Traditional vs Infrared Saunas
Traditional saunas are the original saunas we all know and love. These saunas have a fully heated environment created by a steel heater filled with rocks that heat up when powered on. To create steam bathers use water commonly mixed with a scented oil that they pour over the stones creating a steam that's scented which gives you that relaxing sauna vibe. Usually it doesn't take too long for traditional saunas to heat up which all depends on the heater but it usually takes 45 minutes to preheat before you can step in and enjoy it. Bathers would wait until the interior of the sauna has reached 150 to 195 degrees before stepping in and would take 15 - 20 mins to fully heat the body and induce a sweat.
Infrared saunas are the most popular saunas on the market right now. Not only does it have the latest technology for saunas that doesn't use a heater with stones, but these saunas provides tons of health benefits along with it. In an infrared sauna bathers are being heated directly from infrared lights in the sauna that emit heat. The air temperature is also a default from the infrared emitters in the room. These saunas approximately take 15 - 20 minutes for the infrared emitters to reach a temperature to pass off heat, with a temperature of 115 to 135 degrees F. When ready bathers usually sit next to the emitters to be directly heated by the radiant heat and would take 20 - 30 minutes to induce a deep sweat.