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Update – 02/10/19 – Forget about saunas made in the states, they’re all made overseas. Go with one of these that is truly low emf, and tested the bested out of a group of 12 sauna brands.
Are You Ready For The Shocker?
Infrared Sauna Companies Are Lying About Being Made In The U.S.A
First Up: Therasauna – Incredibly Deceptive Sauna Company (not made in the USA)
So, I have to hand it to these assholes. They’re premium models, which it does NOT say explicitly anywhere on the website, are supposedly made in the USA.
However, if you google search “infrared saunas made in the U.S.A” they’re the first to pop up. They even have a page explains all their quality awards, and blah blah blah.
Now, here’s where the bait and switch happens…
Say you can’t afford a $6,000.00 sauna, and opt for one of their cheaper (more affordable?) models like I did; now you’re in a sauna cabinet that is from China, even though “Therasauna” is “made in the Usa.”
I didn’t think so.
In fact, my sauna was a pile of shit, and it doesn’t look like I’m the only one either.
Customers keep commenting on my blog, reporting the exact same experience… saying, “they wish they’d seen my review sooner,” because their sauna too has a damaged roof, poor electronics, wood pieces missing or improperly installed, etc… Just like my experience.
Now, I have to hand it to them… the ceramic heaters, and some other “pieces” in the sauna internals, do come from the US. But to make a blanket statement that Therasauna’s are Made In The UNited States, and then NOT TELL PEOPLE THE TRUTH about importing a lower quality cabinet from China for the entry level line, is downright deceptive as shit.
Admittedly a year ago when I bought my Therasauna, I did not know how the sauna industry operates. However, it’s now clear as a whistle for me, and it’s time to out these motherfuckers to someone else doesn’t have to unbox a pile of shit like I did.
(do you know how much work it is to receive a freight pallet form a semi tractor trailer, carry all this shit inside your house, assemble it, get out your power tools to make cuts that weren’t done properly by the factory, and then pack it all back up again once you find out it has higher emf levels than advertised? FML)
I know, I know, a lot of people will say that I’m the one being an asshole, and that I’m too harsh… I get it, you might think that, but answer me this: If you paid $3,100.00 for your sauna, got it home after the company portrayed it one way, and it turned out to be another, how would you feel if you were stuck with that?
I mean, you might not like foul language yourself, but I’d imagine if someone wiped $3k worth of smackaroo’s from your back account, you might have a colorful F-Bomb or some other choice words as well. Wouldn’t you?
Next Up: Rocky Mountain Saunas – A Little Better
When I was first research infrared saunas, of course I typed in saunas made in the States. Rocky Mountain came right up alongside Therasauna, and had some banner about being something or other across the U.S.A.
I believe to the bet of my knowledge, that this has since been removed, and they are not being deceptive. Sure it appears like they’re based in Colorado, but the saunas themselves are imported and relabeled like a lot of other companies.
Nothing wrong with that, business is business. However, I do disagree with the whole zero emf thing… there is no such thing as a zero emf far infrared sauna, as anything that plugs into a wall, will have some level of EMF. Not to mention, these saunas do not have the electric fields mitigated, and likely have high body voltage like a lot of the other carbon panel IR saunas.
The only company I know that is truly made in the USA, is Heavenly Heat. I have not personally tested one, so I cant endorse it, but I do know they are made by hand here. So while the cabinetry is made in the USA, from other people’s testing, it seems that the ceramic heaters used in these have a magnetic field of about 10 milligauss in them. I have never seen anyone test them for electric fields, and never any body voltage readings so I’m not sure.
Some customers who have purchased these have posted some blogs about them, but they were pretty inconclusive to be honest.