Unlock Wellness: 3 Tips for Finding an Infrared Sauna for Sale

Golden Designs Monaco Elite 6 Person Near Zero EMF Far Infrared Sauna, GDI-6996-01

A cocoon of wellness. A timeless retreat. A glowing revival.

These are just a few of the sentences that perfectly capture the sensation of being immersed in the energizing heat of an infrared sauna.

A safe haven inside the lovely walls of your home where you and your loved ones are transported to a world where worries evaporate to mist and sore muscles are massaged from the inside out.

As conversations flow and laughter bounces off the stunning wooden walls, connections are deepened by the intimate but comfortable seating inside the infrared saunas as bonds are forged and sealed into existence by the soothing glow of wellness.

Today, we embark on a journey to help you find the infrared sauna of your dreams from Sun Valley Saunas’ Golden Designs Reserve range.

These infrared bluetooth-enabled saunas are the epitome of luxury and contain more unique features, such as chromotherapy lights, Bluetooth stereos, and LED control panels, built to cater to specific wellness goals.

We’re also going to cover:

  • The exclusive light therapy feature in our infrared saunas that was used by ancient civilizations to harmonize the mind, body, and spirit
  • How dedicating just 20 minutes a day to an infrared sauna session can potentially transform you into a more composed and stress-free individual
  • The wood type that’s used to make sustainable infrared saunas that foster a deep connection to nature

So, without further ado, let's dive straight in.

1 - Align Your Purchase With Your Wellness Goals

three women practicing yoga

You’ve worked hard at the gym. Not because you have to but because you want to. Walking out after a session, flooded with endorphins, you feel strong enough to conquer the world.

Whether you're a gym buff, hiker, mountain climber, or general fitness enthusiast, giving your body a break after pushing it to its limits is not only necessary but absolutely crucial.

Infrared saunas are excellent for post-workout recovery. As a matter of fact, a study conducted on a group of physically active individuals who used an infrared sauna after challenging endurance workouts, revealed that they had quicker muscle recovery.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg because infrared saunas offer a tapestry of benefits for different wellness goals, such as:

  • Immunity boost: According to a study by the Journal of Kinetics conducted on a group of athletes and non-athletes, a single infrared sauna session leads to an increase in white blood cell activity.
    This means that the regular use of a sauna makes you less likely to experience opportunistic infections, such as the common cold and flu, while simultaneously reducing inflammation.
  • Stress reduction: Let’s be honest, we live in high-pressure environments and we can all benefit from a momentary escape to a little slice of heaven in the privacy of our own homes.
    And the best part is a 20-minute sauna session is all you need to experience these potential stress, depression, and anxiety-relieving benefits.
  • Simulated workout: Did you know that an infrared sauna session has been likened to walking at a moderate pace? Just like with exercise, when your body heats up it needs to cool down, hence sweating.
    The act of sitting in a hot sauna causes your heartbeat to accelerate just like a cardio workout, meaning you get the benefits without the actual physical exertion.

Imagine going about your day after a revitalizing sauna session in the privacy of your own home, ready to take on anything that life throws at you.

This is precisely why it's best to educate yourself on the different types of infrared saunas and their heating elements to find which products align with your specific wellness goals.

There are four primary types of infrared saunas:

  • Near infrared saunas: These saunas have shorter wavelengths that pierce the top layer of the skin known as the epidermis.
  • Mid-infrared saunas: Emits longer waves than the near-infrared saunas but shorter ones than far infrared saunas. They affect the soft tissue under our skin.
  • Far infrared saunas: Longest waves on the infrared spectrum that penetrate deep into our core to heat our bodies and cause sweating.
  • Full spectrum infrared saunas: The best of all worlds that combines near, mid, and far infrared light to help you maximize the benefits afforded by each infrared wavelength.

All the infrared saunas in the Golden Designs Reserve range are of a full spectrum nature.

They combine the powers of carbon heating panels, mainly used in far infrared saunas, to project longer waves of infrared radiation, and near-infrared emitters, commonly found in near and mid-infrared saunas, to supply shorter infrared waves.

To put the wellness enhancement effects of these wavelengths into perspective, let’s look into far infrared saunas and full spectrum infrared saunas in more detail:

Far Infrared Saunas

Dynamic Saunas Lugano 3 Person Low EMF Far Infrared Sauna, DYN-6336-02

Far infrared wavelengths have a direct effect on your body, meaning that they’re responsible for the revitalizing heat you feel deep in your bones as infrared light penetrates your skin and regenerates tissue from within.

For example, our Dynamic Saunas Lugano 3 Person Low EMF Far Infrared Sauna, DYN-6336-02 is a far infrared sauna that contains 9 carbon heating panels to provide more heat distribution throughout the sauna cabin.

The depth of the far infrared heat generated by this detoxification sauna penetrates into the deep layers of your skin causing you to sweat out the impurities and heavy metals present in your body.

Did You Know: Chloride, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Copper are some of the metals excreted through sweat.

Additionally, as you sit there sweating out all of that bad stuff, far infrared light sets itself deep under your skin, relaxes your muscles, and increases blood circulation—transcending you to a state of absolute bliss.

Full-Spectrum Infrared Saunas

On the other hand, full spectrum infrared saunas use a combination of far, mid, and near infrared wavelengths.

As far infrared radiation penetrates deep within, near and mid infrared wavelengths seep into the top layer of your skin promoting collagen production and accelerated wound healing, giving you healthy and glowing skin.

Golden Designs Reserve 3 Person Near Zero EMF Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, GDI-8030-02

The Golden Designs Reserve 3 Person Near Zero EMF Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, GDI-8030-02 is one of the best full spectrum infrared saunas on the market.

Outfitted with 3 Carbon PureTech Near Zero EMF Heater Emitters and 5 Full Spectrum Near Infrared Red Heat Emitters that adequately emit all the infrared wavelengths on the spectrum to equally deliver wellness to three people.

While both far infrared and full spectrum infrared saunas address their fair share of wellness goals, full spectrum infrared saunas leverage the entire light spectrum, offering you a more comprehensive array of benefits.

Sun Valley Saunas proudly sources infrared saunas with either carbon heating elements or near infrared emitters—and in some instances, both.

A distinctive feature you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else on the market reflecting our commitment to delivering unparalleled value to you.

Bonus: Sun Valley Saunas has some incredible budget-friendly deals for you to explore. We have discounts of up to 30% on all our Golden Designs infrared saunas.

For instance, you can get the aforementioned Golden Designs Reserve 3 Person Near Zero EMF Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, GDI-8030-02 at a remarkable 25% off discount and that’s not even the most exciting part.

In addition to this amazing reduction, we provide free shipping, further enhancing our value proposition.

But it doesn’t end there. Our partnership with Affirm introduces a convenient payment plan—a flexible option that allows you to settle your sauna bill through monthly installments, all accompanied by a 0% APR.

That’s right. Not only do you get free shipping and a 25% discount, but if you opt for an Affirm payment plan you don’t have to pay any interest charges. Talk about a fantastic deal.

2 - Get Your Money’s Worth by Considering Additional Features

Picture this scenario: you’re driving home from the gym at the end of the week at the close of a challenging week. Despite the hurdles, you managed to turn it around and make the most out of it.

The flip side is that the week's demands have taken both a mental and physical toll, leaving you cloaked in weariness.

Yet, as you pull your car into its parking spot, a smile begins to tug at your lips. Why?

Because you know there’s something special inside your house that will elevate your spirits and well-being.

An infrared sauna session with gentle, soothing lights accompanied by the meticulous voice of your favorite artist bouncing off the sauna walls. A perfect closing to an imperfect week.

"Every other day I thoroughly enjoy the comfort cabin with the fun “light show”. Go ahead and order one … enjoy." - Case Breeuwsma, Verified Buyer

There have been incredible technological advancements in the infrared technology space that make such scenarios very plausible for you.

As sauna wellness enhancement has gained popularity over the years, sauna manufacturers have had to get creative with their innovation, devising ingenious methods to optimize sauna experiences.

Golden Designs Reserve 1-2 Person Near Zero EMF Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, GDI-8020-02

Let’s take the Golden Designs Reserve 1-2 Person Near Zero EMF Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, GDI-8020-02 for example.

Crafted from exquisite hemlock wood, this sauna exudes both beauty and comfort.

Yet, there's more beneath the surface, a treasure trove of distinctive features exclusively available at Sun Valley Saunas.

At first glance, it captivates you with its stunning and accessible design and bronze-tinged tempered glass, but once you turn it on, it’ll knock your socks off with its fantastic bonus features.

Definition: Tempered glass is a safety glass that is formed by an even and unifrom temperature of 700 degrees Celcius. Its increased strength makes it suitable for use where safety and thermal resistance are crucial e.g cars and saunas.

Oversized Chromotherapy/Reading Lighting System

Chromotherapy, also known as color therapy, is the use of different colors of light to enhance your emotional, physical, and mental well-being.

It’s a centuries-old practice that dates back to ancient civilizations, such as Egypt, China, India, and Greece.

Studies have revealed that the reason why chromotherapy is so effective is because it uses vibrations through colors on the body to promote health.

Golden Designs Reserve infrared saunas are the only infrared saunas on the market that have oversized chromotherapy lights that make for a completely immersive light therapy session.

The strength of these lights envelops you in different colors, each believed to exert distinct effects on your overall wellness.

For instance, blue and green are often associated with stress reduction, while orange and yellow contribute to mood enhancement.

Furthermore, with a simple press of a button, you can transition from dynamic disco light therapy to a serene reading light system.

This versatility ensures that your infrared sauna sessions are diverse, allowing your body to break a sweat as your mind is transported to faraway lands with any book of your choice.

Unlike traditional saunas that have too much humidity to allow this, infrared saunas are a book lover's dream.

Nakamichi FM Radio w/ Bluetooth and MP3 Auxiliary Connection

While enjoying a light read in your infrared sauna once in a while is quite stimulating, having other entertainment options doesn’t hurt.

The Golden Designs Reserve 1-2 Person Near Zero EMF Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, GDI-8020-02 takes this concept a step further by offering an inbuilt Nakamichi FM Radio with Bluetooth and auxiliary connectivity.

To enjoy this feature, simply connect your sauna's Bluetooth or auxiliary cord to a device of your choice, be it your phone, tablet, or computer.

Then, immerse yourself in the captivating voice of your favorite podcast host, the melodious tones of a singer, or the enchanting narration of an audiobook, all from the comfort of your sauna haven.

Just imagine how easy it’ll be to unwind and destress as you enjoy some heat therapy accompanied by calming and soothing tunes that resonate with you.

Exterior LED Control Panel

For a fitness enthusiast engaging in a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and weight training, a sauna equipped with versatile temperature and control options is essential to address varied wellness needs.

The LED control panel of the Golden Designs Reserve 1-2 Person Near Zero EMF Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, GDI-8020-02 empowers you to pinpoint the ideal temperature, session duration, and lighting, tailored to your specific needs and preference.

Conveniently positioned outside the sauna, this control panel allows you to swiftly configure your settings, ensuring an uninterrupted and seamless wellness journey.

As soon as you close your sauna door, you can lose yourself in a continuous and uninterrupted wellness experience without checking the time or having to adjust the heat.

Insider Tip: Sun Valley Saunas boasts a 100% price match guarantee.

Our commitment to providing you with top-tier saunas at the most competitive online prices knows no bounds.

As a matter of fact, we are so confident in our offering that if you find another online store with lower prices than us within six months of your purchase, we’ll refund the difference from your original payment.

If you’re eligible to request a price match guarantee, simply email us a link to the competitor’s website and we’ll promptly work to refund your credit.

Learn how to assemble your Golden Designs Infrared Sauna in the video below.

"We are enjoying our sauna. It was easy to put together. Sun Valley saunas was very easy to work with. Our sauna arrived quickly and is very good quality." - James S., Verified Buyer

3 - Consider the Best Material for You

The type of wood used to craft your infrared sauna serves as the casing that cradles your personal world of natural wellness and rejuvenation and as such must be carefully considered when you’re looking to buy.

Note: Common types of wood used to make infrared saunas include cedar, hemlock, basswood, redwood, and pine.

As you search for the ideal infrared sauna, remember that the material used to make it will be the silent companion that shelters you from the chaos of day-to-day life for years upon years.

Ideally, it’ll enclose you in an aesthetically pleasing environment that provides steady support, and in some cases, a delightful aroma that elevates the therapeutic essence of your sauna sessions.

Cedar and hemlock are the shining stars of the infrared sauna industry because of their beautiful patterns, distinctive aromas, and overall durability.

Let’s focus on two variations of these wood types used to make Golden Designs’ saunas.

Western Red Cedar

Golden Designs Marstrand 6 Person Barrel Sauna - Canadian Red Cedar

So comforting is the distinct and pleasant scent of cedar wood that it’s used to make essential oils that aid in relaxation and sleep. The aromatic experience is further intensified when the wood is exposed to heat.

You see, our minds are conditioned to identify certain cues that signal the offset of a specific habit.

This means that the instant we encounter particular stimuli—be it sounds, sights, or scents—our brains automatically spark a craving related to the cue and cause us to react.

For instance, every time you settle down for an infrared sauna session in a western red cedar infrared sauna, the fragrant cedar scent signals your brain that the time has come to unwind and release tension.

Consequently, the moment you settle into your sauna session, tranquility washes over your being, ushering you into a serene state of mind, and giving you more time to enjoy all the wellness benefits afforded by an infrared sauna experience.

Natural Reforested Canadian Hemlock

Unlike other sauna retailers, Sun Valley Saunas takes proactive steps to fulfill our responsibility towards the environment.

If you consider yourself eco-conscious like us, look no further than our Golden Designs infrared saunas which are made from 100% reforested Canadian hemlock.

Reforested wood comes from diligently replanted and managed forests that ensure the conservation of forest ecosystems.

Canadian hemlock wood boasts a distinctive feature in its light, neutral hue, complemented by its straight and uniform grain, that contributes to a tranquil and soothing sauna environment.

Golden Designs Reserve 1 Person Near Zero EMF Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, GDI-8010-02

Take our Golden Designs Reserve 1 Person Near Zero EMF Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, GDI-8010-02 for example. The wood’s clean contours and uniform grain gives it a neutral appearance that blends well with a variety of interior design styles.

Moreover, the wood’s organic appearance can create a deep-rooted connection with nature every time you settle in for a rejuvenating sauna session.

Scientific studies indicate that repeated exposure to natural environments, even in constructed spaces like an infrared sauna, helps enhance cognitive function, reduce mental fatigue, and provide a much-needed respite from the relentless demands of daily life.

Embrace Holistic Wellness With the Industry’s Best Infrared Saunas

Infrared saunas transform your home into a wellness sanctuary that you can relish alone or with the company of your loved ones.

They fuse the ancient wellness practices of our ancestors and the wonders of modern technology to wrap you in the warm embrace of holistic wellness.

Sun Valley Saunas offers the best-infrared saunas in the market at the most affordable prices. We understand that you don’t take your health lightly and we want you to maximize the returns on your long-term health investment.

We offer you more than a simple infrared sauna. We help you find a personal oasis for your home where you’re able to connect with your mind, body, and soul as you’re enveloped in a gentle and penetrating heat that soothes away the tensions of daily life.

The table below offers a comprehensive Sauna Maintenance Checklist, outlining key tasks, recommended frequencies, and the benefits of regular upkeep to ensure your infrared sauna remains in optimal condition.

Maintenance Task Frequency Benefits of Regular Maintenance
Clean Infrared Heaters Monthly Ensures even heating, prolongs heater life
Check Wiring Bi-annually Prevents electrical issues
Clean Interior Bi-weekly Maintains hygiene and wood integrity
Inspect Seals Quarterly Prevents heat loss and energy efficiency
Replace Carbon Filters Every 3-6 months Maintains air quality

Embrace the power of infrared saunas and carve out a wellness haven inside your home by taking a look at our Golden Designs infrared saunas today.

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Wes McMahon

Wes McMahon, is the founder of Sun Valley Saunas and a seasoned ski town sauna enthusiast. In early 2021, Wes transitioned from being an attorney and sauna aficionado in Sun Valley, Idaho, to founding Sun Valley Saunas. His deep appreciation for the Finnish sauna tradition has helped him understand and select high-quality, hand-built saunas for customers throughout North America. Combined with his understanding of the therapeutic and communal benefits of sauna culture, he advocates for the wellness practices that saunas can bring to your overall health. Got questions? Get in touch by calling 1-855-963-5665 or

Important: The information provided in our articles about saunas and related topics is intended for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your healthcare practitioner before using saunas, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are pregnant. Individual health needs vary, and what benefits one person may not be suitable for another.


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