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Finnmark saunas reach 170°

In her video about health benefits of saunas, Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Ph.D., a biomedical scientist who has done extensive research on aging, cancer and nutrition, showcases multiple sauna health benefits for muscle recovery, improved cell health and regeneration, and hyperthermic conditioning.

Rhonda specifically states that the one downside of most infrared saunas is that they can’t reach heat stress temperatures. In fact, most infrared saunas can barely reach 145° because they are only using carbon heaters which have an average surface temperature of 130°. At Finnmark, our infrared saunas not only reach 170° but we have one of the fastest heat up times in the entire industry.

Many of the studies and references made by sauna companies are based on studies Rhonda points out within this video. However, just because you reference a citation doesn’t mean your sauna is capable of providing the benefits listed.

When shopping for an infrared sauna, make sure the sauna you are interested in can reach temperatures of 160° plus like Finnmark can.

Lower Blood Pressure

Utilizing advanced technology and science our Spectrum Plus heaters are proven to lower blood pressure. Both systolic and diastolic by warming your core body temperature. Both are key factors in maintaining a health heart.

Therapy with your Finnmark infrared sauna starts with the heart. As your bodies core heats, your heart is forced to pump more blood. In the U.S. alone, one in three adults suffers from heart disease, stroke, or some other cardiovascular disease within their lifetime.


Tips to Lowering Blood Pressure in an Infrared Sauna

When using an infrared sauna to lower blood pressure, there are a few tips and tricks to make the most of each session. While everybody is different, we have created a helpful guide using Finnmark far infrared sauna technology.

Step 1: Hydrate
Each day you are planning to use your Finnmark infrared sauna, make sure you drink plenty of water so you are not dehydrated. Finnmark’s Spectrum plus heaters were built to make you sweat more profusely than any other heater on the market.

Step 2: Set Time Limits
While infrared saunas are not harsh experiences like hot rock or steam saunas, it’s best to begin with short sessions until your body has time to adjust. Start with short sessions, then slowly work up to longer sessions. For maximum therapy we suggest 30 minutes of therapy starting at the first sign of sweat.

Step 3: Supplement Mineral Loss
It’s a good idea to supplement important minerals while using infrared sauna therapy. We recommend an electrolyte supplement. We recommend a brand named Trace Minerals.

Dr. Masakazu Imamura, MD, et al. Repeated Thermal Therapy Improves Impaired Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Risk Factors. Vol. 38, No. 4, 2001. Journal of American College of Cardiology: pp 1083-1088.


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Our saunas help you lose weight by detoxifying the body and burning calories while you relax in total comfort.

Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your overall quality of life. A 10-year study published by The New England Journal of Medicine discovered that the circumference of your waist alone is a critical factor for assessing the risk of premature death. In other words, by maintaining a healthy weight, you may be able to live a longer, healthier life.

Infrared Heaters Make The Difference

Finnmark’s Spectrum Plus heaters were built to offer ultimate penetration into your fat layers.  Breaking down fat, so you can sweat it out.  According to information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna weight loss sessions were shown to burn up to 600 calories.1

During a sauna weight loss session, core temperatures increase. The body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. This is why it is so important to purchase a sauna that not only makes you sweat but one that can reach temperatures above 160 degrees.

Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss. And blood flow rises, increasing from 5-7 quarts up to 13 quarts a minute.2 Plus, regular use of a Finnmark sauna may provide many of the same benefits as regular exercise, such as cardiovascular conditioning.

Weight Loss FAQ

Q: How do infrared saunas help me lose weight?
A: Finnmark infrared saunas have been proven to aid in weight loss by heating your core temperature more than most competitive brands, this induces sweat. Increases in blood flow and heart rate are a result, which, much like moderate exercise, has shown to help you lose weight. Finnmark Infrared Saunas also help you lose weight by easing aches and pains associated with weight training, helping you get back into the gym the next day.

Q: How much weight can I lose in a Finnmark Sauna?
A: There’s many factors to consider when adding an infrared sauna to your weight loss goals; current weight, eating and exercise habits. Each therapy session in your Finnmark sauna can burn as much as 600 calories, which may be similar to an hour-long jogging session on a treadmill.

Q: How do I use a sauna to lose weight?
A: Sit back, relax and start burning calories. If you are looking for more ways to enhance your therapy session we recommend doing light cardio before your sauna session. This will increase your heart rate, therefore boosting your therapy. Many of our customers like to use a rebounder for 5-10 minutes while they wait for their sauna to warm up. You can also perform light stretching or perform a light workout using small 5-10 pound dumbbells.

Q: What is the difference in steam sauna and infrared sauna for weight loss?
A: A traditional sauna uses wet or dry heat to warm the air around you. In a traditional sauna, the composition of your sweat is 97% water, whereas in an infrared sauna from Finnmark it’s only 80%. Utilizing natural heat from our Spectrum Plus heaters you are able to achieve a hot temperature similar to a traditional sauna without the dangerously high temperatures. Making your therapy session more beneficial.

1. Journal of the American Medical Association, August 1981.

2. Dr. Masakazu Imamura, MD, et al. Repeated Thermal Therapy Improves Impaired Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Risk Factors. Vol. 38, No. 4, 2001. Journal of American College of Cardiology: pp 1083-1088.Dr. Richard Beever BSc, MD, CCFP. Do Far-Infrared Saunas have Measurable Health Benefits? A Sequential Longitudinal Interrupted Time Series Design Study. 2009. Dr. Richard Beever BSc, MD, CCFP. Do Far-Infrared Saunas have Cardiovascular Benefits in People with Type 2 Diabetes? Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2010; 34 (2) :113 – 118.



Your immune system is constantly going up against an arsenal of toxins that our ancestors never dreamt of; pesticides, toxic metals, PCBs in plastics, environmental pollution, and even GMOs (genetically modified organisms).

Toxins are all around us and is getting worse and worse. It’s impossible to avoid. The next best thing? Flush them out with a Finnmark Infrared Sauna. Our Spectrum Plus incoloy heaters were built to penetrate up to 3 inches. Giving you the best possible detox money can buy.

Don’t be fooled with traditional or hot air saunas. Infrared, specifically technology of Spectrum Plus heaters, removes 17% more toxins through sweating than traditional or hot air saunas. Researchers have long advised us about the benefits of sweating. In fact, when your body is fighting an illness or infection it creates a fever. This is your bodies natural way of removing the illness or infection. With an infrared sauna from Finnmark you are essentially creating a natural fever in every sauna session. Going on the offense instead of defense.

Give me the power to produce
fever and I’ll cure any disease.

Finnmark infrared saunas were specifically designed to give you the best possible sweat in the least amount of time. Our Spectrum Plus incoloy heaters penetrate deeper than any carbon heater on the market, close to 3 inches. Detoxing deep into your muscle and fat allowing you to flush more cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid.

Helpful Tips

Tip 1: Drink water to stay hydrated. We recommend supplementing your water with Trace Minerals electrolyte support. The more hydrated your are the more toxins you will flush.

Tip 2: Use your Finnmark sauna as it’s intended. Many companies will push a narrative that lower heat is better for you. This is not true. Most people do not sweat at temperatures of 100° to 130°. This is why our infrared saunas were designed to reach temperatures of 170°, giving you maximum therapy in every sauna session.

Tip 3: Refrain from brining mobile phones, ipads or any electronic devices into your sauna. As the material of these devices heat up, harmful toxins can be released.

Tip 4: Do not use chemicals to clean your infrared sauna. This includes window cleaner for the door. To clean your glass use a microfiber towel with a spray bottle of water. To clean your wood we recommend using beeswax wood cleaner.

Tip 5: After your sauna session, dry off with a towel. Refrain from applying lotion or any chemicals to your skin within 1-2 hours of using your infrared sauna. If you take a shower, only rinse off. Do not introduce soap. During your therapy session, your skin’s capillaries open. Therefore, allowing more chemicals to penetrate.

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Toss the pain pills and start enjoying natural pain relief in every infrared sauna session.

Our Spectrum Plus heaters were specifically designed and placed within the sauna to offer the most healing therapy possible. Penetrating deep into your muscles for maximum relief.

The Spectrum Plus infrared heaters have been proven to increase blood flow to the muscles, delivering more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal. Many of our customers claim after just one therapy session their muscles and pain feel exponentially better.

Doctors have recommended Finnmark infrared sauna therapy to relieve:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Migraine headaches
  • Musculoskeletal and joint pain
  • Other chronic pain conditions

A recent Japanese study showed that chronic pain patients experienced a significant reduction in pain levels (nearly 70%) after the first session of infrared sauna therapy. Pain scores also decreased significantly and remained low throughout the observation period. Researchers concluded that infrared heat therapy is effective for chronic pain treatment.1

Internal Medicine (Tokyo) Aug 15, 2008 by Matsushita K, Masuda A, Tei C. The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kagoshima University Hospital, Kagoshima, Japan.