[Y]ou 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.