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Buyer's Guides: Infrared Sauna Cabin

5 Things To Consider When Buying An Infrared Sauna (Complete Guide)

Our motto is : My Health is My Wealth and investing in an infrared sauna for your home is an excellent move for your health today and for your long-term wellness.

The choices in infrared saunas are varied and it can be a little overwhelming searching for the right answers.

So the question is, what should I consider when selecting an infrared sauna? 

Here, we will attempt to answer this question.

Before we do, one option we would like to present is the ‘Classic’ range by Health Mate® 


1.0 Health Benefits

Check what health benefits the sauna can offer.

Sweating helps your body eliminate toxins that build up and are typically stored in the fat cells of our bodies.

This excretion helps stress relief, detoxification, weight loss, improving your skin health and helping pain management amongst other health benefits.

You will experience quicker and longer-lasting positive health outcomes with an IR sauna. Click the banner for more info...


List of health benefits from using a Health Mate® Sauna:


  • Weight Loss

A 15-30 minutes sauna session in a sauna is enough time for you to sweat out toxins stored in your body.

As you sit inside the sauna cabin, your body warms up gradually. As your body reduces the heat, you are sweating the toxins and fluids stored in your body at the same time.

Burning calories with infrared sauna therapy is easy. 

No vigorous exercise is needed. By just sitting down and enjoying the heat, you will naturally sweat. An indication that your body is burning calories.

Infrared sauna therapy is perfect for people who are restricted from working out yet want to lose weight.


  • Stronger Immune System

The immune system is boosted with infrared sauna therapy sessions by heating the core's body temperature, resulting in an artificial fever.

It mimics the body's natural defense mechanism while stimulating the production of white blood cells.

"There is increasing evidence suggesting that convenient and non-invasive far-infrared (FIR) rays, a vital type of physiotherapy, improve the health of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease."

Yang Wang, Shanshan Shui, and Xia Wang. Molecular Mechanisms of Far-infrared Therapy and Its Applications in Biomedicine. Science & Technology Review 2014; 32:80–84. DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2014.30.014.

Regular sauna sessions reduce the incidence of colds and influenza by 65%.


  • Better Sleep

Better sleep, better life.

Having a cool body temperature is necessary to fall asleep faster. Luckily, you can achieve it by indulging in infrared sauna therapy.

One session warms your body temperature and cools your body quickly, hacking your brain into thinking it's time to sleep.


  • Better Skin

An infrared sauna session flushes out impurities. 

It improves skin tone, reduces wrinkles, and even out pigmentation by reducing blemishes while stimulating collagen and elastin.

Infrared sauna therapy can heal and detoxify skin, aiding acne, psoriasis, eczema, and chronic dermatitis.

It stimulates fat cells, releasing toxins making the cells lie flatter removing cellulite.


  • Relief from Muscle +Joint Pain

The heat penetrates deeper into the body gently. It generates inner warmth and increases the stimulation of endorphins.


Experience Improved rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia with infrared sauna session.

As muscle blood flow improves, it eases muscular and joint pain and relieves tight muscles stimulating muscle recovery. It also makes the muscle more flexible by warming and relaxing the muscles. 


  • Detoxification

Detoxifying using this therapy is the easiest and most effective in releasing harmful toxins from your body.

During a session, your body will naturally release harmful substances through sweating.

It is the easiest and safest way to sweat without doing extensive workouts.


  • Mental Relaxation

Sauna therapy is a great way to escape from the day-to-day stresses of life and can be done as part of your wellness routine.

Indulge in the soothing warm light from the infrared sauna that not only loosens up those tight muscles but also soothes your mind by enveloping your body in this relaxing warmth.


  • Better Lung Function

Saunas are known to help lung health. The heat from the sauna may improve individuals with chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. 

The benefits of a sauna include improved respiratory function, decreased symptoms from colds or allergies, and aiding in recovery after an illness like bronchitis where mucus buildup is common.


  • Less Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a disorder that affects many people. The symptoms are characterized by muscle pain, stiffness, and easy fatigability. 

Far infrared sauna therapy has been proven to be beneficial in the relief of fibromyalgia as well as chronic fatigue syndrome. 

Infrared heat helps restore normal autonomic nervous system functioning which can reduce or relieve these debilitating conditions!


  • Better Circulation

Infrared heat increases the production of nitric oxide.

Nitric Oxide is important for the health of blood vessels by relaxing arteries and preventing clotting from happening in them.

*We advise seeking medical advice before using an infrared sauna if you have any of these conditions: high blood pressure, heart problems, abnormal pregnancy or are under any medical care.


2.0 Material Sustainability

2.1 Tecoloy

It’s the original infrared sauna company and the only company that uses the latest Tecoloy™ heater system.

With their powerful heaters, you’ll experience two levels of protection. 

Tecoloy™  radiation elements are each surrounded by an electric coil, surrounded by special ceramic sand. The inside of these coils can't be destroyed and it provides the best distribution to ensure low energy loss.

The radiation is then bounced off a reflective panel, so it's 100% dispersed. Tecoloy™  radiation elements are the most effective and durable. With an unlimited service life.

This makes for the safest infrared sauna in the world!


2.2 Red Western Cedar

Health Mate stands by its commitment to superior quality and wellness for all by using only the best quality wood  (80% of the sauna) -  Grade A -  Red Western Cedar.

Western Red Cedar would not be called the ‘Tree of Life' if it wasn’t for its vitality, beauty and strength.

It is naturally antimicrobial, nutrient rich and moisture resistant. It prevents fungus, mould and bacteria, no matter the amount of sweat or moisture released inside the cabin.

For every fallen tree 10 new trees are planted by Health Mate - a company with environmental credentials.


3.0 History

Health Mate® are the pioneers of infrared saunas. 

They were the first company in the world to use infrared technology in a sauna in 1979. 

With 42 years experience building infrared saunas, they have the know how and the expertise. They are constantly making many advancements and achievements in this field.

For 42 years they have been helping to heal people with the best quality infrared saunas in the world and they are the only brand with a UL and CE - listed heater.


4.0 EMF +Quality Control

Health Mate is proud to offer the lowest EMF and ELF values in the industry.

With 5 stages of quality control, rest assured that any infrared sauna you purchase will be perfect.

Original saunas are still around today - 42 years later. There's no other sauna brand that has better quality control than Health Mate®.

5.0 Warranty

Health Mate® was the first brand to offer unconditional lifetime warranty on their products including the Tecoloy® infrared heaters.

Their cabins are made of grade ‘A’ Western Red Canadian Cedar that will last for generations with minimal care and maintenance.


We all want wellness. It takes time and dedication to become informed on what products are in the marketplace. 

What could be better than an investment in your health (+family) to get there! 

Health Mate® infrared saunas are here to help support this goal.


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