What to Look for in a Home Sauna

sunlightenA trip to the spa is a luxurious indulgence that can help you melt away the stress and feel relaxed and invigorated when you leave. A home sauna can offer you the same experience any time you need it — without the big price tag and without feeling self-conscious about sitting next to strangers in just a towel.

Though a home sauna will cost less than the cumulative total for repeat visits to a luxury spa, it is still a significant expense for most families, and you must make a careful decision in order to get the best home sauna for your investment, providing many years of enjoyment for you and your family. Here are a few tips for what you need to look for in a home sauna:



One of the most important factors for many people looking to purchase a home sauna will be the prices. Home saunas can range in price from a couple thousand dollars to more than $10,000.

While some low-end home saunas like those from Costco and other wholesalers can cost around $1,500, they may not have all the features you want in a home sauna. When evaluating price, make sure you compare it to the other features you are looking for in a home sauna to be certain that you are truly getting the value you need.


Health Benefits

There are many health benefits to a home sauna, but not every home sauna is built the same and can offer those same benefits. Some of those health benefits include:

  • Pain relief
  • Anti-aging
  • Detoxification
  • Stress relief
  • Cardiovascular conditioning through reduction of blood pressure
  • Weight loss
  • Cell health


These health benefits are only accrued through quality home saunas. For example, Sunlighten home saunas are the only saunas that have been clinically tested by third parties to be medical grade equipment. While other brands may claim health benefits for their home saunas, they do not have the testing to confirm these medical benefits.


Quality of Construction

A home sauna is a significant investment, so you want to make sure that you get a model that will last for many years to come, providing you with a quality experience. You can measure the quality of construction in a number of ways. For example, Health Mate Saunas are made of a high quality of wood that is chosen for its environmental sustainability. You can be sure that you are doing your part for the environment when you choose a home sauna that is going to also help you reap many health benefits. Another example is the efficiency of the heating units. Sunlighten home saunas have been tested and have been shown to produce a higher output — up to 95 to 99 percent emissivity, compared with about 70 to 80 percent emissivity for most other brands.