Finnish Traditional Steam Saunas
- April 03, 2023
Dr Peter Attia is a Canadian doctor, who has received notoriety for his work on health and longevity, and he has identified sauna bathing as a beneficial practice for boosting vitality. Through Dr Attia’s exploration of the available research on the benefits of sauna use, he has produced some recommendations on how best to use sauna bathing to maximise health and longevity.
Dr Peter Attia believes that the benefits seen with saunas may be very similar to the benefits seen with exercise, and explains that the data is robust in support of heat therapy. Dr Attia advises that dry saunas are used for 20 minutes or more, four times a week, at 80 degrees Celsius.
This is why it is extremely convenient and beneficial to have a home sauna, because it allows you pretty much constant access to heat therapy, and the benefits it provides.
Dr Attia explains that sauna activity seems to mimic cardio vascular activity, perhaps partly because sauna bathing increases your heartbeat u
- March 17, 2023
In Britain we tend to think of saunas as being for celebrities and health gurus, but in Finland almost every home has a sauna, and it’s been that way for thousands of years. 95% of Finns use the sauna at least once a week, and if you speak to them, they consider home saunas in the same way we consider bathrooms and kitchens: ESSENTIAL!
Sauna bathing offers a multitude of health benefits and is an effective way of detoxifying the body. Saunas can also help reduce inflammation, relieve aches and pains caused by arthritis, and have been proven to improve circulation and heart function, which is believed to reduce the risks of hearts attacks and strokes.
- November 04, 2022
The question is, how much energy does a sauna use?
How much power does a Traditional Sauna use?
Traditional saunas vary greatly with variable factors such as size of the sauna cabin, temperature of the outer environment, and materials such as glass doors. These are all considerations when choosing the kW of the heater. A smaller cabin size will require 2.3 kW – 6kW, with larger models and designs needing a much higher output of typically 7 kW – 11 kW, or in a professional, commercial use environment as high as 33 kW.
How much power does an Infrared Sauna use?
Infrared sauna cabins are a Plug & Play 13AMP product which means it is perfect for home use and requires less energy to run. The kW requirement to heat an infrared sauna cabin ranges from 1.4 kW to 2.8 kW dependant on
- October 14, 2022
Traditional or Infrared?
How do you want to feel in the sauna? What environment sounds more suited to you? Does one offer an element that suits your lifestyle more? What will you use your sauna for?
This post explores the differences in Traditional and Infrared saunas.
What is at the heart of a sauna?
The heart of the sauna is what powers your sauna.
Traditional saunas, also known as Finnish saunas, conventional saunas or steam saunas can be traced long back in ancient history. At its heart, a sauna heater containing sauna stones aids in the distribution of the heat. The bather controls the environment within the Finnish sauna via a thermostatic temperature control, as well as the ability to pour water over the hot stones to create bursts of steam, which significantly elevates the humidity inside the Finnish sauna room.
- April 25, 2020
Now, perhaps more so than any other time in our recent past, the global community views health as the ultimate wealth. As the pandemic takes hold, we understand now more acutely than ever before how important it is to protect and maximise our health. While there is a myriad of ways to increase the body’s ability to protect itself from illness, this article will focus on the natural way that raised body temperature is the automatic response of the human species, and other vertebrates, to fight viral and bacterial infections, and quite literally boost the immune system. This blog will also attempt to examine the similarities between naturally induced fever, and artificially raising body temperature through routine sauna use.
The healing power of artificially induced fever has been well documented throughout human history. In ancient Egypt, Greece, the Roman and Persian Empires, as well as the first half of the 19th century, fever therapy was utilised for its healing effects. Fever t
- December 22, 2017
In this series of articles, we will share some top tips and industry secrets to get you started on your sauna journey and to help you choose the perfect sauna for any property or budget.
The first thing to consider when building a sauna is which method of sauna construction is right for you. There are two options to choose from which we call 'Pre-fab' and 'Pre-cut'.
A 'Pre-fab' sauna is by far the most common in the UK and is very easy to install. Most of the work is done for you in the factory in Finland. These saunas arrive flat packed with the walls already fully formed with insulation already fitted inside. 'A Pre-fab' sauna will simply screw together and once assembled, you will be the proud owner of a free-standing, self-contained, sauna cabin which could sit in the corner of any room in the house and can be taken down and reinstalled in another location should you ever decide to move it to another location or property.
- September 23, 2016
Regular users of Traditional Finnish Saunas will know that it can take a lot of energy and time to get your sauna up to temperature.
Enter the all new Harvia Forte, a heat storing insulated sauna heater which can heat a sauna room up to full temperature in just a few minutes flat!
Forte sauna heaters don't work like any other sauna heater, they run at a comparatively low power output and store the heat ready for you to lift the lid and release the warmth stored inside.
If you use your sauna regularly, it is more energy efficient to leave this heater running than it is to heat it up a regular heater from scratch, just like a hot tub which runs quietly in the background waiting for somebody to take a dip!
This revolutionary sauna heater is perfect for a family sauna which needs to be ready to go at a moments notice or for a light commercial sauna such as a holiday let, gym or hotel where users expect the sauna to be ready to use, but bathers only visit it
- September 16, 2016
Choosing the right sauna heater can be a confusing business. First, you have to think about how much heat you need to produce to get your sauna up to temperature, consider how the heater will fit into the space available, and pick a heater that compliments the interior design of your sauna.
With the help of our expert advice, you will find it easy to get over these initial hurdles and we can then help you think about what else you can do to make the most of your new sauna.
For example, a 'Combi' sauna heater gives you much more functionality, it has a built in steamer unit separate from the main sauna heater which allows you to accurately adjust the amount of steam and humidity in the room and introduce fragrance and aromas to enhance your sauna experience.
If you are torn between buying a sauna or a steam room, this may be the perfect compromise to get the best of both worlds! Combi heaters can act as a traditional Finnish sauna, steam sauna, Herbal sauna or
- August 23, 2016
So, you’re looking for a wood burning sauna heater and wondering which one is right for you?
Aqualine are here to help. Our friendly and experienced team can talk you through our extensive range of Harvia sauna heaters and stoves to find you the perfect match.
Here’s a few of our more unusual wood burning sauna heaters that warrant a proper explanation.
Harvia ‘Duo’ heaters are more than just a sauna heater; they also double up as a fireplace in the next room! Harvia Duo sauna heaters feature an elongated 130mm aperture designed to allow the front of the sauna to pass through an internal wall. This means the sauna heater and stones can be heating up the
- June 21, 2016
Here at Aqualine we are really excited to be bringing you the latest in Finnish Sauna design, The all new Harvia 'Solide' range.
Harvia Solide is a massive step forward in sauna innovation and design. No longer can an outdoor sauna be mistaken by the untrained eye for a summerhouse or potting shed!
In developing the Solide range, Harvia have struck the perfect balance between the tried and tested concept of a classic traditional sauna and a new, minimalist, yet strikingly modern sauna design using extra thick spruce throughout.<