| Building and selling saunas is what I do to make a living however, the really nice thing
about the endeavor is seeing and hearing from my customers after the sauna has been installed
and they have had an opportunity to use it a few times.
Saunas truly are a unique addition to a home. Not only is the fragrant Western Red Cedar pleasing
to the olfactory senses but the grain and tone of the wood also contribute to a sense of serenity.
Very few of us who have and enjoy saunas in our homes truly "need" to have them, a sauna is something
we want. Some people with chemical sensitivity or other ailments requiring a detoxifying mechanism
may truly need a sauna to get and stay well. Most of us are filling a physical/psychological
urge for a convenient personal refuge or retreat from the stress of everyday living be it environmental
or workplace related. Travel advertising frequently extols the virtues of "escaping" to an exotic
locale to get away from it all.
This is great when time and finances allow. For the cost of a typical ocean cruise an average
size sauna can be purchased which is unrivaled in convenience as a right at home 'getaway'. Saunas
should last a lifetime if well maintained, elements are subject to replacement after many years
of use (relatively inexpensive to replace), but compared to other forms of heat therapy and relaxation
modes there is very little maintenance required.
When not in use simply close the door until next time. An electric heat sauna is also much more
economical to use than most people assume. An average sized sauna may cost anywhere from $5 to
$8 (CDN $) if used three or four times each week, for an hour or so at a time.