My infrared sauna plans are now completely free; my gift to you. Enjoy!
Aside from the incredible feeling of relaxation that comes from using an infrared sauna, there is growing body of “anecdotal” evidence that seems to indicate these saunas may provide more profound health benefits.
People suffering from a variety of ailments are reporting improvements in their conditions, possibly as a result of the deep detoxification effects of infrared saunas (Did you know that 70% of detoxification takes place through the skin?).
I have experienced, first hand, the benefits of infrared saunas. A few years ago I was diagnosed with a serious illness and was introduced, by a friend, to infrared saunas, and since I was already committed to a natural approach, I was ready to try it. My problem was, I had almost no money.
So I did my homework an soon discovered, there are two types of infra-red saunas: “far” and “near” infrared. While the manufactures of far infra-red saunas maintain their superiority, I found equally strong support for the lower cost near infrared type. Here as some compelling reasons why I began to favor the near infrared approach.
NEAR INFRARED SAUNAS ARE INHERENTLY SAFER
Far infrared heating units typically have coils that create a powerful electromagnetic fieldS (EMF) which have long been associated with cell abnormalities and a wide variety of infirmities. So it make sense that if you are using an infrared sauna to improve your health, you probably don’t want to introduce the possibility of any adverse effects.
NEAR INFRARED SAUNAS TARGET SPECIFIC BODY AREAS
Near infrared can be focused with greater precision, targeting particular areas of the body. Like their more expensive counterpart, a near infrared sauna heats your body, not the surrounding air….its just that the near infrared saunas do a better job of focusing the energy.
There are also some natural practitioners who claim that “visible radiation in the red, orange and yellow color range stimulates the organs of elimination, the liver, kidneys and large intestines”…the end of the light spectrum produced by near infrared sources.
NEAR INFRARED SAUNAS USE VERY LITTLE ELECTRICITY
Each near infrared source requires 250 watts of energy, and since my design utilizes only six infrared sources, it consumes a total of only 1500 watts, the same amount as a small space heater….so it can be plugged into any regular electrical outlet.
Far infrared saunas, on the other hand, use heating elements that require more than 4 times that amount of energy, and they usually require the installation of a separate 220 v electrical circuit… and many more $$$
Another reason why near infrared saunas require much less energy, they require no warm up and are instantly on – and ready for use.
NEAR INFRARED SAUNAS USE MUCH LESS COSTLY TO PURCHASE
If all of the above isn’t enough to convince you that near ir is the best, safest type of infrared sauna….the price certainly will…
WOULD YOU BELIEVE, WITH MY DESIGN YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN, ONE PERSON INFRARED SAUNA FOR LESS THAN $100?
For comparison, it would cost you $1000 to $5000 to purchase a far infrared sauna or $595 for the least expensive near infrared unit (which consists of a pvc pipe frame, canvas and only three infrared sources.)
You might wonder “how is it possible to build and infrared sauna for less than $100″. Its possible because I came up with a design that minimizes the number of component and materials needed to construct it.
I am lazy by nature and don’t like projects that require more than a few hours to complete. I am also frugal, and have, over the years, become an expert in building things “on the cheap”.
To decrease the amount of construction materials, I looked around my house for an existing structure that was already mostly built, that I could incorporate my sauna into….and I found the perfect structure in a partially used closet…
A closet is the perfect structure because it has doors (usually wooden) and has the additional advantage of being hidden away. All I really needed was a small space that was large enough for one person to sit in comfortably.
After a lot of trial and error I worked out all the details…with surprising results!
I want you to enjoy the benefits of your own near ir sauna and to find the way to be healthy – naturally. If you would like my plans, they are now completely free. Donations are, however, always appreciated.