Single Person Saunas
A personal sauna provides a relaxing and therapeutic experience right in your own home. One person saunas come in two main types - infrared and traditional steam. This article explores the benefits and considerations of solo saunas to help you choose the right option.
1 Person Infrared Saunas - Low EMF far infrared sauna
Infrared saunas use full spectrum light waves to penetrate the skin and provide a deep, detoxifying sweat. The temperature is lower than a steam sauna, making it more tolerable for longer durations. Infrared can promote relaxation, muscle recovery, skin purification, and even weight loss.
Look for low EMF (electromagnetic frequency) models that use safer materials. Many one person infrared saunas are now available with carbon and ceramic infrared heaters to reduce EMF exposure. Reputable brands test and verify low emissions.
A solo infrared sauna is compact and can fit in tight spaces. You can unwind in privacy and peace. Just be sure to stay hydrated before and after use.
1 Person Sauna - Traditional steam saunas
For a more intense sauna experience, traditional steam saunas immerse you in dry heat reaching 180-200F. The combination of heat and humidity opens pores and induces an invigorating sweat. This provides both mental and physical relaxation.
Traditional saunas require more power and ceiling height. But a personal steam sauna can comfortably fit 1-person. Just a 20 minute sauna session provides stress relief and cardiovascular benefits. Be sure to cool off gradually when exiting.
Many enjoy alternating time in the sauna with a refreshing cold shower or plunge pool. Listen to your body and don't overdo initial sessions.
Personal Sauna experience
A home sauna, whether infrared or steam, provides a soothing sanctuary from daily stress. It’s an opportunity to relax, reflect, and recharge. Just a few sessions per week can improve sleep, lower blood pressure, aid muscle recovery, and boost immunity.
Solo saunas allow you to customize the experience to your needs and preferences. Add your favorite music, aromatherapy, colored lights, books or magazines. Make it a habit for better mental and physical health.
Where to locate your home sauna
When deciding where to put your one person sauna, consider the following recommendations:
Bathrooms: The bathroom makes an ideal location due to existing plumbing and moisture resistance. Be sure to check ceiling height and ventilation needs.
Bedrooms: For convenience, a bedroom installation allows you to unwind before sleep. Just be sure to protect floors from excess humidity.
Outdoors: An outdoor sauna offers privacy and flexibility. You can go for a plunge in the pool or enjoy fresh air after. Ensure it is protected from weather and insulated.