We look at the portable far infrared sauna and review the best portable home saunas currently available. This article will help you choose the best model for you.
In a previous article, we looked at the portable infrared sauna which is different from the far infrared sauna.
The main difference is the intensity of the rays i.e. the far infrared sauna is more powerful and penetrates deeper than the infrared sauna.
But exactly how does the far infrared sauna work?
Some folks think that using an infrared sauna is unnatural … but is it?
In fact, you come into contact with infrared rays everyday. The sun emits infrared rays which are absorbed by your body which heats you internally.
An infrared sauna merely heats your body using the same infrared rays without harmful exposure to Ultraviolet Rays. The infrared emitters in your sauna mimic the effect of natural sunlight on your body and intensify the positive effects.
The far infrared rays penetrate up to 3 inches within your body. This affects both your skin and internal organs. This allows for deeper stimulation and extraction of impurities.
The Popular Portable Far Infrared Saunas
There are many different portable FIR saunas available and usually cost in the range of $180 and up.
The most popular model according to consumer ratings is the:
Far Infrared FIR Portable Foldable Spa Sauna Detox Ion, SI01
This portable sauna has earned a 5 star rating on Amazon and is quite affordable at around only $190. This is the only portable sauna to have received such a high rating and boasts high positive customer feedback.
The features of this model include:
• Carbon fiber heating element: 3 heating panels
• Uses 15 amps and needs own dedicated wall outlet
• Hand held controls
• Folding chair
• Foot massage
• Dimensions: 32″W X 38″D X 41″H
• 110 V, 800 Watts of power
• High temperature at 70 F
The customer reviews of this product indicate that it is definitely a good buy, especially with that enticing price tag! Many found that it was very easy to set up and easy to use.
It folds neatly which allows for easy storage after use. It works great and will cause you to sweat buckets!
This is not a steam sauna and does not produce steam. It heats your body with far infrared rays causing you to sweat.
There are a few minor issues like the chair and metal zippers getting warm. However, this is a minor issue according to consumers who simply placed a towel on the chair first or replaced the chair with a wooden one.
This unit will pay for itself within a few uses. It is a high quality product with a low price tag- it doesn’t get better that that!
The Portable Infrared Sauna I-SPA-L
This is another portable sauna that is has earned a 3.5 star rating on Amazon. It will cost you around $359 and has numerous features that may be exactly what you’re looking for in a sauna.
Its features include:
• Cross bar design to better support the sauna
• Comes in two sizes: Large and XL. The XL is for people up to 6’5”. This is a great feature as well all know that one size does not fit all!
• CE and cETLus certified as well as Health Canada approved.
• Infrared heating panel and foot pad
• Additional ceramic heater
• Easy to set up and fold away
• 5 foot cord
• 22-25 lb shipping weight
• Temperatures between 52°C-62°C
• Takes only 5 minutes to heat up
• Temperature and timer controls
The below diagram shows the components of this sauna and how it works.
The Consumer reviews indicate that this portable far infrared sauna “does the job.”
Consumers have reported positive effects when used for treatment of muscular and skeletal pain, detoxifying as a result of fibromyalgia and general health benefits including relaxation.