InFrared Sauna How to Use


To get the most benefit from your FAR INFRARED SAUNA OR CONVENTIONAL SAUNA you will want to follow a few suggestions.

You want to remember that the Sauna is not supposed to be just a hot room to make you sweat. It is to Rejuvenate you and to Relax you. An Infrared sauna session should never be rushed. 

Make sure you have lots of liquids before and after sauna bathing, this will aid in flushing the toxins from your body and replace the hydration of the body. Drink what you like, Beer or Water, Just drink lots!

Also while many prudish people here in North America have an embarrassment with the naked body, You will enjoy it much more not being confined in any way, just sitting naked on a towel or if you must, loosely wrap a towel around yourself.

The Sauna is not a sexual experience it is a Relaxation experience!

Begin your Infrared sauna experience by wetting your body from head to toe with a hot shower. Do so for Infrared Sauna and Conventional Sauna bathing. By wetting yourself prior to Sauna bathing it helps promote sweating and helps to cool the surface of your skin when in the sauna so the heat does not feel so intense on your skin.

While you are encouraged to use abundant amounts of water in a conventional rock sauna. Splashing the water over the rocks and dumping cup fulls of water over your head.  (NOTE DO NOT SPLASH WATER ON INFRARED ELEMENTS….DOING SO WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY)

I would also suggest in an Infrared Sauna to have a small bucket of water with a wet towel you can use to wet the surface of your skin from time to time. Cooling the surface of your skin making the sauna heat more enjoyable.

Make sure to rinse any creams or lotions from your body prior to Sauna Bathing as the creams and lotions can clog pores and reduce the amount of sweat produced.

Some women have excellent results by shaving in sauna while sweating. They have found by doing so they get a smoother and more long lasting shave. Try for yourself and see what works best for you.

If you have time for it, and like to have a longer Sauna session. I suggest using the sauna for 10-15 min then go out and have a shower cleansing your skin and then sit outside with a beer or some other drink to cool yourself a little before going back in for another session followed by further showering.

If you are near a lake or in winter some Finns like to jump in a lake or roll in the snow in between sauna sessions. It helps to strengthen ones heart.

As long as you are in reasonably good shape it will not give you a heart attack.


To get any real benefit from your Sauna I recommend using it Daily, or at least 2-3 times a week.

It will take 6-12 sessions before you will notice a marked difference in your complexion and start to really feel a marked improvement in your health.

Most Finns use their Saunas daily in summer and winter. Is there little wonder then why they are known for great soft clear skin and strong hearts?!!. Statistics show Finns have among the longest life spans of any group of people, they attribute this to the constant use of the Sauna.

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What is European Design?

European Designed Bathroom

When form follows function

EAGO Modern Bathroom Design
EAGO Modern Bathroom Design

Europe’s unique design ethic has created some truly stunning architectural spaces and products. Why shouldn’t your bathroom benefit from European design, too?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was arguably the god of good commercial design. His secret? He took his cues from Europe. When he designed the first Mac, he drew on European designers. After queueing for hours at the opening of his stunning Apple stores, people unknowingly walked on flagstones shipped from Florence. He understood that Europe has forever been the world leader in design, whether in fashion, architecture, or home furnishings.

Jobs raved about modernist design, such as Bauhaus, which came from a school in Germany founded by Staatliches Bauhaus. Bauhaus exquisitely married the way something looked with the way it worked, using a simple maxim: form should follow function. Under movements like this one, European designers shed the stuffy, muddled design ethics of the past in favour of sleek, refined modernism that emphasises simplicity.

On the continent, modernist schools such as Bauhaus transformed design in every walk of life. As their style swept Europe, they found their way into everyday settings such as homes, cafes, work spaces and theatres. Artists were trained to work hand-in-hand with industry. Environments flowered with light, open interiors, in which the arrangement of lines, shapes, light, color, tones and textures complemented each other freely and easily.

European Designed Bathroom
European Bathroom Design

As European design found its way into the home, it created uncluttered spaces that were simple and minimalistic. But European design doesn’t mean austerity, or harshness. Rather, it elevates the home as a work of art, creating a playful space where sensual elements can thrive. Many of us have become used to accepting classically lackluster and basic features in our homes without thinking about the deeper appeal to our artistic senses. European design evolved by marrying craftsmanship with mass production, and retaining beauty in everyday objects.

The modernists use earthy elements such as stone, water, wood, metal and air to create an expansive, natural feel. The use of teak or wood accents, unusual metal finishes and stone floors or décor are common in European design, as is incorporating a sense of spaciousness whenever possible. Expanses of glass instead of acrylic enhance the natural elements. Classic and unadorned geometric shapes help to simplify the environment and calm the mind.

A strong emphasis is placed on practical, user-friendly features and functionality is important. Designers are encouraged to break from old paradigms, and to focus attention not only artistic expression, but also on innovation, convenience, and day-to-day comfort. As an example, toilets in the European style are sleek with a one-piece design and no mounting bolts. They are considerably more hygienic, easy to clean and simple to install. With space at a premium in Europe, placement of tub, toilet and bath along with shelves and nooks is carefully considered.

Many retailers in North America have tended to focus on cost first, and design second. This has created a vacuum for European bathroom designs here. While others continue to drive down costs with stuffy, widely available and uninspiring products, Perfect Baths innovates by working directly with cutting-edge factories to bring Canadians superb European designs at nominal cost. Its goal is to work closely with clients to create a dream bathroom experience.

If you want to see how a uniquely European design could transform your bathroom from a merely functional room into talking point, come and talk to us.


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5 Design Steps to Creating the Home Spa Experience

Create a Spa at Home

Create your Home Spa Experience

The current trend in bathrooms is “sanctuary”. Smart home renovators strive to create a spa-like environment without leaving home. An inviting personal refuge is easy to create with a little attention to detail. Here are our top steps to transforming your bathroom into a relaxing home spa retreat that a five-star resort would be proud of.

Use lighting and colour wisely
Lighting sets the mood and enhances relaxation, which is why a lack of sunlight in the winter can lower our energy levels and make us depressed. Color also plays an important role in altering our state of mind and influencing our emotions. Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used color in treatment sanctuaries for healing, and color therapy is currently used to improve emotional and physical health and wellbeing.

Chromotherapy is the use of color and lighting to enhance relaxation. Although candles are popular for creating ambience, you can set the mood by installing a steam shower with chromotherapy lighting that ranges from bright and energy-inducing colors to soft and soothing qualities.

Design for flexibility
Traditional bathrooms were not designed to be changed very much. The modern bathroom should be easy to remodel to suit your mood and lifestyle. Reduce the cost of remodeling by using freestanding tub and shower units that can be easily switched with new units, and moved around with minimal labour and expense. This leaves you free to tile the entire floor space.

Less is more

Create a Spa at Home
Create a Spa at Home

The bathroom is often the first place you visit in the morning and the last place you visit at night. It should punctuate your day, opening and closing it with calm, soothing notes. Create this sense of calm by minimizing clutter. A Zen-like atmosphere can be achieved by decluttering and simplifying.  Rather than hanging nick-nacks and pictures salon style, consider a solo piece of art and a vase with a single flower. Keep clutter to a minimum by using innovative shelving and organizers for your toiletries and cosmetics. Place the tub near the window to bathe in natural lighting.

Get reflective
Homebuilders typically install unframed slabs of mirror in bathrooms, because it’s cheap, but this is a false economy. A beautifully framed mirror can instantly transform a bathroom, creating a home spa-like feel for a relatively low investment. Take the time to visit a reputable framer and get information about quality frames. Low-end framers can offer inexpensive framing but usually are not craftspeople with design experience and the look can cheapen a bathroom. If you want to invest more heavily, there are multitudes of solid wood mouldings in exquisite designs that are handcrafted in Italy and Spain. They vary from the sleek and contemporary to Old World European styling. While the cost can be high, but you’ll be thrilled with the long-term investment of a mirror as an art piece.

Home Spa
Home Spa

Make your bathtub and shower larger than life
Nothing speaks luxury like a colossal bathtub to stretch out in for a long soak, or a spacious, walk-in shower. Hotels and spas are designing bathrooms with separate baths and showers with benches and built-in shelves and soap holders for comfort and convenience. Keep at least 12” – 18” between the shower and tub. Don’t crowd; remember, less is more.

You can create your ultimate in-home spa retreat by using guidelines such as these to think outside the box. Sit in your bathroom for a while. Clear your mind, and breathe. Then, feel what your ideal spa environment would be like. And when you’ve created your new room, you’ll find that it becomes more than just a place to wash and go. It will be transformed into a sacred space, in which tension and irritability vanish. Isn’t that worth the investment?

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