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How to choose between an indoor and an outdoor sauna

Saunas are a fantastic facility to have at home. They have a very wide range of benefits, from helping the body to detox through to being a great way to wind down and relax after a tough day. Saunas are also incredibly versatile and can be installed in virtually any home and a variety of different types of spaces. You also have the option of an indoor sauna or an outdoor sauna – so which one is likely to be the right choice for your home?

The benefits of a home sauna

It’s worth remembering that wherever you install the sauna you’re still going to get the same fantastic health and lifestyle benefits from it. Your home sauna could help you to:

Flush toxins

Sweating is the body’s natural way of ridding itself of toxins and regular sauna sessions provide a very effective way to do that.

Lose weight

Studies have found that we burn calories in a sauna as the heart rate increases.

Be healthier

Sauna sessions boost white blood cells, which are essential for immune health.

Improve performance

Whether you’re training for The FIFA World Cup or just looking to improve, saunas increase heat tolerance threshold, which can help to reduce fatigue and sustain energy.

Enjoy healthier skin and hair

Regularly sweating in a sauna removes bacteria and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and also activates the sebaceous gland on the scalp for healthier, glossier hair.

Indoor vs. outdoor sauna

Once your sauna is installed you’ll be able to enjoy all of the benefits above, whether it’s indoors or outdoors. So, the key questions when deciding whether to opt for indoor installation or an outdoor sauna are often related to the space you have available and how you want to use the sauna.

  • Outdoor saunas can be more relaxing. Often, they are situated slightly away from the noise and bustle of a home and so you may get more effective chill out time in your sauna if it’s outside.
  • Outdoor saunas offer plenty of scope for creativity. The building in which you house the sauna can be designed to suit your tastes and as creative as you want it to be.
  • Outdoor saunas may require some preparation. You’ll need to ensure that you have the right surface, as well as a suitable electrical connection.
  • Indoor saunas are usually quicker to install, as they can use the existing electrical connections in the home.
  • Indoor saunas may be subject to space restrictions. If you’re going to have a sauna indoors then the size and shape of it will be dictated by the space that you have, such as a large bathroom. You’ll also need to consider how to blend the sauna aesthetics with your interiors.
  • Indoor saunas are protected by the existing structure of your home and you don’t have to create any new buildings to protect them from the elements.

Whether you choose an indoor sauna or an outdoor sauna, you’ll still have all the fantastic benefits of a sauna at home. We can help you to find the perfect model for whatever the space you have available. Get in touch with The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company today.

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