Saunas

All the frequently asked questions about our saunas can be found here

What is a sauna?

A sauna is a room constructed of softwood with a single heater, either electric or wood burning, that is capable of reaching temperatures in excess of 190° Fahrenheit. The high temperatures produce a very dry environment with extremely low humidity. You can tolerate the heat because of the low humidity, and since the soft lumber […]

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What is the difference between wet and dry?

They are one and the same. When you enter the hot room, and before any water is sprinkled on the rocks, it is considered dry due to the dry heat and absence of humidity. The minute you generate steam by sprinkling water on the rocks, it is considered wet. Essentially it is a wet/dry room, […]

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How is a wet/dry experience different than an infrared experience?

By definition, a sauna is a room where water is used to generate steam, so technically the infrared experience is not a sauna at all. Infrared does not warm the room but instead penetrates the body with infrared rays. It does so at a low temperature and is helpful in relieving sore joints and muscles. […]

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Why is the experience considered good for your health?

An authentic sauna is designed to get hot, and the health benefits are generated due to the hot temperature achieved in the room. As your body heats, your heart rate accelerates, leading to all the benefits of aerobic activity. Some of the many benefits include weight loss due to increased calorie burn, improved circulation, pain […]

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Will it help me lose weight?

According to The North American Sauna Society, you can burn up to 300 calories in a single session. Weight loss is due both to calorie burn from an elevated heart rate and water loss due to sweating. The addition of regular sauna use is a great compliment to a weight-loss program.

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Can the room go outdoors?

Unlike most competitors, our barrel sauna models are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Red Cedar is naturally resistant to decay, and the ball and socket design of the staves makes for a robust seal and solid structure for outdoor use. Additionally, the thick softwood staves are excellent at retaining the heat and the […]

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Why is Red Cedar such a good wood for room construction?

Red Cedar is the preferred timber for several reasons. First, it is one of the few woods naturally resistant to rot, decay and mildew, and as such can readily be used for indoor or outdoor construction. Also, because it is a very soft wood, Red Cedar allows your body to be in comfortable contact with […]

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How do I treat the exterior?

The great thing about Western Canadian Red Cedar is that you don’t need to treat it. Left natural, the wood will turn a silver color over time due to the effects of sun and rain with no detrimental effect on the wood itself. If you wish to retain the rich, natural color, you should treat […]

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How is using a wood-burning heater different than using electric heat?

The overall experience, including heat time and temperature range, is similar whether heating with electric or wood. The wood heater will require that you vent the heater out the top or back of the room as well as provide an appropriate firewall around the heater. Venting materials are not included with the heater, and installation […]

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What sort of site preparation is required?

All of the Wooden SPA Solutions models can be used in any environment, but in all cases it is important that the surface supporting the room is firm and level (a slight taper for rain run-off is fine.) Suitable surfaces include wood decks, concrete patios, paver stones, pressed gravel, etc. The Barrel can be placed […]

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