Nowadays, more and more people are looking for ways to improve our health and well-being from the comfort of home, without having to spend a lot of money on spa treatments. Saunas offer a host of benefits, mainly due to the benefits of sweating. For this reason, portable alternatives are becoming more and more popular.
The portable sauna offers the opportunity to experience the benefits of the infrared sauna at home, without having to invest in a traditional sauna or going to a spa (or gym). There are many studies that show that saunas can help lower blood pressure, promote relaxation and sleep. In addition, some people use portable saunas as a method to reduce muscle soreness, speed recovery after exercise and improve sports performance (it is very common to use the sauna after running or use it after cycling).
If you are thinking of buying a portable sauna, in this article we show you everything you need to know.
What is a portable sauna?
In simple terms, a portable sauna is exactly what you think: a sauna that you can take with you on your travels or at least use anywhere in your home. However, not all portable saunas are the same. The market has recently expanded, allowing people to customize their spa experience outside of the spa. Some of the most popular types of portable saunas include:
Portable infrared sauna: An infrared sauna requires less heat to warm your body because it transmits a low level of electromagnetic radiation through infrared light to directly heat your body from within (like solar radiation that heats us - not to be confused with UV radiation, which is more dangerous and that's why we put on sun cream). This process differs from a traditional sauna, which heats the air. Here you can find out how an infrared sauna works.
Portable Steam Sauna: These saunas are more similar to the traditional spa experience, but in your home. In this case the body is heated through steam.
Infrared portable sauna blanket: Perfect to use anywhere in your home (sofa, bed, floor...) or even for a trip, infrared sauna blankets are similar to sleeping bags, but are built with infrared technology. They are the easiest to travel with and store. Of the 3 options, it may be the most comfortable, since you simply lie down as if you were sleeping, and the infrared heat will do its job.
What are the benefits of a portable sauna?
Portable saunas have a number of benefits that make them an excellent option for those looking to enjoy a sauna session from the comfort of their home. Some of these benefits include detoxification, relaxation, improved blood circulation, reduced muscle tension, and stress relief.
In addition, portable saunas have been shown to help improve sleep quality and immunity, as well as reduce the risk of heart disease. It is also believed that regular use of a portable sauna can contribute to weight loss.
In addition to the already mentioned benefits of portable saunas, there are some important advantages compared to traditional saunas. First, the cost is significantly lower. A traditional sauna can cost more than €2,500, while a portable sauna can cost anywhere from around €100 to around €500, depending on the brand and features (and if it emits EMF - electromagnetic field).
Another benefit is power consumption. Traditional saunas consume much more energy than portable ones. On average, a traditional sauna consumes approximately 5 times more energy than a portable sauna. This can not only be expensive in terms of energy bills, but can also have an impact on the environment.
In addition, portable saunas are ideal for those who do not have much space in their home or garden. Traditional saunas can take up a large amount of space and may require complex installation. On the other hand, a portable sauna can be easily stored when not in use and can be used in any available space at home.
In short, a portable sauna can be an ideal choice for those who want to experience the benefits of a sauna without spending a lot of money on an expensive product, worrying about high energy consumption, or having to dedicate a lot of space in their home.
What is the electromagnetic field (EMF) and why is it important to take it into account for my portable sauna?
The electromagnetic field (EMF) is an invisible field of electrical and magnetic energy that is generated by the use of technology in our daily lives. Although research on the effects of EMF on our health is still limited, some studies suggest that exposure to electromagnetic fields may be linked to long-term health problems.
When it comes to a portable sauna, it is important to consider the level of EMF it emits. Unlike traditional saunas, which are heated through heat conduction, portable infrared saunas use light-emitting technology to heat the body. This technology can emit higher levels of EMF than a traditional sauna, especially if the portable sauna is poorly designed or built with low-quality materials.
It is important to ensure that the portable sauna you choose has safe EMC levels and is built with high-quality materials. Some manufacturers of these types of infrared saunas have taken measures to reduce the level of EMC in their products, such as the incorporation of electromagnetic shielding technology and the selection of materials that reduce EMF emission.
If you are concerned about the EMC level of your sauna, you can always measure it with an EMC meter. It is also advisable to limit the time you spend in the sauna and ensure that the room in which the sauna is located is well ventilated to reduce exposure to any potentially harmful EMF levels.
In that sense, our infrared sauna blanket is made of safe and EMF-free materials, ensuring a safe and healthy sauna experience. In this way, we can enjoy the benefits of a portable sauna without worrying about the negative effects on our health.
What are the drawbacks of a portable sauna?
The experience: The main difference would be in the quality of what you are looking for, and if you want company or not. How many people do you want to be with you while you sweat? For many sauna goers, the ritual involves being around other people.
High temperature: Finnish saunas are nearly impossible to replicate in a compact, portable model. They heat up to 100 °C, while portable ones reach around 80 °C.
Room to move: In addition, a small portable sauna allows only one position, sit or lie down. So if you like to move around while in the sauna, a portable model can feel restrictive.
Why is a portable sauna blanket the best option?
In conclusion, portable saunas have some attractive benefits, such as ease of use, low energy consumption, and relatively low cost compared to traditional saunas.
In addition, infrared models can provide additional health benefits such as detoxification, improved blood circulation and relaxation. However, there are also some drawbacks, such as limited space, lack of ability to move, and the inability to recreate the experience of a traditional sauna.
The choice of a portable or traditional sauna will depend on personal preferences and the individual needs of each person.
Our infrared sauna blanket is an excellent choice for those looking for a high-quality, portable sauna experience in the comfort of their own home. Made from high-quality materials, this blanket emits very little electromagnetic field, ensuring a safe and healthy experience.
In addition, this infrared sauna blanket is very easy to use. You just need to plug it in and set the desired temperature. The blanket warms up quickly, enveloping you in soft, comfortable warmth that penetrates deep into your muscles, promoting relaxation and pain relief.
Another benefit of our infrared sauna blanket is that it is easy to store and transport. It's compact enough to store in a closet or under a bed when not in use, and can be taken with you when you travel.
In summary, our infrared sauna blanket is an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy the benefits of a sauna at home without compromising quality and safety. Its ease of use, portability, and effectiveness make it a valuable investment in health and wellness.