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Differences between Traditional Finnish Sauna and Infrared Sauna

Differences between Traditional Finnish Sauna and Infrared Sauna

Sean McGee |

The primary difference between a Finnish sauna and an Infrared sauna lies in their operating mechanisms and associated benefits:

Finnish Sauna:

  • Operates at higher temperatures (75-90°C), promoting an energizing effect on the body and aiding in the elimination of toxins.
  • Improves cardiovascular health by boosting blood circulation and inducing sweating.
  • Treats allergy problems, eczema, inflammatory complaints, and muscle aches.
  • Need to wait for the sauna to reach the desired temperature.

Infrared Sauna:

  • Operates at lower temperatures (35-45°C), making it suitable for individuals who prefer milder heat or have health conditions restricting exposure to high temperatures.
  • Can be used daily, as it heats up immediately upon switching on.
  • Utilizes infrared radiation to penetrate deeper into muscle fibers, inducing sweating 3-4 times more than in a traditional sauna.
  • Promotes detoxification by facilitating sweating through both sweat glands and sebaceous glands, resulting in the expulsion of fat-soluble toxins.
  • Takes longer to burn the same amount of calories compared to a Finnish sauna due to the lower temperature.
  • For more information on the advantages of Infrared saunas, check out our detailed blog post here.

Ultimately, the choice between a Finnish sauna and an Infrared sauna depends on personal preferences and specific health goals. While Finnish saunas offer intense heat and cardiovascular benefits, Infrared saunas provide gentler heat and deeper detoxification benefits. Choose the option that best aligns with your wellness objectives and comfort level.

You can view our range of Infrared Saunas here: https://ardinagh.com/collections/infrared-saunas

You can view our range of Finnish Saunas here: https://ardinagh.com/collections/traditional-finnish-saunas


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