is vastly different from the sweat produced by a steam sauna (or exercise for that matter). The sweat produced by steam saunas and other methods such as exercise mostly contains water and sodium chloride (salt) only. The sweat caused by far infrared sauna will contain water, but also cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals (e.g. mercury, aluminium, and arsenic), nicotine, sulfuric acid, ammonia, and lots of other undesirables that we don’t want in our body. 

Another interesting point to note when it comes to the difference between infrared sauna and steam sauna is that using your infrared sauna regularly has a cumulative effect on the body thus magnifying its benefits. Need an excuse to sit back, relax and enjoy your sauna (and all the amazing health benefits of using said sauna)? There you have it! 

So now you know the differences between an infrared sauna and a steam sauna, you can make a choice as to which sauna is better - infrared or steam, based on your preferences and requirements. 

If you’re leaning towards infrared saunas, check out the saunas in our range: 

Ask Us About Our Infrared Sauna Range Today

Call us to find out more about the infrared saunas in our range or to speak with us about the differences between an infrared sauna and a steam sauna. 

When you contact us, we won’t just try to sell you a sauna. We want to know about your health goals and challenges, so we can help you bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be, and ensure you purchase the best model for your needs.

Book your no-obligation discovery call with one of our friendly Sauna Specialists to learn more about your options.

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