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The Transcend TR2 tested beautifully for EMF’s, with low emf all around which is what I love to see. As you’ll see below, it made the Certified Sauna list, which is something pretty hard to do. (most sauna companies fail)
The High Tech Health has low magnetic fields, electric fields, low rf radiation, and low body voltage. If you’re looking for the best ceramic sauna that still has super low EMF’s safe for children, ill folks, or the EHS sensitive, this is it.
Don’t be fooled by the imitators only showing you low magnetic fields, and then passing off their sauna as “low emf” to the public. Meanwhile, it has sky high electric fields and body voltage! Well not with High Tech Health, they do a great job with all three.
Think I’m blowing smoke up your ass and don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out all my infrared sauna reviews… And make sure to check out the list of saunas to AVOID AT ALL COSTS before you buy anything. It’ll save you tons of headache I went through!
High Tech Health Sauna Pricing Discount Code
High Tech Health saunas made the Certified Sauna list, and I also have a coupon code for you for the discount pricing. All Clever Leverage readers can get $300 – $500 off their High Tech Health sauna purchase with code: “matt-justice-500”
High Tech Health Infrared Sauna Pricing Averages
How much do High Tech Health saunas cost? It’s common practice for sauna companies to withhold sale pricing, but I’ll give you an average from what I’ve seen (and paid myself) for the typical size most homeowners buy. Don’t kill me if the price happens to be +/- by the time you read this…
Pricing on High Tech Health saunas is pretty high compared to the rest of the industry. An average 2 person home sauna, that will work on a 15 amp household circuit, is just over $5,000.00 dollars. As the size or model you choose goes up from there, so does the price.
I hate to say it, but the TR-2 I bought is one of the more difficult saunas to assemble out of all the saunas I’ve put together. It’s nice, but some of the design characteristics could be improved when it comes to making things as easy as possible for the customer. Once you get it together, you’ll be pleased, but there may be a few snags along the way. I’m editing an installation video right now that should help with that, and shows me putting the sauna together on live video, step by step.
I’m super excited about this infrared sauna review from High Tech Health. There was a local spa here in the Central Florida area that had one, so I didn’t have to buy a unit just to test it out like the others. (for my other infrared sauna comparisons, check out the JNH Lifestyles review, Dynamic review, Sunlighten review, & Clearlight review…) I love the idea of ceramic heaters with that penetrating far infrared healing potential, but without the super high emf’s like I’m finding in a lot of these saunas. I’m pumped that this might just be something unique, compared to all the carbon powered infrared saunas I’ve tried thus far.
Check back to this blog post, and I’ll embed the YouTube videos as soon as I get them uploaded!
My High Tech Health Sauna Review
Eeek, I made a mistake here. I wasn’t aware that older High Tech Health models are NOT the same as the new generation that’s for sale. The spa here locally only had one that was several years old, and I didn’t know there were different models.
From what I can deduce, any opinion I have, and any testing isn’t really fair to produce if it’s been improved in the last 5 years. (this sauna was pretty old, and from the looks of it, definitely did not have these Triple Antifield Heaters shown at present. Again, my fault for not getting the exact model)
10+ mg at the heater, strong falloff rate though, lower body voltage than most carbon saunas. Electric fields reasonable, although I’d like to test this from a model you can actually buy today. (as stated many times, this model is Oooooold!)
$4 – $5k
Time To Sweat / Preheat Test
Couldn’t check, sauna is preheated for an hour before every customer session. This is also a 220 model, so it will be different than a residential 15 amp model most people are looking for. Not really helpful, I know..
High Tech Health Transcend VS Thermal Life Sauna Models
I get a lot of requests from folks looking at purchasing a used Thermal Life model, or local spas where customers are renting weekly sessions and want to know if the current Transcend models are like the older one they’re paying to use. Most everyone has the same EMF questions about the Thermal Life compared to the Transcend lineup.
The truth is, I don’t know for sure. All I know is the older one I tested, didn’t test that well. It has decent magnetic fields at the heaters, and electric fields were not mitigated. This is also consistent with what I’ve been told about older High Tech Health saunas built several years ago: “They were made by Healthmate, and did not have electric fields mitigated in older models. Magnetic fields were also not tended to as well as they are now.”
High Tech Health VS Sunlighten
One of the most frequently asked comparisons between brands, is which better between the two? They’re kind of apples to oranges in a way, since HTH is ceramic and Sunlighten usually has carbon heaters in them.
EMF wise, the newer High Tech Health’s test lower, but Sunlighten is usually not so focused on delivering the lowest emf environment, yet has nicer tech features in their saunas.
What about the sauna wood type? Isn’t poplar supposed to be the best sauna wood you can get, and High Tech Health is one of the only companies that makes a sauna in Poplar?
I have to say, I think the Poplar thing is bullshit. I’ve been in every type of sauna wood on the planet, and the lumber has never been a huge selling point. We even put a VOC meter in several saunas to test them back to back, and there was nothing special about the Poplar when compared to Hemlock, Basswood, etc…
Cedar can sometimes give off a flag, but it really depends on where it comes from and how it’s processed.