Are iComfort saunas designed to be located indoors or outdoors?

Our saunas are designed and certified for indoor use only.

What is the difference between infrared saunas and hot yoga (such as Bikram)?

Wikipedia says Bikram yoga classes are ideally set at 105 F. Infrared sauna heaters in infrared saunas can be set from 120F to 140 F (43 to 54 C).

Precautions for cleaning my iComfort sauna

Avoid heavy detergents as they can discolour your wood or leave a residue or emit irritating or harmful fumes.

Use water as little as possible to clean the sauna as the wood will tend to turn dark over time and may develop small cracks.

Never hose down the interior or exterior of an infrared sauna.

Never apply paint, stain or other chemical finishes or sealants to the interior of your sauna. The heat from your infrared sauna may cause the surface to become too hot to the touch or cause toxic fumes to be released.

Do I need any special venting or hookups on your sauna?

No, all you need is a wall outlet to plug into. The sauna never gets hot on the outside because of the double wall construction so you can put it flush to the wall. The only place you need some breathing room is on top as this is where the air vent, electronics, and fan are. You need at least 2" clearance above the sauna. You can put the sauna on any type of flooring.

Can I put my sauna outside?

iComfort saunas are certified for indoor use only.

Can I receive constant infrared heat from my iComfort far infrared sauna?

Yes, to receive constant infrared heat using your iComfort sauna; simply adjust the digital controller to the maximum temperature.You can also open the trap inside your sauna. During a 30 to 45 minute heating session, the infrared elements will emit 100% of infrared heat, without intermission.

Tips to Enhance Your Sauna Experience

1) It is recommended to wear minimal clothing in the sauna as some clothing materials absorb the infrared rays and nullify its effectiveness.

2) Before sitting or reclining in the sauna, place a towel underneath you for added cushioning and to absorb perspiration. It will also protect your sauna for the long term.

3) Since the key to infrared therapy is heating your body core temperature, you will find that you sweat more sitting up in the sauna with your back lined up with the back wall heaters heating your body core from the back. This positions you in such a way that the large side wall heaters will be heating the front of your body.

3) During your session the temperature inside the sauna will slowly climb. Remember, your iComfort infrared sauna is heating your body more so than heating the air around you.

4) Turn your sauna on and set the controller at your desired temperature. It should take about 15-30 minutes to reach that temperature depending on the ambient room temperature.

5) To help regulate the ideal temperature inside the sauna you can use the roof ventilation trap. This will evacuate heat faster.

6) If you feel the need for more cooling, simply leave the door open until the air around you feels comfortable enough.

7) Drink plenty of fluids prior to, during, and after your session. Stay well hydrated. It is estimated that 70% of people are dehydrated during a sauna session. When you are dehydrated, your body holds on to water and will not allow you to sweat very much. The longer you stay in it, the more water you should drink.

8) Towel off excess sweat during your session to help the body perspire more freely.

9) Using lotions or oils on the body or face when using the sauna may block skin pores and hinder perspiration.

10) Shaving your face or legs with a razor while sweating profusely in your iComfort sauna yields an incredibly smooth result without the use of gels or foams.

11) To make the most out of your session, work your muscles while in the saunas. Stretch your arms and legs, massage your neck, massage your feet, etc.

12) You can benefit from the relaxing and soothing effects of a regular sauna session by going to sleep afterwards. The peaceful and relaxed state rendered by a sauna session will help you to sleep easier and better.

13) After the session is over, do not immediately jump into the shower. Since your body was heated up during the session, it will continue to sweat even after the heaters off. Sit in the sauna with the door open and let your body cool off. Once you feel comfortable enough, take a warm (or cool) shower to rinse the perspiration off your body.

Should I take a shower before taking a sauna?

Although not necessary, it is a good idea to take a hot shower prior to entering the sauna. This will help you to sweat more quickly.

Should I sit on the bench of the sauna directly or use a towel?

Before sitting or reclining in the sauna, place a towel underneath you to absorb perspiration. It will also protect your sauna for the long term.

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