Frequently Asked Questions

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Traditional Sauna Vs Aqualine Far Infrared
Far Infrared Sauna Health Benefits
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General FAQ

Infrared Sauna FAQ

Traditional Saunas Vs SaunaMed FAR Infrared

Comparison Table

SAUNAMED FAR INFRARED SAUNAS

TRADITIONAL & STEAM SAUNAS

WOOD TYPE

Finest Grade Non-allergenic / Non-toxic Canadian Hemlock or hand selected finest grade A Canadian red cedar Spruce, Pine, Hemlock, Aspen, Alder and Abachi, which is cool to the touch in hot environments are most commonly used

HEAT SOURCE

100% Pure Far Infrared ceramic heaters Electric stove or wood-burning element

HEAT TRAMSMISSION

Long wave ‘safe’ FIR wave Hot air, harder to breathe, but some people prefer this intense heat environment

TEMPERATURE

18 –65 °C More than 38 °C

SWEAT ANALYSIS

80% water & 20% toxins 97% water & 3% toxins

PRE-HEAT TIME

5 min 30-40 min

FRESH AIR CIRCULATION

YES - Adjustable air vent and oxygen ioniser system fitted as standard Availiable however this must be closed during use to create humid environment

ENERGY COST AT 30 MIN PER DAY

Energy efficient - £4 per month average £16 per month average

COMFORT LEVEL AND SAFETY

Very high, heat safe and can be controlled to a single degree, timer function and Auto shut off also included Hot coals, unsuitable for children, the elderly and injured, possible fire hazard

INSTALLATION TIME

Under 30 minutes anywhere you like – No special venting required – Simple step by step guide Usually requires your own trades person and technical assistance needed - They usually take a day to install

PORTABILITY

Easily moved and packed flat again (Stands on supports offering floor protection and air circulation) More of a permanent fixed feature

CONTROLS

State of the art digital soft touch, internal and external controls Wireless controls on some models, also uses water over coals to control internal temperature

MEDICAL USE

Used by physicians Not used by physicians

USER SUITABILITY

Most people can use – Great benefits for the young, injured and elderly Only for certain individuals

WATER SUPPLY AND WIRING REQUIRED

None at all Yes

MUSIC EQUIPMENT AVAILIABLE

Top spec radio, CD, MP3 system and Ipod connection Fitted as standard Available on some models. Speakers need to be mounted low and be water resistant.

COST

Everything Included in the price – No hidden costs – All parts available Professional fitting and wiring required. Traditional saunas generally cost more.

FAR Infrared Sauna Health Benefits

If there was a way to increase energy, lose weight, decrease stress, detoxify the body and purify the skin while elevating the immune system to fight off everything from the common cold, circulation, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions to serious life quality threatening illnesses, what would it be worth?

What if all a person had to do to receive such benefits was relax and sit down for 15 to 30 minutes a day, three or four times a week, listening to music, reading a book, watching TV or talking on the phone - now what would that be worth?

Traditional Sauna FAQ

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