What’s the Best Infrared Sauna for Your Home?

Updated: Feb. 02, 2024

Infrared saunas have become more popular in recent years. Learn about this trend and find the best infrared sauna to install in your home.

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Looking for the best infrared sauna to relax in without leaving your house? You’re not alone. The market for saunas has been growing in recent years, with interest in infrared saunas partially driving that trend.

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Overall Favorite: JNH Lifestyles Joyous Sauna, $1,226

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The JNH Lifestyles Joyous 2-Person Far Infrared Sauna is a consistent favorite among reviewers, appearing at the top of several sauna review sites’ lists. Reviews especially compliment its quality construction from FSC-certified wood, seven low-EMF carbon fiber heaters, great sound system and small footprint, measuring 39.5 inches by 47.3 inches.

One oft-repeated complaint: Cold air can get in around your feet.

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For Small Spaces: Dynamic Saunas Barcelona, $999

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The Dynamic Saunas Barcelona 1-2 Person Infrared Sauna has a tiny footprint—just 39 inches by 36 inches. It includes six low-EMF carbon fiber heaters, a built-in sound system and chromotherapy lights to let you enjoy color therapy while you sauna. Plus, best colors for small bathrooms.

Many reviewers note this sauna is pretty small to comfortably fit two adults, so if you’re planning to regularly use it with someone else, you may want to consider a larger model. There are also complaints that the lower heater’s positioning doesn’t target calves well.

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Corner King: HeatWave Santa Fe Sauna, $1,783

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The HeatWave Santa Fe 3 Person Corner Hemlock Infrared Sauna gets compliments for its corner design, seven carbon heaters that warm the unit in just 30 minutes, dual interior and exterior controls and accessories like backrests, cup holders and magazine racks.

Note that this sauna uses 120v/20 amp power, which may require electrical modifications to your home before installation.

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