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Not All Infrared Saunas Are Created Equal

We have had an increase in people coming to us having bad experiences with inferior quality infrared saunas…

As the UK’s main sauna retailer we are sauna specialists who only work with leading sauna brands.


Sauna Build Quality

All SaunaMed™ saunas are carefully hand crafted and fully tested…

Many companies copy or clone products, almost the exact same looking product, but thinner metals, thinner woods, cheap parts, poor craftsmanship; things to watch out for, inferior products.

Our SaunaMed saunas are made from the Finest Grade Non-allergenic / Non-toxic Canadian Hemlock or Canadian Red Cedar and are built with solid tongue-and-groove construction. Thick tempered safety glass is used on all saunas for heat retention. They are compact, easy to assemble, they take only minutes to heat, plugs into a standard household plug, stands off the floor on 4 legs and won't damage your flooring. Also do not forget our proven strict quality management certifications and wide range of accessories. All our infrared saunas are classed as Ceramic Far Infrared saunas. This is the most beneficial infrared treatment for your health.

We use a double cladded wall section, which also has a cavity. This is important to help retain the heat in your infra-red sauna, this also helps keep the running costs of a SaunaMed sauna lower than similar saunas on the market. All wall sections are made to fit together precisely. This makes our infra-red saunas very rigid and of a solid construction.

Many companies use Hemlock or Cedar just on the main panelling of the saunas then substitute the rest with cheaper woods such as plywood. All of our saunas are 100% all out of the same wood. Furthermore they are totally brand new, we do not sell refurbished, used or scratched items.

Furthermore all SaunaMed™ saunas are assembled in the UK.

Watch out for Fly by night companies

If you buy from an importer who cuts out the middle man, you are taking the risk of being on your own when and if a warranty issue arises. There are many “fly by night” companies, making their quick profit by selling sub-standard units at low prices and then disappearing in the future when parts or service is required. They either promise a “lifetime warranty” as a marketing ploy, or offer a 1 year warranty and leave customers stranded once this expires. Another tactic is charging exorbitant fees for spare components outside of the original warranty period.

Furthermore, this warranty must be backed by a company you believe will still be around to service your warranty if a problem occurs. It is no good being offered a 2 year warranty only to find the company is no longer contactable after 6 months, as is the case with many cheap, fly-by-night companies. We‟ve witnessed countless sauna companies come and go over the years and have helped many of their customers to source spare parts for the sauna units they own.

If you buy from a reputable seller & especially from a reputable distributor and manufacturer, you are guaranteed a quality reliable product, a legitimate warrant and genuine honest advice when and if it is needed.

Not only are we as a retailer very stable, so are all of our leading brands so you are always covered should you need anything in the future.

We are also experienced with electrical/plumbing requirements and have a thorough knowledge of the items we sell. We are not just resellers or sales people. We can troubleshoot or help with installation and other questions those electricians, plumbers, and carpenters may have on items purchased. We know our business.

Type of Heaters

DuraWave™ heating elements were also developed to solve the fundamental issue with the chemicals used in the production of carbon heating elements. Carbon heating elements, start as two pieces of flexible fibreglass (plastic resins and glass cloth). A thin conductive layer of carbon is printed onto the fibreglass, then fibreglass pressure laminated to complete the assembly. Through this process compounds of styrene, lead, iron, aluminium, zinc, boron and barium are introduced into the sauna. We found it absolutely unacceptable to introduce lead, and especially styrene in a therapeutic environment designed for detoxification.

Ceramic DuraWave™ infrared sauna heaters are more advantageous as they heat up much faster, have a high emissivity and they are known for high levels of durability. Ceramic heaters are the most common and popular choice. Our DuraWave™ ceramic heaters are also very easy to ship and replace should a problem arise, unlike carbon heaters that can be awkward to ship and difficult to replace.


Far Infrared Saunas which use pure ceramic concave shape emitters are backed by a long history, extensive medical research and results. If you take a look around it is why the most experienced and health orientated companies only use ceramic elements.
Aqualine Saunas did consider developing carbon elements, however after extensive research we chose to stick with our very popular DuraWave™ elements due to the following findings;

  • Carbon Infrared heating elements cannot reach every part of your body as the rays travel in a straight line. This is a problem meaning the whole of the sauna interior has to be covered with this material. DuraWave™ pure ceramic Far-Infrared Heaters are coiled in a concave shape and use surgical-grade stainless steel wide-projection deflectors designed to concentrate and maximize infrared output towards the body. So no matter how you are positioned in a SaunaMed Infrared Sauna, there are no cold spots.
  • Infrared efficiency dropped dramatically when sitting more than 20cm away from the elements. Meaning much of the infrared heat sources are not warming the body efficiently but simply warming the air.
  • The elements have to be thermostat controlled which meant that cabin temperatures would have to be much higher to produce any level of sweat production.
  • To create the internal temperatures and Infrared flow required for the elements to be effective, the majority of the cabin interior needed to be lined with the black carbon elements, which was very dark and unsightly.
  • Toxic chemicals are used in the production of carbon heating elements. Compounds of styrene, lead, iron, aluminium, zinc, boron and barium are introduced into the sauna. We found it absolutely unacceptable to introduce lead, and especially styrene in a therapeutic environment designed for detoxification.
  • Carbon panels in general give of very high levels of EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation) and there is no way to shield this.
  • Wooden brackets holding the carbon heater panels in place created a trap for dust and bacteria and absorbed the infrared heat rather than your body.
  • Sweat stains on the carbon elements were difficult to clean.

 

DuraWave™ Infrared Heaters

 

 


DuraWave™ Infrared Heaters use technology which encompasses 100% pure ceramic elements filled with lava sand to give the best heat distribution and include no chemicals or toxins.

All humans send and receive Far infrared waves. The range of waves generated by the human body is 6 to 20 microns. The optimal micron output range is between 7.5 and 15 microns which is very close to the resonant frequency of a water molecule. This similarity makes sense since our bodies are almost 70% water.

DuraWave™ infrared heaters have been designed and calibrated to target the vital wave range of 7.5 to 15 microns with a good portion of wavelengths at 9.4, which is the frequency at which a water molecule resonates or vibrates. This vibration causes a release of cellular toxins such as mercury, aluminium, cholesterol and other toxic gases such as sulphur and formaldehyde. This optimal micron output also allows for deeper penetration of Far infrared heat, which improves pain relief, detoxification, circulation, and increased peripheral blood flow. They are also designed to be safe to touch and comfortable to sit against.

 

 


Regular clinical tests demonstrate that DuraWave™ infrared sauna heaters produce far-infrared rays close to perfection to work with the natural harmony of the human body resulting in increased health benefits. Often, many products have not been tested making it very difficult to verify their safety and peak infrared output wavelength.

Why Constant Concentrated Infrared is Important

Because Far- Infrared Rays travel in a straight line, conventional Infrared heating elements cannot reach every part of your body. This is the main problem with carbon elements meaning the whole of the sauna interior has to be covered with this material. DuraWave™ pure ceramic Far-Infrared Heaters are coiled in a concave shape and use surgical-grade stainless steel wide-projection deflectors designed to concentrate and maximize infrared output towards the body. So no matter how you are positioned in a SaunaMed Sauna, whether you are directly in front of a heater or not, your whole body is effectively receiving the beneficial Far-Infrared Rays.



 
 

Medical Research & Health Benefits

Far Infrared saunas which use pure ceramic concave shape emitters are backed by a long history, extensive medical research and results.

Far Infrared saunas using pure ceramic emitters have a long history (decades) of use, results, and confidence, not only by the manufacturers, but also by doctors and people who use them. Many of the books published, and research of naturopathic doctors have been based on the far infrared saunas using pure ceramic heating emitters.
 

Size and Quantity of Heaters

Infrared saunas have anywhere from 1-12 ceramic heating panels to deliver infrared heat. When you are comparing saunas (make sure your comparing the same size models), consider how many infrared panels the sauna has as well as the size of the panels, this adds much value to the sauna. The panels should surround you. Panels behind, in front, on the sides, on the calves would give you the best coverage. Many companies will try to cut down on the number of heating panels to save them money.

 

VAT and Extra Delivery Charges

These may be hidden extras, not shown to give the impression of a lower selling price. Make sure you buy from a company who offers you transparent pricing.

Make sure Product Liability Insurance is included

Most major companies carry or should carry Product Liability Insurance. We are one of the few sauna
companies that carry this type of insurance. It is very expensive but protects you should a problem arise with your sauna.
In the event there is a claim made due to a sauna malfunction, you would need to be able to collect on your losses. Without this insurance, the company you bought your sauna from could simply go out of business leaving you to deal with the mess. Many of the online stores, auctions and companies who sell saunas do NOT carry this insurance and/or the company they buy from does not carry it. You would need to check with each company you consider buying from to ensure they have proper coverage.

Aqualine Saunas carry individual protection for each customer which is underwritten by Lloyds of London.

Stock Held

To cut costs some companies will hold very limited or no stock and simply order or start manufacturing a sauna on receipt of your payment. Typically, this will result in a delay of approximately 6-12 weeks until your sauna is ready for delivery. Make sure you check availability sooner rather than later.
 

See at Home Guarantee

We are so confident in the quality of our products and that you will be satisfied, so if you are not happy with any aspect of your sauna when it is arrives, you can send it back for a full refund.

Leading Sauna & Steam Technology

We are at the forefront of sauna and steam room technology. We recieve all the latest models and technology and are often far ahead in the market. Our team is dedicated to making sure that you recieve the absolute best in sauna and steam technology and information.

What you should know about EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation) and your infrared sauna

 

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