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SaunaSpace Review- Is This The Best At-Home Red Light Sauna?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Darshan Shingala MD, MPH — Written by Erik Levi, FNTP — Updated on February 17, 2021

OVERVIEW:

  • SaunaSpace is my top choice for at-home, red-light therapy.

  • SauanaSpace’s patented incandescent red-light bulbs provide full-spectrum, natural light.

  • All SaunaSpace saunas are EMF free and abide by Geovitals Standards of EMF protection.

Optimal brain health starts at the cellular level.

Cellular health impacts your brain’s ability to heal, detoxify, and thrive.

Near-infrared light is the most efficient tool to boost mitochondrial activity and overall cellular energy.

For many years the only way to get near-infrared light benefits was to go to an expensive spa.

Nowadays, you can buy red lights that deliver these spa-like benefits for your home.

In my opinion, the leader in this market is Sauna Space.

Their red-light saunas are safe, easy to assemble, and deliver the most potent results.

The following review highlights everything you need to know about Sauna Space’s red-light saunas and why I think they are the industry leader in at-home saunas.

What Is SaunaSpace

SaunaSpace is a small US-based company selling hand-crafted, red light/infrared saunas for your home.

Each sauna includes incandescent light therapy that delivers features like near-infrared photobiomodulation, heating detoxification, and electromagnetic field stress protection. 1Sauna Space, Sauna.space

Red-light therapy like this used to only be available in expensive spas.

They offer several options of full saunas and bulb-panels that easily fit in your home.

What Makes SaunaSpace’s Saunas Different?

Each SaunaSpace red light uses full-spectrum, incandescent bulbs that mimic the sun’s natural light waves.

Whereas other companies use LED’s, SaunaSpace’s 250 Watt bulbs produce approximately 30-67 mW/cm2 irradiance at the recommended usage distance of 18 to 24 inches, ensuring the therapeutic doses of photobiomodulation are achieved. 2Michael R. Hamblin MECHANISMS OF LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School. 2008

For you, that means more therapeutic effects from the red light.

SaunaSpace also sells separate bulbs, panels and other parts for you to custom make your home-sauna to fit your needs. 3 sauna space shop

Infrared Sauna

Infrared saunas like SaunaSpace produce infrared light waves that reach your skin and induce a complex cellular process known as photobiomodulation.

Photobiomodulation is the stimulation of skin cells and regeneration processes by using atraumatic, non-thermal, and non-ionizing red or near-infrared light waves.4Michael R. Hamblin MECHANISMS OF LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School. 20085Alexander Wunsch and Karsten Matuschka, A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase, Photomed Laser Surg. 2014

The stimulation of skin cells ultimately stimulates mitochondria in cells all throughout your body to promote energy and healing.

SaunaSpace’s Sauna Benefits

SaunaSpace’s red-light saunas come with many clinically-proven benefits.

Detox

Research has shown that increasing the basal body temperature by up to 3 degrees for a few minutes can induce detoxification at a cellular level.6Farzad Salehpour,Javad Mahmoudi, Farzin Kamari, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Seyed Hossein Rasta, and Michael R Hamblin, Brain Photobiomodulation Therapy: A Narrative Review, Mol Neurobiol. 20197Laukkanen T. Laukkanen J.A.· Kunutsor S.K,
Sauna Bathing and Risk of Psychotic Disorders: A Prospective Cohort Study
, Med Princ Pract. 2018

This is important as many experts believe that environmental toxicity contributes to mental disorders.8Alicja BORTKIEWICZ, Health effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF EMF), Ind Health. 2019

Several studies have demonstrated that frequent sauna bathing can promote mental well-being alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.9Laukkanen T.a,c · Laukkanen J.A.a,b,c · Kunutsor S.K, Sauna Bathing and Risk of Psychotic Disorders: A Prospective Cohort Study, Med Princ Pract. 2018

Anti-Aging

One of red-light therapy’s most touted benefits is its anti-aging benefits.

anti aging

Light waves in sauna therapy stimulate active cellular regeneration, increase cell turnover and promote cell proliferation, leading to anti-aging effects.10Alexander Wunsch and Karsten Matuschka, A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase, Photomed Laser Surg. 201411SAUNASPACE INCANDESCENT THERAPY

Mental Health

Many studies show that sauna sessions can reduce the risk of developing psychotic disorders in some people by inducing feelings of relaxation and calmness.12Farzad Salehpour, Javad Mahmoudi, Farzin Kamari, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad,Seyed Hossein Rasta,and Michael R Hamblin, Brain Photobiomodulation Therapy: A Narrative Review, Mol Neurobiol. 201913Laukkanen T. Laukkanen J.A.· Kunutsor S.K, Sauna Bathing and Risk of Psychotic Disorders: A Prospective Cohort Study, Med Princ Pract. 2018

Conditions Helped w. Sauna

With over 7000 published studies, sauna use has proven itself to be a potent tool in your health journey.

Below are just a few of those examples.

Brain Fog

Saunas stimulate the parasympathetic activity in the body, which means they transition the body into a “rest and digest” mode.14by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, WHY DOES THE NEAR INFRARED LAMP SAUNA HAVE AN EXTREMELY PARASYMPATHETIC (HEALING) EFFECT, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc. 2019

The parasympathetic nervous system induces the sensation of deep relaxation in the body, which helps to clear brain fog.15Michael R Hamblin, Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of
photobiomodulation
, AIMS Biophysics,. 2017

Adrenal Fatigue

Sauna bathing has been shown to decrease adrenal fatigue, increase athletic performance and improve muscle circulation after strenuous exercise.16by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, WHY DOES THE NEAR INFRARED LAMP SAUNA HAVE AN EXTREMELY PARASYMPATHETIC (HEALING) EFFECT, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc. 201917SAUNASPACE INCANDESCENT THERAPY

fatigue

Regular sauna use increases the body’s metabolism, improve blood circulation, and relieve stress in the body by stimulating health effects similar to aerobic exercise.

Skin Issues

Sauna stimulates skin detoxification and elimination of waste metabolites from the skin by sweating.18by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, WHY DOES THE NEAR INFRARED LAMP SAUNA HAVE AN EXTREMELY PARASYMPATHETIC (HEALING) EFFECT, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc. 201919SAUNASPACE INCANDESCENT THERAPY

Near-Infrared Light penetrates the skin, boosts microcirculation, stimulates collagen, and repairs the integrity of the skin.

Near-Infrared Light can also be used to non-invasively treat specific skin conditions such as acne scars, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.20Michael R Hamblin, Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation , AIMS Biophysics,. 2017

SaunaSpace Is EMF Free

SaunaSpace abides by the Geovitals Standards of EMF protection.21Geovital EM field probe,Academy for Radiation Protection and Environmental Medicine. 2020

They ensure the absence of electromagnetic field stress on the body when used as directed.22SAUNASPACE INCANDESCENT THERAPY

For added safety, SaunaSpace has a shielding design on the light panel body which ensures zero electric field emission.

SaunaSpace Assembly and Tech Specs

SaunaSpace’s panels and saunas are hand-crafted and designed to be portable and stowable.

All four models are easy to set up and use.

Each sauna is constructed with hypoallergenic, natural, and premium-quality materials.

The compact footprint with access to wheel-chair makes them mobile and flexible to use.

They can be installed on any indoor flooring such as wood, laminate, tile, or synthetic.

For those concerned with temperature, the heat generated from the sauna does not significantly heat the surroundings.

SaunaSpace vs. Joov

Joov is another popular red-light brand often touted by the wellness industry’s top influencers.

In my opinion, these 2 saunas aren’t even close.

SaunaSpace offers the full experience of a sauna while Joovv is just a panel.23Brian Richards, SAUNASPACE VS JOOVV:SHINING LIGHT ON THE TRUTH

Even SaunaSpace’s panel and solo bulbs are a better option than Joov.

LED vs Incandescence

One of the key differences between SaunaSpace and Joovv is that SaunaSpace utilizes the incandescent lamp technology whereas Joovv utilizes the LED panels.

For me, this is one of the biggest selling points to SaunaSpace over Joov.

There are fundamental differences between Joov’s LED bulbs and SaunaSpace’s incandescent bulbs.

The main difference being that LED bulbs like Joov’s flicker at a frequency of about 120 times per second, whereas incandescent bulbs do not.

While you may not consciously notice the difference, your skin might.

The steady light stream from incandescent bulbs better mimics natural light and is the light we’ve evolved with.

That’s not to say an LED panel like Joov isn’t effective.

In fact, experts suggest that there aren’t any significant differences between the light sources in terms of their photobiomodulation effects as long as their wavelengths and power densities are comparable.

However, for those who are interested in more native health inputs SaunaSpace is a better option.

Power Output and EMF

Joovv and SaunaSpace differ in their respective power outputs.

For instance, Joovv uses 125 Watt bulbs, whereas SaunaSpace uses 250 Watt bulbs.

Joov has also been shown to emit some EMF radiation while SaunaSpace’s bulbs are completely EMF free.

Ideally, you want to keep your EMF exposure as low as possible.24Alicja BORTKIEWICZ, Health effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF EMF), Ind Health. 2019

Safety

■ SaunaSpace is safe to use on a daily basis for approximately 20 minutes in the beginning, provided you receive the doses of photobiomodulation within the recommended therapeutic range of 10 to 100 mW/cm2.25by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, WHY DOES THE NEAR INFRARED LAMP SAUNA HAVE AN EXTREMELY PARASYMPATHETIC (HEALING) EFFECT, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc. 2019

User Reviews

“Love this. My goal this year was to work on reducing my stress and helping improve my health’s resilience, and I think I have made a significant dent in my goal by using SaunaSpace. SaunaSpace has been such a wonderful addition to my home for all of my family, everyone of us use it and love it, even the kiddos.” –

Review by Callie M., 7 May 2020

“Amazing daily sweat. I love my Luminati! I get a daily dripping wet sweat in there for daily detox, amazing! It is easy to set up, easy to move and simple to use. Do it!!” – Review by Margaret C., 14 March 2020

 SaunaSpace’s Quality Guarantee

  • 100-day guarantee, free return shipping 
  • Free Shipping
  • Warranty 

SaunaSpace offers a 100 days trial to test the product and see if it meets your needs. The user may return the product during the trial period and avail up to a 100% refund with free shipping in the USA and Canada.

SaunaSpace assures high-quality products and warrants to the original consumer that the products will be free from defects within the warranty period lasting from 1 year to up to 10 years, depending on the product.

About the author:

Erik Levi, FNTP

Erik Levi is a co-founder of HolisticNootropics.com and a certified holistic nutritional therapy practitioner.

As an NTP Erik takes a nutrition first approach to health. He has worked with many different people to help them use nutrition to optimize their quality of life.

Erik believes that mental health is a physiological process and cognitive enhancement is not something that can be achieved by just taking some pills with good Amazon reviews.

Instead, true cognitive enhancement comes with the right balance of nutrients, movement, and gratitude. Erik continues to stay up to date with the most current nootropic and holistic health research and promises to deliver the best solutions possible.

You can check out his personal health blog/podcast/YouTube Channel all under the name Holistic A-Hole.

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