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SPRING IS HERE, AND BUILDING SEASON HAS BEGUN!

Spring has finally sprung in most of the U.S.  Flowers are blooming, grass is growing, and housing starts are up!  2017 is shaping-up to be a banner year for new home construction. If you are building your home, it is important to remember that it’s less-expensive to incorporate a sauna or a steam shower in […]

Who you purchase your sauna from matters!

Who you purchase your sauna from matters!

So, you’ve considered a sauna for a long-time.  You’ve read sauna blogs and articles exhaustively.  Pre-cut or pre-built?  Possibly an outdoor sauna?  What’s the best brand and size of sauna heater? What size sauna do I need?  Should my controls be mounted on the heater, or wall-mounted?   What is the best benching style and […]

Waiting for Spring!

On February 2nd, our favorite groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.  While this normally indicates 4-6 more weeks of Winter,  many are reminded about his poor record which actually might mean that we’ve weathered the worst of Winter.  Spring may indeed be right-around the corner! The best of 2017 is in front of us, and […]

5 TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY AND ENJOYING YOUR SAUNA

Hydration is important before and after your sauna session.  Be sure to drink lots of water to replace what you will lose in a normal session. Be comfortable.  It’s a matter of preference on what you wear (if anything at all) in the sauna.  If you wear towels or clothing, loose is better.  Comfort is the key to […]

THE BENEFITS OF MR. STEAM BRAND STEAM SHOWERS

Up until about fifteen years ago, builders were a lot more one-dimensional about the showers they built in homes.  Consumers seemed satisfied with little more than hot and cold water, and occasionally a garden tub or jetted-tub would be added adjacent to the shower.  Times have changed, and the advent of the “performance shower” has […]

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF SAUNA HEATER

The Origin of Saunas While opinions do differ on the subject, it is a commonly held belief with many that the sauna originated in Finland over 2,000 years ago.  These began as little more than crude pits dug into the ground where they were primarily used as dwellings during the colder months.  These structures generally […]

UNDERSTANDING THE ESSENTIALS OF TOWEL WARMERS

Towel warmers are one of the hottest trends in today’s modern home, spa or hotel.  They first became popular in Europe, due to the necessity for a warm sanitary towel in a cold damp climate.  In the old days, folks would throw damp and smelly towels over common household radiators in order to expedite the […]

THE TYPES OF SAUNA HEATERS

When designing your sauna, it’s important to consider all aspects of your project.  From the overall size of your sauna, to the benching layout, and to choosing the desired species of wood, it is all very relevant.  One of the most important decisions that must be made is which type of sauna heater to install.  […]

BENEFITS OF INFRARED SAUNAS

Saunas are relaxing and rejuvenating. They are also a magnificent way to enhance your health. A regular sauna routine comes with many sauna health benefits, and they are even more fulfilling if it is an infrared sauna. These saunas have better heat that can penetrate the skin more deeply.  Infrared saunas can also benefit your body in many others ways, below are just […]

THE ORIGIN OF THE SAUNA

Historians suspect that Europeans have enjoyed sauna-like steam baths for thousands of years. A 4,000-year-old sauna structure has been found North of Scotland, on Orkney Island. Originally, these steam baths were simply baths, used for cleaning and relaxation, much like modern-day baths. Over time, the above-ground, wooden sauna building developed, and saunas took on a […]