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The Rise of Portable Saunas: Your Gateway to Relaxation

The Rise of Portable Saunas: Your Gateway to Relaxation

Portable saunas are the future, find out why here.

Key Takeaways:

  • Portable saunas are an amazing way to get a home sauna experience

  • Most everyone can fit a portable sauna in their home.

  • Portable sauna domes and blankets are some of the best options.

In today's fast-paced world, finding moments of relaxation and rejuvenation is essential for our overall well-being. Portable saunas have emerged as a convenient and effective way to experience the benefits of sauna therapy in the comfort of your own home. Let's explore the world of portable saunas and discover how they can transform your relaxation routine.

What Are Portable Saunas?

portable infrared home sauna

Portable saunas are really just any saunas that are not semi-permanent, or permanent. These are most commonly in the form of infrared saunas. An infrared sauna has heaters that output far infrared in order to heat the body. This means, no moisture and a clean heating solution.

Many people often don't have the space for a large, cabin style sauna. Being able to have a dome sauna that you can place in a corner when not in use, is a big plus.

Sauna blankets are another way to enhance your sauna portability as when you're not using it, you can simply stow it away until a bed, or in a cabinet.

The Benefits of Portable Saunas

portable sauna benefits

Portable saunas offer a wide range of health benefits that make them a valuable addition to your wellness routine. Here are some key advantages:

  1. Detoxification: Sweating in a portable sauna helps eliminate toxins from your body, promoting a natural detoxification process.

  2. Relaxation and Stress Relief: The soothing heat of a portable sauna helps reduce stress, relieve tension, and promote a state of relaxation.

  3. Improved Circulation: The infrared heat in portable saunas dilates blood vessels, promoting better blood flow and oxygenation throughout your body.

  4. Promote Brain Health: Studies have found frequent sauna sessions to reduce rates of cognitive decline along with neurodegenerative disease.

  5. Reduce Mortality: Studies have found a reduced risk of all-cause mortality by up to 40% and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease by 70% when frequently using saunas.

  6. Improve Immune System Function: The elevation of core body temperature in a sauna is able to mimic a fever, which can result in improved immune health and function. An infrared sauna will do this the best.

Choose the Right Portable Sauna

Sauna Dome

portable sauna dome


  • Higher maximum temperature

  • Higher build quality

  • Less VOCs

  • Generally Lower EMF


  • Less portable

  • Higher price tag

An infrared sauna dome is one of the higher end versions of a portable sauna. While it may be slightly more cumbersome than some other options, there are definitely some benefits to take note of.

Generally, you will have a better overall experience with a sauna dome, than any other portable options. The maximum temperature, especially with a 1Love sauna dome, is even higher than most commercial infrared saunas. So you have full adjustability to sauna at whichever temperature you like.

Also, while it may be less portable, you can still easily pack it into a corner and forget about it while not in use.

Sauna Blanket


  • Ultra portable

  • Very affordable

  • Lowest Cost


  • Lower Maximum Temperature

  • Not the most comfortable

  • More difficult to get in

Sauna blankets are a great entry into an infrared sauna. You can still get all of the same benefits of a larger infrared sauna, but with a slightly less enjoyable experience.

Generally, most people don't enjoy coming in contact with material while they sweat which may make this option not so great in that respect.

For people really just trying to see if an infrared sauna is a good fit for them, something like this is a great way to get started. The materials used are super easy to clean and very durable.

Infrared Sauna Tent


  • Retains heat well

  • Middle range pricing


  • Uncomfortable(Generally sitting in a wood chair)

  • High VOCs(Commonly)

  • Smell often is retained for long periods of time

  • Difficult to get in

  • Not an advantageous body position

A Portable sauna tent is quite popular, but seems to have the most issues. These generally are made with materials that emit high levels of VOCs that are not great for you to breathe in. Additionally, this comes with a plastic smell that may never leave.

These saunas you generally have to be seated on a chair, oftentimes the included chair is a simple wooden chair that is very hard to relax in.

Some benefits of these is that is very easy to retain the heat inside because of the zip enclosure around your neck, but this means you're also going to be pretty limited on your location and comfort.

Understanding Portable Saunas and Infrared Heat

Portable saunas are compact and lightweight versions of traditional saunas, designed to be easily set up and used anywhere you desire.

These saunas utilize infrared heat, which is emitted by infrared panels or blankets, to create a gentle and soothing warmth that penetrates your body, inducing a deep sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.

This heat is absorbed deep within the body to heat it from within. This allows for you to get health benefits at much lower temperatures(even without sweating). The lower temperature benefits make saunas more comfortable for a majority of people that can't deal with the uncomfortable, harsh heat from a traditional sauna.

How to Use Portable Saunas

Using a portable sauna is fairly straightforward for any type of portable sauna. The guidelines for getting health benefits are going to be the same for each type; however, it may be harder to get from some models, as the temperature is far lower.

For General Health

For general health benefits of a sauna, aim for about 58 minutes of sauna per week, broken up into 2-3 sessions. Choose a temperature that is challenging for you, but you can do frequently.

For Cardiovascular Benefits

For cardiovascular health benefits of a sauna, frequency is the most important. Try to sauna every day. This will give the body a taste of moderate intensity cardio, every day, which will be great for your cardiovascular health.

For Hormone Output

For the people interested in leverage massive outputs of growth hormone, consider using a sauna a lot less frequently. Some studies have shown an increase of up to 300% in growth hormone from using the sauna once a week, 3, 30 minute sessions, with 5 minute breaks in between.

Portability and Versatility

One of the key advantages of portable saunas is their convenience. Unlike traditional saunas, which require dedicated space and often involve complex installation processes, portable saunas can be easily set up and used in the comfort of your own home.

Whether you have limited space or frequently move residences, portable saunas offer a flexible and hassle-free solution. You can enjoy the benefits of sauna therapy without the need for expensive renovations or permanent fixtures.

Another important proponent to think about is with a large, cabin-style sauna it may have an issue with moisture that could ruin portions of your home. Dry, infrared saunas simply don't have this issue.

Tips for Optimal Portable Sauna Sessions

optimal portable sauna session

To make the most of your portable sauna experience, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Start Slow: Begin with shorter sauna sessions and gradually increase the duration and temperature settings as your body becomes accustomed to the heat.

  2. Hydrate: Drink plenty of water before and after each sauna session to stay hydrated and replenish the fluids lost through sweating.

  3. Personalize the Experience: Adjust the heat settings and maximum temperature to your comfort level. Most portable saunas offer customizable options to suit your preferences.

Are Portable Saunas Expensive to Run?

  • Portable infrared saunas use very little electricity

  • Portable saunas also can use a standard 110V outlet

  • Portable saunas are very easy to set up

One of the major advantages of portable saunas is their energy efficiency. These saunas utilize infrared technology, which requires less energy compared to traditional saunas. This allows you to enjoy extended sauna sessions without worrying about high energy consumption.

Discover the world of portable saunas and unlock the key to relaxation, detoxification, and overall well-being.

Whether you choose a sauna dome or a sauna blanket, the benefits of infrared heat therapy are within your reach. Explore the range of portable saunas available at 1Love Health and embark on a journey towards a healthier and more relaxed you.

Our saunas generally add about $3-5 onto your electricity bill per month and some outliers have shown even less than $2 with frequent use. This is an amazing benefit of portable infrared saunas because they truly don't break the bank.

Are Portable Saunas Worth it?

The short answer, yes, portable saunas are definitely worth it. Most people will actually prefer portable saunas over having a large cabin-style sauna because of the huge space commitment. A portable infrared sauna gives you all the same health benefits of a full size infrared sauna, but at a size that most people can fit in their house and at a price you can afford.

Consider some of these amazing portable sauna options, to upgrade your health and life immediately:

1Love Portable Infrared Sauna Dome

portable sauna dome
  • 194 Degree Max Temp
  • 0.148mG EMF
  • 1 Year Full Warranty
  • Therapeutic Stones For Optimal Health Benefits
  • 10-15 Minute Preheat
  • This sauna dome uses cutting-edge infrared sauna technology to create one of the hottest infrared saunas on the market, while being extremely safe with near-zero EMF. Learn about our money back guarantee and our 1 year full warranty on our product page.

    1Love Portable Infrared Sauna Blanket

  • 176 Degree Max Temp
  • 0.258mG EMF
  • 1 Year Full Warranty
  • High Quality Nylon Material
  • 5-10 Minute Preheat
  • This sauna blanket uses highly durable nylon and Zero EMF Technology to create an amazing experience that will last a lifetime. Learn about our money back guarantee and our 1 year full warranty on our product page.

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