Our Traditional

(Steam) Saunas

Sauna Benefits

Sauna Cautions

Built-In Traditional (Steam) Saunas

Traditional Sauna #1


This traditional sauna comfortably seats 6 people. The walls are constructed from Western cedar. As the Tylo heater (See image to the right) heats the inside of the sauna, water  from the sauna bucket can be poured onto the rocks in the heater, creating the desired amount of steam.

Image of 2nd built-in Traditional (Steam) Sauna

Traditional Sauna #2


Similar to Traditional Sauna #1, this traditional sauna provides a different seating layout and comfortably seats 5-6 people. The walls are constructed from Western cedar. As the Tylo heater (See image to the right) heats the inside of the sauna, water  from the sauna bucket can be poured onto the rocks in the heater, creating the desired amount of steam.

Image of Traditional (Steam) Tylo Sauna Heater
Image of Traditional (Steam) Tylo Sauna Heater
Traditional Saunas: and what can saunas do for you? Sauna Health Benefits:

Weight Loss and Increased Metabolism… According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system to running. As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism will burn calories. Increased heart rate and localized blood circulation also essentially reverses the trends towards the accumulation of liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Detoxification… One of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body. Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds. Fever Therapy — Fever, the natural heating of the body, is an immune response that functions to kill harmful microorganisms in the body. Wilson reports that the heat of a sauna performs a similar function. By temporarily raising body temperature, the sauna may help cleanse the body of invasive bacteria, viruses and tumor cells.

Muscle Pain Relief… Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.

Ease Joint Pain and Stiffness… Time spent in a sauna benefits patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has also been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated.

Stress and Fatigue Reduction… Saunas have been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system putting you in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state allowing your body to heal. Most regular sauna users cite stress relief as the number-one benefit from the practice. Sauna heat relaxes muscles and releases endorphins, or feel-good chemicals.

Improves Skin… The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in a sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. You’ll see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.

Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease and Greater Hopes for Longevity… Researchers linked regular sauna going to a reduced risk of cardiovascular death—specifically from coronary heart disease, heart attack, or related cardiovascular illness. In particular, those men who enjoyed time in a sauna approximately 2 to 3 times per week reduced their chances of heart-related death by about 27-percent. And, the risk was even greater for daily (or 7 times per week) sauna-goers who reduced their risk of heart disease by 50-perecent—versus men who visited the sauna only once each week. Keep in mind that researchers noted that frequency (how often you go to the sauna) in addition to duration (how much time you spend in a sauna) also had an impact on your heart health and overall wellness. For instance, findings showed that those men who spent 19-minutes or longer in the sauna lowered their risk of unexpected cardiac death by roughly 52-percent versus sauna-goers who spent 11-minutes or less time in the sauna.

How Saunas Simulate the Effects of Exercise… Study author and cardiologist, Dr. Laukkanen, from the University of Eastern Finland’s Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, says the dry heat and humidity of the Scandinavian-style sauna mimics exercise as far as increased heart rate, heat stress (perspiration), and temperature increase. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madson School of Medicine and Public Health agree that sauna bathing has a similar effect to intense physical activity on the human body when it comes to heat stress. Sweating in a sauna after exercise soothes and relaxes muscles, externally induces sweating and expands or opens the blood vessels to optimize blood vessel function—which can be of particular benefit to patients with a history of cardiovascular disease.

* To reduce the risk of injury, children under 16 years of age are not allowed to use ours sauna unless they are closely supervised at all times. Young children have a high metabolic rate and are less adaptable to higher body core temperatures than adults, due to their limitations of circulatory adaptation and body temperature regulation (sweating).


* It is advised to drink plenty of water before and after your sauna session.


* Do not use the sauna immediately following strenuous exercise. Wait at least 15 minutes to allow the body to cool down completely.


* Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should not use a sauna. Excessive temperatures have a high potential for causing fetal damage during the early months of pregnancy.


* Implants could be melted or damaged in those with silicone implants, pacemakers, pins, rods, and cochlear implants. Consult your physician if any of these or similar devices apply to you.


* Hyperthermia Danger: Prolonged exposure to hot air will induce hyperthermia. While hyperthermia has many health benefits, it is important not to allow your body's core temperature to rise above 103F. (Symptoms of excessive hyperthermia include dizziness, lethargy, drowsiness, and fainting). Please discontinue the use of the sauna if you feel light-headed, dizzy or heat exhausted.


* The use of alcohol, drugs, or medications prior to or during the sauna session may lead to unconsciousness. We reserve the right to refuse service to those appearing impaired.


* Persons using medications (since some medications may induce drowsiness while others may affect heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation), suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory system problems, or diabetes should consult a physician prior to using the sauna.


* Tradition sauna sessions should be limited to a maximum of 60 minutes. Consider a shorter time when first trying a sauna.



SAUNA & MASSAGE (605.321.4446) 5033 South Louise Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57108