You’re currently planning your new home sauna, because you love having a sauna at your local gym, or your trips to the day spa or spa hotel. But your next decision is if you should buy traditional sauna heaters or whether you should buy a more modern heater.
Your choice may effect the cost of your sauna as well as your enjoyment of the sauna experience.
Why Buy Traditional Sauna Heaters?
Traditional sauna heaters use rocks to produce the heat. The heat is applied to the rocks and then water is trickled on to the rocks so that dry heat is produced. This low humidity heating is very effective and many people often find this much more tolerable and pleasurable than a steam room which is a lot more humid. The fact is that many people actually enjoy the control and process of pouring the water on the rocks, that they are producing the humidity and heat in the room rather than it is coming from a machine. It is much like cutting wood and supplying it to your own log burner stove rather than having a gas or electric fire. There is something primal about producing your own fire and heat. However if you are wanting to relax and not have to get up to pour water then you can still get traditional sauna heaters which have automatic water dispensers so you can sit back and relax while the sauna heater does the work for you.
What are the Benefits of a Sauna?
You’ve convinced yourself you need a sauna but how can you convince your partner as well? Talk about the health benefits. There are five main health benefits of saunas, so here we go:
- Saunas cleanse the skin – they do this by the heat opening up your skin pores allowing dirt and grease out of the pores, and then your natural perspiration process, sweating, helps to flush out the toxins. Also note that increased blood flow in high heat also helps to heal cuts and sun burn as well. So saunas are a great way to detoxify your body.
- Reduce chances of illness – saunas increase your body temperature, which tricks your body into thinking it has a fever, which therefore stimulates your organs and immune system to react to this. Essentially your immune system is running at top levels to ensure you are less likely to catch a cold or flu.
- Increased Heart Rate – in saunas due to the increase in temperature is equivalent to doing physical activity such as a fast walk. This helps with weight loss by burning calories and can be combined with an exercise program for full benefits.
- Respiratory Problems – can be helped with saunas, and if you want even more aid with this then a steam room can be even more soothing for those with lungs problems such as asthma and congestion.
- Relaxation – there are not many better ways to relax after a hard day that to have a sauna.