Saunas have been known throughout history to help relax and improve one's overall health, and promote well being. Until now, saunas have been available through public or private health clubs, spas or resorts. Or, they have been built in private homes, at great expense to the owner. It is now possible to have a sauna of your very own-whether you live in a huge house, or small apartment-without a great expense. There are two types of freestanding saunas that are available for home use. The first one is the type of sauna that you may already be familiar with-it has a single heater with hot lava rocks, which you can throw water on to create a steamy effect. These saunas are made of high quality, non-aromatic white poplar, and glass, without the use of plywood, adhesives, varnishes, or strong EMF's. They also have far infra-red backrests as an option.
The second sauna is made of high quality, hand-crafted cedar, or white poplar, and has several built-in ceramic heaters, which offer even, surround heating at a comfortable low temperature. This is known as radiant heat, or long wave, far infra-red heat. This type of radiant heat can actually penetrate into the skin about an inch and a half, to two inches deep, and can have therapeutic benefits, such as helping to dissolve old, hard, stuck-on fat deposits under the skin. Since toxins may be stored in the fat, with the deep penetrating heat, they can possibly be eliminated, especially toxins such as heavy metals and acidic compounds. Other benefits include deep relaxation, stress relief, increased blood circulation, the reduction of cellulite, increased energy, weight loss, and an overall feeling of well-being. A person can easily burn 300 to 600 calories in a 20 to 30 minute session, just by sitting there. These saunas set up very easily and quickly, without requiring any tools, plumbing or special wiring. The smaller units require a 110v plug, and use the same energy as a hair dryer. The larger units require a 220v plug, also with a low electrical output.
The saunas can be placed indoors or outdoors. They have fresh air vents, which allow you to breathe easier. There is a very pleasant sensation experienced in these saunas. The sessions are tolerable, not suffocating, very refreshing, cleansing, and rejuvenating. They can be used at your own convenience, when you want. It's clean-it's your own. It's not a big deal to take a sauna. Just turn it on, shower quickly, and go in. Within five to ten minutes, you start to sweat. You can really relax, and escape in your own private hideaway. You can read, or listen to the sounds of music from the built-in stereo system, talk on the phone, or meditate. You can sweat profusely, effortlessly-just 15 to 20 minutes of sweating, and you're done. After you shower, your skin can feel smooth and clean like satin. You feel relaxed, yet energetic.