Best Saunas: Radiant Saunas BSA6315 Harmony Deluxe Oversized Portable Cabin
Enter your model number to make sure this fits.; Cabin size: 33.5-in L x 33-in W x 41.5-in H; Folded: 41.33-in L x 33-in W x 5.11-in H; Pre-attached, EZ fit solid Beech hardwood dowel frame support system; Heavy-duty portable chair is rated to support 220 lbs; High quality dual interior/exterior front compartment zippers; Safe easy fingertip hand held controller with 6 automatic timer options; Sanitary clean air ionizer keeps your sauna fresh; UL-approved 6.5-ft electric power cord with built-in safe, secure Velcro cord attachments; Power supply - 120V - 60HZ - 900W
I would visit a local spa to use their infra red sauna twice a week, to relieve the pain of Lyme disease treatment. I loved my sessions but it was very costly in terms of time and money - 20 minutes travel each way, and $20 each 30 minute session adds up fast. I wanted to have access to a sauna for treatments whenever I needed them as the pain was often at its worst late in the evening. I don't have the room or the funds to have a wood sauna at home, so after much research I decided to chance this model.This is the larger version of the BSA6310, and is distributed by Blue Wave products.I checked their website and this model isn't listed which I find strange as it's much nicer than the 6310 - it's larger, there are 4 infrared panels instead of 3, and a nice 'Director's Chair' with padded armrests inside, and a negative ion generator box in the back (no mention of what the ions do apart from sanitizing the sauna). It took me all of 5 minutes to set it up and get it heating; the manual says it takes 10 minutes to reach a temperature of 150F. There are 5 temperature presets from 113F to 150F; I use the wood sauna at 140F so I started with that temp, heated it up and climbed in.The heat is dry and comfortable, identical to the wood sauna. The first thing I noticed is that I started breaking a sweat much faster! I also sweat more with the portable sauna, I was able to break a sweat over my entire body for the first time. The heat is pretty uniform, slightly cooler in the front where there is no FIR panel, but the front of my body still completely broke out in a sweat; even the front of my lower legs so it doesn't seem to matter. There are zipped cutouts for the hands, one larger pocket on the left side and 2 smaller pockets on the right - one is taken by the sauna remote. I always drink a liter of water with electrolytes during my session and found it awkward to manage the water bottle; when it was full I kept it inside the sauna and once it was half empty it was light enough that I could insert it in the larger pocket without having the front cave in.The seat is pretty comfortable especially the padded armrests, and it didn't interfere with the sweating process. Of course it's not the same experience as a wood sauna, you don't have that awesome relaxing wood scent and ability to lie down on the bench but for the price and the ability to do daily FIR treatments at home I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase.
Lyme Disease..... I wrote that first so anyone thinking of getting this for that reason will notice it quickly. I have Lyme and probably have had it for many years before being diagnosed. I have had many symptoms....fatigue, joint problems....but the biggest, most debilitating symptom has been my skin problems. I won't go into tons of details but 6 years ago I started getting sores that wouldn't heal, felt like I was being stung by bees, felt like I had ants crawling under my skin and had the creepy fibers coming out of the sores and skin. I know, it sounds like I'm out of my gourd and delusional. But I'm not. Luckily they have discovered that the fibers are actually excess keratin that is formed because of the Lyme bacteria and the fungal problems that come along with the disease. Of course they don't have a treatment for this symptom....or so my doctor tells me. The problem is, the medical "professionals" did diagnose me as delusional....which made things so much worse. I have always been healthy but when I needed help, I couldn't get it. I've been dealing with this on my own. Somewhere along the way, just recently, I read that Infrared saunas help a lot with Lyme.....because the bacteria hates heat. At the same time I read that a product called Banderol also helps to drive out the bacteria. It should be combined with other meds that you can only get through a doc.....but my doc refuses to prescribe them. So I decided to try the sauna and Banderol on my own. I have to say, I do notice an improvement! I have a lot less sores and only once in a while do I get tingles under my skin. I'm so glad I found this sauna! I was just about to invest in one that is over $1000 but found this one. I figured I would try this out and if it worked well I would invest in a larger, wooden one in the future. This one has already paid for itself. I can use it as many times as I want, for as long as I want and don't have to pay $20 or more each time. No, it's not the most comfortable thing to use but it's worth it in the end. I have figured out how to position myself so I can tilt my head back, with a towel tucked into my neck and feel relaxed. I do recommend getting this one...because of the little extraroom you get and for the more comfortable chair that comes with it. It DOES get hot! I don't know if it actually gets to 150 degrees but it's darned close! I preheat it for at least 5 minutes before getting in. For me....because I don't sweat that easily.....I have to stay in for at least an hour to get things going. The whole second half hour is spent just sweating like crazy. The first time I used it I was shocked that the 2 towels I had with me, one to sit on and the other to wipe off with felt like I had used them both after going swimming! I keep my socks on and they were as wet as they are when you take them out of the washer after being spun out. Because I want my head and face to sweat as much as possible, I will cover my head with a towel.....just to trap in as much heat as I can. The sweat just pours out of you! So, if you are really in need of this kind of treatment and aren't sure if it will work.....this sauna is definitely worth trying. If it doesn't work then you haven't wasted a lot of money. Like I said before, it will pay for itself in about 12 to 15 uses. Another reason I like having it is that I can go directly to the shower at home.....which is definitely a necessity! Also, after using it you sometimes feel a bit woozy.....which is to be expected. The last thing I would want to do is have to drive home feeling that way! All around, I am so glad that I got this sauna and it seems to be working as described.
This is a beautiful sauna - well built and SO very easy to set up. Not too heavy for just me to get it up the stairs by pushing it along. Very roomy too with a strong little chair. It boasts four panels to give really good coverage and a foot pad. The chocolate brown exterior is very nice and low key visually. BUT... I have to return it because I am concerned about the electro-magnetic field issue. Though the item description said it had the four low EMF panels, upon testing them I find that my meter reads into the highest red zone for EMF. Let me explain... There is one area where this unit is indeed low EMF - that is right in the middle where, say, your abdomen would be if you sat in the chair. But the projection of the EM field is at least 10 inches from every panel into the interior. That means there is really no place an adult body could escape from the EM field while enjoying what I am sure would be an otherwise very nice sauna time. Very sorry I cannot go with this product. I think I will research more to find if there are any truly low EMF saunas - I only bought into their product description of "low EMF" 🙁
This is the best thing I've ever invested in for my health. I set it up last night and sat for 15 minutes at 130 degrees, while listening to a guided meditation. All my stress of being a working-from-home-mom with little ones around me all day melted away. I was very impressed with the quality of the workmanship, and was actually expecting, for this price, for it to be more flimsy. I'm so very happy with this purchase. My only gripe, and it is a small one, is the BEEP that the remote makes. I was in la-la-land and that beep was kind of obnoxious. I think I'll set it for longer than wanted and use a chime on my phone or something. Otherwise, bravo!