If you’re like us, the sauna is your preferred way to cap off a workout. You may do it to unwind. Or to score the many reported health benefits, such as decreasing post-workout muscle soreness and promoting recovery (1).
No matter your reason, it becomes far easier to reap daily benefits by investing in a home sauna.
There are three main types of home saunas: dry sauna, steam sauna, or infrared sauna. A dry sauna uses burning wood or an electric heater to create dry air and high temperatures (e.g., a traditional Finnish sauna), whereas a steam sauna relies on steam from boiling water to generate heat. Finally, an infrared sauna utilizes infrared light as a heat source.
Some are designed for indoor use only, whereas others can be placed indoors or outdoors. While pricey, indoor and outdoor saunas are often constructed of high-quality wood, making them an eye-catching addition to your living space.
If you’re working with limited space or not ready to commit to an installed sauna, look for a portable home sauna. In addition to being much more affordable, portable home saunas can be set up and taken down in minutes.
We’ve scoured the market for the best options to suit various budgets and preferences. Start here if you’re ready to invest in a home sauna.