Home saunas – How much is an investment in your own health?

Home saunas have become increasingly popular in recent years. They offer an excellent opportunity to relax, relieve stress and promote health in the comfort of your own home. But how much does such an investment in one's own health cost? In this article you will learn all about home saunas, their benefits and associated costs.
The advantages of a home sauna for your health
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The advantages of a home sauna for your health

The positive effects of sauna sessions on health are numerous. Regular saunas, for example, can promote blood circulation, strengthen the immune system and relax the muscles. It can also help prevent colds and increase general well-being (source: Deutscher Saunabund).

A home sauna also offers the advantage that it can be used at any time and completely individually. So you can design your sauna sessions according to your personal needs and integrate them into your everyday life.

Different types of home saunas

Before we turn to cost, let’s take a look at the different types of home saunas. Basically, home saunas can be divided into three categories: the classic Finnish sauna, infrared cabin and steam sauna.

The classic Finnish sauna

Finnish sauna is the most famous and widespread form of sauna. Here, temperatures of about 80 to 100 degrees Celsius are reached, and by pouring water on hot stones, water vapor is generated, which increases the humidity. This type of sauna is most suitable for people who appreciate high temperatures and prefer the classic sauna experience.

The infrared cabin

The infrared cabin works with infrared radiators that transfer heat directly to the body. The temperatures here are between 40 and 60 degrees Celsius. Since the heat acts directly on the skin, it is possible to sweat even at lower temperatures. Infrared cabins are especially suitable for people who are sensitive to high temperatures or prefer a gentler heat treatment.

The steam sauna

Steam sauna, also known as steam bath, is characterized by high humidity and temperatures of about 40-50 degrees Celsius. The air is enriched with water vapor, which can have a particularly positive effect on the respiratory tract. Steam saunas are especially suitable for people with respiratory problems or dry skin.

The cost of a home sauna

The cost of a home sauna varies greatly depending on the type of sauna, size and materials used. Below is an overview of the average cost of different types of saunas:

  • Classic Finnish sauna: A classic Finnish sauna for home use usually costs between 2,000 and 10,000 euros. Factors such as the size of the cabin, the materials used (e.g. types of wood) and the quality of the sauna heater are decisive.
  • Infrared cabins: Infrared cabins are usually cheaper to purchase than Finnish saunas. The prices here range from 1,000 to 5,000 euros. Again, the size, material and quality of the heat source play a role in pricing.
  • Steam sauna: Steam saunas are slightly more expensive to purchase than infrared cabins, but are generally less expensive than Finnish saunas. The costs are approximately between 2,500 and 7,500 euros. Again, the size, materials and quality of steam generation are important factors for the price.

Additional costs and factors

In addition to the initial cost, running costs, such as electricity and water consumption, as well as any maintenance and repair costs, should also be considered. Furthermore, additional costs may be incurred for the installation and setup of the sauna, especially if structural changes are required.

Conclusion: A worthwhile investment in health

A home sauna is undoubtedly an investment in your own health and well-being. Costs vary depending on the type of sauna, size and features, but regardless of the model chosen, a home sauna offers numerous health benefits and enhances quality of life. Therefore, it is advisable to carefully weigh the various options and make a decision based on your individual needs and available budget.

Isalie Graf