My Sauna World

All About Saunas

New to the world of saunas? Start here to learn everything you need to know!
If you’ve been searching for your own home sauna, you’ve probably discovered there are a lot of options out there. It’s exciting and overwhelming. But finding your perfect oasis shouldn’t cause you more stress! With that in mind, My Sauna World has created this Start Here Guide to help you choose the best sauna for you.

Traditional Saunas

Traditional saunas can be indoor or outdoor. They use electric or wood-burning heaters to heat the air inside the sauna up to temperatures of 190 - 195°F.

By sitting inside the heated space, your body temperature also rises, causing you to sweat. Traditional saunas offer higher humidity levels, especially when used with water on the rocks to make steam.

Infrared Saunas

Infrared saunas are typically indoor only, and they use penetrating infrared light to heat the body directly, rather than the sauna space. Infrared heaters use carbon heaters to generate heat up to 120 - 140°F, raising your body temperature directly to cause sweating.