According to research recently published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, “Time spent in a hot, dry sauna reduced people’s systolic blood pressure from 137 to 130 mmHg, and their diastolic pressure from 82 to 75 mmHg.” Given today’s fast paced life, it is important to have a place where you can calm your nerves down and a home sauna is just that place for many. You’ll enjoy the stress relief that comes with time spent in a sauna and you’ll also reap multiple health benefits, says an article in Time magazine.
A home sauna is a well-insulated, wood-lined room with 1-2 benches, a light and a sauna heater. The two main types of sauna are prebuilt and precut. Precut sauna kits supply all of the components to finish-out the interior of a room that you frame and insulate. A prebuilt sauna is different, in that it includes modular wall sections that are insulated inside, which assemble to make a freestanding room. Purchasing a prebuilt sauna means there are no walls to frame. Precut sauna kits require some general carpentry skills. There is much more labor involved in this type of installation. Prebuilt saunas assemble in hours and require very basic skills, where precut saunas generally require a minimum of 1-2 days to install and usually require at least good general carpentry skills. With any sauna, you still should have an electrician take care of all of the wiring and sauna heater hook-ups.
Advantages of Prebuilt Saunas
As mentioned above, prebuilt saunas are designed and constructed by the manufacturer and can be easily assembled at home, without the need for specialized installation help, says a spokesperson from The Sauna Place. They offer considerable advantages over building your own sauna. Here’s a more specific list of the advantages of prebuilt saunas:
- Installing a prebuilt sauna saves time and effort. Building one from scratch requires a lot of time, more tools and at least some light carpentry experience.
- It is ideal for use both indoors and outdoors (when purchased with a roof kit) and can be moved with a small amount of work if needed.
- They are easy to assemble and can be installed in just a few hours, whereas building your own can take days.
- In many cases they reduce the cost and hassle of hiring a carpenter or handyman, saving you time and money.
- Prebuilt saunas are available in various dimensions to fit in whatever space is available in your home or backyard.
- It is modular, allowing you to disassemble and move when necessary.
Sauna therapy is all about getting rid of the stress and toxins that build up in your body due to the pressures of daily life. However, trying to build one for yourself from scratch can sometimes add to your stress level. It depends on the individual. In summary, buying a prebuilt sauna is the most convenient and hassle-free way of benefiting from sauna therapy, right at home.