Outdoor Sauna FAQ’s
Is an outdoor sauna worth it?
If you are asking yourself whether an outdoor sauna is worth your money then ask yourself these questions. How much are you spending on medical costs? How much are you sending on supplements? How much do you spend on gym memberships? Ultimately you need to determine is is worth investing in your health because as you probably know by know the benefits of regular sauna usage are practically endless. So if you ask me investing in your health and buying an outdoor sauna is worth it if you can afford it.
What is the best shape for an outdoor sauna?
Personally, I think the barrel shape is the best shape for outdoor saunas. I love the look of it for one but also it is effective for heat distribution. Barrel saunas have a curved shape that pushes heat from all directions back to the center allowing for new heat from the heating unit to evenly distribute across the sauna. This is great especially if you have multiple people using your sauna.
Should you build or buy an outdoor sauna?
Whether you are building an outdoor sauna from scratch or buying one from a seller it’s important to keep in mind that there is still a fair amount of labor involved. When you buy an outdoor sauna you still have to assemble all the pieces and set up the electrical. This process usually takes a couple of people and a skilled electrician. I wouldn’t recommend trying to build one from scratch unless you are a very experienced carpenter as a couple of wrong measurements or cuts can very easily ruin the whole project which would be a waste of time and money.
Where is the best place to put your outdoor sauna?
Personally, I like to keep my outdoor sauna by my pool. Ultimately you want to make sure it’s in a place that is going to be free of large overhead branches or other things that could potentially cause damage to your sauna.
How much does an outdoor sauna cost?
Most outdoor saunas are going to cost between $5,000 – $8,500 dollars I would say on average. You also have to factor in the costs of hiring an electrician and possibly friends to help you out.
What does using the sauna do for your body?
Saunas have been proven to help the body in many ways. Some of the most notable ways that saunas improve your health are by improving sleep, workout recovery, heart health, and releaving stress. Each of these are vital for a healthy body and mind.
Is sauna use good for losing belly fat?
The heat of the sauna actually will increase the amount of calories your body burns while you are in the sauna. This can aid in a reduction of belly fat since it increases the amount of calories you burn and in combination with diet and exercise you’re sure to see the benefits.
How long should I sit in an outdoor sauna?
15-20 minutes is ideal but if you are a beginner, work your way up with a few 5-10-minute sessions to start. If you get dizzy or light-headed exit the sauna immediately.
Is it okay to use the sauna every day?
Yes, you can use your sauna every day if you wish! Just make sure you are staying hydrated before and after use.
Can I bring my phone in the sauna?
You can bring your phone in for a few minutes but if the sauna is hot enough it will notify you that it is overheating. If you simply need to respond to someone quickly it should not be an issue but using it in the sauna for the full 15-20mins would be ill-advised. Personally, I don’t think you should bring your phone to the sauna. Not only will it cause damage to the phone over time but sauna sessions should be a time to disconnect from technology and work on your mental health and breathing exercises.
Should I drink water in the sauna?
Yes, saunas are hot by design and you will sweat. Replacing fluids is crucial to maintaining a healthy body and a speedy recovery process.