First sauna

diy-heat-lamp-saunaYou can’t read about detoxification without reading over and over again about the importance of saunas. So I decided to turn my bathroom into a sauna using three 250 W heat lamps hanging from the shower curtain rod and another 1500 W infrared heater sitting next to the tub.  I did 45 minutes and got out when the temperature reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

I did reach a good sweat and it’s kind of a nice feeling that I almost never get because of my exercise intolerance.  I have been very reluctant to try the sauna because I’m also heat intolerant.  Most public saunas are far too hot  so this was a nice way to take baby steps.

I’m pleasantly surprised that  I did not melt in the heat.  Will try again tomorrow.

If you’re interested in building your own sauna,  the lamp fixtures come from Home Depot and cost about $13 each,  the  250 watt red heat lamp bulbs cost $10 each and the 1500 watt quartz heater cost $50.   just make sure to hot glue the wood support block underneath the shower curtain rod.  I learned that one the hard way!

My impressions after 4 sauna sessions here.

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2 thoughts to “First sauna”

    1. I suppose that’s a possibility although I don’t use that tub at all for bathing. Anyway I quit doing sauna because my adrenal glands did not tolerate it.

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