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Comparing Traditional Steam Saunas With Infrared Saunas

Infrared Saunas or Traditional Steam Saunas?

Everyone that is considering Sauna use will have to consider which sauna technology is right for them; the traditional sauna; steam or dry, or the infrared sauna which is a recent addition to development of sauna technology. One of the best ways is to decide by selecting which one offers you most comfort during use, while others might opt for cheaper to run, or ultimately hybrid technology that combines both.

One good reason to select infrared saunas over traditional sauna

All sauna technologies are good for producing heat and stimulating sweating. However one of the reasons for choosing infrared saunas is that they stimulate a higher core temperature, thereby producing sweat more readily, and at higher considerations. Therefore they offer a quicker route to cleansing and detoxification.

Traditional steam saunas have been used for many years in different areas of the world. However in a world where we are increasingly trying to reduce pollution and favor energy saving inventions, the infrared sauna is gradually gaining grounds in the sauna market. This is because it uses less energy as it heats the body directly, and is therefore more energy efficient and incurs less running costs.

What's the difference between a sauna and a steam bath?

Steam baths and saunas have one thing in common; they are used to raise the temperature of the body and to induce sweating. However the difference if that saunas use a higher temperature than steam baths, making them much more effective at extracting toxins, and the heating goes deeper, especially with infrared saunas.

The difference between infrared saunas and traditional saunas is in the heating technology employed in the different systems. Infrared saunas are also known as dry saunas, and they do not use steam. They heat the body directly and do not raise the temperature of the room to a great degree. Traditional saunas produce steam and heat the sauna first which then heats the body by the steam produced.