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Buying Guide

With so many options, we can understand why it’s difficult honing in on which infrared sauna fits your home, lifestyle, budget and needs. That’s why we’ve put together an extensive buying guide, which elaborates on all the topics you’re more than likely questioning.

Which Wood Type is Right for You?

JNH Lifestyles offers two Canadian wood-types to choose from: Western Hemlock and Western Red Cedar.

Both are popular choices among the infrared sauna industry and for good reason too. We selected Hemlock and Red Cedar based on our extensive research, which found that both wood types efficiently reflect infrared waves with little absorption and loss of wavelength strength.

Western Hemlock

British Colombia is home to one of the world’s most abundant trees, the Canadian Western Hemlock. Hemlock is a popular and versatile building material, from molding in homes to the construction of boats (Other uses include: doors, windows, interior finish, floors, suspended ceilings, ladders and other purposes where a high-grade softwood is needed).

With Hemlock being such a trusted and durable wood species, it made it easy for us to determine what to construct our infrared saunas from.

Click here to view our catalog of Hemlock wood infrared saunas.

Western Red Cedar

Red Cedar primarily grows along mountain sides and dense forests, where it has evolved and developed a highly natural resistance to decay and insects. It’s even used in the lining of closets as a bug repellent solution. Red Cedar is also admired for its’ red coloration and distinct aroma. Outside of saunas, Red Cedar is used for decking, siding, fences, windows, doors, paneling, greenhouses, outdoor furniture, gazebos and even the framing of lightweight sail boats. With so many benefits, this is a luxury feature most want their infrared sauna to possess.

Click here to browse our selection of Red Cedar wood infrared saunas.

During our manufacturing process, we kiln-dry all wood, making it much easier to cut and shape. But kiln-drying doesn’t just benefit us; it also greatly improves the overall strength, endurance and appearance of your infrared sauna.

Heater Types, What’s the Difference?

While there are many types of heaters used throughout the infrared sauna market, we'll keep things simple and explain the types we use at JNH Lifestyles:

Far Infrared Carbon Fiber Heater Panels

We prefer to use carbon fiber panels because of their efficiency and safety. On average, they last twice as long as ceramic heaters and have a drastically lower surface temperature. And unlike ceramic heaters that require a ceramic rod to achieve red-hot temperatures (literally) in order to produce infrared waves, carbon fiber heaters use a large, flat surface area.

This difference in heaters provides even coverage throughout the sauna cabin and are safe to touch. Carbon fiber heaters also emit a milder heat, enabling longer infrared sauna sessions. The longer the session, the more health benefits you’ll experience!

For a complete list of infrared saunas that emit solely far infrared, click here.

Far/Mid Infrared Carbon Fiber Heater Panels & Near Infrared Advanced LED's

We use near infrared LED's in conjunction with combo far/mid carbon fiber heater panels on our full spectrum models. We prefer to implement LED technology throughout our entire full spectrum line-up because it provides the ideal frequency of near infrared for the human body.

The far/mid carbon fiber heaters provide gentle but powerful heat to users, creating the optimum sauna environment. As an added benefit, all full spectrum models emit ultra-low EMF's.

Here are JNH Lifestyles' current full spectrum saunas: Tosi Collection, ProSeries 200

Heater Installation

As a consumer, it’s important to examine how the heaters are installed in your potential infrared sauna. Whether the heaters are mounted onto or built into the walls places a great deal of importance on the overall lifespan of your infrared sauna. It can also negatively affect the process of having to repair/replace a heater panel if it were to malfunction.

Heater Panels Built into the Walls

If you were to purchase an infrared sauna with heater panels already built into the walls, then you have a delayed headache to deal with in the future. Heater panels built within the walls do not have any way of cooling while operating.

Over time, the prolonged exposure to the stifling heat within the walls can render the heater panels inoperable and potentially warp the wood. If this happens, you’ll have to request a whole new replacement wall (and incur additional expenses) or go through the ordeal of having to remove the heater panel from within the wall and install a new one.

Heater Panels Mounted onto the Walls

Having your heater panels mounted onto the walls rather than within brings a bevy of benefits. One advantage is the gap that’s created between the wall and heater. This allows air flow, thus permitting the heater to maintain a constant, operable temperature that won’t hinder its lifetime.

A wall-mounted heater also allows for easy removal if you ever need to replace it. We’ve designed our saunas to be extremely user-friendly and we want you to have the right to repair them if need be.


Far Infrared or Full Spectrum Saunas?

If you’ve researched other far infrared (FIR) sauna companies (including our own), then you’ve probably come across full spectrum saunas as well. Full spectrum refers to the entire infrared spectrum: near infrared, mid infrared and far infrared.

So, what’s the difference between a FIR sauna and a full spectrum sauna? The answer is simple, FIR saunas emit strictly far infrared waves, while full spectrum saunas emit far, mid AND near infrared waves.

Our full spectrum saunas use combo far/mid carbon fiber heater panels, while advanced LED’s emit near infrared.

Now that you have an idea on the heater differences of FIR and full spectrum saunas, you’re probably wondering what kind of health benefits each have. Here’s a chart below that compares that two:


Sauna Collections

Sauna Collections Wood Type Heater Type Starts At
Joyous Western Hemlock Standard Carbon Fiber Heater $1,699
Ensi Western Hemlock Ultra-Low EMF Carbon Fiber Heater $2,899
Ensi RED Western Red Cedar Ultra-Low EMF Carbon Fiber Heater $3,699
Tosi Western Hemlock Ultra-Low EMF Carbon Fiber Heater/Full Spectrum Infrared $4,299
Tosi RED Western Red Cedar  Ultra-Low EMF Carbon Fiber Heater/Full Spectrum Infrared $5,399
ProSeries 200 Western Hemlock Ultra-Low EMF Carbon Fiber Heater/Full Spectrum Infrared $3,999

Sauna Sizing

  Sauna Sizes 


1 Person   35.5" (w) x 35.5" (d) x 75" (h)
2 Person   47.3" (w) x 39.5" (d) x 75" (h)
3 Person   59.1" (w) x 39.5" (d) x 75" (h)
4 Person   70.9"(w) x 47.3"(d) x 75"(h)
Corner  59.1" (Back) x 25.6" (Side) x 47.3" (front) x 75" (h)


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