This far infrared sauna by Relax Sauna is a one of a kind model. It features a computer programmed semiconductor chip made out of ceramic that works by filtering out any type of non-healing light rays. Like a standard infrared sauna, this model also helps to provide pain and stress relief, promotes relaxation, and offers a more comfortable sauna experience compared to a traditional steam sauna. However, unlike a traditional sauna designed for home use, this model is highly portable, so you can easily transport it, take it room to room, or break it down for easy storage.
Our Verdict: If you’re looking for a high-quality portable infrared sauna, then this is the model you’ve been searching for. It’s well-built, complete with an ergonomic foldable chair and a carrying case for ultimate portability. The unique design and the faster than average heat up time give you every reason to buy. The sauna also comes loaded with a total of forty temperature controlled ceramic semiconductors for improved heating efficiency. Well-built, durable, beginner-friendly, and a perfect choice for buyers who are short on space, this is an infrared sauna that you can really rely on for daily treatment and results.
Keep on reading to find out how this sauna stands up to the competition, how it works, and what makes this model one of the most unique foldable saunas on the market.
Overview and Features
Portable saunas are often overlooked simply because many people mistakenly assume that they can provide the same types of results that box style saunas can, and some can’t, but this manufacturer was clearly on a mission. While the sauna is indeed foldable, it still provides the type of infrared heat you need to see results. Whether you’re looking for a sauna that can help you burn calories or lose water weight, a model that can soothe your sore muscles after an intense workout, or just a sauna you can rely on for use after a long day at the office, this Relax Sauna model delivers.
This sauna contains a total of forty high tech temperature controlled semiconductors. The temperature of the sauna and the wavelengths are completely controlled by the program. The manufacturer came up with this innovative design as a way to provide consumers with a portable home sauna that was more intuitive and user-friendly. It still offers many of the same benefits that a traditional infrared sauna does, such as the ability to detoxify the body and remove toxic chemicals and heavy metals, improve blood circulation, skin texture, cleanse pores, promotes weight loss, treats water retention, and can help to relieve pain associated with muscle injuries or swollen joints.
Heat Up Time
It may not seem like it, but a longer heat up time can be a big deal. Most people who are unfamiliar with saunas and infrared technology don’t know what to expect in terms of how long it can actually take a sauna to reach the right temperature for treatment. But a sauna that can heat up to the perfect temperature in a matter of minutes is very rare.
This sauna can heat up to the ideal temperature in just thirty seconds, unlike some competing portable saunas that can take forty to fifty minutes to heat up. This impressively fast heat up time is one of the sauna’s biggest selling points. If you don’t have time to sit around and wait for your sauna to reach the perfect temperature, then this portable model is a great alternative and one that can save you hundreds of dollars a year on energy costs. Of course, the sauna’s faster than average heat up time can be contributed to the fact that it’s much smaller than a box sauna and made out of cloth material instead of wood. But whatever the reason, the thirty-second heat up time is a great incentive to buy.
When you see other models of portable saunas, you probably notice right away that while the saunas themselves look lightweight, they’re still rather large. That’s where this model is different. Relax Sauna has created the ultimate portable sauna. This model can break down easily and fold down into a small, compact package that can be placed in a convenient carrying case. Aside from the fact that this model is highly portable, it’s also incredibly easy to break down and set up, allowing you to fold it down and store it in under three minutes. Set up time is equally fast.
The sauna also has a lower than average EMF rating. The sauna’s heating panels are placed near the feet, unlike other models which have the heat panels located all around the body. Since these panels emit EMF, you can expect other saunas to have a pretty high EMF rating. EMF stands for electromagnetic field and it’s considered one of the four main forces of nature. All nonliving and living things produce electromagnetic radiation. Based on how the wave interacts with biological tissue, the electromagnetic spectrum is divided into non-ionizing and ionizing bands. The ionizing band of the spectrum is characterized by very high intensities, high frequencies, and short wavelengths. Gamma rays, ultraviolet light, and x-rays all fall within the ionizing band. One of the most common health hazards of ionizing radiation is a sunburn, which can create over a million skin cancer cells each year. So, what are the health concerns with EMF exposure and infrared sauna risks? Some studies suggest that low-frequency, low power electromagnetic radiation that’s associated with standard currents in the household, such as infrared saunas, do not constitute a long or even short term health hazard. Companies such as Relax Sauna that use low EMF flexible carbon heating panels emit a non-ionizing EMF radiation level of one G.
Despite the fact that this sauna can easily fold up into a small compact package that can slide right into its own carrying case doesn’t mean it’s not durable. Unlike other foldable saunas, this is one that was designed to handle daily use.
There’s no doubt that the manufacturer put some serious thought into this design. The material used is thick, quilted, and durable. At the bottom, you’ll find a couple of quilted boxes you can use to place your feet on. The included foldable chair is surprisingly comfortable and offers just the right amount of back support, which will promote longer use. The thick quilted material is very easy to clean, just keep in mind that it should never be washed in a washing machine or submerged in water. Instead, you can keep it looking great using a damp rag or sponge and lightly wiping down the material.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Foldable design
- Free foldable chair
- Low EMF rating
- Thirty-second heat up time
- Computer programmed semiconductor chip
- Does not come with a timer
How it Measures Up
This portable sauna has some steep competition. Up and coming companies such as Radiant Saunas are also producing the best infrared saunas on the market that feature a portable, intuitive design that makes them perfect for homes that are short on space and buyers who are on a tight budget. The Radiant Saunas Rejuvenator is a competing portable model that features a similar setup, and a foldable design that will allow you to take your sauna with you anywhere. The included foldable chair comes with a foot pad, instead of quilted foot boxes, and built-in pockets for storage. But unlike this model, the competing sauna also comes with an ionizer, which helps to remove contaminants from the environment, thus making treatment more effective. But while the competing sauna is available at a lower price, overall, it just isn’t able to stand up to the type of power and heating efficiency that this model can and does.
Conclusion and Rating
This sauna will make you look at foldable saunas in a whole new light. Its lightweight design, simple controls, and comfortable seat really make it the total package. For the most part, this model offers the type of sauna experience that all sauna users are looking for, just don’t expect it to perform as well as a solid sauna. Additionally, it’s lacking many of the benefits you’d normally get with a solid sauna such as built-in speakers and controls that allow you to tweak your sauna experience. But, if you’re looking for a model that can provide many of the same benefits as a traditional sauna, at a price that’s affordable, then this model is a great fit. Unlike some saunas that are categorized as portable, but aren’t this sauna can be broken down into a compact package and placed into a carrying bag for easy transport, in minutes. Overall, it offers a solid performance and is available at a price that won’t hit your wallet too hard. I gave this model a rating of four and a half out of five stars.