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The 3 Most Common Types of Sauna

November 10, 2020

A traditional sauna generates dry heat and depending on the specific type of sauna you use, you can experience moisture lower at 10% or higher at 60%. The amount of moisture created in a dry sauna usually depends on the sauna style you have.


Some types allow you to have more humidity by pouring water on hot rocks to produce moisture. 


Researchers have been assessing the impact of using dry saunas on people’s health. Some studies have revealed that users experience a modest impact on their chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, headache, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Frequent use of saunas, 4  to 7 visits every week, is also shown to help those live a longer and healthier life. Saunas come in various types but the most common ones are the following:


Electric sauna


This is perhaps the most common dry sauna being used today. It produces heat through a wall or floor mounted electric heater. This sauna is equipped with a remote control where you can easily adjust the temperature to achieve the heat level you desire. 


Wood-burning sauna


This type of sauna uses rocks or wood to create heat. It is one of the traditional saunas used centuries ago. The amount of heat produced in the room can be modified by altering the rate of burn. Most often a wooden sauna room comes either as modular or freestanding and is made from different wood species. 


Infrared sauna


Also known as the infrared heat therapy room, this type of sauna uses heating elements that reflect the heat through the light directly into your body. This sauna is often chosen by athletes or physically active individuals because of its athletic benefits. It works great for cardiovascular purposes.


Although there are many types of saunas to choose from, it is always recommended you get a professional electrician and installer's opinion first. They can help you make the right decision for your sauna. Call A.S. Electrical today to learn more!