How to Make a Sauna at Home
There really isn’t a more relaxing or convenient way to improve your wellness than by using a sauna. Actually no — a more convenient way is by sauna bathing in your own home! You don’t have to travel to a gym or health center and pay monthly fees to enhance your health and wellness. This is something you can do from the comfort of your own home.
From detoxifying your body to decompressing your mind; there really are so many potential health benefits you can get from using a sauna. In this post, we’ll discuss how to make a sauna at home, a sauna’s incredible benefits, and much more.
A Short History of Sauna Bathing
Millions of people around the world treat themselves to sauna bathing in order to improve their wellness and detoxify their bodies. If you’ve ever been in a sauna, you probably understand just how relaxing they are! But there are also many people that utilize the healing powers of saunas to relieve their health conditions. Some of these can include muscular conditions, arthritis, and chronic fatigue. When you use a sauna, high levels of heat are released to improve your blood circulation and reduce stress in muscles and tissue. It also cleanses your body of toxins to promote better health.
The history of sauna bathing originated in modern-day Finland about 7000 years ago and is still a central aspect of Finnish life and culture. It is a tradition that the Finnish and other Scandinavian cultures value and incorporate into their daily lives. The first of these kinds of saunas were dug into the ground, but after some time they eventually developed into buildings and structures that used hot stones to generate heat. With hot stone saunas, it’s common practice to occasionally pour water over the stones to release steam and expand the heat temperature. They also made sauna houses with wood stoves to provide heat and chimneys to let the smoke out.
Today, Finnish-style saunas are the basis for saunas throughout the world, except most modern saunas incorporate electrical heating and wiring to provide heat. This style of sauna bathing is usually done in a large room lined with cedar panels where you sit for about 5 to 20 minutes at a low humidity level. These are considered the most authentic form of sauna bathing.
More recently, far-infrared saunas have grown in popularity because they are easier to use than traditional Finnish saunas and use far-infrared light to heat your body. They are also typically designed and marketed for single person use and can fit inside of a home without taking up too much space. Even though these types of saunas don’t reach as high of a temperature, they still provide a wide range of health benefits for users.
How You Can Benefit from a Sauna
Before we dive into the health benefits of saunas, we should probably state the obvious fact that the most convenient way to use a sauna is to actually have a sauna in your house! And no, you don’t have to be a billionaire to afford this. There are a variety of personal sauna bags that can cost as low as $100. And even if you want a real-deal sauna, far-infrared saunas usually start at around $1000. This saves you all the time and money you’d spend at a gym or health center while letting you improve your wellness at home!
Moving on, we’ve already established that saunas are relaxing and provide soothing heat that comforts the body and mind. But what do saunas actually do to our body that helps us obtain a healthier life
Well, they can actually do quite a bit for our health and are able to help treat some serious conditions. A clinical report found some of the symptom-reducing benefits one can get from a sauna:
- After 6 weeks of consistent sauna bathing, those suffering from chronic headaches reported a 44% reduction in the intensity of their pain.
- After 4 weeks of sauna bathing, 28 patients diagnosed with depression had an improved appetite and felt more relaxed than before.
- And sauna bathing 4 to 7 times a week resulted in a 66% reduction in developing Alzheimer’s or dementia than those who only used a sauna 1 time a week.
As you can see, the potential benefits of sauna bathing are profound. Even if you don’t suffer from a serious medical condition, you are still able to experience so many benefits from sauna bathing! It is great to use after you exercise as it helps release endorphins. These endorphins provide you with a “tranquilizing effect” that helps to relax your muscles and ease away discomfort. Because of the high level of heat, your body will also enjoy a deep sweat that flushes out harmful toxins from your body.
When looking at the specific health benefits of far-infrared saunas, there are still so many wellness enhancing benefits that can help you achieve your healthiest life. Firstly, your skin will be completely rejuvenated and even have a radiant glow. This is because of the effect far-infrared light has on your skin and the detoxifying benefits it offers. There have also been claims that infrared saunas temporarily improve circulation and can improve heart function
With that being said, there are some things you have to look out for when buying far-infrared saunas. The main thing to avoid is a sauna that has high levels of EMF. Some saunas don’t take the time to include protective heated wiring in their far-infrared lamps, potentially leading to the release of these harmful frequencies. EMF can damage cells and even potentially lead to cancer. We advise that if you are looking for far-infrared sauna devices, to make sure that there are minimum amounts of EMF being released.
How to Make a Sauna at Home
There are a few ways to make a sauna at home. Some options can be cheaper and less effective while there are others that offer you the best of the best but can cost more than ten thousand dollars. We believe the absolute best way to improve your health and wellness with a sauna experience is with the HealthyLine Cocoon series!
Any of our HealthyLine Cocoon mats give you the same cleansing experience you’d get from a sauna plus more. This therapeutic solution includes two far-infrared mats; one that you lie on top of and one that you can drape over yourself. These two mats are then connected, allowing your body to be encased in soothing far-infrared heat.
Our HealthyLine products also are designed to ensure your safety by only using a specially designed copper wiring system that completely prevents EMF waves from penetrating your body. You’ll also experience the advanced healing powers of PEMF therapy, gemstone therapy, and photon light therapy—something that is not offered in any other sauna device in the world.
We do understand that the one downside to the Cocoon mats is that it can cost between $2,000 to $4,000. Luckily for you, however, every one of our other therapy mats come with a mylar blanket that you can place over your body, providing a sauna experience you’ll love at a cost you’ll love even more!
Personal sauna devices or sauna zip-up bags are similar to the HealthyLine Cocoon in that they are a more convenient solution than a sauna you have to build or install. It also has similar far-infrared heat but doesn’t include any of the extra therapies.
You should be careful when considering these products as many, especially cheaper ones, may not have EMF protection. However, the benefits of these products are that they are cheaper and more convenient while still having the ability to relax and cleanse your body.
Far Infrared Sauna Cabins
These types of saunas give you a more traditional sauna experience that you can enjoy in your home. They can cost from about $1,000 to upwards of $6,000. Again, be wary of lower priced products as they may not have EMF protection!
While it is a more authentic sauna that allows you to sit down and relax, it can still be a pain to assemble and install this in your home. You will likely have to hire a professional to do this for you, further increasing your total cost. But once you do, far-infrared sauna cabins are a really great way to detoxify and cleanse your body.
Converting or Building a Sauna Room
This is one of the best ways to experience the relaxing benefits of sauna bathing! You are given the freedom to completely design your sauna and build it wherever you’d like, allowing you to give it your personal touch.
You can make it however big or small you’d like and include any option you can think of! Obviously, this is probably the most expensive option you could choose. Despite this, it is still a great way to invest in your health and wellness.
Owning a Sauna in Your Home
There is certainly no better way to sauna bathe than from the comfort of your own home. You’ll be able to experience all of the healing benefits that can improve your health and wellness for the better. These can include everything from minor aches and pains to serious conditions. The tricky part is figuring out how to make a sauna at home, but we think we’ve given you some pretty good options.
So, what are you waiting for? Your very own personal spa is waiting for you!