7 Questions About Infrared Saunas

Saunas are elevating how we invest in our everyday well-being. Finding the right sauna for your health needs and lifestyle can be challenging, though. At Health Mate Sauna, we use infrared technology that offers a rejuvenating and revitalizing sauna experience, providing plenty of mental and physical benefits along the way. To help you navigate the research process in choosing a home infrared sauna, we’ve answered the 7 most common questions about infrared saunas so you can make an informed decision.

1) How much does a sauna cost?

When you invest in an infrared sauna you are investing in so much more than just a piece of equipment. A sauna is also an investment in your health and well-being. Health Mate saunas can range in price from $2k to $10k+ with many options available among the models. Our premium, handcrafted saunas are designed to fit a variety of budgets. Plus, you have the option of financing, so you can own 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, in addition to easing stress and tension. They can also help rid your body of toxins, ease joint pain, and aid in optimal blood circulation.

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3) Is it safe to use?

Yes! Infrared saunas naturally warm the body from within, penetrating your muscles and nerves. Our saunas have all been tested for ultra-low EMF, which means your radiation exposure is at a safe level. Since infrared saunas heat the body instead of just heating the air in the room, it’s a more relaxing experience. Follow directions, along with any recommended medical advice, to ensure the best outcome.

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4) How much electricity does it use?

Infrared saunas do not warm the air or generate steam as a traditional sauna does. In that way, infrared heat emits at a lower temperature and requires less electricity. Health Mate saunas typically require 120V and can use a standard outlet in any room. However, larger saunas sometimes require additional voltage. See our models for more details and specifications. 

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5) How much space is required?

Health Mate saunas are designed as small as a portable dome sauna and as large as a therapy lounge. They don’t require additional plumbing or refurbishing. Also, saunas can be placed on wood, tile, concrete, or carpet, basically, anywhere you have a corner or free spot in your living area. Even better, they are simple to assemble!

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6) Does an infrared sauna help you detox?

Your infrared sauna will inevitably cause your body to sweat. Sweating is the body’s natural process for regulating temperature and allows for a level of detox which takes some load off your liver function. Infrared sauna technology heats the body directly by using infrared heat and light. This raises the body’s temperature deep inside the tissues and organs and promotes a deeper level of detox, while also boosting your immune levels.

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7) Can I use essential oils in the sauna?

Absolutely! We encourage you to incorporate essential oils into your sauna sessions to enhance the normal infrared sauna experience. With accessories like the Aroma Mate aromatherapy cup you can transform your sauna into a spa-like, calming oasis.


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 some answers to the most common infrared questions about owning a personal 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.

Alone Time in a Personal Sauna

We often lead hectic lives. Between the long hours at work, spent with family, and other commitments, time to yourself can be rare. Then when you do have downtime, you may not know exactly how to unwind and recharge your batteries. Maybe now is the time to be a bit selfish and think about splurging on something for yourself, something to enhance both your mental and physical health. Getting alone time in a personal sauna could be the answer you are seeking. We have some options sure to work for you.

The Right Space for a Personal Sauna

Your first thought may be that you have no space for a sauna. You may have visions of what you have seen at your local spa or gym, or think about large steam rooms that take up lots of floor space. While very large saunas exist, you can find an infrared sauna to suit smaller spaces. Health Mate offers just such a product with our Renew series. It’s designed to fit easily into your small home, condo, or apartment but still offers all the functionality and comfort you expect from a larger sauna.


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The great thing about the personal sauna is that it assembles quickly and easily. Our Renew sauna requires no tools to put together, so assembly is a snap for you. You can have it all put together and begin your sauna session all on the same day. While larger saunas may be priced far beyond what you could afford, getting a great sauna designed for one or two is more affordable than you think. We offer quality pricing and financing where you can get zero percent interest on your purchase if you qualify.

Let Your Sauna Life Begin

If you love the idea of having alone time in a personal sauna so you can have time to relax away from everyone while at home, see Health Mate Sauna. Check out our Renew Series saunas and the wonderful accessories available. You can also get details from our sauna specialists, answers regarding financing, and more. Simply call toll-free at (877) 595-3221. We look forward to delivering a Health Mate infrared sauna to you!

Visit a Sauna Salon or Own An Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas are changing the ways in which we take care of ourselves. In addition to traditional saunas, such as steam or rock saunas, infrared provides an alternative. It’s especially beneficial for people who have trouble with the humidity from other saunas. And, this relatively new sauna technology is available now more than ever for home use. If you are undecided, it could be time to choose, do you visit a sauna salon or own an infrared sauna?

The Case for Salons

Just like with other kinds of saunas, there are plenty of infrared saunas out there for you to visit regularly. Some gyms, social clubs, and even YMCAs offer infrared saunas. These places are usually referred to as “infrared sauna bars” or “sauna salons”. If you live in a large city, you are sure to find one. They are spreading like wildfire, even in smaller cities, due to the wellness boom. While these can be great places for you to visit to get a feel for infrared, they’re quite inconvenient for regular use.

Think about it this way–if you are undergoing a short treatment and a part of it involves infrared saunas, then perhaps visiting an infrared sauna bar is a great option. However, if you want to make it part of a regular health or fitness routine, you’ll want to consider alternatives. You don’t want to keep having to spend unnecessarily in order to keep using an infrared sauna. Why do that, when you can own a personal home infrared sauna?

Owning A Sauna

With a home infrared sauna, you are not just acquiring a new hot room. You’re granting yourself unlimited and unrestricted access to a healthy and comforting habit. Why bother with public places full of strangers and membership fees when you can access the countless benefits of infrared sauna technology in your own home? Unlike conventional steam saunas, Health Mate infrared saunas are easy to assemble and incorporate into your home. They are convenient add-ons that don’t involve plumbing or refurbishing. If you have an empty space in your house, like a spare room, living room corner, den, or basement, a home infrared sauna can fit in.

Get Infrared At Home

At Health Made, we want to make infrared sauna technology accessible to everyone who’s seeking to take on the habit of working on themselves through it. We have financing options available for you to purchase any of our home infrared saunas. For more information about the benefits of owning a home infrared sauna, contact one of our representatives by calling (877) 595-3221.

An Infrared Sauna to Warm Up Winter

Brrr. If you’re reading this anywhere in North America, it’s early November. That means that winter is coming, or it’s already here. Sure, there are places in the country where it doesn’t necessarily matter that winter’s chill is here, but it still gets chillier, even if the snow doesn’t fall. When it gets colder outside, there’s one clear and easy way around that: your own infrared sauna. A sauna from Health Mate can help you to feel better all winter long. Additionally, it’ll come in plenty handy once spring is here, too. 

Infrared Sauna on a Cold Day 

The snow’s been coming down for hours. You can see your breath when you’re outside for even a few moments. You have to go outside to shovel the driveway just so you can get out in the morning to go to work. Then, when you go to work, it’s cold on your way into the office, and it’s somehow even colder on the way home. Even wearing enough layers of clothing, donning your heaviest coat, and cranking up the heater, somehow you’re still cold. These are the kinds of situations that our Health Mate saunas are the perfect remedy for. 

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Safe, Wonderful Blast of Heat 

Stepping into one of these saunas after having been in the cold all day is as wonderful a feeling as there is. You can literally feel the winter melting off of your shoulders. After being exposed to sleet, snow, biting winds, and all the other weapons of winter, you can relax in a truly warm, safe environment. We make our saunas to be perfectly safe and warming, so even if you turn them up a bit after you’ve been out in the cold you don’t have to worry. They are the perfect antidote to chattering teeth, shivering, and more. 

Sauna, Where You Don’t Have to Go Anywhere

You might have read to this point and thought: “well, that’s okay. I can get that from the sauna at the gym. I don’t need to pay to have one in my home.” Well, that’s all well and good until you have to leave that sauna and go back through the cold just to go home. Then, all that warm, wonderful feeling from being in the sauna will literally be blown off of your body. Having your own sauna, on the other hand, makes it so that you don’t have to worry about that. You can rest in the sauna, then take a shower, and then go to bed. No trek through two feet of snow involved at all. 

Alternately, however, you can wake up, step in the sauna, power yourself up for the day, and then trek out into the snow, warm and ready to go to work. With our Health Mate saunas, you’re in control. That’s what’s great about a sauna in your home: it’s your sauna to use whenever you want. When you’re ready to get the right sauna, regardless of the season, call us at (714) 942-4884.

Healthy Together in a 2-Person Sauna

Being healthier is key to a happier, longer life. Whether it’s eating right, exercising, or meditating, we all strive to improve at some point. However, it’s not always easy, particularly when we live with someone else. We’re often influenced by family members, partners or roommates which can doom our healthy habits. But why not get health together in a 2-person sauna? These provide a great way to spend time with loved ones while reaping the health benefits. 

2 Person Sauna: Room for Both 

These saunas are, for so many, the perfect size. That means that they’re big enough for two people to sit comfortably inside of them. However, they also aren’t so big that they don’t fit comfortably in a

young couple sitting on couch with new saunabasement, backroom, bedroom, or something like that. These saunas can give you all of the room you need to feel great while also not being so big as to be an ill-fit for any home. With this sauna, you can take just a small bit of space in your place of living and give you (as well as those you live with) massive health benefits. 


Pain Relief you Can Share 

There are plenty of fun dates that can provide benefits to both partners. For example, if you both go for a run, you would both get the health benefits from running. The same goes for hiking, working out, and so forth. That’s what makes our saunas for two so great: you can both get the natural pain relief that comes from these saunas. See, we’ve made them with our patented Tecoloy technology. This tech makes it possible for you both to get relief from arthritis, fatigue, sports injuries, and any other aches and pains that we associate with getting older. All you two have to do is sit comfortably and you can literally soak in the health benefits. 

Losing Weight a Simpler Way 

All of us want to lose weight. Even the healthiest, thinnest people you know probably feel like they have to do something to lose weight. It can be one of the most difficult things to do, which is why it’s so important to find healthy ways to lose weight that fit organically into your life. Our infrared saunas have been proven to provide similar benefits to running. Better yet, with our saunas for two, you can get all of those health benefits while just sitting back and enjoying the company of the one you love. Imagine getting all of the health benefits of running while just discussing the events of the day with someone you love. That may sound preposterous, but it’s exactly what our saunas can allow you to do. When you’re ready to know more, give us a call at (877) 595-3221

Find The Right Infrared Sauna

We know we aren’t the only place that sells infrared saunas. So, we do everything we can to make sure that we’re the best place to find an infrared sauna for sale. Everything we do, from the design of the sauna to the construction and even assembly, is done to separate us from the pack. No matter what kind of type or style you’re looking for, we’ll help you find the right infrared sauna at Health Mate. 

Making Infrared Saunas For Over 40 Years 

We’ve been in the world of infrared saunas essentially since the beginning. Our company has been manufacturing and selling infrared saunas for more than four decades. Obviously, the technology has advanced quite a bit. Today’s saunas would seem futuristic to someone who was with our company when we started. However, every day since we started in 1979, we’ve offered our customers the best in infrared sauna technology. Our company, always adjusting to the times to remain innovative and reliable.

Best Infrared Technology 

Near, mid, and far infraredMany sauna companies have opted for cheaper yet less effective heating technology. Very quickly, we realized that was absolutely the wrong way to go about heating a sauna. To avoid this pitfall, we created our own heaters. Our Tecoloy heaters are the absolute apex of home infrared sauna tech. You never have to worry about any of the negative side effects sometimes associated with other home saunas. Even better, you can soak in all of the health benefits associated with knowing you’re getting low EMF and safely delivered infrared heat. 

Assemble Quickly and Easily 

When you get an infrared sauna, you want to start using it as soon as possible. It’s discouraging to spend hours putting one together. Health Mate made our saunas as easy to assemble as possible. With two people, they assemble in around 30 minutes. The panels easily lock together and are secure and stable, ready for use.

You can find the right infrared sauna at Health Mate, then put it together, and start enjoying all the benefits it offers! With simple financing options available, it’s easier than you might think. Start the process by calling (877) 595-3221.

Start (or End) the Day Right With a 2 Person Sauna

“We don’t seem to talk much anymore.” Do you find yourself saying that to your partner? Or, do you hear them saying it to you? It’s completely understandable. Look at how busy we are all now. It’s difficult to spend a whole day at work, exercise, go through your life, and still find that time to spend with the person that matters most to you. That doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with your relationship, it probably just means that you’re lacking in an opportunity to get it done. A 2 person sauna provides just the place. 


Together in Comfort 


Most people, when think of “sauna,” think of the saunas they might have encountered in hotels or gyms. Those saunas are anything but private, and in many cases, anything but comfortable. As people are going through saunas essentially every day of the year, they tend to wear down quickly. Our saunas, your private home sauna, are essentially made to be the opposite of that. This sauna can be comfortable to sit in. You can even have the music that you want playing. Imagine kicking back with your beloved after a long day, sitting in a sauna, listening to “your songs.” That’s love. And, it’s life in a Health Mate Sauna. 

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Healthy Together 


In relationships, it sometimes feels like there’s one person whose role is always to tell the other: “you need to take better care of yourself” (of course, they often phrase it better than that). This person can change from one to the other over the course of a relationship. When you’re trying to spend more quality time with the one you love, it’s natural to think to spend more time out at a restaurant or a bar. That can be fun, but these saunas can be a better place to connect to your partner. When you’re in one of our saunas, you’ll both get the incredible health benefits that come from being in a sauna. That means you’ll both be soaking in that warmth, both of you will have all of the toxins flushed out of your body. With our 2 person sauna, you can live healthier together. 


Sauna on a Whim 


Say that, right now, you or your partner leaned over to the other and said: “let’s go to a 2 person sauna.” For many, this would be an impossibility. Maybe you’re reading this at very early in the morning, or perhaps very late at night. At neither time will a public sauna be open. Even if a sauna is open, well, you’d both have to get to it. That means you’d have to get dressed, and also bring with you what you’re going to wear in the sauna. When you have your own sauna, all of these considerations vanish. If you want to just go into a sauna early in the morning, late at night, or any other time of the day, you can do so. For the right kind of sauna for you and your home, call us at (877) 595-3221.

Home Infrared Sauna: Health on Your Terms

How many times have you had something delicious to eat somewhere and then thought: “there has to be a way I can make this at home”? Whether you’re eating something healthy at a restaurant, or an incredible dish at someone’s house when you can make it on your own, that allows you to partake of it more often. You’ll save more money making it on your own in your own home than you would be going out to eat it. If it’s an especially healthy dish, then you’ll be able to get those health benefits at any time, which can help you to live an even healthier lifestyle. That same reasoning goes for a home infrared sauna. When you have your own sauna, you can get those health benefits whenever. 


A Home Infrared Sauna You Can Trust 


Some people are a little reticent, at first, about having a sauna in their home. This is understandable: saunas can get warm, they may seem like some kind of new technology, and there can be a bit of apprehension about bringing those into the place where you live. That’s why we designed our saunas to be as safe as possible for homes. You can even put them on carpet if you like. Our saunas can fit practically anywhere in your home so that you can enjoy all of the benefits of a sauna safely. 

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A Sauna for Your Immune System 


It’s easy to lose track of just how many threats your immune system has to deal with in a given day. Sure, our immune systems are resilient and powerful, but they have to fight so much in a given day. With a sauna in your home, it’s like you’re giving them reinforcements. Think about all of the pollution in the air, toxic metals in the water, pesticides, PCBs in plastics, GMOs and everything else that we don’t know about — your immune system is outnumbered and outgunned at best. By having a sauna in your home, you can help your immune system out. Instead of taking on all of those things alone, your sauna can fight alongside your immune system. It can clear out all of the toxins, metals, pesticides, and plenty of other negative things in your body. 


Supercharge Weight Loss 


If you’re like so many of us, you do everything you can to lose weight, eating right, working out, and so forth. While all of that is important to your health, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll lose the weight you want to lose. Even if you do everything right, even if you’re in great, healthy shape, you may not be able to lose the weight you want in specific parts of your body. A home infrared sauna gives you one more way to be able to burn weight in a healthy, safe manner. Better still, recovering in an infrared sauna at home can help your body to heal for your next workout. To get started with a sauna, call us at (877) 595-3221.