Infrared Sauna Wood Factsheet

Why is the choice of wood so important when building an infrared sauna? Is it worth investing in a more expensive type of wood? Will it make my sauna last longer and perform better? These and many other questions come to mind when trying to find the right infrared sauna cabin for your home.

From a sauna experience point of view, the wood is a very important factor. At first glance, it may seem like there is not much (more…)

Infrared Sauna Heater Fact Sheet

The benefits and advantages of owning an infrared home sauna are well known and more and more people take the decision to invest in infrared saunasone of these to improve their health and quality of life.

However, finding reliable and understandable advice about the difference in quality, price and safety of the different products that are out there is not easy. An endless list of infrared sauna sites can be found on the internet but the information offered is often contradicting and biased to say the least.

In the post below, we have made an attempt to provide some useful information that should help with the process of picking your own home infrared sauna. Since the infrared heaters are arguably the most important part or the sauna, we decided to start with these and this post focusses on different heater technologies and what to look out for when picking a heater. (more…)

Treat Cellulite using your Far Infrared Sauna

Cellulite is made up of fat, water and waste and is trapped in pockets underneath the skin and only seems to affect women.Using an

treat cellulite with infrared sauna

Infrared sauna treatment for cellulite

infrared sauna will help diminish the appearance as the intensive sweating (2/3 times more than a traditional sauna) will get rid of unwanted toxins from the effected areas. Some experts in the field of weight loss and body fat say that the less body fat we have then the smaller our fat cells and then less pressure is exerted on the connective tissue. In simple terms this means that the cellulite is less visible. However, this may or may not be true. What we do know is that exercise definitely improves blood circulation in the skin and using the infrared sauna after exercise will just speed up the elimination of toxins, burn calories and reach twice the depth of heat penetration into the cellulite. (more…)

The 10 Most Asked Customer Questions about Far Infrared Saunas

Every day we get a lot of questions from people interested in buying a Health Mate far infrared sauna. They go frWhat is a far infrared saunaom very specific questions based on individual needs or interests to very generic questions, the answer to which can be useful to everyone. In this blog post we have listed the 10 most asked questions of the past year. Hopefully they apply to you too and by reading this, you will find out everything you ever wanted to know about our infrared saunas.

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My Daily Infrared Sauna Session: How an Early Morning Session Will Make your Day

As autumn approaches and that cold chill is returning to the air, my infrared sauna sessions are becoming more frequent again. Not quite daily yet, but I find myself thinking about it more and I am trying to find ways of fitting it back into my daily  routine. As I start using my home sauna more often, I can feel that I am getting addicted to it once more. It is very similar to the endorphin addiction that I get from regular running, cycling or swimming. Once you have a regular rhythm going, your body craves it and feels great afterwards. Luckily I have a cabin in the corner of our spare bedroom which allows me to get a quick fix whenever I find the time. (more…)

Beauty with Infrared Therapy

Infrared saunas are known to have many health benefits, some we have covered in previous posts. Today I am purely going to focus on the beauty benefits of infrared sauna use – see below for my top tips!

  1. Probably the biggest beauty benefit for using my infrared sauna is for my skin. Not only does it remove dead skin cells, revealing younger looking skin but helps clear up my acne and gives me a lovely glow. (see previous posts for more detail on this) (more…)

Infrared Sauna and Skin

We all like to look after our skin and make sure we are looking our best, well I certainly do. The key to having great looking skin is getting rid of all the impurities, making sure the texture is soft and having an overall glow. We already know that having a sauna using hot water is great for sweating out impurities and removing toxins from the body but a more effective method is using an infrared sauna. The reason why it is more effective than a traditional steam sauna is because the infrared light penetrates deeper into the skin. And, because an infrared sauna is enjoyed at lower temperatures (typically 45 – 65 degrees Celsius) the user can stay in much longer, say 30 minutes. Therefore, the combined effect of deeper heat and a longer usage time means that the body works harder to cool you down, so you sweat more – generally 2/3 times more than in a traditional sauna. (more…)

Interview with Jonathan Brown, Canadian Olympic Triathlon Coach (video)

As announced earlier this week, the footage of our interview with Jonathan Brown is ready and can be found below. Jon is the coach of Paula Findlay and Simon Whitfield and he is the one who contacted Health Mate UK with the request to use one of our far infrared saunas during the team’s stay in London. (more…)

Olympic Delivery

So we have done our ‘Olympic sauna delivery’. Everything went smooth and according to plan and the whole unloading and setting up process took about 25 minutes. I must say our 3-seater sauna fitted in very well in the Kingston villa that is the temporary home of the Canadian Olympians.  It was great meeting the Canadian Olympic Triathlon team – Paula, Simon, their coach Jon and the rest of the team. (more…)

Living with Fibromyalgia

As we reach out to fibromyalgia charities and support groups to increase the awareness of infrared therapy as a treatment possibility, we come across a lot of great initiatives and support websites. One of these, with which we recently worked together is fibromyalgia-support.net. The site is run by Maurice S Clarke and contains an impressive amount of good unbiased information on Fibromyalgia. (more…)

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