Is an infrared sauna safe for use by children?

A SaunaMed infrared sauna is safe for children to use but they should be under Adult supervision. The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating.


It is advisable for all users to have a glass of water before and after their sauna session to keep the body sufficiently hydrated.


If the sauna is used at all for children under ten, it should be used for a short duration at a low temperature (30-40°C) and ensure fluids are replaced through drinking plenty of water.


Recent research has suggested that the use of an infrared sauna can have a positive impact on autism and ADD/ADHD. However further research is needed in this area and we would not recommend purchasing a sauna for this reason alone.

What maintenance is involved with an infrared sauna?

Maintenance should not be an area of worry with a sauna. The amount of maintenance required for an infrared sauna is very little if any. The only real maintenance needed is to wipe down the walls and benches every so often with a mild solution of water and soap. Regular sauna maintenance is like maintaining any other room in your house. In actual fact saunas are easier to maintain than most bathrooms.


Owning a traditional sauna requires more maintenance than that of an infrared sauna.
The one thing to avoid in a sauna is chemical cleaners. The residues from these cleaners may be released when the sauna is heated. This can cause unpleasant smells and in extreme cases it may affect your breathing. Most of the maintenance needs to be done in a preventative manner. Since the goal of the sauna is to sweat out toxins, what you need to do is provide towels for people to sit on as providing the towels helps to maintain the wood.


The traditional sauna heats the air, whereas the infrared sauna heats only 20 percent of the air, this leaves 80 percent of the heat available to directly heat the occupants of the sauna. With the traditional sauna heating the air you may need to adjust the wooden door of the sauna due to swelling. This is not necessary with a SaunaMed sauna.


If you are thinking of purchasing a sauna for your home you need not worry about the possible maintenance involved. Saunas are one of the most carefree areas of your home.

Can SaunaMed infrared saunas be used outdoors?

Yes and no. Our infrared saunas are not designed to be used  outside on their own. You can only use a SaunaMed sauna outside if it is inside a summer house, shed or garage. Many customers like to create areas in their gardens where they can relax and enjoy the sauna. While we here at SaunaMed don’t manufacture outbuildings we can offer recommendations.


Feedback from retailers demonstrates that customer would pair our saunas with outhouses such as the Life Space series produced by Forest.


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