Traditional or Infrared Sauna

Traditional or Infrared Sauna

What is the difference?

Traditional or Infrared Sauna

What is the difference?

infrared-sauna

First things first:

1. Both will cause you to sweat profusely.

2. All profuse sweating is good for your body.

3. Which type of sauna to use, and how you want to feel as you sweat, is up to you. Compare the two types below and choose which is right for you. Or choose Finnleo’s exclusive InfraSauna and get both in one.


 

Traditional

Sauna temps 150⁰-185⁰+ F
Humidity You control
Sweating temps Hi temp needed to induce sweating
Comfort Levels Bathers enjoy pouring water on rocks to create steam and raise humidity levels. Makes room more comfortable for some.
Steam vs. Infrared Steams helps moisten nasal passages and allows use of aromatherapy by mixing essential oils with the water.
Sauna Start-Up Allow 30-40 min. for sauna to warm-up
Session times Recommended 10-15 minutes

Infrared

Sauna temps 120⁰-140⁰ F
Humidity No humidity
Sweating temps Goal is not to achieve high temps. Infrared emitters generate deep penetrating heat.
Comfort Levels Bathers will feel hot and sweat profusely, but at a lower overall sauna temperature.
Steam vs. Infrared Far Infrared energy penetrates the skin more deeply and warms the muscles & joints.
Sauna Start-Up Allow 30-40 min. for sauna to warm-up
Session times You can use the sauna About 10 minutes after it’s turned on. Some prefer to wait until sauna is around 110⁰ F.

 


Infrared radiation is similar to the sun, but exceedingly safe.

  • Infrared saunas heat the user and not the room
  • Ideal temperature range for proper wavelength creation is 120⁰ – 140⁰ F (49 ⁰ – 60 ⁰ C).