Saunas just feel amazing. And they can do wonders for your health, and your fitness.
They can help you relax, relieve stress and sleep better after a long hard day at work. Saunas have been linked to longer life, and fewer fatal heart problems according to a scientific study, and the more often you use them the more benefit you seem to get.
Getting an infrared sauna for your fitness and health is in my opinion a great investment, it just makes you feel so relaxed and refreshed, and according to the study, good for your heart. But what is the best infrared sauna? Check out our “Buying Guide” to acquire more knowledge about these saunas or see our infrared sauna reviews below:
Top Infrared Saunas
1-2 Person Saunas
JNH Lifestyles 2 Person Far Infrared Sauna 7 Carbon Fiber Heaters
The JNH Lifestyles 2 Person home sauna has been getting great reviews online, and was a best seller in 2015.
It seats two people comfortably and is small enough to put in your bedroom, but it doesn’t have enough room for users to lie down.
It is made with Canadian hemlock wood, and it is easy to assemble because it has buckle panels that snap together.
It is also very easy to take apart and move around.
The dimensions are 47.3 x 75 x 39.5 inches, and it weighs 250 pounds.
The JNH Lifestyles 2 Person Far Infrared Sauna is designed to be used indoors, but it can be placed in a covered space outside.
It has 7 carbon fiber heaters that are located at the back, side and calf. Because it has dual wall insulation and doors with special safety glass, it does a good job of keeping heat inside of the sauna.
This sauna has good sound and lights. It has a top notch sound system that has to speakers with an amplifier via a 3.5mm plug.
The sauna has a 5 year warranty that is not extended to commercial use.
This is a great option for someone who wants to put a sauna in a small space such as an extra bedroom or even in the master suite. Both the price and the size is right, and the sound system is a nice extra. I think this is the best home sauna for 2017.
Dynamic Saunas AMZ-DYN-6106-06 Barcelona 1 to 2 Person Far Infrared Sauna
The Barcelona Sauna from Dynamic Saunas is quite small with the dimensions of 39.2 x 35.3 x 72.5 inches. This home sauna is good for a garage, basement, walk-in closet or master bath location.
It weighs 250 pounds and is made with natural reforested Canadian hemlock.
It can be quickly assembled, within an hour, and it seats one to two people.
It has 6 low carbon fiber heating panels that are 30 percent bigger than other panels, which means that it can heat your skin 40 percent better, and this is very therapeutic. It also has double paneled walls that retain heat more efficiently. Not only does it get hot very quickly, but it is very energy efficient. Its maximum temperature is 130F.
Sound System and Lighting
In terms of sound and lighting, it has a MP3 auxiliary connection with speakers. It also has a LED light display with control gauges for time and temperature.
2 Person Hemlock Deluxe Infrared Sauna with 6 Carbon Heaters by Radiant Saunas
The Hemlock Deluxe has the dimensions of 49 x 39 x 75 inches, and it weighs 354 pounds. It is made with solid hemlock wood, and it is easy to assemble.
6 carbon fiber heating panels.
Sound System and Lights
It has a radio, CD player, AUX MP3 connection, speakers, chromo therapy lights and interior and exterior LED control panels. With a towel rack, magazine rack, oxygen ionizer, 2 backrests and tinted glass this unit has more accessories than the other saunas we reviewed.
The 2 Person Hemlock Deluxe has a 5 year warranty on structure, wood, heating elements and electrical. But it only has a 1 year warranty on the radio. Also, outdoor use voids the warranty on this sauna.
It is a moderately priced sauna great for someone who wants to put a premium sauna with added accessories in a small space such as a bedroom.
2-3 Person Saunas
JNH Lifestyles 2-3 Person Corner Far Infrared Sauna, Latest Carbon Fiber Heaters
JNH Lifestyles 2-3 Person Corner Home Sauna has dimensions of 59 x 39 x 75 inches, and it weighs 350 pounds. It is made with a double layer of Canadian hemlock. Because of its tongue and groove construction, it is much stronger and easier to assemble because of its buckle panels. The manufacturers say that this sauna fits two to three people, but many users say that this might be a tight fit for three people.
The JNh Lifestyle 2-3 Person Corner Sauna has 5 carbon fiber far infrared heaters that are located at the back, side and calf areas.
Sound System and Lighting
It has AUX control and 2 speakers. It has LED lighting with light bulbs that save 50 percent more energy than other light bulbs. It uses a standard household plug.
It has a 2 year warranty.
This is a great home sauna for someone who wants a corner sauna that is beautiful, functional and sturdy due to its double timber material.
3 Person Sauna Corner Fitting Infrared FIR FAR 7 Carbon Heaters Hemlock Wood CD Player MP3 Plug by Heat Wave
This 3 person corner sauna has dimensions of 53 x 53 x 76 and it weighs 400 pounds. Although it weighs more than most of the saunas in this review, it also holds 3 people.
It is made with hemlock wood and has tongue and groove assembly, which makes it easy to put together.
It has 7 carbon heaters that are located in the back, side and front of the sauna. One is also on the floor.
Sound System and Lighting
It comes with a CD player and MP3 plug, radio and speakers. In terms of lighting, this sauna has dual interior and exterior LED panels.
It has a beautiful bronze tinted glass door and panels that allow you to see out of the sauna. It includes accessories such as backrests, an oxygen ionizer, towel hooks and a magazine rack. Because it has 120v/20 amp power, electrical modification is needed for 20 amps of power.
The unit has a 5 year warranty on structure, heaters and electrical. But there is only a 1 year warranty on the CD player, radio and light bulbs. But the good thing is that this can be used for commercial use and it is moderately priced.
This home sauna is ideal for the small business that wants to have a small spa.
JNH Lifestyles Joyous 3 Person Canadian Hemlock Wood 8 Carbon Fiber Heaters
The JNH Joyous home sauna is one of the few saunas in this review that has enough room for you to lie down; however, you must bend your knees. It is made from double layer Canadian hemlock, which makes it super sturdy. The dimensions are 59 x 39 x 75 inches, and it weighs 350 pounds.
It has 8 carbon fiber heaters that are located in the back, sides and calf areas.
Sound System and Lighting
It has built in AUX with 2 speakers and a 3.5 auxiliary plug It also has interior LED lights that save energy.
The warranty is for 5 years on everything.
It is at the top end for pricing, but it is a beautiful 3 person sauna, with room enough to life down, and the warranty is very good.
4 Person Saunas
4 Person Sauna Heat Wave Hemlock 9 Carbon Infrared Heaters
This is the ideal sauna for a small business owner to use as a spa.
It has dimensions of 70 x 48 x 76, and it weighs 471 pounds.
The price offers very good value, and it is a good choice for both private and commercial use.
It is made from hemlock wood, and it is easy to assemble because of its tongue and groove technology.
It has 9 carbon heaters.
Sound System and Lighting
It has outside and inside LED control panels, a CD player, a MP3 plug in and color mood lights.
It has a 5 year warranty that can be used for commercial and private use.
Spa guests will find it comfortable because it has backrests, a magazine rack, a towel rack and an oxygen ionizer.
The technology used to heat saunas have changed and gotten better over the years. The infrared sauna is a product of modern technology. Traditional saunas use convection heat to warm air, but infrared saunas use radiant heat. This is unlike traditional saunas that heat air to a temperature that is unbearable for humans. With an infrared sauna, you can control the temperature level.
Heat Source: Carbon Fiber Heaters or Ceramic Rod Heaters?
The most important thing about an infrared sauna is the heat source. They use infrared light, which means that the temperature goes up, but it doesn’t heat the surrounding air. Your body absorbs heat from an infrared sauna, and this makes you sweat and get rid of toxins. This is why saunas are known for their healing properties.
Ceramic rod heaters are not as efficient because they must run at a higher temperature to get hot enough. This can be uncomfortable due to the high heat Also, many of the components in these saunas are very hot to the touch, which means that they can cause plenty of body burns.
In addition, ceramic heaters tend to have high EMF ratings, which is basically invisible radiation. The rating should be low enough so that it doesn’t harm humans. On the other hand carbon fiber heaters restrict the amount of EMFs that are emitted.
Besides, carbon fiber heaters cover a larger area and provide an even flow of heat. But make sure that the panels are located in back, front and sides of the sauna so that your body absorbs a balanced flow of heat. All in all, infrared saunas with carbon fiber heaters is a better choice than those with ceramic heaters.
The choice of wood used for your sauna is also very important. It must be thick, strong and free of gases. Cedar is the most popular wood choice for saunas. This is because cedar excretes an oil that provides protection from bugs and inclement weather.
Many sauna manufacturers choose wood such as Canadian Red Cedar and Pacific Coast Hemlock. This is because these types of woods are durable, smooth, warp resistant and beautiful. Also, they have a low shrinkage rate, a low amount of resin and are almost odorless.
Keep in mind that saunas made with wood choices such as pine and plywood may be cheaper, but they won’t last long. They will pucker and crack from heat. Steer clear of saunas made from wood choices such as western pine, white fir, aspen, California redwood or poplar.
In addition to the heat source and wood choice, other things will of course impact on your choice of sauna. These include things such as the location of the control panels, the size of the sauna, the available accessories and the price that you are willing to pay.
Also pay attention to the warranty that comes with the sauna. The length isn’t the only thing that you should be concerned about. For instance, some warranties do not warrant outdoor or commercial use. Keep in mind your purpose when purchasing a sauna.
All in all, each of these saunas have something a little different to offer. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a great warranty, a sauna for a small space or one that you can use commercially, there is bound to be a great option that suits your needs.
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