The Ultimate Infrared Sauna Guide: Everything You Need to Know


When considering an addition to your home that offers both relaxation and modern appeal, an infrared sauna is an excellent choice.

At Canada Wellness, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality infrared saunas that transform your home into a wellness sanctuary.

In this comprehensive infrared sauna guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about these therapeutic havens, helping you make an informed decision as you navigate the market.

What is an Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas are a contemporary twist on traditional saunas, using infrared light to create heat.

Unlike traditional saunas that heat the air around you, infrared saunas directly heat your body, providing a more comfortable and efficient experience.

This direct heating method can result in a more intense and deeper sweat at lower temperatures while making it easy to add a sauna directly to your home!

How Infrared Saunas Work

Infrared saunas use infrared light, a type of radiant heat absorbed by the skin’s surface. There are three types of infrared light used in saunas: near, mid, and far. Each type penetrates the skin at different depths, offering a unique experience.

The heat generated by these saunas can penetrate deep into the tissues, providing a wealth of wellness benefits, from improved skin health to pain relief.

Infrared saunas come in various forms. Some focus solely on far infrared, as these wavelengths are the longest and can deeply penetrate tissue for a more robust range of benefits.

Others provide a comprehensive experience by combining all wavelengths into one heater, called a Full Spectrum heater. This ensures you can reap the rewards of all three wavelengths in a singular session.

Why Choose an Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas are designed for ease of use, making them a convenient addition to any home.

Free from the high moisture levels found in traditional saunas, infrared saunas are easier to add to your home, releasing you from what previously might have been a more complicated installation.

Furthermore, they typically require less time to heat up than traditional saunas and offer user-friendly control panels that allow you to adjust the temperature and duration of your session easily.

Another advantage of infrared saunas is their energy efficiency. They operate at lower temperatures than traditional saunas, which can reduce energy consumption, saving you money month to month.

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Choosing the Right Infrared Sauna for Your Home

Selecting an infrared sauna for your home is an exciting decision, but careful consideration is required to ensure you get the most suitable model. Whether you’re looking for a compact unit to fit into a small space or a larger sauna for family use, there are several key factors to consider. Here’s what you need to keep in mind:

Size and Space Requirements

When choosing an infrared sauna, the available space in your home is the first thing to consider.

Infrared saunas come in various sizes, from compact models designed for one person to larger units accommodating multiple users.

After you’ve chosen where you’d ideally like to install your sauna, measure the area to ensure the sauna you choose will fit comfortably without crowding the space.

Additionally, consider the ceiling height and any additional space needed for ventilation and access.

  • Compact Models: Ideal for smaller spaces like apartments or homes with limited room.
  • Larger Units: Suitable for homes with more space and those who want to enjoy sauna sessions with family or friends.
  • Corner Units: If you have a smaller space but want a shareable model, consider one with a corner design. These saunas maximize your usable space, making investing in a slightly larger model easier without overwhelming the room.

Heating Elements

The type of heating element used in an infrared sauna is a critical factor in determining its performance and your overall experience.

Infrared saunas typically use carbon or ceramic heating elements, each with distinct characteristics.

  • Carbon Heating Elements: Known for their even heat distribution and lower surface temperatures. They are energy-efficient and provide a gentle, soothing heat.
  • Ceramic Heating Elements: Offer higher heat output and are often more intense. They heat up quickly and can be more effective for deeper heat penetration.

Research the benefits of each type and consider what suits your preferences and needs. Some saunas even combine heating elements to offer the best of both worlds.

Control Features and Settings

Modern infrared saunas have advanced control features to enhance comfort and convenience. When selecting a sauna, look for models that offer a range of adjustable settings, allowing you to customize your sauna experience.

  • Adjustable Temperature Settings: Essential for tailoring the heat to your comfort level.
  • Timers: Enable you to set the duration of your session, ensuring you don’t overstay and can manage your time effectively.
  • Lighting Options: Some saunas include Chromotherapy lighting, which can add a therapeutic element to your sessions.
  • Sound Systems: Integrated sound systems can enhance your relaxation experience by allowing you to listen to music or guided meditations.

Consider the most important features to you and how they will enhance your sauna experience.

5 ClearLight®️ Infrared Sauna Guide – A Sauna For Every Lifestyle

Now that you know some of the things you want to look for in a sauna, let’s turn up the heat and explore some exceptional models that have left people raving.

What Should Are Clearlight®️ Saunas Leading the Industry?

Clearlight®️ saunas stand out in the market due to their innovative design, superior quality, and commitment to safety.

With patented True Wave™ heating technology, Clearlight®️ saunas ensure even heat distribution and extremely low EMF levels, providing a safe and effective sauna experience.

This unique technology combines carbon and ceramic heaters to produce deep-penetrating infrared heat, maximizing therapeutic benefits while maintaining user safety.

Built with eco-certified wood and durable construction, Clearlight®️ infrared saunas offer a luxurious and comfortable experience. Advanced features such as digital control panels, medical-grade chromotherapy lighting, premium sound systems, and accessibility options enhance the user experience.

With an industry-leading lifetime warranty, Clearlight®️ stands by the quality and longevity of its products, making them a top choice for health-conscious individuals.

Read on to discover five models to elevate your wellness routine.

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1. The Sanctuary 1 Sauna – A One-Person Sauna for Solo Retreats

The Sanctuary 1 sauna is a top-tier, one-person infrared sauna that combines luxury, advanced technology, and compact design.

Perfect for any home, it features True Wave™ carbon-ceramic heaters for effective full-spectrum infrared heat, ensuring a comfortable and therapeutic experience each time you enter its cozy interior.

Its elegant design, eco-certified wood construction, and health-conscious low EMF and ELF emissions make it a standout choice for wellness enthusiasts.

Key Features of The Sanctuary 1 Sauna:

  • Full-spectrum infrared heating (near, mid, and far wavelengths)
  • Chromotherapy lighting
  • Built-in high-quality sound system (Bluetooth/MP3/AUX)
  • Tablet/smartphone control
  • The industries’ lowest EMF and ELF emissions
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2. The Sanctuary 2 Sauna – A Two-Person Sauna For Couples

The Sanctuary 2 Sauna from Clearlight®️ is a premier two-person infrared sauna that blends advanced technology with luxurious design.

It features True Wave™ carbon-ceramic heaters for efficient full-spectrum infrared heat, providing a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Featuring elegant accent lights and a supportive deep ergonomic bench, this model creates a welcoming retreat from daily stress, providing the perfect hub to reconnect with your closest loved one.

Key Features of The Sanctuary 2 Sauna:

  • Full-spectrum infrared heaters
  • Therapeutic chromotherapy lighting
  • Easy-to-use digital control panel
  • Charging station
  • Ultra-low EMF and ELF emissions
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3. The Sanctuary Y Sauna – A Four-Person Sauna for Wellness Enthusiasts

If you love sweating through an intense hot yoga session, the Sanctuary Y Sauna is the model for you.

This sauna quickly transforms from a social hub to your private hot yoga studio, featuring removable benches, bringing your favourite workout to your spare room.

This innovative four-person sauna offers a luxurious and spacious environment, perfect for enhancing your wellness routine at home, during and after your flow.

Featuring a front made entirely of 8mm thick glass, the Sanctuary Y sauna becomes a captivating statement piece in any room as the golden hues from inside your sauna illuminate the outside room.

Key Features of The Sanctuary Y Sauna:

  • Ample Space for Yoga
  • Eco-certified wood construction
  • Dual digital control panels
  • Stunning floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • True Wave™ Carbon-Ceramic Heaters
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4. The Sanctuary C Sauna – A Corner Unit With Seating for Four

The Sanctuary C Sauna is perfect for families or those who enjoy hosting wellness sessions. With its unique corner design, this sauna works to make the most of your valuable space while making room for your closest friends and family.

With its full-spectrum heater and chromotherapy lights, this sauna offers ample therapeutic support and will quickly become your favourite reward after a long day.

The Sanctuary C sauna will complement any space with the option between golden mahogany and elegant basswood.

Key Features of The Sanctuary C Sauna:

  • Spacious four-person capacity
  • Door handle with a smartphone cradle
  • Full-spectrum carbon/ceramic infrared heater
  • 36-hour programmable timer
  • The lowest ELF/EMF in the industry
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5. The Sanctuary Retreat Sauna – A Four-Person Sauna With Exceptional Accessibility

The Sanctuary Retreat Sauna is an unparalleled four-person, full-spectrum infrared sauna that blends luxury, advanced technology, and accessibility.

With a spacious interior and a thoughtful design that includes a wheelchair ramp and removable benches, this sauna is perfect for families, groups, and individuals with accessibility needs, offering a premium wellness experience for everyone.

Key Features of The Sanctuary C Sauna:

  • Wheelchair ramp for improved accessibility
  • True Wave™ full-spectrum infrared heaters
  • Chromotherapy lighting
  • Furniture grade cabinetry
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Exceptionally Low ELF/EMF levels

Shop Infrared Saunas At Canada Wellness and Enjoy Canada-Wide Delivery

Investing in an infrared sauna is a decision that brings both convenience and luxury to your home. With the detailed information in this guide, you can confidently step into the world of infrared saunas!

At Canada Wellness, we offer a range of high-quality Clearlight®️ infrared saunas that cater to different preferences and spaces.

If you’re ready to enhance your home and lifestyle, contact the professionals at Canada Wellness.

Our team is here to assist you in selecting the perfect infrared sauna, ensuring you enjoy all its benefits. With retail locations throughout Southern Ontario, including Barrie, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Kitchener, Whitby and Vaughan, and Canada-wide delivery, we’re Canada’s go-to sauna destination!


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