18th June 2024

What's the Best Type of Indoor Sauna

If you’re wondering what the best type of indoor sauna is then you must be interested in having your own personal retreat at home. Are we right? You must know then that an indoor sauna can deliver just that.

Well, in recent years, more Australians are discovering the joy and health benefits of home saunas. Gone are the days when they’re just a luxury found in spas or gyms. Now, it has become an attainable slice of paradise for many households. We are becoming Finnish!! And with good reason….

Why are they gaining popularity? It’s simple. They offer an easy way to relax and improve wellbeing without leaving the house!

But, do you know which type of indoor sauna you should buy?
If not, we’re here to help!

Traditional Finnish Saunas

Well of course we’re going to start with the classic, traditional Finnish sauna - it’s what we offer!

We offer it because it’s the ultimate choice for those who appreciate the timeless experience of steam and heat. Originating from Finland, these saunas use high temperatures and low humidity to create an environment that promotes deep sweating.

Think of it as a wooden room, heated by a special stove, where water is poured over hot stones to produce soothing steam.

  • The intense heat helps your body sweat out toxins, which can improve skin health and detoxify your system.
    • The warmth eases muscle tension and reduces stress.
    • Regular use can boost circulation, aiding cardiovascular health.

    The heating on these Indoor Saunas is electric - here’s more detail on how the heating works.

      Indoor saunas use electric heaters and sauna stones to warm the air, creating a controlled and easily adjustable environment.

      With just the flip of a switch, you can quickly heat up your sauna to the desired temperature.

      Many electric saunas also come with external digital controls that allow increased functionality with your sauna experience. This includes greater efficiency from the sauna heater stove as well as accurate temperature setting. You can even turn your sauna off and on remotely - via an app!

      The convenience makes them an excellent choice for busy individuals who want a quick and efficient relaxation option and those that like to have their sauna running hot when they get home.

      Electric saunas typically heat up faster than traditional woodfired saunas, making them more energy-efficient. They are also cleaner, as there’s no need to handle wood or clean up ash. Although we love a woodfired sauna, an electric sauna does make maintenance relatively simple, allowing you to focus on enjoying your sauna sessions.

      The Logan 1 Person Indoor Sauna Package from Heavenly Saunas is a great example of an electric sauna. It features a 4.5kW Harvia electric heater, with the added benefit of providing both dry and wet sauna options. Its compact design and Western Red Cedar construction make it a stylish and practical addition to any home.

      For those living in Australia, electric saunas are an excellent choice due to their adaptability to indoor spaces and minimal installation requirements. Whether you want to relax after a long day, improve your health, or simply create a personal wellness retreat, an electric sauna offers a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.

        Electric Heating

        Sauna heater

        Infrared Saunas

        Infrared saunas offer a modern twist on the traditional sauna experience. Instead of heating the air around you, they use infrared light to directly warm your body from the inside out. This technology allows for lower ambient temperatures while still providing the same benefits.
        Although Infrared Saunas have grown massively in popularity, it’s not our choice of indoor sauna as we’re not fans of the way it heats your body from the inside out.

        Steam Saunas

        Steam saunas offer a unique, invigorating experience that can transform your home into a wellness sanctuary. Unlike traditional saunas, steam saunas generate moist heat by boiling water to produce steam. The steam creates a humid environment that envelops you in a gentle, warm mist.

        One of the key benefits of steam saunas is their positive impact on respiratory health. The humid air can help clear sinuses and alleviate congestion, making it easier to breathe.

        Moreover, the steam provides excellent skin hydration. The moisture opens up pores, helping to cleanse and rejuvenate your skin.

        Lastly, the soothing warmth is a fantastic way to reduce stress, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation after a long day.

        Steam saunas do not get to the high heats of a traditional sauna stove, they are moderate in temperature and those that enjoy these can usually sit and enjoy the steam for longer periods of time.

        Choosing the Right Sauna for Your Home

        Now that you know the different types of indoor saunas, let’s get ready to choose. However, selecting the perfect sauna for your home can feel like an exciting adventure.

        There are a few key factors to consider that will help you make the best choice for your lifestyle.


        Do you have a dedicated room, or are you looking for something more compact? Your available space will determine the best fit


          Saunas come in a wide range of prices, so it’s essential to find one that aligns with your financial plans. Remember, investing in a sauna is also an investment in your health and well-being.

          Health Goals

          Are you aiming for muscle recovery and detoxification, or perhaps stress reduction and skin hydration? Different types of saunas offer various benefits, so identifying your primary wellness objectives will guide you towards the right choice.

          Personal Preference

          Maybe you favour the classic experience of a Finnish sauna, or perhaps the modern convenience of an infrared sauna resonates more with you. Whatever your choice, ensure it aligns with what makes you feel relaxed and revitalised.

          Here’s a fun fact: In Finland, there are more saunas than cars! That’s how much they value this tradition. And it’s not just for the Finns anymore; many Australians are now embracing the benefits of traditional Finnish saunas too.

            What the Heavenly Team Say About Indoor Saunas

            We love all our saunas and the indoor range is simply beautiful. Most of the models can accommodate many indoor spaces so it’s hard to find one that will not work! We love the convenience of the indoor sauna - if you’re addicted to saunas like we are - you want them close by!!


            Are you ready to transform a corner of your home into a wellness retreat? With a bit of planning and reflection, you’ll find the sauna that perfectly complements your lifestyle.

            With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find a sauna that fits perfectly with your lifestyle and space.

            To help you get started, check out the different indoor saunas at Heavenly Saunas.

            Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

            What are the main types of indoor saunas?

            The main types are traditional Finnish saunas, infrared saunas and steam saunas. Each offers unique benefits and experiences.

            What are the benefits of a steam sauna?

            Steam saunas help improve respiratory health, hydrate skin, and reduce stress by generating moist heat from boiling water.

            How much space do I need for a home sauna?

            The space required varies depending on the type of sauna. Traditional and infrared saunas need more room, while portable options are more compact and flexible.

              Can having a sauna at home really improve my health?

              Yes, regular sauna use can aid muscle recovery, detoxification, pain relief, skin hydration, and stress reduction, contributing to overall well-being.

              Is it expensive to maintain a home sauna?

              The most expensive part of a sauna is the upfront cost and installation cost. Ongoing maintenance costs depend on the type of sauna. Infrared may need upkeep and maintenance on their heat bars.

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