It’s smart to do your research before making any kind of investment. Big or small, nobody likes spending a chunk of change just to be disappointed down the road. Home improvements and upgrades are no exception.
But when you’re shopping for a home sauna, you need to take extra care. Not only are you making a major home purchase—you’re also investing in your health.
We believe everyone can benefit from having a sauna in their home. The thing is, it’s important for you to understand the benefits of choosing this brand over any other infrared sauna.
That’s why we created this ultimate guide to Health Mate saunas. In just a few short minutes, you’ll have all the information needed to decide if this purchase is right for you. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Infrared saunas are perfect when you want to reap the benefits of a session without the steam and high temperatures. While traditional saunas heat the air around you, an infrared sauna uses—you guessed it—infrared light to directly heat your body.
Because your body absorbs the heat directly, infrared saunas operate at a cooler temperature. A traditional Finnish sauna will usually be between 150 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Infrared saunas typically operate between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether you have a health condition that doesn’t mix well with hot temperatures, or you personally don’t like steamy saunas, infrared saunas are a safe way to enjoy all the same benefits—plus a few more.
Another good reason to choose a Health Mate sauna over a traditional Finnish sauna is convenience. Infrared varieties can go almost anywhere in your house, and they’re fast to set up.
Finnish saunas, however, are usually built outside of your home. Sometimes you’ll need to run plumbing, electrical, and a few other things before it’s functional. If you don’t like the idea of walking across your yard for every sauna session, an indoor infrared is definitely a way to go.
You’ll enjoy many of the same health benefits whether you choose a traditional or infrared sauna. As the idea becomes more popular in the US, more research is being done on the supposed benefits.
Certain cultures—like the Finnish—have shared anecdotal evidence for thousands of years. But it's only within the past decade or so that scientific studies on saunas have become common. Even so, many of the theoretical health benefits have already been proven true, such as:
Recent studies on smaller groups of people have found evidence of even more health benefits. Though more data is needed to get a clear picture, infrared saunas have the potential to alleviate quite a few chronic conditions.(2)
“Many studies have looked at using infrared saunas in the treatment of long-lasting health problems and found some proof that saunas may help. Conditions studied include high blood pressure, heart failure, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, headache, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis.”
There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether infrared sauna sessions can burn fat. The idea is that, since infrared sauna sessions heat your muscles and increase blood flow, you may burn fat just like when you exercise.
It's an interesting thought process, but unproven so far. Small-scale studies have found evidence that infrared sauna sessions can help maintain your current weight, but no one has experienced major weight loss so far.
All of that said, the proven health benefits you’ll enjoy with a home sauna are major. And you just might experience noticeable weight loss because of your improved sleep and circulation.
Honestly, we believe there are quite a few reasons to choose a Health Mate sauna for your home. We wouldn’t partner with a brand we don’t believe in!
Health Mate infrared saunas are always easier to use than a traditional version. From installation to heat-up time, everything happens faster with an infrared unit. They also use less electricity than a Finnish sauna outfitted with an electric heater.
There are 4 other major benefits you can only experience with a Health Mate sauna. Let’s take an in-depth look at each one now.
When it comes to infrared light, there’s three different kinds: near, mid, and far. (3) And each type offers specific health benefits. With other brands, you have to compromise and choose whichever light corresponds best to your desired benefits.
But a Health Mate sauna offers true full-spectrum coverage. This means you’ll enjoy the perks of all 3 types of infrared light—a boosted immune system, relief from inflammation and pain, and clearer skin, just to name a few.
In fact, Health Mate’s technology is so innovative that it’s patented. You truly can’t find a comparable home sauna on the market because Health Mate pioneered full-spectrum coverage.
Health Mate has been an industry leader in home saunas since they were founded in 1979. For over 40 years, they’ve continued to innovate while investing in their manufacturing and supply chains.
A big reason Divine Saunas partnered with Health Mate is their dedication to value and integrity. Every single one of their saunas is built to strict quality control standards with well-crafted materials.
Our focus is on providing you with a sauna that’s built to last. You should be able to enjoy this investment for years—even decades—to come. Health Mate saunas are unrivaled in their luxury, longevity, and value.
EMF, short for electromagnetic fields, is always a consideration with infrared saunas. You see, EMFs are dangerous for your health in high amounts. (4) They’re the reason you wear so much protective gear when you get an x-ray—to protect your cells from damage.
For over 40 years, Health Mate has been dedicated to creating ultra-low EMF products.
Basically, every single sauna in the lineup is free of harmful radiation. Each one emits an EMF like a lightbulb or toaster oven, which pose no risk to your health in the short or long-term.
The heaters used in each sauna are the only ones which have been tested for ultra-low EMFs. They’re also the only UL listed heaters on the market today, which means they meet specific safety requirements.
For centuries, holistic healers have harnessed the power of color light therapy, or chromotherapy. In today’s world, you often see chromotherapy in spiritual treatments and healing chakra sessions.
To understand advanced chromotherapy, think about the weather. Who doesn’t feel more upbeat on a sunny day, and more mellow on a cloudy day? This is just one basic example of the many ways colors and lights affect the human body.
Every single color on the spectrum offers certain benefits to your health. Green color light therapy helps banish winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder, while yellow promotes spirituality and positivity.
But how does this factor into your Health Mate sauna? Well, you can enjoy the benefits of color light therapy during every single session.
If you purchase a style of sauna that includes chromotherapy features, you can activate them by pressing a single button. Your sauna is calibrated for producing the deepest penetrating—and most beneficial—infrared light.
You have several different sizes and styles of sauna to choose from when it comes to Health Mate. But you’re choosing more than a convenient size—you’re creating your perfect sauna. That’s why every comfort factor has been taken into consideration during the design process.
No matter what kind of an experience you imagine having, we’ll help you make it a reality.
Health Mate’s Restore line of saunas are the end-all, be-all of a home spa. These models are the most expensive infrared saunas we offer, but you truly get what you pay for. The Restore Therapy Lounge is designed so you can lay down—even if you’re over 6 feet tall! Or if you’re feeling friendly, up to 4 people can sit inside.
But there’s so many more smart details that make this product worth the price:
Both the Restore Elevated Health sauna and the Restore Therapy Lounge sauna are a serious investment, but you’re paying for serious luxury. It’s up to you to decide which features are must-haves.
But since your sauna should last for decades, you’ll absolutely get your money’s worth—and then some.
The Enrich 2 and Enrich 3 seat 2 or 3 people, respectively. Both sizes have the same top-quality features you can expect in a Health Mate sauna:
And like many Health Mate saunas, this is an award-winning line. Not only do you get a customizable luxury sauna experience—you don’t even need any tools for assembly.
Don’t forget that every single component is certified to emit very low EMFs according to independent third-party testing. The Enrich line has it all: maximum spaciousness, ultimate luxury, and unmatched safety to create a perfect escape in the comfort of your own home.
The Renew line includes the most affordable saunas by Health Mate. But make no mistake—cost-effective doesn’t mean corners were cut. You’ll find all the same top-quality construction and high standards are present here:
In a nutshell, if you’re looking to experience the health benefits of an infrared sauna without breaking the bank, the Renew line is perfect. All the most important features to create a relaxing, luxurious environment are present. This includes Health Mate’s exclusive easy-click installation system, so moving your sauna to another room is quick and easy.
And as with any sauna you order from Divine Saunas, you can still customize the details. Whether you want to add something practical like a hanging shelf or boost the ambience with an aroma stone, we’re your one-stop-shop.
Health Mate saunas can easily last for 30 years or longer. It’s another reason why Divine Saunas chose Health Mate as a partner. Their production facilities follow a 5-stage quality control process to ensure you receive only the finest product.
You can rest easy knowing the wood, controller, and power supply have a 5-year warranty. Plus everything is well-built and commercial grade, guaranteeing the longevity of your investment.
Finally, the heaters themselves come with an unconditional, no-questions-asked lifetime warranty. In the very unlikely situation that your Health Mate sauna doesn’t function properly, you don’t have to worry about being left high and dry.
Health Mate saunas can reach a maximum temperature of 160 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people find their ideal temperature range to be between 110 and 120 degrees, so feel free to experiment with different heat settings.
Even better, Health Mate saunas have the fastest warm-up time in the industry. (5) It should take just 15-20 minutes to reach your desired temperature. Just remember that if your sauna is in a colder part of your home, it may take an additional 10-20 minutes of heat-up time.
If you’re familiar with traditional Finnish saunas, you may be thinking that temperature range sounds low. This is because of the types of heat each sauna uses. An infrared sauna doesn’t need to get as hot because your body directly absorbs the heat.
Basically, there’s no reason or benefit to take the hottest infrared sauna you possibly can. You’ll enjoy all the benefits whether you set it to 110 degrees or 170.
If you’re looking for more relaxation and rejuvenation in your life, an infrared Health Mate sauna might be just the ticket. Everything from initial set-up to daily warm-up is faster than you’d get from a traditional Finnish sauna.
Every infrared sauna Health Mate offers comes with a 5-year warranty, but odds are you’ll never need it. Issues with these units are rare thanks to unmatched durability and superior quality.
Now you know you can’t really go wrong with any of the saunas from Health Mate. All that’s left is deciding which size and style is right for you!
1. Healthline, Is an Infrared Sauna Better Than a Traditional Sauna?
2. Mayo Clinic, What is an Infrared Sauna? Does It Have Health Benefits?
3. NASA Science, Infrared Waves
4. National Cancer Institute, Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer
5. YouTube, Tecoloy Heater Health Mate Sauna