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Saunas General FAQs

A traditional sauna generally takes between 30 – 45 minutes to fully heat up. During this time, the rocks will be heated to the perfect temperature for soft heat and soft steam.
An infrared sauna is not as much about the heat/room temperature, as it is of the penetration or the absorption of the infrared energy. You can technically start using the infrared sauna immediately, but if you prefer to have the room itself preheated it can be warmer in as little as 10 minutes; plan on 30 – 45 minutes to reach the upper temperature range in an IR sauna.

If you use your sauna 3 times per week, a 6 kW heater will use approximately $4 to $6 per month. A 2.1 kW heater, on the other hand, would use about $2/month. Far-infrared saunas typically use $3 to $5 per month. Steam baths usually average $3 to $5 per month.

Relaxation is by far the most cited benefit from regular sauna bathers, followed closely by the positive effects seen from detoxification. Download the health benefits of sauna.

Be sure to consult your personal physician if you have any history of heart problems, high blood pressure, or any other health problems before enjoying any kind of sauna.

Pouring water on the rocks of Finnleo traditional sauna heaters is perfectly fine and is an essential aspect of the overall experience! For infrared saunas, however, the humidity will be ambient. The new BWT feature on the Vena-T, Himalaya, and Laava makes adding water even easier than ever.

After your sauna, cleanse your skin via shower or bath to remove any and all residues or salts left behind. A quick rinse will close your pores once again and is the perfect way to end your sauna experience. It is recommended that you moisturize your skin with a high-quality moisturizing lotion. It’s also ideal to shampoo your hair afterward. Don’t forget to drink an adequate amount of water, mineral water, fruit, or vegetable juice to replace fluids that were lost during your heat bathing.

While this, too, varies between individuals – one can usually stay in the sauna until they begin to feel uncomfortable. Typically, remain in the sauna for about 10-15 minutes and then take a break to cool off for several minutes. Then you can feel free to return to the sauna for another “inning.” A Finnleo sauna experience can be truly relaxing and rewarding, but don’t stay in the sauna for extended periods of time. Set the temperature and humidity level (if you are using a traditional sauna) to your ideal level. If you begin to feel dizzy or uncomfortable, simply leave the sauna and cool off.

The appropriate temperature for a sauna depends on your preference! Most people prefer to enjoy their sauna at temperatures between 150-175 degrees Fahrenheit for traditional saunas and 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit for infrared saunas.