Clearlight would like to remind readers that this should not be taken as direct medical advice, and you should always consult a licensed health practitioner before making any significant changes to your lifestyle.
If you’ve visited our blog before, you’d know that we’re no stranger to talking about the health benefits of innovative technologies like red light therapy and infrared therapy. The exciting part of our work is that we’re now seeing a noticeable trend from a wide demographic that is looking to soak up the benefits of an infrared sauna - all in the comfort of their own home.
As technology continues to evolve and new, innovative health and wellness offerings have become increasingly affordable, to the point that having a personal infrared sauna in your own home could actually save you money in the long-term. If you’re spending hundreds on memberships to a gym or spa primarily to gain access to a sauna, within just a few months you would have paid for your own infrared personal sauna.
The economic angle is just one way to look at the benefits of having your own infrared sauna. There are also things to take into consideration like the complete overhaul to your lifestyle, with the added convenience and flexibility of being able to spend time in a sauna without the stress of dealing with commutes, strangers and balancing tight working schedules.
Below, we’ve listed some of the best reasons to add a personal sauna to your home- these include:
- the time you’ll save
- the flexibility you’ll suddenly have in your schedule
- as well as the stress relief
- the value you’ll add to your home
- the people you’ll impress
- and the health benefits of building a proactive culture that involves health, wellness, and mindfulness.
How Much Time Will You Save With a Personal Sauna?
Make the most of a busy schedule by slipping into your own personal infrared sauna. No more time wasted sitting in traffic, commuting to a gym or a health spa. When you add a sauna to your home, you’re eliminating potentially hundreds of wasted hours over the course of a year, that you can now spend inside a sauna, instead.
A report from the A&M Transport Institute says that the average commuter wastes more than 54 hours in traffic each year, and if even a narrow slice of these hours are spent traveling to a gym or spa, you’ll be saving yourself hundreds of hours over the lifespan of your personal sauna.
How Much More Convenient Will Life Be With A Personal Sauna?
Imagine a lifestyle that allows you to wake up, practice some mindfulness alongside a coffee and then spending time in your own personal sauna, free of strangers, their germs, awkward glances and distractions. With an infrared sauna in your house, you’ve got the flexibility to choose your sauna sessions, and invite friends and family over to enjoy the benefits, too.
Our brains respond positively to being able to choose something, rather than being forced into it, so it’s not too far of a stretch to say that having the ability to take a sauna whenever you want, in the comfort of your own home will help alleviate stress and anxiety about making it to the gym on time, or sharing a confined space with strangers.
Does A Personal Sauna Relieve Stress?
It’s well-known that spending some time in a silent, isolated environment can work wonders for your psychological wellness, and with an infrared sauna, this relaxation is compounded. Take, for example, the relaxation that comes with your self-care strategies. Would your time be better spent in an environment that is free from distractions, or the intimidation of a gym environment? We think so.
Aside from this anecdotal evidence, there is also well established peer-reviewed papers that show infrared saunas have a positive impact on our psychology, with a 2018 study concluding that “the psychological impact of sauna bathing may be due to a combination of factors that include the release of endorphins, forced mindfulness, psychological stress reduction, relaxation, improved sleep and time out from our busy lives.”
While your time in the sauna is no doubt important, it’s essential that you remember the importance of building a ritual around your wellness activities that fosters a quiet, intimate setting and allows your body to relax completely.
Habit Building Benefits Of A Personal Sauna
There are immense psychological and physical benefits on offer once you’ve created a routine that prioritises your daily wellness and mindfulness activities. From helping to fight illnesses, all the way to an improved overall headspace that can fortify your mental and emotional state. The simple act of practicing mindfulness in a sauna, for example, can reduce anxiety levels by as much as 60%, and improve your overall productivity at work by 120%.
As you build a routine that includes consistent time in a personal sauna, you’ll find yourself building a culture of preventative health and wellness that will benefit you immensely in the future. With a personal infrared sauna, you can find how to raise your body temperature and achieve a state of complete relaxation without the need to leave your house. This process as a whole is assisted by the fact you’re operating in a zone that is free from strangers, distractions and includes the comforts of home.
After your first sitting, you are able to enjoy the health benefits of your very own personal infrared sauna without a commute, interaction with strangers or the need to renew your spa membership.
Does A Sauna Add Value To Your Home?
As the health and wellness space is becoming increasingly mainstream, and homeowners are beginning to see the virtues in owning their own wellness space, rather than spending their time in a gym or a health spa, it's this preference of home buyers that has continued to show profitable returns. A British study found that creating an on-trend space for your home increased the value of the property anywhere between 8% all the way up to 10%, a considerable benefit for appealing to modern times.
We're not saying that by purchasing a sauna you'll automatically increase the value of your home by 10%, but that people are more conscious than ever about their personal wellness, and by prioritising the convenience from the above-mentioned reasons, the associated value of having a dedicated wellness space is desirable in todays market.
As more people recognise the importance of self-care routines, red light therapy and infrared therapy devices will become a normal, albeit, luxury addition to modern homes, and even apartments.
Socially Benefiting From Your In-Home Sauna
There are a number of social benefits of owning your own sauna, most notably, the fact that you can now invite your friends and family over, and enjoy a personal and private sauna session in the comfort of your own home. Keeping our lifestyles social helps us unwind from a stressful day, and the psychological benefits of spending time with our loved ones in a setting like a sauna helps to build trust and intimacy within our relationships.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone that isn’t in awe of the fact that you’ve got your very own personal sauna in your home. Rather than meeting your friends down at the gym, you can relax in the comfort of your own home and strip down without the self-consciousness that so many of us experience in a gym or spa.
Operating Costs Of A Personal Sauna Costing You Next To Nothing
For all its luxuriousness, the addition of an infrared sauna to your household is not an expensive thing to operate. For most of our saunas, operating costs equate to around $0.30 cents per sauna; or around $5 a week if you’re soaking up five sessions. Even for our larger saunas, operating costs are rated at around $7.50 for five sessions per week - a massive saving from the potentially hundreds of dollars you’re spending on a gym, spa membership or even your daily coffee.
There are a number of personal saunas for sale, but very few offer the same value for money as a Clearlight Infrared® Sauna when it comes to running costs in the comfort and privacy of your own house. If you’re beginning to see the value in owning your own personal sauna and would like to find out more about our range of products, please click here.