Traditional vs. Far-Infrared Sauna

Traditional vs. Far-Infrared Sauna

There is more than one type of sauna. See the difference to choose which you’d prefer.

If you’re interested in purchasing a sauna, it’s important to know which type is best for you! Come visit Regina Pools & Spas, a dealer of Finnleo Saunas, the world’s largest sauna manufacturer. Finnleo offers four types of saunas to choose from, including Traditional, Far-Infrared, InfraSaunas, and Outdoor, and numerous models of each type so you can find the perfect model for your lifestyle. Continue reading to learn the difference between a traditional and far-infrared sauna to know which one you may prefer.


Before discussing the differences, it’s also important to know the similarities between the two types. Both saunas will provide the general benefits of heat bathing, including relaxation, stress reduction, sweating, detoxification, and relieving aches and pains.  Since both saunas cause perspiring, you will burn calories in either type, and saunas can help play an integral part of a healthy weight loss program.

Traditional Sauna

If you enjoy steam in your sauna and higher temperatures, a traditional sauna may be the right choice. The temperature in this sauna typically ranges between 150 and 185 degrees F. When it has been properly heated, the sauna walls are warm, the air temperature has achieved its set temperature, and the rocks are superheated. The traditional sauna will have a little higher humidity level than the far-infrared, but it is the only sauna where the user can control the temperature and humidity. In a traditional sauna, you can control the humidity by sprinkling water over the rocks; however, the temperature in a far-infrared sauna can’t be controlled.

Far-Infrared Sauna

The temperature for a far-infrared sauna is typically set between 120 and 140 degrees F, but unlike the traditional, the goal is not to achieve a high temperature. Instead, the user wants the emitters to remain active, as infrared energy is only providing infrared heat when the emitters are on. This means that the temperature is not as important, as the bather will still feel the heat and sweat, but at lower temperatures. For this reason, those who want to spend longer periods of time in their sauna may find the far-infrared sauna as the best choice.

Saunas from Regina Pools & Spas

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