Top 7 Questions About Owning an Infrared Sauna

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During the winter months, our health is more important than ever. Saunas are elevating the ways in which we invest in our health and wellbeing. With so many sauna brands on the market, it can be challenging to find one that fits your needs, enhances your health, and supports your well-being.

At Health Mate Sauna, we use infrared technology to offer a sauna experience that rejuvenates and revitalizes the body, providing plenty of benefits along the way.

In order to help you navigate the research process in owning a home infrared sauna we’re covering the most common questions so you can make an informed decision in choosing your sauna.

7 Questions About Owning an Infrared Sauna

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1) How much does it cost?

When you invest in a personal sauna you are investing in so much more than just a sauna. You’re investing in your health and well-being. Many range from 2k to 10k+ with many options available for you to choose from. With Health Mate, you can get a premium handcrafted sauna that fits your budget. With “pay as you go” financing, to different sizes and price points, you can get the sauna that’s right for you and pay it off over time.

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2) What are the health benefits?

From relaxation and pain relief to immune support and weight loss, the multitude of benefits a sauna provides is extensive. Saunas are most commonly known to help relieve tired, aching muscles after a long day and ease stress and tension, but they can also help rid your body of toxins, support weight loss, ease joint pain, and aid in optimal blood circulation.

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3) Is it safe to use?

Absolutely. Infrared heat occurs naturally like the sun on your skin or the warmth from a fire. Infrared saunas naturally warm the body from within, reaching your muscles and nerves, and are completely safe to use. And since they heat the body instead of heating the air in the room, it can make a more comfortable and relaxing environment.

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4) How much electricity does it use?

Infrared saunas do not need excess energy, as they do not warm the air or generate steam as a traditional sauna does. Infrared heat can cultivate at a lower temperature because it penetrates deeper than steam. They use less electricity because they don’t need too much energy to operate. With Health Mate, our typical saunas are 120V and can use a standard outlet in any room.

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5) How much space is required?

You can find saunas as small as a 60” one-person dome sauna to as large as a 70” x 77” multi-person therapy lounge. Unlike conventional steam saunas, infrared saunas are not complicated to install in your home. They don’t involve any plumbing or refurbishing and can be placed on wood, tile, concrete or carpet. If you have an empty space in your house, whether a spare room, a corner in your living room or your basement, a home sauna can go there.

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6) Does a sauna with infrared technology help you detox?

Your immune system is constantly on a fight against an arsenal of toxins. Sweating is the body’s natural process for regulating temperature and detoxing toxins and chemicals. Saunas with infrared technology heat the body directly by using infrared heat and light. The heat is soaked by the skin, which raises the body’s temperature deep inside the tissues and other areas of the body and promotes a deeper level of detox.

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7) Can I use essential oils?

Absolutely! We encourage you to incorporate essential oils into your sauna sessions. The addition of natural calming remedies like essential oils can enhance the relaxing properties of a sauna and can ease stress, anxiety, or tension. With accessories like the Aroma Mate aromatherapy cup you can transform your sauna to an instant place of relaxation.


When you choose to elevate your health and well-being with a home sauna, you want to choose the best sauna possible. Now that you have all that you need to know about owning an infrared sauna, choose to invest in yourself. Read up on the selection of our award-winning Health Mate saunas or check out our FAQ for more info on our saunas and care.