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Which Wood? Comparing Different Infrared Sauna Woods 

Martha Fast 06/04/21
health mate infrared sauna wood close up

Next to the heaters, wood is the second most important factor when considering which infrared sauna model to buy. Not only do different woods look different, but they have different properties that make them better or worse for use on in-home saunas.   When looking at sauna woods, important factors to consider include:  Longevity  Durability  Water…

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The Best Solo Infrared Sauna: Health Mate Essential Comfort

Martha Fast 03/08/21
Essential Comfort solo sauna is the brand new model from Health Mate

For over 40 years, Health Mate has distinguished itself by prioritizing quality and excellence in the production of infrared saunas. We were the first to embrace infrared technology in the industry and we have remained dedicated to excellence. After years of development, we’re proud to introduce a one person dome sauna that meets the high…

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What Are Low EMF Saunas?

Martha Fast 02/24/21
Health Mate Inspire 2 Person Sauna

An Introduction to EMFs   EMF or Electro-Magnetic Fields are all around us. Everything that is electric generates an EMF. Radios, power lines, Wi-Fi routers, cellphones, televisions, microwaves, and all other electronics output at least a small amount of EMF. Since these mysterious fields surround us, there is a growing curiosity regarding what they are, what…

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Does an Infrared Sauna Kill Viruses?

Amanda 02/17/21
A man is sitting in an infrared sauna with a mask on.

There is an increasingly higher level of importance of staying healthy and having a strong immune system in the current health climate. This is true especially during the COVID-19 era we’re experiencing and one that we’ll continue to go through for the foreseeable future.    But this isn’t limited to just COVID-19. We as human…

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Why Do I Feel Worse After Using An Infrared Sauna?

Amanda 12/08/20
Man feeling bad in an infrared sauna

While taking part in a sauna session, one can expect to leave the unit with the feeling of rejuvenation, relaxation, and a sense of well being. However, in some cases, we may end up feeling the complete opposite. How could this be? Feeling worse is not due to the sauna itself, but rather from what…

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Infrared Sauna Benefits – The Complete Guide

Amanda 10/27/20
A relaxed woman wearing a robe while enjoying an infrared sauna.

What is an Infrared Sauna? An infrared sauna is a small room or lodge that is designed to use light as heat, by way of infrared lamps, instead of hot air. Infrared saunas are generally constructed using wood planks and can fit between 1-4 people, or more, depending on the size of the unit. The…

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Using Essential Oils to Maximize Your Sauna Aromatherapy

Amanda 10/13/20
using essential oils for sauna aromatherapy

Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, is a specialized kind of treatment that uses naturally occurring plant extracts in order to improve overall health and wellness of the body and the mind.  Although the term ‘essential oil’ was coined around the last century or so, this type of homeopathic healing has been around for thousands of…

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Can Using The Sauna Relieve Your Cold Symptoms?

Amanda 09/29/20
using a sauna during cold and flu season can help relieve cold symptoms

Sauna & Colds   Taking part in sauna sessions on a regular basis has numerous health benefits, both for the body and for the mind.    From helping sore muscles to relax, speeding up recovery time, assisting with joint pain relief, helping skin look younger and more vibrant, and many other benefits, sauna use has…

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7 Amazing Skin Benefits from Sauna Bathing

Amanda 09/15/20
using an infrared sauna for its skin benefits

When considering adding another element to include in your skincare routine, one may think about buying a moisturizer, a new cleanser, some eye cream, or the seemingly endless number of other things out there that can promise you great results.   Sure, there are many products out there that work very well for what your…

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Red Light vs. Infrared Light Therapy – What’s the Difference?

Amanda 09/01/20
red light therapy in an infrared sauna

Light therapy. It’s an umbrella term that most people have either heard due to its booming popularity as a result of skimming literature online, watching videos about it, from word of mouth, or seeing products being advertised.    Under that umbrella falls various kinds of light therapy, including red and infrared light therapy.   In…

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