Infrared technology has been around for 30+ years, but many people are just learning of its therapeutic benefits.  We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about infrared saunas and how to use them.  Don't see your question here?  Email us at tennesseesaunas@gmail.com or call us at (615) 714-0184

1) Is infrared safe?  .

 INFRARED RAYS ARE THE SAFEST RAYS WE GET FROM THE SUN.  IT'S A SOFT, RADIANT HEAT THAT PENETRATES THE SKIN UP TO TWO INCHES FOR THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS.  INFRARED RAYS ARE SO SAFE, THEY ARE USED IN INCUBATORS FOR PREMATURE BABIES.


2) I've tried steam saunas and can hardly breathe or stay in them very long.  Are infrared saunas different?

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 THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INFRARED SAUNAS AND TRADITIONAL (STEAM OR DRY ROCK) SAUNAS ARE NIGHT AND DAY. INFRARED HEATS YOU, NOT THE AIR, SO YOU ARE NOT BREATHING IN HOT AIR, (WHICH IS ALSO DANGEROUS).  A MORE COMFORTABLE SAUNA EXPERIENCE ALLOWS YOU TO STAY IN THE WHOLE 30-MINUTES, RESULTING IN A HEALTHY INCREASE IN CIRCULATION.  YOU CAN'T GET INTO A TRADITIONAL SAUNA IF YOU HAVE BREATHING ISSUES OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.  INFRARED SAUNAS ARE BENEFICIAL TO THESE CONDITIONS.  AND INFRARED HEAT TREATS CHRONIC PAIN, WHEREAS TRADITIONAL SAUNAS DON'T.


3) Can I use an infrared sauna every day?

 YES.  JUST LIKE IT'S SAFE TO EXERCISE DAILY, IT'S ALSO SAFE TO USE AN INFRARED SAUNA DAILY.  JUST STAY HYDRATED.  PEOPLE WITH SEVERE CHRONIC PAIN (FIBROMYALGIA, ARTHRITIS) OFTEN DO MULTIPLE INFRARED SAUNA SESSIONS EACH DAY.  THEY DON'T MAX OUT THE TEMPERATURE (OR THEY LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN) TO ELIMINATE AN INTENSE SWEATING SESSION EACH TIME.


4) What maintenance is involved with an infrared sauna?

 OUR INFRARED SAUNAS ARE SELF-SANITIZING BECAUSE THE TEMPERATURE KILLS ALL BACTERIA PRODUCED, SO THEY REQUIRE MINIMAL MAINTENANCE.  WE DO HAVE AN IONIZER WITH OZONE IF YOU EVER FEEL YOU WANT TO "FRESHEN UP" THE SAUNA AFTER FREQUENT USES. IN FACT, YOU NEVER WANT TO INTRODUCE CLEANING AGENTS INSIDE YOUR SAUNA BECAUSE THAT WOULD INTRODUCE TOXINS.  WE RECOMMEND KEEPING A LIGHT TOWEL ON THE FLOOR HEATER, SO SWEAT DOES NOT FALL INTO IT.  IT'S EASY TO CLEAN, BUT KEEPING A TOWEL OVER IT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED TO CLEAN IT OUT.  LIKEWISE, ALWAYS KEEP TOWELS OVER THE BENCH AS WELL, DURING YOUR SAUNA SESSION.  USE MICROFIBER CLOTH TO CLEAN THE GLASS.


5) What maintenance is required?

OUR ONE-PERSON AND TWO PERSON MODELS PLUG INTO A STANDARD 110/15 AMP OUTLET.  THE LARGER MODELS REQUIRE A 110/20 AMP DEDICATED OUTLET.


6) How much does it cost to operate?

UNLIKE TRADITIONAL SAUNAS, INFRARED SAUNAS ARE VERY ECONOMICAL.  A 30-MINUTE SESSION, WITH WARM-UP TIME INCLUDED, WILL COST YOU ABOUT 15 CENTS.  ONE SESSION PER DAY WILL ONLY INCREASE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BY $4 A MONTH!


7) How long does it take to put together?  

‚ÄčABOUT 90 MINUTES.  I YOU LIVE WITHIN 100 MILES OF NASHVILLE, WE OFFER FREE INSTALLATION. AND BECAUSE THE WALLS SNAP TOGETHER, IT FITS VIRTUALLY IN ANY ROOM AND CAN BE MOVED FAIRLY EASILY.


8) What's the difference between carbon heaters and ceramic heaters?

CERAMIC HEATERS ARE VERY HOT AND A CAGE IS BUILT AROUND THEM TO AVOID BURNING YOURSELF.  SITTING NEXT TO THE CERAMIC HEATER IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE AND SITTING TOO FAR AWAY FROM IT ELIMINATES GOOD INFRARED HEAT THERAPY. CARBON HEATERS OFFER A MORE COMFORTABLE, EVENLY-DISTRIBUTED HEAT.  CARBON HEATERS COST MORE, BUT ARE HIGHLY PREFERRED.  ALSO, FLOOR HEATERS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AS A PREMIUM OPTION IN CARBON-HEATED SAUNAS.  FLOOR HEATERS OFFER INCREASED CIRCULATION AND HELP WITH ACHING FEET.

9) What does low EMF mean and why is that important?

EMF STANDS FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD.  SOME CHEAPER SAUNAS OFFER LITTLE INSULATION OVER THE WIRES, THUS EMITTING HARMFUL EMF.  TENNESSEE SAUNAS ONLY SELLS SAUNAS WITH LOW EMF RATINGS.


10) How long does it take to get my sauna after ordering?

DEPENDING WHERE YOU LIVE, AS WELL AS CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS, YOU CAN USUALLY EXPECT DELIVERY WITHIN 3-4 DAYS.


11) Why should I order an infrared sauna from Tennessee Saunas?

WE HAVE SAT IN OVER 50 INFRARED SAUNAS AND WE FEEL OUR SAUNAS ARE THE BEST QUALITY FOR THE MONEY. WE ARE DIFFERENT FROM MOST SAUNA DEALERS IN THAT WE NOT ONLY USE INFRARED SAUNAS BUT ARE ADVOCATES OF THEIR USES AND BENEFITS.  WE OFFER 24/7 CUSTOMER SERVICE. WE ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS YOUR WELLNESS GOALS & NEEDS AND TO MAKE SURE YOUR SAUNA BUYING EXPERIENCE IS STRESS-FREE.