Your Complete Guide to Saunas - URBANETTE: Lifestyle Magazine & Blog


Your Complete Guide to Saunas

The many health benefits, and a complete guide to what to look for when buying a sauna.


When you enter, a feeling of calmness instantly surrounds you. Relax inside one for 30 or 40 minutes and when you’ll be left feeling healthy, rejuvenated and restored. The magic of the sauna. Check out our video, hosted by our Editor in Chief, Hilary Rowland, to get a quick overview, then read on for lots of important advice about saunas:

In the following guide, we cover everything you need to know about saunas, including:

  1. Why are saunas so good for us?
  2. What are different the kinds of saunas?
  3. Near vs. Far Infrared
  4. Carbon Heater or Ceramic?
  5. What’s all this I hear about EMF?
  6. What to remember when buying a sauna
  7. The best questions to ask, and our pick for the best sauna on the market

Read on to learn more:

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 12 Comments

  1. Joyce Scott

    Saunas help you lose weight. Because you sweat your water weight. You don’t burn fats, it’s just water. so pro fighters choose this to lose weight fast before weigh-ins.

  2. Saunas really help my muscles relax. Whenever I go for a spa treatment, I always hit up the sauna to relieve back tension. Thanks for the video, I definitely learned a lot about buying a home sauna. 🙂

  3. I’m buying one of these ASAP. Very convincing article, Hilary – and cute video! Make more!! 🙂 x

  4. I’m going to write about this for my blog also. What a great tool to improve your health!

  5. Holy Cow! I can’t believe you can get a sauna like this. Can you really just plug and play? How luxurious! Sounds really helpful too. Lord knows we NYC’ers need to detoxify, given all the toxins floating around this city. I love that it has a stereo in it too. I just might have to splurge on this one : )

  6. Francis Woods

    OMG OMG I must order one of these — immediately. It would make all my Upper East Side friends SOOOO JEALOUS!!! LOL

  7. I just bought the one you recommended and I’m going to suggest it for Marie Claire too. My daughter is sick and I’m hoping this will help her — I could also really use a “spa room” and sauna time just to get away. The way you described it smells and the sanctuary aspect just sounded too good to pass up.

  8. Wow, Hilary. This is amazing. I’ve always wondered what the different kinds of sauna are, and here it is. It’s like a thin encyclopedia packed with information. This will definitely help as I like to enter saunas in hotels and spas.

  9. HOLY TAMOLI! Buying immediately and having all my friends over for a sauna party. Thanks for doing the legwork for me.

  10. This looks like the perfect hangover solution LOL
    I’m definitely going to get one. I’m amazed that they’re so easy to set up and they can just plug in like any appliance. I had no idea or I would’ve gotten one way sooner…

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