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Definition of “Sauna”

People are often confused about the true definition of “Sauna.”  Terms such as “wet” sauna, “dry” sauna, or infrared are confusing.  We have covered the aspects of the authentic cedar sauna experience in previous blog posts, but it may be useful to some to read the Wikipedia definition of “Sauna.”  It is as follows:
sauna (play /ˈsɔːnə/ or /ˈsnə/) is a small room or house designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions, or an establishment with one or more of these and auxiliary facilities.

A sauna session can be a social affair in which the participants disrobe and sit or recline in temperatures typically between 70 °C (158 °F)and 100 °C (212 °F). This induces relaxation and promotes sweating.

Saunas can be divided into two basic styles: conventional saunas that warm the air or infrared saunas that warm objects. Infrared saunas may use various materials in their heating area such as charcoal, active carbon fibers, and other materials.

Almost Heaven Saunas is widely recognized for high quality, hand-crafted Barrel Sauna and Cedar Sauna designs, and we do so at our West Virginia Sauna factory in the US.  Contact 888.355.3050 for more information.

April 21, 2012 •