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What are some sauna maintenance tips?

Health Mate® infrared saunas are simple to clean, and there is no regular updating required or parts to replace. The enclosed cabins generally keep out dust and dirt. For best sauna maintenance, treat it like a piece of fine furniture.

  • Because infrared saunas provide dry heat, the only thing to be aware of is moisture from perspiration. Use towels to wipe down the bench and underneath your feet.
  • If you still notice excess moisture after a session, simply wipe it off or crack the door or roof vent and keep the sauna running for a few minutes.
  • On occasion, you should wipe down your sauna exterior and interior. Use a moist towel dipped in a solution of water, a tablespoon of baking soda, and a few drops of high-quality essential oil such as tea tree, lavender, or lemon. Do not spray the cleaning solution directly onto the sauna surface. Avoid harsh chemicals. 
  • For places where there is frequent use, like clinics and spas, consider using waterproof cushions or pads for better sauna maintenance.
  • Use your vacuum hand attachment to clean dust or debris from your sauna.
  • Perspiration stains don’t affect your sauna’s performance. To remove perspiration stains, simply lightly sand the spot and wipe it down.

If you would like more information on your sauna’s eucalyptus wood or for help with troubleshooting, return to the main FAQ page.

You may also contact our customer service team with additional questions or issues regarding sauna maintenance.