Saunas: Ancient Healing for Modern Times

Over 2000 years ago, the Finnish people invented the first known sauna. Traditionally, these huts were made from logs and stones without any source of ventilation to retain heat during cold winters, earning them the name ‘smoke saunas’ in the native language. The central fire inside the sauna would be tended to for much of the day before it was ready for use at night. The Finnish people would place hot stones around the hut and pour water over the stones for a source of steam. This was a place where people could relax and cleanse themselves, as the constant steam and heat were thought to create a sterile environment. Over time, chimneys were added to ventilate the sauna, and the heat source was improved to include a bed of hot stones with the fire. Only later after the 1930s was the first electric heater invented for saunas, though many people still prefer the traditional experience of a wood-fired sauna. Today, it is said that there are more saunas in Finland than there are vehicles, as the people value this sacred sterile place above many other amenities.
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What to Look for When Buying Home Saunas

When purchasing a home sauna, it’s important to look for a quality brand with a strong, reliable reputation within the United States. Many cheap brands are available as “DIY kits” on big retail sites, but these should not be trusted. Instead, choose a manufacturer who will build the design for you and ship it straight to your door.
At Divine Saunas, we have partnered with some of the top brands in the USA known for their quality and superior customer service, bringing you the best options on the market today.

Your Source for a First-Class Sauna Experience

Divine Saunas is your source for a first-class sauna experience, bringing traditional Nordic sauna culture to the United States. Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor sauna with traditional or modern heating technology, the results are clear; purchasing a home sauna is one of the best choices you can make for your health and well-being.

Sauna Accessories

Many of the brands available on Divine Saunas offer their own unique accessories that you can install with the sauna, providing you with more comfort and accessibility to the space. Choose all kinds of accessories from additional overhangs to protect your outdoor space from snow and rain to firewood storage, porches, and changerooms. Each option comes with a sophisticated wood-walled look, keeping your sauna beautiful and uniquely you. As each sauna is made to order, you can also request additional windows in the front or the changeroom so you can sit and watch the great outdoors between sauna sessions.

The Best Saunas You Can Buy Right Now

You shouldn’t be limited in what you can purchase. When you are ready to buy a sauna, you deserve the best quality materials with enough customization options for it to fit your space. With each sauna custom-built to order from the manufacturer, it’s best to purchase the season before you plan to use it. We constantly check for stock updates with our suppliers, allowing us to stay on top of product availability so you don’t have to wait long for your sauna to arrive or if there is a long lead time we then share such information to keep you prepared.
Product information is updated right on our site so you can order as soon as you are ready.

What Materials Are Best for Saunas?

When purchasing a sauna, you should ensure that the manufacturer chooses the best type of wood to construct the interior with. At Divine Saunas, we have vetted each of our manufacturer’s products to ensure that they last based on our quality standards. For most modern saunas that are sold within the United States, western red cedar is the preferred wood as it is beautiful and stable, yet resistant to rot, making it an ideal choice for a hot steam room. Furthermore, as the room heats up, the wood remains relatively cool because of its soft properties, allowing you to lean against it and relax. Thermally modified wood shares these properties as well. Traditionally in Nordic cultures, the sauna might be constructed from whatever type of wood was most common in the area, such as spruce, aspen, or cedar.

Find Your Portable Outdoor Sauna

Outdoor saunas are the top choice for individuals who want the traditional Finnish experience of trekking across the property to visit the sauna year-round, especially in the cold winter months. Small enough to fit in a medium-sized backyard or nestle into the trees at your vacation home, outdoor saunas are the most popular choice for users beginning their Nordic sauna experience in the United States. Depending on your preferences, outdoor saunas can provide the true cultural experience of trekking through the snow to enjoy a wood-fired sauna. Alternatively, you can explore the more modern outdoor sauna experiences with easy-dial thermostats and electric heaters. Whether you choose a cabin-style, pod-style, or barrel sauna for your outdoor experience, you are certain to have a refreshing experience in the great outdoors.
With everything you need to know about the traditional outdoor sauna experience, including buyers’ guides and information about Nordic sauna culture, Divine Saunas helps you achieve a truly perfect sauna experience.

Try an Indoor Sauna

Indoor saunas are becoming increasingly popular as an accessible luxury item. The technology has adapted to suit these needs, with some saunas like HealthMate offering infrared technology instead of traditional heating which would be cumbersome within the home. These types of saunas are perfect for properties that have little outdoor space or unsuitable terrain, or for individuals who prefer to reach the comfort of the sauna without dressing for an outdoor walk. Aside from accessibility within the home, indoor saunas can be customized to suit your needs within the home through a variety of amenities and accessories. While there are many indoor saunas available online, few are as good as the products we have discovered and brought to you on Divine Saunas. Most popularly, the Cabin Indoor Sauna is an excellent choice that doesn’t take up much space in the interior of the home, perfect for placement near a pool or in the gym.
The perfect home sauna is waiting for you. Browse our website today to learn more about the benefits of these saunas and how they can help you relax in comfort year-round.

All Your Sauna Needs in One Place

Perfect for an afternoon respite, as a part of your workout regimen, or as an evening wind-down, saunas have been around for centuries. Traditionally known for providing healing thermotherapy to tired bodies and helping calm the mind, it’s no wonder why so many people are now turning their attention to this time-tested source of relaxation.
Divine Saunas provides everything you need for a world-class sauna experience. Learn everything you need to know about your new sauna, from the best temperature to how long to stay in the sauna, all on our sauna information and resources page. Whether you choose a small sauna with no additional accessories or customize your sauna to match the space, we can help you find what you’re looking for in one convenient place.