Infrared Sauna vs Normal Saunas

Infrared Sauna vs Normal Saunas

If you're not up to speed with sauna lingo and have zero knowledge about the difference between an infrared saunas vs. normal saunas, we’ve put together this handy reference to get you up to speed.

There are a few critical differences between infrared saunas vs. normal saunas. Importantly, infrared saunas use light energy to create heat, whereas normal saunas use either of dry heat or steam.

So without further ado, let's discuss seven key differences:


Traditional saunas use either steam or dry heat to warm a room. In contrast, the infrared sauna emits infrared waves that directly heat the user without heating the air. As a result, the Infrared Sauna works to induce a deep, penetrating thermal energy that radiates through the body to create a relaxing and energising sweat.

Health Benefits

Infrared saunas have several health benefits that standard saunas don't. The main one is body detoxification. Because infrared heat penetrates the skin much deeper, more toxins are removed.

So much so that in an infrared sauna - only 80-85% of the sweat is water, with the non-water portion being cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, and uric acid.

In a regular sauna, 97% of the sweat is water - so as you can see the difference is significant.

While we're here, we also want to let you know that Infrared Saunas are also a great way to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote weight loss.


Infrared saunas typically have a lower temperature than traditional saunas. This is because the infrared waves do not heat the air but rather penetrate the skin and heat the body directly. As a result, the average infrared sauna temperature is around 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius), whereas the traditional sauna temperatures can reach 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees Celsius).


Infrared saunas are also more convenient than traditional saunas. Infrared Sauna Blankets, in particular, can be stored within a home using virtually no space.

This makes them more accessible for people who do not have the space to install a large-scale sauna in their home or don't want to travel to one whenever they feel the need to sweat it out.

And because we're all friends here, can we agree that no one wants to make the extra effort to head to a sauna after a long day of work?! Especially when there are infrared sauna options that allow you to pop home, set up your sauna blanket, strip off everything apart from a set of air pods, and just melt the day away listening to a podcast or meditation. Additionally, the sauna blanket does everything and more than a traditional sauna would, and you can enjoy the health benefits from the confines and privacy of your home.


The two types of sauna also have significantly different costs.

Fully built Infrared Saunas typically cost more than traditional saunas. However, we recommend looking into Infrared Sauna Blankets that can be kept and stored easily within a home.

In addition to easy storage and 24/7 accessibility, sauna blankets are a minor investment compared to a fully built in-home sauna, infrared or traditional. So if you are looking for a healthy and convenient way to relax, an Infrared Sauna blanket is a great option!


Mold and bacteria growth are high risks when it comes to traditional saunas. So, they require regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure you are getting the best results possible from your investment. However, Infrared saunas require significantly less maintenance, and if we need to remind you of all of the health benefits, we suggest scrolling up.

P.S. The MiHIGH Infrared Sauna blankets are fully waterproof, and cleaning afterward is as easy as cleaning a yoga mat.

Still not convinced? Here's our last and most important difference between infrared Saunas vs. normal saunas:

The experience

Infrared saunas offer a completely different experience in comparison to traditional saunas.

While in a regular sauna, you feel the heat instantly, in an infrared sauna, it takes around 15minutes (depending on the person) before you start to really sweat and feel the body working. The Infrared Sauna allows your body to fully transition into the heat instead of feeling like it's just smacked you across the face. Which also makes the first half of an infrared sauna session perfect for a warm meditation to relax and unwind.

So, there you have it.

Infrared saunas offer many health benefits that standard saunas do not. These include increased circulation, improved skin complexion, detoxification of the body, relief from pain and stiffness, and weight loss. Hallelujah!

For these reasons, infrared saunas are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. So if you are looking for a way to improve your health and wellbeing, an infrared sauna blanket is a perfect choice!

At MiHIGH, we offer a high-quality Infrared Sauna Blanket that will provide you with all the benefits listed above. Our saunas are made from the highest-quality materials and feature a range of innovative features, ensuring that you will enjoy a perfect infrared sauna experience every time.

Please check out our FAQs or contact us today to learn more about our Infrared Sauna Blankets. We would be happy to answer any questions you have! You can also check out one very special review on the entire MiHIGH experience here.

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