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…)

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…)

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…)

Infrared Therapy for your Skin

Following on from my recent blog post about ‘Natural remedies for healing acne’ I would like to share how my home infrared sauna cabin has also helped my skin.

My husband and I received our Health Mate far infrared sauna cabin last December. As we live in an apartment in central London, we haven’t got ample space – so for now we have the smallest model, the 1 seater (1m square) which sits comfortably in our spare bedroom. Yes, our guests love us! (more…)

The Effect of Far Infrared Therapy on Fibromyalgia

In 2008, 3 Japanese professors, Kakushi Matsushita, Akinori Masuda and Chuwa Tei  from the department of internal medicine of Kagoshima University Hospital performed a study of the effects of soothing warmth pain therapy (Waon therapy) on patients with fibromyalgia.

The warmth was applied in the form of a 15 minute session in a dry far infrared sauna at a temperature of 60 degrees. This was done 5 times a week for two weeks. After the infrared session, the patients were wrapped in a blanket and rested in a warm room (27 degrees) for 30 minutes.

The test group contained 13 women in the age range of 25 to 75. (more…)

Benefits and Risks of Sauna Bathing

This is an extract from a medical article by

Source

Department of Internal Medicine and Biocenter Oulu (MLH), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

The actual article is available from various sources on the internet.

Although sauna bathing causes various acute, transient cardiovascular and hormonal changes, it is well tolerated by most healthy adults and children. Sauna bathing does not influence fertility and is safe during the uncomplicated pregnancies of healthy women. (more…)

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