Interesting guest post by UK Saunas talking about the benefits of adding a sauna to your garden room building.
If you’re reading The Garden Room Guide, then it’s safe to assume you care about your garden more than the average person. Some people are okay with their back garden slowly evolving into something resembling the set of a post-apocalyptic movie. Not you though; and that’s why we think you’d be interested in a garden sauna. Not everyone has one, but then again, not everyone is on this website and reading this. Before we get ahead of ourselves though, what is a sauna and why would you want one?
In a sentence, a sauna is a small room or building designed to provide high-temperature experiences for users through the use of dry or wet technologies; by using infrared sensors for the former and applying water to hot rocks for the latter. The benefits of saunas are many and after researching them extensively, Dr Lawrence Wilson writes that:
“Sauna therapy is one of the least costly, safest and most powerful ways to eliminate toxic metals, toxic chemicals and chronic infections.”
He also believes that they help with rejuvenating skin, decongesting internal organs and burning calories while also reducing the risk of fatal heart attacks and minimising the affects of both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. They’ve also been proven to help improve sleep, relieve body pain, lower your blood pressure, relieve stress, improve sleeping and maintain healthy cells. They’re definitely good for us then, but what about for your garden?
It’s hard to deny that garden saunas pack a real punch when you see them, providing the sort of wow factor that we garden lovers thrive off. The sleek wood and sharp features of most modern saunas can feature in most gardens, adaptable to almost any style you might be adhering to, and can be great at fixing that ‘I’m missing something but I don’t know what it is…’ feeling. Some actually prefer garden saunas to indoor ones as they use their time in there to relax and get away – there’s no better way to do that than to genuinely get out of the house.
If you’re worried about size, then you shouldn’t be – there are all sorts of saunas to suit all sorts of homes. If you have a cosy garden with space at a minimum, a one-person sauna can slot in anywhere with some measuring as small as 900mm x 900mm. A two-person sauna will be perfect for couples that want to relax together, while four or five-person saunas really offer a premium package that the entire family can enjoy together. Being able to fit in a larger garden room, like a pool house for example, also demonstrates how adaptable saunas are.
Do you have already have a garden room and are thinking about adding a sauna? Maybe you’re interested in getting one? You can visit UK Saunas for more information on saunas and how they can transform your home.
The photos in this article are of a garden room with sauna by the team at Swift Garden Rooms. Give them a call on 01625 875 588 to discuss incorporating a sauna into a garden room, or take a look at their website to explore their work further.