- December 09, 2022
How can colour therapy complement the health benefits of an Infrared Sauna?
Is colour therapy a new concept?
The use of colour for healing purposes can be traced back to ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks who all recognised the potential healing powers of light from the sun. Temples and sun filled rooms were built to harness this light.
The visible light spectrum is seen in the Chakra system, representing energy centres within the body. Each chakra is related to a colour of the light spectrum, linking the lowest part of the body to the low colour frequency red, up to the crown chakra with the highest frequency colour violet.
- November 04, 2022
The question is, how much energy does a sauna use?
How much power does a Traditional Sauna use?
Traditional saunas vary greatly with variable factors such as size of the sauna cabin, temperature of the outer environment, and materials such as glass doors. These are all considerations when choosing the kW of the heater. A smaller cabin size will require 2.3 kW – 6kW, with larger models and designs needing a much higher output of typically 7 kW – 11 kW, or in a professional, commercial use environment as high as 33 kW.
How much power does an Infrared Sauna use?
Infrared sauna cabins are a Plug & Play 13AMP product which means it is perfect for home use and requires less energy to run. The kW requirement to heat an infrared sauna cabin ranges from 1.4 kW to 2.8 kW dependant on
- October 14, 2022
Traditional or Infrared?
How do you want to feel in the sauna? What environment sounds more suited to you? Does one offer an element that suits your lifestyle more? What will you use your sauna for?
This post explores the differences in Traditional and Infrared saunas.
What is at the heart of a sauna?
The heart of the sauna is what powers your sauna.
Traditional saunas, also known as Finnish saunas, conventional saunas or steam saunas can be traced long back in ancient history. At its heart, a sauna heater containing sauna stones aids in the distribution of the heat. The bather controls the environment within the Finnish sauna via a thermostatic temperature control, as well as the ability to pour water over the hot stones to create bursts of steam, which significantly elevates the humidity inside the Finnish sauna room.
- April 25, 2020
Now, perhaps more so than any other time in our recent past, the global community views health as the ultimate wealth. As the pandemic takes hold, we understand now more acutely than ever before how important it is to protect and maximise our health. While there is a myriad of ways to increase the body’s ability to protect itself from illness, this article will focus on the natural way that raised body temperature is the automatic response of the human species, and other vertebrates, to fight viral and bacterial infections, and quite literally boost the immune system. This blog will also attempt to examine the similarities between naturally induced fever, and artificially raising body temperature through routine sauna use.
The healing power of artificially induced fever has been well documented throughout human history. In ancient Egypt, Greece, the Roman and Persian Empires, as well as the first half of the 19th century, fever therapy was utilised for its healing effects. Fever t
- December 22, 2017
In this series of articles, we will share some top tips and industry secrets to get you started on your sauna journey and to help you choose the perfect sauna for any property or budget.
The first thing to consider when building a sauna is which method of sauna construction is right for you. There are two options to choose from which we call 'Pre-fab' and 'Pre-cut'.
A 'Pre-fab' sauna is by far the most common in the UK and is very easy to install. Most of the work is done for you in the factory in Finland. These saunas arrive flat packed with the walls already fully formed with insulation already fitted inside. 'A Pre-fab' sauna will simply screw together and once assembled, you will be the proud owner of a free-standing, self-contained, sauna cabin which could sit in the corner of any room in the house and can be taken down and reinstalled in another location should you ever decide to move it to another location or property.
- January 27, 2017
We are excited to announce the arrival of the beautifully crafted range of Rondium Infrared sauna to the UK sauna market.
Aqualine has once again raised the bar by bringing the latest in Finnish sauna design to the UK. We are proud to be the only UK based retailer offering the very latest Harvia products including the all new ‘Solide’ range and now our latest addition, the Rondium Infrared.
In a league all of its own, the Rondium is a future design classic in the making. Hand-crafted from the highest quality Scandinavian timbers delicately finished with elegantly curved glass and striking stainless steel to create, quite possibly, the best looking infrared sauna available today.
Inside, the walls and ceiling are made from aspen which is a knotless, light-toned hardwood which has been chosen specifically for its durability and bright consistent finish. The benches, backrests and edgings are also made from a
- January 04, 2017
A year after publishing a 20-year study that linked regular sauna use to longer life and improved cardiovascular health, the University of Eastern Finland have now published a new piece of research from the same sample group of Finnish men who took part in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Study (KIHD). This latest research is now associating regular sauna bathers with a 66% lower risk of dementia.
Like the previous study, this latest set of results also took two decades to produce as KIHD researchers monitored the sauna habits of over 2300 men of middle age. The study assigned the participants into three categories, grouping them by high, average and below average saunas usage by Finnish standards. Men who visited a sauna between four and seven times per week were found to be two-thirds less likely
- October 12, 2016
We've listened to the valuable feedback you gave us about how we could improve our delivery service. After consulting with our couriers and valued clients, the team at Aqualine are pleased to announce that we are now offering a two person delivery service as standard for all SaunaMed saunas.
There are no hidden charges and this upgrade is included in the same great value SaunaMed prices as before. Our experienced and friendly Transmec delivery teams will bring the sauna into your home and carefully take each package into any room in the house.
Our sauna delivery teams are also experienced in assembling furniture and gym equipment. If you would like us to build the sauna for you so that you can use it right away, that's no problem! Simply call us to upgrade your delivery to include our new sauna installation service from £149. We will even take away the packaging for you!
- September 23, 2016
Regular users of Traditional Finnish Saunas will know that it can take a lot of energy and time to get your sauna up to temperature.
Enter the all new Harvia Forte, a heat storing insulated sauna heater which can heat a sauna room up to full temperature in just a few minutes flat!
Forte sauna heaters don't work like any other sauna heater, they run at a comparatively low power output and store the heat ready for you to lift the lid and release the warmth stored inside.
If you use your sauna regularly, it is more energy efficient to leave this heater running than it is to heat it up a regular heater from scratch, just like a hot tub which runs quietly in the background waiting for somebody to take a dip!
This revolutionary sauna heater is perfect for a family sauna which needs to be ready to go at a moments notice or for a light commercial sauna such as a holiday let, gym or hotel where users expect the sauna to be ready to use, but bathers only visit it intermittently.<
- September 16, 2016
Choosing the right sauna heater can be a confusing business. First, you have to think about how much heat you need to produce to get your sauna up to temperature, consider how the heater will fit into the space available, and pick a heater that compliments the interior design of your sauna.
With the help of our expert advice, you will find it easy to get over these initial hurdles and we can then help you think about what else you can do to make the most of your new sauna.
For example, a 'Combi' sauna heater gives you much more functionality, it has a built in steamer unit separate from the main sauna heater which allows you to accurately adjust the amount of steam and humidity in the room and introduce fragrance and aromas to enhance your sauna experience.
If you are torn between buying a sauna or a steam room, this may be the perfect compromise to get the best of both worlds! Combi heaters can act as a traditional Finnish sauna, steam sauna, Herbal sauna or