Sauna bathing has been known to have numerous health benefits, such as stress relief, relaxing the mind and body, detoxification, and alleviating body pains. These days, there are two main types of saunas you can choose from: traditional and infrared. So where do custom saunas fall under?

First, what are the similarities and differences between infrared and traditional saunas?

Apart from using heat to provide the same health benefits, both types allow you to control the temperature inside the sauna room. This is perhaps where their similarities end.

In traditional saunas where heated rocks are used, you can control the humidity level by splashing some water on the rocks. With infrared saunas, the heater isn’t water-resistant, so you can’t do the same. This leaves the sauna room with whatever the humidity is already in the room.

Additionally, the temperature in infrared saunas is between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit only, while traditional saunas can have higher temperatures ranging from 150 to 185 degrees. But despite the big difference, infrared heat is able to penetrate the body at a deeper level, allowing you to sweat just as much but at a lower temperature. This will also enable you to stay in the sauna much longer.

Now, if you would like to have all the features of both the traditional type and infrared saunas, you may want to consider custom saunas. These provide you with the same health benefits, but with the added bonus of allowing you to switch from a steam shower sauna to an infrared sauna.

So whether you wish to have steam showers or just sit down, relax, and enjoy the heat, you can have these options with a custom sauna.

In addition, a custom sauna may be fitted according to the size you want. If you want a specific steam shower design, your request may also be accommodated. While sauna sets are generally pre-fitted and pre-built, a customized sauna lets you choose the type of wood for the sauna room, door style, and the custom steam shower you wish to be installed.