Table of Contents
- Canadian Truths: Near Infrared VS Far Infrared VS Full Spectrum Saunas
- Don’t Buy Infrared Saunas From Costco In Canada
- Far Infrared Saunas Are The Way To Go, Hands Down
- What To Look For In A Home Sauna
- Indoor Sauna Kits Shipped To Your Door Anywhere In Canada (With Reasonable Shipping Costs)
- Get Current Sale Pricing & Info On 2018 Models
- Where’s The Best Place To Buy A Sauna In Canada?
- Canadian Sauna Manufacturers Are Not All Created Equal
- Sun Stream Sauna Reviews
It has been brought to my attention, that it’s hard to find a good infrared sauna manufacturer in certain parts of Canada, so I thought I would put together an overview to help people decipher a good option they may not know about below.We’ll cover features, pricing, reviews, and any saunas that are on sale currently. There are also a lot of companies marketing near infrared saunas, so we’ll spend some time addressing near vs far infrared, vs full spectrum too… since there is so much confusion around the different types of infrared saunas.
If you need help picking out a sauna for your home, feel free to contact me using the 800 number at the bottom of every page here on the blog.
Discount Code – All Clever Leverage readers can use code “Matt-50-Off” to get half off shipping on any Sun Stream sauna in Canada.
Canadian Truths: Near Infrared VS Far Infrared VS Full Spectrum Saunas
Time for some truth bombs.
Why is there so much confusion from Canadian health “experts” on the subject of near infrared saunas, far infrared saunas, and the few that push full spectrum infrared saunas?
Well, in recent years, the sauna companies are all trying to one up each other, and are constantly spewing new marketing messages to compete as the market leader in their space.
I don’t want to go so far as to say, some of these sauna companies are manufacturing false evidence, in order to create some feature that lacks the benefit they’re touting, but it’s getting damn close to that!
Let’s take the near infrared saunas for example… we’ve even got some Canadian doctors and health educators now, claiming that you need a near infrared saunas, because it “penetrates deeper.” The trouble with this, is that a true near infrared portion of the infrared spectrum, doesn’t heat you up at all.
I would even argue that there is no such thing as a near infrared sauna. In the full spectrum saunas that are being recommended, you could disconnect the near infrared, mid infrared, or full spectrum heaters (whatever they’re calling them these days) and you wouldn’t feel a difference to when they were hooked up.
People are spending $7,000.00 dollars on some of these saunas, but are they really getting a better detoxifying sweat than in a traditional far infrared saunas?
I think not.
I’ve been in them all, and I can tell you firsthand, far infrared is the true workhorse in any infrared sauna. The more far infrared exposure you get your body in front of, the better. And that is where the Evolve 360 saunas shine.
Dead Set On Looking For A Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna In Canada To Buy?
Let me save you about $2,000.00 right now.
Before you go out and buy an expensive infrared sauna with this supposed full spectrum infrared, ask around and talk to some people about far infrared first. Many natural health doctors and naturopaths are being mislead by clever marketing schemes from modern day sauna companies.
The main issue with all the full spectrum heaters, is that the body is only getting less than 10% of anything other than far infrared. It’s the far infrared that is truly heating you up, giving you the good sweat, and ultimately helping you detox.
So what are you really paying for then, when you spend thousands more on a full spectrum sauna?
Don’t Buy In To The Near Infrared Sauna Hype
I hate to say that near infrared saunas are a ripoff entirely, because anything that gets your sweating, and gets you doing the right things to improve your health… is a good thing!
But if you look closely at all the research on near infrared, and really look at any true near infrared therapy device on the market, they are all LED powered. Even the research that everyone references from NASA is LED based.
So you can’t simply swap out LED case studies, for whatever element you put in a sauna like most of the sauna manufacturers do. They often refer to this NASA study, saying that near infrared does this or that… however, they are using a ceramic heater, or incandescent bulb in their “near infrared sauna,” not LED’s. The only company I know of that puts NIR LED’s in their sauna, puts them behind a cloth covered grill, which defeats the entire purpose.
And when you get down to it, near infrared LED’s don’t even make you sweat when you stand in front of them like a Joove red light therapy device.
Don’t Buy Infrared Saunas From Costco In Canada
I’ll keep this short, since you can refer to my Costco sauna emf review from the sauna I bought here in the states for more info. In short, it’s just another infrared sauna imported from China, with no quality control in the manufacturing process, or any regard to EMF levels.
Dynamic Saunas Of Canada, Is No Different Than Dynamic Saunas U.S.A.
A lot of people ask if the Dynamic saunas of Canada, are any different than in the US. The answer is no, they are both imported by the parent company Golden Designs Inc. You will run into the same trouble with the Canadian versions, as I did with the US versions here in the states.
Far Infrared Saunas Are The Way To Go, Hands Down
Out of all the saunas I’ve tried, the main thing that matters most for a detoxifying sweat, is the far infrared coverage.
It’s the one thing that will make a huge difference in how long the sauna takes to make you sweat, how much you sweat, and how much benefit you will get in the shortest amount of time. Sure there are a lot of gadgets and gizmos out there in fancy schmancy saunas, but when it comes down do it, what’s really doing the work is the far infrared.
This is why I like the Evolve 360 Saunas so much, because they focus on giving you the maximum amount of far infrared, everywhere they can. From the back calf heaters, the feet heaters in the floor, to the giant forward facing heater mounted on the back of the door, your body is truly surrounded by far infrared more than I’ve seen in any other sauna on the market.
What To Look For In A Home Sauna
The 5 main things I look for in an infrared sauna are:
- Low EMF
- Maximum Far Infrared Coverage
- No Chinese Unregulated Adhesives
- Decent Lumber Free Of Splintering And Poor Milling
- No Chemical Smells
In addition to this, I don’t like sauna companies that hound the living hell out of you after you call to get info. One of the main selling points for me with the Sun Stream Evolve 360 Saunas, was that the company is family owned and operated, and there were no high pressure sales tactics. I didn’t get called every single day of the week after speaking with them, which happened with a lot of the other sauna companies I have dealt with.
Indoor Sauna Kits Shipped To Your Door Anywhere In Canada (With Reasonable Shipping Costs)
The price to get a home sauna kit shipped to your door, are very reasonable. I was paying almost $40.00 a sessions to use an infrared sauna at my local spa, and it adds up fast.
For around 6 months of sauna use at a spa, paying by the session, you could almost own one of your own by buying a home sauna kit like I did.
Get Current Sale Pricing & Info On 2018 Models
You can see the baseline Evolve lineup price list here that does NOT include shipping costs to your area. If you have specific questions about a particular sauna I’ve tested, you can reach me at (800) 924-9170 (I’m on Eastern time btw).
For shipping price quotes to your city or for sauna questions, fill out the short form below, and Kevin (the owner) or I will contact you to see which sauna fits you best, with an out-the-door price to your door. (note – this is NOT signing you up for any email list like most sauna companies do. I don’t believe in the bait and switch forcing you to sign up to an email list just to get the pricing. The reason we do price quotes individually, is because my sauna may have cost me $3,100.00 shipped, but my same sauna sent to a guy in Alaska, might be $3,400.00 since he’s not close to the distribution hub.)
Discount Code – All Clever Leverage readers can use code “Matt-50-Off” when you call to order to get half off shipping.
If you’d like to get an idea of what it’s like to put your sauna together after it arrives, here are a few installation manuals you can take a peak at. I really like what Sun Stream has done with these… they are hands down, the best in the industry compared to the little dinky hand printed black and white assembly manuals you get from most sauna companies.
True Near Infrared
PBMT Light Therapy Panels
Where’s The Best Place To Buy A Sauna In Canada?
In my opinion, the Evolve 360 sauna is the best value in the industry. Sun Stream saunas is the only company I know of who manufacturers an infrared sauna like the Evolve 360, and I chose to order from them even though I live in the states. For anyone who live sin Canada, you will be very happy with your purchase!
They were more than pleasant to deal with, super helpful, and make a better sauna than the competition, for less money. I feel comfortable recommending them to my friends and family now, after using their Evolve 10 in my home for last 6 months.
Canadian Sauna Manufacturers Are Not All Created Equal
Some sauna companies flat out lie to you about certain specifications, and most sauna salespeople do not have any experience with other infrared saunas… except the one made by the company they work for.
I found this out the hard way, after testing over 9 infrared sauna brands on the market here in the US.
NO EMF Canadian Sauna Makers
I’ve put out several videos that address this, and you can see it my own EMF tests in the other reviews here on the blog. But in short, any sauna company that tries to sell on the idea they have a zero emf sauna, is nto being truthful with you.
Anything that plugs into a wall, has SOME level of EMF. The question is, is it high enough to be harmful or not?
The sauna companies that automatically try to pull the wool over your eyes, shouldn’t be trust with their 3rd party emf certifications either. In almost every single case, they take the heaters out of the sauna, and send them to a testing lab elsewhere…. virtually eliminating half of the EMF from the power supply, electrical wiring, etc…
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