Portable Infrared Saunas Review &
Buying Guide

A review of the personal portable infrared saunas for one or more people. Find the best portable FIR sauna to improve health at the comfort of the home. Buying guide and tips, advantages and health benefits.

Health Benefits

FIR or far infrared portable sauna is the perfect solution for health improvement, to reduce fatigue and everyday stress, as it offers a therapy and relaxation for the body. The radiant heat from the far infrared portable sauna penetrates deeply into the body producing a warming, relaxing and detoxifying effect.

Far infrared heat, with its gentle FIR waves, increases the body temperature directly and makes you sweat, while soothing the muscles and sore joints and help the body skin to cleanse from toxins within minutes. It works the same way as the sunlight but without sunburns.

When searching online for health benefits when using FIR saunas, you will find many positive reviews from sauna users. This is the ultimate tool for advanced health benefits that offers much more comfortable temperature than a conventional hot sauna. Many experts also say that the far infrared sauna is a very safe and economical way to eliminate stored toxins through sweat.

Here is why you should use the far infrared sauna and what it does for your body and health:

  • Increases metabolism.
  • Relieves nervous tension.
  • Rejuvenates and beautifies the skin.
  • Helps in losing and controlling weight, as it burns more calories. Improves and clears cellulite.
  • Relieves pain and aches such as chronic pain, arthritis, rheumatism.
  • Helps to improve sports injury.
  • Eases joint stiffness, soreness and muscle spasms.
  • Gives the positive result for sufferers of Fibromyalgia.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Increases cardiac output without extra stress on the heart.
  • Improves the immune system.
  • Reduces the amount of bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites.

If you have health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure or any other health issues you should avoid using saunas or at least consult your MD.

Word of caution: whenever using portable far infrared sauna, don't stay for too long and drink plenty of water; use directions from manual.

Buying Guide and Types

Portable saunas can be found as foldable, made of special fabric, and cabin saunas made of the wood. Both types have the portable construction, which allows you to move sauna around, easy to assemble and disassemble. Either type you buy you will have an opportunity to enjoy all the benefits sauna provides, at the convenience of your home and in a matter of minutes. Both types have very low operating costs. Far infrared saunas use very little energy, which is about the same amount as the hair dryer, for example.

Portable Cabin Saunas

Cabin SaunaCabin Sauna

When talking about cabin-style saunas, the recommendation is to buy portable infrared sauna that has a solid wood construction. Some companies are using Cedar, for example, as it is durable and resistant to moisture.

Some sauna manufacturers recommend Hemlock for cabin saunas since it is not toxic irritant, and it is much safer in sauna applications than other woods.

Cabin FIR wood saunas should have a strong and sturdy wood construction that has a small percent moisture content, with the thick double walls to hold the heat longer while holding out the cold.

Standard components of portable infrared saunas are the bench for seating, lighting, adjustable temperature and time controller, ceramic or carbon heaters, durable tampered glass window and doors, vents, CD player and speakers as an option... They are using 110 V electrical power to operate, ceramic heaters as the preferred type due to its higher efficiency and with no plumbing required.

The sauna floor should be a removable duckboard for easy maintenance, not built-in wooden floor as it is hard to keep sanitary when it accumulates dirt and bacteria.

Wooden cabin saunas are recommended if the space inside your home is not an issue. Otherwise, buy a budget friendly foldable sauna and receive the same infrared benefits as found in the cabin portable infrared sauna. Cabin types are built to accommodate one or more people, while foldable are mainly for one user.

One-person Foldable Saunas

Small Foldable SaunaFoldable Sauna

Great advantage of these small and lightweight saunas is their collapsible design that can fold away and out of the site when not in use. Even foldable, the saunas still include some features found in more expensive saunas; they provide health benefits, much greater convenience and lower price.

These are truly portable home saunas with a body made of collapsible silvery and reflective material with a zippered front. At the top of the sauna body is the round opening and slits at the front, for head and arms to remain outside the sauna. This is what makes this foldable sauna great for those people who would normally find the sauna experience too intense for their health.

Inside the sauna, there is a foldable chair so you can sit comfortable at the correct height. The sauna has far infrared carbon fiber heating panels while the fan circulates the air and together with the reflective material distributes the heat evenly. Automatic control is used to provide time and heat control with various levels of heating.


As seen from the above, portable infrared sauna is very beneficial for your body. It beautifies and revitalizes your body, improves your health condition so you will sleep and work better... actually you will feel better all day long. Should you buy portable infrared sauna that is foldable or cabin type that is much stronger and durable? Depends on your budget. Cabin types are over $1000, but they last longer, look nicer, provide better comfort, while foldable which are around $200 have a truly portable design (these can be installed anywhere in a matter of seconds).

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