How You Can Create The Best Home Sauna Experience In 2017

Few things are better for relaxation than a nice sauna session. Cultures with a sauna tradition have enjoyed the relaxation and possible health benefits of regular sauna use for many years, and more recently sauna use has become increasingly common in additional countries with more gymnasiums and clubs having their own saunas for patrons to use. But for some dedicated sauna users, the ultimate convenience is to leisurely sweat in your own home sauna.

JNH Lifestyles 2 Person Far Infrared Home Sauna

The JNH Lifestyles line of infrared home saunas has quickly become one of the most popular lines, because of their stylish design, wide availability, and affordable prices. Their 2-person model in Canadian Hemlock wood, pictured here, is their most popular model.

Fortunately, now there are a myriad number of available models at many price ranges that make owning a home sauna a possibility for many households. These models are designed to make use of standard household electrical requirements, come in a variety of sizes, and have gotten extremely stylish in the last few years with the introduction of the affordable and popular JNH Lifestyles line.

Our aim at the Home Sauna Experience is to provide a convenient resource for those looking to create their own ultimate home sauna experience. We do that by providing comparisons of highly rated models, helpful articles on the latest in sauna research and home sauna developments, as well as sauna shopping tips.

Let’s get started by looking at our list of the top home sauna models available in 2017, organized into the comparison chart below so you can quickly compare features and see which sauna will work for you. You can browse by size, or sort options by other important factors such as price range and average customer rating.

Comparing The Overall Best Home Sauna Models Of 2016

PictureNameDimensionsMax TempMaterialPriceRating
JNH Lifestyles 2 Person Far Infrared Sauna 7 Carbon Fiber Heaters47.3" W x 39.5" D x 75" H140 FHemlock / 7 Carbon Fiber Heaters$4.8
JNH Lifestyles Freedom 1 Person Canadian Western Red Cedar Wood Far Infrared Sauna with 5 Year Warranty35.5" W x 35.5" D x 75" H140 FRed Cedar / 6 Carbon Fiber Heaters$$$4.9
JNH Lifestyles Joyous 1 Person Far Infrared Sauna with 5 Year Warranty35.5" W x 35.5" D x 75" H140 FCanadian Hemlock / 6 Carbon Fiber Heaters$4.8
Radiant Saunas 1-2 Person Hemlock Infrared Sauna35.75"W x 35.25"D x 75"H141 FHemlock / 3 Ceramic Heaters$4.5
Radiant Saunas 2-Person Hemlock Deluxe Infrared Sauna w/ 6 Carbon Heaters49" W x 39" D x 75" H141 FHemlock / 6 Carbon Heaters$$4.7
JNH Lifestyles NE2HB1 ENSI Collection 2 Person NO EMF Infrared Sauna Limited Lifetime Warranty47.3" W x 39.5" D x 75" H140 FHemlock / 7 Commercial Grade Carbon Fiber Heaters$$$$5.0
JNH Lifestyles Joyous 3 Person Canadian Hemlock Wood 8 Carbon Fiber Heaters 5 Year Warranty59.1" W x 39.4" D x 75" H140 FCanadian Hemlock / 8 Carbon Fiber Heaters$$$4.8
JNH Lifestyles Freedom 2 Person Canadian Western Red Cedar Wood Far Infrared Sauna, 7 Carbon Fiber Heaters, 5 Year Warranty47.3" W x 39.5" D x 75" H140 FRed Cedar / 7 Carbon Fiber Heaters$$$$4.8
JNH Lifestyles Freedom 3 Person Canadian Western Red Cedar Wood Far Infrared Sauna, 8 Carbon Fiber Heaters, 5 Year Warranty59.1" W x 39.4" D x 75" H140 FRed Cedar / 8 Carbon Fiber Heaters$$$$$5.0

Finding The Right Fit For Your Home

Hopefully the comparison chart above is helpful in providing a quick overview of key metrics for some of the best home saunas. The first step for choosing the right fit for your home though may be to consider how much space you have to spare in your home for your new sauna, and how many people you would like your sauna to accommodate at one time.

Home Sauna Sizes

Home saunas come in a variety of sizes, typically large enough to fit between 1 and 5 people simultaneously. The smallest option, 1 person saunas, typically have a footprint of around 3 feet wide by 3 feet deep and are designed for personal use in great comfort. The standout brands in infrared personal saunas include JNH Lifestyles, Dynamic Saunas, Radiant Saunas, and Crystal Sauna.

For those who have more space to spare and people they would like to enjoy the sauna with, higher capacity 2 person saunas and 3 person saunas are the best sellers. JNH Lifestyles also dominates the popularity here, but there are also nice models in mid-range prices from Radiant Saunas, SunRay, and Dynamic, with higher-end models from Lifesmart and Maxxus.

If you’ve got an idea of the type of capacity you want from your home sauna, start with our detailed articles that compare the best home saunas in each size below.

Home Sauna Types

In addition to different sizes, there are also different types of saunas available to you in your home. Let’s take a look at the different types of home saunas below.

Infrared Saunas

The most popular type of home sauna is by far the infrared sauna. Infrared saunas have many benefits for home use, including a smaller footprint (space is not needed for a large heater), smaller price tag (again, no heater equipment needed), and a quick heat-up time.

A traditional sauna needs to be either kept hot or given an hour or two to heat up for each use, but an infrared sauna is ready for use within 5 or 10 minutes.

To see more details on individual models, read our guide to the best infrared saunas.

Portable Saunas

Another popular type of home sauna are portable saunas. Generally a much smaller investment, these saunas can be moved around quite easily and can still provide a convenient sweat for your body. Portable saunas are also available in the infrared variety, as well as identical looking models that use steam instead of infrared heat.

So with portable saunas you have your choice of infrared or steam heat sources.

To see more details on individual models, read our guide to the best portable saunas.

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Are There Health Benefits To Sauna Use?

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland set out to study mortality rates and cardiovascular incidents in over 2,000 middle-aged sauna bathers in Finland over 20 years ago. In 2015, the results of this first-of-its-kind longitudinal study of sauna use were published.