Sauna is a sort of bathroom or building made for a special purpose of the steam bath. The steam bath is the main activity of a Sauna Bath. Sauna causes sweating which gives many health benefits. Sauna detoxifies the body and promotes immunity of the body. However, Saunas should be avoided by blood pressure patients.
Currently, steam baths or saunas are used all over the world. Till recently, saunas were generally commercial, but now so many people prefer to install the saunas for their residences for personal use, which shows the increasing popularity of the Saunas. And also they prefer to install the best sauna heaters in their pre-installed bathrooms.
Although outdoor saunas are also employed, yet Indoor Saunas are more popular. If you build your personal/residential sauna, build it near your bathroom, this will be more convenient to use both facilities. But you have to make sure before installing the electric sauna heater in your sauna that the floor is plain and proper electricity supply of 120 V. or 240 V. is available for sauna installation.
If you are going to build a commercial Sauna, then before investment, you may consider all its business aspects, although Sauna installation does not involve higher investment. Most of the gyms and health clubs have sauna installation in their business establishments.
It should be known well that the sauna heater and stoves can be bought in Gas, wood burning or electric sauna heater. But since this is a consumer society, Electricity and gas are preferred fuels for the saunas. Recently Infra-red saunas are also available in the market. But they need more precautions in their use. Choose freestanding heaters mounted on the floor if you plan to build a larger sauna bath; otherwise compact saunas mounted on walls are installed in average sauna installments. 110 Volts electric current is sufficient for them. They are meant for 1 to 3 persons. For larger sauna heaters ignited with 220 V. are required. Their size may vary from 2 KW to 18 KW. For a space of every 45 to 50 cubic feet, One KW electric energy for its heater is required.
Sauna Installation is not a costly affair. Radium Sauna for 4 persons costs from US$ 3300 to US$ 7000 which is a moderate amount as per USA standards or even as per standards of other countries of the world.
Saunas in hot countries and regions:
You will be glad to know that Saunas are also used even in hot countries including the countries of South Asia. However, Sauna bath is generally in more demand in cool countries.
Infrared saunas versus traditional saunas:
Both of these types can have a few advantages as well as side effects. Persons with high blood pressures should avoid sauna bath. More care should be taken in the use of radiant saunas as they have infra-red rays, so more care in using them.