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    Home Sauna Shapes- Advantages & Disadvantages of 9 Different Shapes

    Home sauna shapes come in many shapes and sizes, so how do you know which is best for you?

    Round and barrel saunas are the most common shapes, but there are also rectangular, hexagonal, octagonal, dome, and even bed saunas. Here's a look at 9 different home sauna shapes and their advantages and disadvantages. 

    Cube-Shaped Sauna

    An cube sauna is an excellent choice if you're looking for something traditional. The cube shape is based on the design of the original Finnish saunas and has remained popular for centuries. 


    • The cube sauna is great for outdoor spaces. 
    • It is a good choice if you want to use your sauna in backyard space or next to your pool.


    • A cube sauna might be a little short for taller people.

    What I Like:

    • This sturdy, traditional, outdoor sauna is made from Red Western Cedar.
    •  Equipped with industry-leading and powerful Saaku electric heaters that will reach optimal temperatures within minutes.
    • Wide and deep bench for maximum comfort
    • Custom sauna that is made to order for optimal functionality


    Barrel Sauna

    A barrel sauna is an excellent option if you're looking for a traditional sauna experience.


    • A barrel shape is that it can accommodate several different body types and sizes.
    • It also has lots of nooks and crannies for perspiration to gather.


    • A barrel shape means you don't have complete control over the heat or humidity in your sauna.

    What I Like:

    Perfect for: 

    • Chronic pain
    • Brain fog and mental performance
    • Autoimmune diseases
    • Arthritis (esp with stiffness )
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Traditional barrel design for a European experience
    • Great for multiple people

    Tinted acrylic dome window for a full view of nature
    Tough exterior protect your health investment & adds value to your home


    Capsule Saunas

    A bit sci-fi looking, these are a really cool type of bed sauna.


    • A bed sauna is an excellent option for anyone with a limited floor space. 
    • As with any sauna, a home bed sauna will require access to electricity and water. 


    • They're more expensive.

    What I Like:

    • This awesome infrared sauna pod does not require independent plumbing hookups. 
    • Creates a revitalizing, rejuvenating and relaxing experience for the mind, body, and spirit Space saving design fits in any room
    • Great for improving relaxation and mental health


    L-Shaped Sauna

    If you're looking for a sauna that will fit snugly in a corner, an L-shaped sauna is your best bet. 


    • They are easy to use
    • They are comfortable


    • They may be less effective than other types of home saunas. 

    What I Like:

    Perfect For:

    • Tight or sore muscles
    • Autoimmune conditions such as Lupus, MS, Hashimoto’s and more
    • Insomnia, jet lag
    • Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression
    • Athletic recovery

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    Packed with bonus features


    Corner Saunas

    A corner sauna is a great space-saving option, as it can be placed in the corner of a room.


    •  This shape allows for easy access to each corner from any angle. 


    •  Due to its shape, it requires a longer setup time.

    What I Like:

    Perfect For:

    • Muscle cramps and tightness
    • Headaches & migraines
    • Strengthening your immune system
    • Chronic pain (esp nerve and muscle pain)
    • Hot yoga or exercise
    • Relaxing your mind for better mental health

    Corner shape fits out of the way in your home

    Roomy inside for multiple users or stretching


    Tent Saunas

    A tent sauna might be the right choice for you if you're looking for a sauna that's easy to set up and take down.


    • They're affordable
    • They're portable


    •  Not as stable or sturdy as other models

    What I Like:

    • Compact and portable - easy to assemble and disassemble quickly
    • Includes bamboo grounding mat
    • Machine-washable cover
    • 100 day trial with a 10 year warranty



    Now that you know a little more about the different types of home saunas, you can make a more informed decision about which type is right for you. Consider the size and shape of your space, your budget, and your needs when making your choice. 

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