Choosing and using a sauna

Sauna King Systems Inc. has been building and installing saunas and heaters for more than 40 years. Located in Port Coquitlam, the company has also designed a modular sauna room, Steamcube, which will fit just about anywhere and offers a turnkey sauna in less than 30 minutes.

There are two different types of saunas: traditional and infrared. Both saunas offer the benefits of heat bathing and both the traditional and infrared sauna will induce sweating and the associated elimination of toxins. In addition the two methods will soothe muscle aches and pains and relieve stress. The difference lies in how each sauna achieves the benefits.

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Infrared saunas use far infrared, known as FIR, which is an invisible band of light. This light warms your body from the inside, raising your core temperature. A traditional sauna, such as the Steamcube by Sauna King Systems, is a room where the ambient temperature is heated and humidity is introduced and controlled by the application of water on the rocks.

The people of Finland and other cultures, including the North American aboriginal culture, have used traditional saunas for millennia. Finnish researchers have found that there are no long-term negative effects of using a traditional sauna, such as the Steamcube, on a regular and frequent basis.

Before taking a sauna, be sure to hydrate well to counter the sweat. And, while saunas are safe for all ages and generations, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with high blood pressure should consult with their physician prior to any sauna or steam bath use.

It's recommended to always take a shower after a sauna to clean away any toxins and contaminants absorbed during the day and that are now sitting on the outer layer.

Sauna King Systems is a family-owned business that has been manufacturing and supplying sauna heaters and custom built saunas for more than 40 years. Owned by Jorma Tapanainen and his business partner, Mark Micona, Sauna King Systems is a local company that specializes in a sauna heater that is unique in its design and performance due to its large stone capacity.

For more information about Sauna King and their products, call 604.227.4445, visit the website, or email Jorma. 

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