Infrared Sauna Frequently Asked Questions

Buying an infrared sauna is a major investment in your health and your home. Here are some frequently asked questions we have selected from our years of experience that we think will help you.

1. What is the NM length for each infrared heating panel, near, mid and far,in the full spectrum saunas?

Our Infrared saunas operate between approximately 1 micron (the NEAR
Infrared part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum) to 12 microns (the FAR Infrared
part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum) capturing all three wavelengths. NEAR
Infrared falls between .76 - 1.5 microns, MID Infrared falls between 1.5 - 5.6
microns, and FAR Infrared is greater than the 6 microns.

2. Near, mid, and far all have specific optimal wavelengths for delivery to the human body. Far is 9.4, Mid is 6.7 microns, and Near is 880 nano meters. Outside of that, the wavelengths simply aren't able to be absorbed by the human body. How much of your IR is delivered at these wave lengths?

The optimal absorption rate for the human body is 9.4 microns. But because of
the fluctuation in electricity, it is not possible to only get exactly 9.4 microns.
Therefore, the microns are typically listed in a range, that being 1 micron (the
NEAR Infrared part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum) to 12 microns (the FAR
Infrared part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum) capturing all three wavelengths.
NEAR Infrared falls between .76 - 1.5 microns, MID Infrared falls between 1.5 -
5.6 microns, and FAR Infrared is greater than 6 microns.

3. What is your emissivity percentage?

It is 86%

4. Where are they made? Where do the heating units come from?

1 Our sauna products are constructed using Reforested Canadian Hemlock/Red Cedar
2.1 The electrical components are manufactured in China.
2.2 Our carbon heaters are manufactured in-house also in China.
2.3 All units are pre-assembled in China before shipping to the USA-based warehouse.

5. What are your EMF levels?

Our saunas are near zero EMF which means they are less than 0.1mG (milligauss) when a few inches away (which is how you would sit in the sauna).
You wouldn't lean right against the heating panels but if you did it would be a reading of 1.1.

6. How do infrared saunas work and why are they good for you? 

When we expose our bodies to infrared light, our bodies' metabolic process accelerates. As the body heats up to a slight fever of 99.0 degrees, the temperature at which our bodies begin to fight infection, we begin to sweat, resulting in a passive cardiovascular workout as the body attempts to cool itself naturally. The heart will have to work harder to help cool the skin's surface, and you will begin to breathe more heavily as your body requires you to oxygenate the blood pumped at a higher rate throughout your body. Sweating is an essential factor. Toxins that the body cannot ordinarily pass through the kidneys or liver are present in 20% of all perspiration produced during an infrared sauna session. In contrast, only 3% of your sweat in a traditional or steam sauna is toxins removed from the body.

7. Why do steam and dry heat saunas not remove as many toxins from the body as infrared saunas?

Steam and dry saunas operate on a principle known as convention. It heats the air first, then the body, just like an oven. An infrared sauna operates on the radiant heat theory. The infrared rays penetrate the muscle tissue removing toxins directly from deep within the muscle and the subcutaneous layer of fat via our skin. When exposed to infrared light, cancer cells with a heat shock protein of 70 or less perish. Residual or latent viruses, germs, and toxins from chemotherapy, lead, mercury, uranium, pesticides, drug misuse, nicotine, and alcohol are released via the skin, relieving the body of the task of keeping these dangerous toxins away from essential organs.

8. Who can benefit from an infrared sauna?

Everyone benefits from infrared saunas! Premature babies who have not yet matured enough to maintain their own body temperature are placed in incubators that use far-infrared light in neonatal hospitals around the United States. Infrared sauna therapy promotes circulation, lowers discomfort, and aids in the maintenance of core body temperature for optimal body functioning and overall quality of life in the aged. Infrared sauna treatments have been shown to benefit/aid with the following ailments and conditions: mercury poisoning, Lyme’s Disease, COPD, heart disease, high blood pressure, chemical sensitivity, allergies, weight loss, wound healing, improved immunity, cancer therapy, diabetes, autism, acne, psoriasis, speed in healing time of sore muscles or strained ligaments, pain relief, pain management, detoxification, and many more!

9. What are the health dangers of infrared saunas?

Sauna use poses no health risks unless you have a blood clotting condition, are in the advanced stages of lupus, multiple sclerosis, or another nervous system disease that has damaged the body's natural ability to cool itself. You can never overdose on infrared light since your body can only absorb enough for each cell before it passes harmlessly out of the body. You want to make sure you are drinking enough if you are sweating a lot so that dehydration doesn’t occur.

10. Where are infrared saunas manufactured?

All infrared saunas for sale in the United States are assembled overseas, usually in China. Our infrared saunas are made from materials sourced only from the USA and Canada, but then shipped overseas to be built.

11. Where can you find infrared saunas?

Infrared saunas have found a home in many households, medical offices, massage or chiropractic offices, and any medical professional that concentrates on detoxification or cardiac therapy, pain management, Lymes disease, or obesity. Saunas can be found all over the world at luxury hotels, health spas, health clubs, and medical facilities.

12. What is the ideal temperature for my infrared sauna, and how long should I spend in it?

When you first begin your sauna session, keep the temperature low. The ideal temperature for infrared sauna health benefits is between 118 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Most infrared saunas max out at 140-150 degrees. Begin with 15-minute increments and work your way up to 30 minutes. An infrared sauna should never be used for longer than 60 minutes. When you start sweating, you will notice that you sweat even more when you wipe it away with a towel. Listen to your body and exit the sauna if you feel faint, lightheaded, or dizzy.

13. How long will it take to put together my infrared sauna?

Our infrared sauna kits are easy to put together and on average it only takes 1-2 hours for 2 adults.

14. How long does the warranty last on my infrared sauna?

Salus Saunas infrared sauna warranty is one of the best in the business. We will cover your infrared sauna for 7 years!

15. What Exactly Is an Infrared Sauna?

An infrared sauna is a form of sauna that uses infrared carbon heaters to produce radiant heat that is directly absorbed by the body. It has a number of health benefits, including relaxation, increased circulation, pain reduction, and detoxification, among many others.

16. What Are the Medical Advantages of Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Relaxation, stress reduction, reduced inflammation, pain alleviation, better sleep, clearer skin, boosted immune system, improved circulation, and better sleep quality are just some of the benefits of infrared sauna therapy. Infrared saunas also work well for specific health conditions and diseases.

17. How Do I Select the Best Infrared Sauna for My Requirements?

Choosing the best infrared sauna is an important decision. Consider the size of the sauna, the number of people it can accommodate, the available space in your home, and any unique features you want. Our product descriptions include thorough information to assist you in making an informed decision. All of our infrared saunas come “fully loaded” with dynamic speakers, Bluetooth and aux hookup, and chromotherapy mood lighting. Most infrared saunas also have a heated floor and exterior/interior touch panel. Our Full Spectrum saunas also come with a built-in pink Himalayan salt bar. All infrared saunas have accessories that can be purchased if desired, such as backrests, aromatherapy cupholders and sauna cushions.

18. What Kinds of Infrared Saunas Do You Provide?

Salus Sauna has a wide range of infrared saunas available with models ranging in size from 1-8 people! We carry both far infrared and full spectrum sauna models. Explore our selection to find the ideal sauna for your space and needs.

19. Do Your Infrared Saunas Require Assembly?

Yes, our saunas do not ship fully assembled, however, most parts are prebuilt. The infrared sauna kits are easy to put together and usually only take 1-2 hours. We do offer simple assembly instructions to make the process as straightforward as possible, as well as available customer service reps to help throughout the whole process.

20. How Much Do Infrared Saunas Cost to Run?

Infrared saunas are energy efficient, although operating costs can vary depending on usage and local electricity rates. Because they use less energy than traditional saunas, many customers find them to be more cost- effective. Please use our sauna calculator on our website to get a better idea of how much it would cost. See link here.

21. How Should I Care for and Clean My Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas require little to no maintenance other than the occasional cleaning. To preserve the longevity of your sauna, it is ideal to quickly wipe down the sauna with a wet cloth after each use if you sweat a lot. For occasional cleaning we suggest a mild solution of water and baking soda. For hard to remove sweat stains, lightly scrubbing with sandpaper will remove these.

22. What are the different types of infrared saunas?

At Salus Saunas we have far infrared saunas and full spectrum infrared saunas. The type of infrared sauna that is right for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Our team of sauna experts are ready to consult with you regarding which type is best for you!

23. What are full spectrum saunas? How are they different from far infrared saunas?

A full spectrum sauna emits all three types of infrared light: near, mid, and far. Near infrared has the shortest wavelength and penetrates the skin the least, but it can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation. Mid-infrared has a longer wavelength and penetrates the skin deeper than near infrared, but not as deep as far infrared. It can help to relieve pain and promote relaxation. Far infrared has the longest wavelength and penetrates skin the deepest, reaching the muscles and organs. It can help to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and boost the immune system. A far infrared sauna only emits far infrared light. This type of sauna is typically more efficient at heating the body’s core temperature than a full spectrum sauna, but it may not offer the same range of health benefits.

24. What are the EMF levels of your infrared saunas?

All of our saunas have Ultra Low/Near 0 EMF. Much less than that of any everyday appliance. We have testing’s that we have conducted on all of our Infrared saunas measuring the electromagnetic radiation intensity. These can be sent to customers upon request.

25. Are the floor heaters in your infrared saunas water and sweat proof?

Yes! Sweat will not hurt the floor heater however it is suggested to properly clean it if needed.

26. Can I put my infrared sauna outdoors?

Unfortunately the infrared saunas are meant for indoors only. Putting them outside will void the warranty. They can go in any room in the house, on any floor surface, and against any wall. All saunas have a built in water proof floor heater so you do not have to worry about it leaking on carpeting for example. All of the electronics are on the roof of the sauna so if you decide to put it outside, you must make sure it is under a covered patio/roof. Please note that since these are meant for indoors, putting it outside will void the warranty and you will be responsible for payment on any replacement part you will need. Depending on the environment, it will also take your infrared longer to heat up if it is outside. We do offer custom canvas covers for your sauna. Please speak to a Salus Saunas representative about this in more detail if you are considering putting your infrared sauna outside.

27. Is infrared heat safe?

Infrared energy is not only safe, but is also highly beneficial for our bodies. Infrared heat has been actively used in the medical field around the world for decades. Physicians, surgeons, pain management clinics, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, etc., have all used infrared heat to help their patients with a variety of health issues for many years. Infrared Saunas have become mainstream in the health and wellness field and its popularity among health care professionals grows each and every year.

28. Why are carbon fiber heaters better than ceramic heaters?

Ceramic heaters can burn to the touch and carbon heaters do not.. In addition, there are no “hot spots” with Carbon heaters, and the heat is evenly distributed throughout the cabin. This gives you a much better and even heating session, allowing the infrared rays to be absorbed more by your body.