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The Myth of the Home Sauna Cost: Barrier to Your Private Detox Spa

The Myth of the Home Sauna Cost: Barrier to Your Private Detox Spa

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You may have read online that many Hollywood celebrities are gushing over the new fad in fitness and weight loss today: the infrared sauna! From Kanye West building Kim Kardashian a detox spa with an infrared sauna, to Gwyneth Paltrow whose lifestyle is dedicated to healthy living, celebrities have the “hots” (pun intended) for the home sauna. But is the cost of a home sauna keeping this new healthy way of living out of reach of your average Joe (or Josephine)? Is the home sauna a luxury item or a healthy necessity?

Home Sauna Cost: The Truth behind the Myth

Read on and you might be surprised at just how reasonable purchasing your own infrared home sauna is. Let’s debunk the myth that home saunas are only for the rich and famous.


As you may have guessed, the primary cost to own an infrared sauna unit is the actual purchase price. This will vary depending on several factors such as the brand, size, quality of construction, energy rating, materials used, and sometimes if it is brand new or pre-loved. Here’s an idea of the range of prices of home saunas.

First identify the size that you need. Are you going to use it by yourself, with your significant other, friend or your entire family? From there, research the most popular home sauna brands until you find a brand, model and price you're comfortable with. Infrared sauna prices usually range from USD 1,500 for a simple 2-person model, to USD 15,000 for a 6-person with all the bells and whistles. Just a quick reminder, there are two kinds of infrared saunas: near and far infrared saunas. Near infrared saunas are usually less expensive than far infrared saunas.


What are you using your infrared sauna for? How dedicated are you to living a healthy life and using your home sauna to help you achieve your health goals? Most infrared saunas are usable without the optional sauna accessories, meaning you can enter it, get the benefits of infrared heating, and ultimately be satisfied. But for an enhanced sauna experience, be prepared to spend a few hundred extra dollars. Come on! You’re worth it and you know it.

Make sure that you take into consideration all your five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste, and ensure that you incorporate them into a holistic experience. Some of the more common home sauna accessories include:

  • sound system
  • air purifier/ionizer
  • aromatherapy
  • color light panels
  • custom interiors, door, and upholstery


The cost to install a home sauna heavily depends on the size and type of the unit if it comes with its power source or needs to be plugged into your home’s system. Ultimately, this depends on you. Most sauna suppliers have people who will do the installation for you, and depending on your area, this might cost up to USD 1,000 or more. However, if you have the muscle and someone handy who can provide you with some extra help to install the unit yourself, then you can save a bit on installation costs. Be sure that you know what you’re doing or the cash that you saved might wind up going to repairs.


For starters, infrared saunas are much cheaper than traditional wood saunas and electrically powered saunas. The electricity cost for operating your sauna will depend on your area and on how often you use it.

Infrared saunas have a shorter preparation time (usually less than half an hour), and people generally use it for a shorter period of time than wood saunas (which can sometimes get TOO hot). Because of this, you’ll be getting the same benefits as with traditional saunas (in some cases even better) a lot more cheaply! Check with the manufacturer and your power company to estimate the cost of operation.


Are you into yoga or fitness? If so, it’s all about getting a great stretch before and after your workout (and during for yoga of course). Heating your muscles in your home sauna before and after your yoga session or workout, will allow you to deepen your practice and improve more rapidly. How valuable is your time? Factoring in time savings can help your infrared sauna pay for itself.

Get Your Private Sauna Now!

Don’t let the fear of a home sauna cost being too expensive steer you away from making one of the best decisions of your life. If you take into consideration the health benefits you can reap from having your own detox spa, your infrared home sauna might wind up saving you money! Contact JNH Lifestyles today to learn more!

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