The 5 Best Full Spectrum Infrared Saunas for 2022
FULL SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNAS
Once you decide you want to get an infrared sauna, the research and volume of information online these days is so overwhelming it can be really difficult to figure out what type of infrared sauna is best for you. There are so many questions to consider: What's this EMF stuff all about? Should you go with far infrared or near infrared? What about full spectrum? We've covered some of those topics in other articles, but this one is for those who have settled on a full spectrum infrared sauna and just don't know which one to go with. First we'll cover the difference between the different spectrums, and then jump into the the best full spectrum infrared saunas on the market today.
THE SPECTRUM OF INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
As we discussed in our article here, infrared saunas use infrared light to directly heat your body. There are three different spectrums of infrared light that a sauna may use to produce heat: near, mid and far. They all heat your body directly, but provide slightly different benefits. A full spectrum infrared sauna uses all three spectrums of infrared light to heat your body so you experience the distinct benefits that each spectrum provides.
Because full spectrum infrared saunas produce all the benefits you could ever experience from an infrared sauna they've gained in popularity over the years. They are typically more expensive because the infrared heaters they use are more advanced and use all three spectrums, but for most people the additional cost is totally worth it.
For a quick primer, below are the different benefits derived from the three spectrums of infrared light, from far infrared, to near to middle:
By far the most popular type of infrared sauna outside of a full spectrum infrared sauna. The far infrared spectrum has the longest wavelengths between the three spectrums and are thought to penetrate the body the deepest, at about 5MM, where toxins are stored. Far infrared saunas cause your body to sweat the most by flushing out the toxins deep in our bodies.
Far infrared wavelengths also help improve blood circulation and skin complexion, promote cardiovascular health and help detoxify the body.
Near infrared light is the closest to the visible light spectrum. Most of the sun's rays are near infrared. These are the shortest infrared wavelengths, and are though to just penetrate under our skin, removing toxins, oil, dirt and dead skin cells. Near Infrared light waves also generally emit the lowest amount of EMF, or electric and magnetic fields. Near infrared light helps boost the metabolism, increase energy and cell regeneration, and helps reduce inflammation.
Near infrared therapy is even used in veterinary practices to treat fractures and sprains and to speed up the healing of wounds.
Middle infrared is the least popular and least known of the three infrared wavelengths in the sauna community. But middle infrared has a ton of specific benefits. These wavelengths go deeper than near infrared, yet not quite as deep as far infrared wavelengths. They target the soft tissue in our body where inflammation occurs. Middle infrared is great to relieve muscle pain, as well as for strengthening the circulatory system.
Also, when used in conjunction with far infrared light, the middle infrared spectrum stimulates circulation and works to raise your core temperature. This increases your heart rate and metabolism!
A full spectrum infrared sauna allows for the best of all worlds, utilizing, as the name suggests, all three spectrums of infrared light. The three infrared spectrums work really well together and provide benefits together that they do not otherwise produce on their own. If you want the benefits of all three spectrums, a full spectrum infrared sauna is the best choice for you!
Below is a list of the best full spectrum infrared saunas on the market today. Many of the saunas below come in different sizes. We also selected saunas in different prices ranges and saunas made from different woods so there should be something for everyone.
THE BEST FULL SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNAS
The Enlighten Saunas Sierra 5 Person Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna features twelve carbon infrared heaters, two of which are full spectrum. A perfect indoor sauna or outdoor sauna, it comes with an optional double shingled roof. Standard features also include an air ionizer, chromotherapy lighting, sustainably sourced Western Canadian Red Cedar, Bluetooth stereo and double pane tempered glass. Included with purchase is a 3 year warranty.
This Sierra 5 person holds up to, you guessed it, five people. But this model also comes in a 1-2 person version, a 3 person version, and two different 4 person versions, one a corner unit. If you like more tempered glass you can also switch to the Enlighten Rustic Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna.
New for 2022, the Golden Designs Reserve Edition Full Spectrum Infrared Saunas feature a Himalayan salt panel, Blaupunkt Bluetooth Stereo and chromotherapy lighting. This GDI-8040-02 model comes with five full spectrum infrared sauna heaters and eight total infrared heaters.
The GDI-8040-02 is a four person full spectrum infrared sauna, but you can also get this model as a 1-2 person, a 3 person and corner unit.
One of our most popular far infrared saunas, the Dynamic Saunas Santiago, now comes in a full spectrum model. One of the most affordable full spectrum infrared saunas on the market, the Santiago comes with a Bluetooth stereo, chromotherapy lighting and seven carbon infrared heaters. With full spectrum infrared saunas generally being more expensive, this is one of the more affordable versions.
Plugging into a standard U.S. outlet, the Santiago full spectrum infrared sauna is easy to set up and operate, just like it's far infrared cousin!
This Maxxus 3 person full spectrum infrared sauna is the near zero version, meaning the EMF reading on this sauna is as close to zero as you can get, with a measurement of under 2mG from 6-8 inches away from the heater.
Built with Western Canadian Red Cedar, this full spectrum infrared sauna has a distinctive look and has that cedar aroma many are looking for. Like the other saunas on this list, this one also comes with a Bluetooth stereo and chromotherapy lighting. Some other features include a foot reflexology infrared heater, and seven total full spectrum infrared heaters. With plenty of tempered glass from floor to ceiling, you can get more natural light while you sweat it out in this sauna.
Also available as a 2 person full spectrum infrared sauna, the Maxxus full spectrum infrared saunas are high quality saunas that would look great in any home.
The Dynamic Saunas Lugano 3 Person Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna is the new full spectrum version of the popular 3 person far infrared sauna. Built from reforested Canadian hemlock, this full spectrum infrared sauna features a Bluetooth stereo and speakers, 9 low EMF carbon infrared heaters and comes in a beautiful dark honey stain.
The Lugano full spectrum infrared sauna is also an ultra low EMF infrared sauna, with a measurement of under 3mG from 6-8 inches away from the infrared heating panels. Being one of the more affordable full spectrum infrared saunas, this 3 person version is easy to assemble and operates with a beautiful LED control panel.
Bonus! We have to mention one last full spectrum infrared sauna that has an added twist to it.
The Enlighten Diamond Hybrid Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna features the same carbon full spectrum infrared heaters that the Enlighten Sierra does above, but the Diamond model also comes with a traditional Harvia electric sauna heater to give you an option to decide between an infrared sauna experience or a traditional sauna experience. Great for families who can't agree on what type of sauna to get, this hybrid full spectrum infrared sauna makes everyone happy.
Made from gorgeous Western Canadian Red Cedar and featuring a sturdy double-shingled roof, the Diamond hybrid saunas make for great indoor saunas or outdoor saunas.
Looking for an infrared sauna these days can be really overwhelming, especially if you start cold trying to find reliable information online. If you've landed on the idea of a full spectrum infrared sauna the choices described above are all great options that would make any sauna enthusiast happy.
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Thanks again and sauna on!