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Far Infrared Sauna or Traditional: Which Option is Better?

ByJessie Sanner

Jan 10, 2017

There comes a time in life when we reach a point of overwhelming that we simply can’t function with the same lifestyle anymore. This comes as a result of the exposure to stress on a daily basis, and not noticing why our lives become so prone to that tendency to steer towards adopting the lifestyle of a workaholic than learning how to get the right balance between work and pleasure. Life was made to be enjoyed, and ancient peoples surely knew how to make the most of what they got. The perfect example for this is the Finnish creation, the sauna; it was the Finns’ elixir, treating illnesses and bringing rest and relaxation.

It’s time we took to what the ancient people got to offer to us, but with the chance nowadays of both far infrared and traditional, how does one make that decision? Easy! You compare the two. First things first, what do we know about infrared sauna? Its precursor is the traditional one, and the development from traditional to far infra red sauna happened due to Finns moving out the borders of their beloved Finland. Carrying out their habits with them, they came up with more advanced designs, such as the electric sauna stove in 1938 which then led to the creation of the far infrared. The reason the far infra red sauna started gaining so much in popularity stems from its portability, giving people the chance to bring it about and use it anywhere at home, making their own personal spa.


Along with this, not much power is required for this sauna to run (about 1.6kw) which makes it a really economical option in case you intend to make every day sauna day. Thanks to its infrared rays, it can cause a great deal of sweating even at lower temperatures, for instance from 48 up to 60°C, which is why this type of sauna is the recommended option for people who have cardiovascular issues. The traditional one, however, can worsen these issues because it runs on a much higher temperature, from 65 up to 85°C. Also, this sauna requires more power to run, about 6kw, so in the long run you may end up with higher expenses than expected if you prefer detoxing and freshening up frequently with this option.

Weighing out both options as well as your kind of lifestyle and preferences can give you a hint to the right choice, and of course, finances also have a great deal of say in the matter. In any case you can be sure of feeling energised and rejuvenated after any sauna session.

By Jessie Sanner

Always weighing things, the life of a Libra isn’t easy and that’s something Jessie is well acquainted with as a Libra herself. The confusion with having to choose between things is what helps her write for the blog, in the hope of making it easier for readers who are indecisive themselves. Interested in contrasts, like period dramas and sci-fi, casual and classy outfits, fries and detox shakes, the life of this young lady is anything but boring. Or is it?