How to build a Sauna?

Aug 10


Rob Greaves

Rob Greaves

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Many people want a sauna in their homes,How to build a Sauna? Articles spa's or businesses and often ask how to build a sauna?   

The honest answer is that there really no need to bother. The recent increase in the popularity of the Far Infrared Sauna has meant that the complicated task of building a Traditional Sauna is no longer necessary and easily assembled infrared sauna kits are readily available, simple to construct and inexpensive both to buy, build, run and maintain.  

Traditional saunas which are also known as Finnish saunas produce a wet heat due to the fact that the heat is controlled by using water over hot coals to produce steam. This requires venting, special wiring and special flooring and means that the building of traditional sauna often requires employing a tradesman who can take days to complete the work.

Far Infrared Saunas use a dry heat produced by Far Infrared Heaters which means that there is no specialist ventilation required. In fact these saunas are often delivered flat pack and can be installed by the owner in as little as thirty minutes. There is no need for any tradesmen and once assembled the units simply plug in to the electrical supply as would any other household appliance. The only requirements are that the room is large enough to assemble the unit, the access is sufficient to get the panels in and that there is an electrical socket available.

Further benefits of Far Infrared Saunas are the technology of the heat itself. Infrared energy is the warm glow you feel on a sunny day. That is why you can feel a sharp drop when a cloud blocks these rays - even though the temperature in the air has not changed. Far-infrared radiant heat is a completely safe from of naturally occurring energy that heats objects by a process called direct light infrared heat or infrared energy.  

The sun is the primary source of radiant energy, but not all of this energy is beneficial. Although life needs energy from the sun, too much sunlight damages the skin. FIR (Far Infrared) heat provides many of the health benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.


Infrared light energy is really beneficial and not at all damaging to the body. To illustrate the safety of the heater, Far Infrared heating is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants. Infrared has been researched and used in medical practices for many years. Sports medicine has long accepted and used infrared to promote healing of sprains and strains. NASA has also concluded after lengthy trails in the 1980's that infrared therapy is the best way for astronauts to maintain cardiovascular fitness on long cramped space flights.  

Far infrared saunas offer a range of health benefits through increased energy, weight loss, stress relief and detoxification of the body and skin.  Sherry A. Rogers, M.D. Centre for Environmental Medicine stated that;  

"The Far Infrared sauna is the safest, most efficient and economical way of eliminating stored toxins, making it a household necessity. I am convinced that the Far Infrared sauna is something that everyone should incorporate into their lifestyle to restore health. The Far Infrared sauna is far safer and more tolerable than a conventional sauna because it uses a heat energy that penetrates into tissues, triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage, directly into the sweat."

The main health benefits are:

  • Helps purify fat cells and controls weight
  • Effective way to burn calories (up to 600 calories in one session)
  • Detoxifies heavy metals, hydrocarbon residues, alcohol, nicotine, sodium and cholesterol
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system with deep Far Infrared penetration
  • Effective for treating sprains, muscle spasms and joint stiffness
  • Relieves aches and pains
  • Improves and clears cellulite
  • Improves skin tone and complexion
  • Helps scars and burns, acne, psoriasis and eczema
  • Sharpens senses and relieves stress and fatigue
  • Stimulates endorphins of the brain and 'feel good' hormones
  • Improves your immune system and kills organisms like bacteria and parasites

In summary Far Infrared Saunas in comparison to traditional saunas are easy to assemble, require no specialist skills or trades to install, are cost effective both the buy and run and provide a number a health benefits to the user.