tiistai 21. kesäkuuta 2011

Sorry for my long absence.
Here to tell you something about different saunas.

2. Electric Sauna Heaters

The electric sauna heaters of today heat quickly but remain cool to the touch. They are available in many colors and are a very convenient way of heating your sauna, but due to rising energy costs, many people do not like to use an electric sauna heater.

4. Infrared Sauna Heater 

An infrared sauna heater operates at a lower temperature than an electric sauna heater. Infrared heaters convert light directly to heat. This heat warms nearby objects but does not raise the air temperature. Infrared saunas will cause you to perspire more. The heat caused by an infrared heated sauna penetrates deeper into the body tissues than the traditional sauna can. This deep tissue warmth is very helpful for people with stiffness, joint pain, sore muscles, chronic pain and arthritis. The infrared sauna heats up quicker than the traditional sauna and uses less energy. People with respiratory problems can use infrared saunas because the air does not get hot in infrared saunas.

3. Gas Sauna Heater

If your home has gas heat, you may want to choose a gas sauna heater. A gas sauna heater is much move convenient than a wood burning sauna heater but many people may not want to use a gas heater due to rising energy costs.

1. Wood Burning Sauna Stove

A wood burning sauna stove is ideal for a person who has a large source of inexpensive firewood available. Anyone who lives where there is not a dependable source of electricity available may want to choose a wood burning sauna heater. Wood burning heaters are chosen by many people who enjoy the scent and beauty of the wood burning sauna heater. You should check with building codes, regulations, and insurance costs in your area before purchasing a wood burning sauna stove.

Numbers indicate my favourites.

tiistai 26. huhtikuuta 2011

Seems that some people don't even know what the heck is a sauna...
Let me explain it to you.

sauna is a small room or house designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions, or an establishment with one or more of these and auxiliary facilities.
A sauna session can be a social affair in which the participants disrobe and sit or recline in temperatures typically between 70°C (158 °F) and 100°C(212 °F). This induces relaxation and promotes sweating.
Saunas can be divided into two basic styles: conventional saunas that warm the air or infrared saunas that warm objects. Infrared saunas may use various materials in their heating area such as charcoal, active carbon fibers, and other materials.

keskiviikko 13. huhtikuuta 2011

Infrared sauna?

Saunas have been perceived to be an item of luxury. And the other reason that they have gained attention is the role that they are capable of playing when it comes to weight loss. Interestingly, the new-age infrared saunas are way better compared to the classic old steam saunas when it comes to any of the above.
Let us review the key aspects you should look into while buying your sauna. Interestingly in each of these cases, an infrared sauna works way better than a conventional steam sauna. The list of aspects follows.
· Detoxification: This is the single-most important aspect of a sauna that you should look into. The better the detoxification capabilities, the better off you would be with your sauna. The detoxification aspect is related to the stress relief aspect described subsequently.
· Weight loss: According to Guyton's textbook of Medical Physiology, 1 gram of sweat needs 0.568 kilo calories to produce. With a good infrared sauna, an average sauna user can produce 500 grams of sweat. A therapeutic session thus is capable or burning around 350 calories. This is equivalent to running a couple of miles or more. Infrared saunas also help your body to get rid of cellulite. Cellulite is a substance generated by the body fat cells, water and wastes. So sauna weight loss is not "water loss" as perceived by many, it is real weight loss if you use the right kind of infrared saunas.
· Pain relief: Infrared saunas lead to pain relief. The infrared energy can penetrate up to 1.5 inches inside our muscle tissues. Interestingly, almost 95% of this energy is absorbed through the skin. As a result, the blood circulation dynamics are positively affected, leading to reduction and even elimination of painful conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Evidence has been found through studies that with the right kind of infrared sauna, the injury healing is quickened if the heat is applied 24-48 hours post-injury.
· Stress relief: Some top-quality saunas, especially the one mentioned at the end of this article (explore the resource link given in the last line of the article to find more), are equipped with Carbon 360 far infrared technology or its equivalent. This calls for improved blood circulation and quick stress relief. In other words, you get better refreshed in some saunas compared to others, and the best refreshment comes if your sauna has the Carbon 360 or equivalent technology incorporated.
· Safety: This is important - you would want a sauna which is shock-proof with ample guarantee, no matter what the manufacturer claims. I strongly recommend you never buy a sauna that is not certified by an authority. An ETL-certified sauna, for example, is a perfectly safe one to use and is on the top of my list of recommendations. ETL stands for Electrical Testing Laboratories.
Yes, to make sure that you are getting the best from your sauna, it is exactly the above five aspects that you should concentrate on, though I can think of a lot of other benefits that you get from a sauna.
And I have seen such huge lists of benefits and features on a number of websites, with none really telling you what are the actual aspects you, as a user of sauna, should really care about.
If you are planning to buy a sauna, I recommend that you go for carbon-based infrared saunas. Avoid ceramic saunas and avoid steam saunas - strictly. I know it may mean a couple of hundred extra bucks, but then, if that is difficult for you then I believe not owning a sauna at all is a better option.

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perjantai 1. huhtikuuta 2011

Lol :D

Sauna changes your health :)

The November issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch explains how these changes may influence a normal man's health.
Some guy named Dr. Harvey Simon said that all in all, saunas appear safe for the body, but there is little evidence that they have health benefits above and beyond relaxation and a feeling of well-being. I personally think those are very important :(?

He also suggests that the sauna users ( which includes me ) follow these simple precautions:

  • Avoid alcohol and medications that may impair sweating and produce overheating before and after your sauna.( I have done this one a millions times and i'm still alive )
  • Stay in no more than 15–20 minutes. ( I have stayed in for more than an hour, i did have a few cold beers to keep me company )
  • Cool down gradually afterward. ( I take a cold shower afterwards )
  • Drink two to four glasses of cool water after each sauna. ( Yeah. Seems kinda legit after sitting in over 100C for 30-unlimited time )
  • Don’t take a sauna when you are ill, and if you feel unwell during your sauna, head for the door. ( Stupid doctor doesn't know anything his talking about... When i'm ill, sauna makes me feel better :S )
I'm a superhuman
Time to review my trip to my NEW sauna!

I'v been waiting for it for so long... Almost lost my mental health  by only taking quick showers and not getting the chance to throw water on the burning hot kiuas.
I started my preparations for the sauna trip at around 19:00, by heating it.
The new instructions said i was good to go when the clock hits 19:30, but i decided to wait 15 minutes longer for the maximum heat :).
I took a quick shower ( If you can call it a shower, i just basically ran under the stream of water. More faster than Usain Bolt or Tyson Gay could ever accomplish )
When i sat down to the benches i wasn't able to resist myself anymore! I added a tiny droplet of eucalyptus scent on the water and began throwing the water like a little horny monkey.
The temperature quickly began raising over 120Celsius, which is on the brink of the line where sauna becomes painful rather than relaxing.
I held out as long as any man could and left the sauna at around 20:30 ( I do not have a clock in there, so it's just a good guess ) And once again was i satisfied for few days at best :).

Until next time
. I might even buy a new scent oil and maybe even do a little report for you guys :P

keskiviikko 30. maaliskuuta 2011


Can't wait till my new kiuas.... I'm itching for some serious heat....
Please... Arrive soon...
Not going to pay for electric man to install it... No WAY...
I can do it...myself...easily?

Hurry... I can't survive for much longer....