Home Saunas

Friday, September 29, 2006

Featured Home Sauna Resource: East Coast Saunas

Prefabricated & Precut Saunas

Precut saunas now make it easy to install one in your home. If you have yet to discover the wonderful world of saunas you don’t know what you’re missing. Perhaps you’re reluctant to use public saunas at the spa or gym, but didn’t know you had an alternative. Here’s the good news. You do.

Prefabricated saunas make every home handyperson an expert, with all the ordering, measuring and cutting done for you before you start. And before you know it, you and your family will be enjoying the healthful benefits of a sauna right in your own home.

Sauna technology has improved over the years and infrared saunas are one of the newer innovations. They are becoming more popular and may offer the most benefits to your health. They make you sweat more and increase the benefits to the body. Whether you’re looking at precut saunas for the relaxation and body cleansing effects, or you have other issues, such as arthritis, a skin condition, chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, you will be happy with your investment either way.

Infrared light is a safe heat source for precut saunas because it’s something we experience every day naturally from the sun. You can safely be exposed to infrared heat for long periods of time and never have to worry about getting sunburn. Hospitals use infrared heat to keep newborn babies warm.

Prefabricated saunas are available for whatever size space you have. If you have an odd-sized space you want to use for the sauna, manufacturers can custom fit it for you. Standard packages come in sizes as small as 4 x 4 feet and move up to 4 x 6, 5 by 5’5”, 5 x 7, 6 x 6, 6 x 6’5”, 6 x 8, and 7 x 7’5”.

Prices for precut saunas, including heater, range from $3,600 at small end to $6,800 for the seven-foot size. Packages typically come with all the pre-cut wood you need, either western red cedar or spruce, for your walls and ceiling. If you’ve experienced a sauna before you will recognize the wonderful smell of western red cedar.

Packages for prefabricated saunas include the trim on the corners, ceiling and door; already assembled benches; a pre-hung door; a guardrail for the heater; a heater; vapor barrier and all other required items, including a bucket and ladle, thermometer and wall light.

If you don’t feel you have the carpentry skills for the job invite one of your more-skilled buddies over for the weekend and you’ll be enjoying the healthful benefits of a sauna for years to come.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Featured Home Sauna Resource: East Coast Saunas

Healthmate Saunas

When you’re shopping for a sauna for your home no doubt you will come across Healthmate saunas because the company is one the largest infrared sauna manufacturer in the field and offers a superb product with a lifetime warranty.

Health Mate saunas use top-grade western red cedar in all their kits and have models available to seat between one and five people.

Health Mate infrared saunas come with the company’s patented Far Infrared Heater. Infrared heat penetrates an inch-and-a-half into the body, providing a deep heating effect without putting undue stress on the heart. This causes the body to perspire and release the bad stuff it has collected, such as toxins, sodium, alcohol, nicotine and cholesterol. The skin rids itself of old cells and you emerge from the sauna feeling as clean as you have ever been, with glowing skin and better tone.

Researchers in Japan and China have led the way in studying the effects of infrared heat, provided in Healthmate saunas, and have concluded that it provides the benefits of a cardiovascular exercise program without the exercise. This is because it causes the heart to beat faster and pump more blood. Weight control benefits compare an infrared sauna to running six to nine miles. While weight loss is regained through drinking water, the calories lost remain lost.

Health Mate saunas with the safe, natural infrared heating system, offer a number of advantages when compared to a traditional home sauna. Warm-up time is only 15 to 20 minutes, compared to more than an hour for conventional models. Inside temperature is a steam-less 110 to 150, compared to the high humidity 200 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit for conventional models.

Health Mate infrared saunas can be put together in half-an-hour, compared to a one to two-day construction period for conventional models. They come with a built-in audio system, which competitors can’t match due to the high temperatures their systems produce. Electrical costs are very low, while conventional models are quite expensive. It fits in a very small space and is portable, while conventional kits need a larger space and once installed they are there to stay.

When you’re dealing with Healthmate saunas you’re talking to a company that has been an industry leader since 1979, with facilities around the world. Their kits carry major national and international certifications and product liability insurance. Their knowledgeable staff has been in business for years and can answer any question you can throw at them.