There are many sauna manufacturers out there, but not all are created equal. You want to find a company that is transparent about its process, materials, and design. With such a large investment in your health and wellness, these are all vital factors in your decision. For a doctor-recommended brand with an extensive track record of happy customers, look no further than Health Mate™.
When it comes to expertise and quality craftsmanship, Health Mate saunas are a cut above the rest. Their robust product line consists of everything from single-person saunas that will fit in any home to roomy multi-person units for the whole family to enjoy. The manufacturer is constantly innovating and updating their technology with patented features like their Tecoloy™ heaters.
The creators of the world’s best-selling infrared sauna has a long history of helping people boost their wellness. Health Mate also boasts its own factory, unmatched quality control, and a lifetime warranty. Read on for the four reasons these saunas are some of the most popular and reliable in the industry.
Proven 40 Year History
Health Mate was the first brand to introduce an infrared sauna in the United States in 1979 and has played a major role in advancing the industry ever since. With 40 years of experience, their mission is to use their knowledge and expertise to offer top quality products to everyday people looking to elevate their well-being.
Setting itself apart from the competition, even more, is the fact that Health Mate:
- Owns its own factory
- Sources its own wood, and
- Is the only brand with a UL-listed heater.
Between its unique products and dedication to development, it’s evident why Health Mate is such an authority in the industry.
Health Mate Factory
As the only brand to own its own factory, Health Mate has been building infrared saunas longer than its competitors. It has also served as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for many other brands in the market, some of which you’ve probably shopped. This means Health Mate manufactures the products sold to many other companies, which sell the products under their own names.
The Health Mate factory consists of an impressive 250,000 square feet. Thanks to the space, equipment, and materials, the manufacturer is able to produce over 2,000 infrared saunas per month. To date, Health Mate has produced over 200,000 saunas and counting!
Quality a World Apart
According to Health Mate, proper sauna craftsmanship calls for two critical elements: wood and heat.
In fact, wood saunas are much more effective than their glass counterparts, which lose about 40% in heat production and about 30% of their beneficial infrared waves. Not to mention that placing a glass sauna outside or in a garage is not an option when the ambient temperature is less than 70 degrees.
So, what does Health Mate’s superior materials and process look like?
PEFC™ Western Red Cedar
The manufacturer uses strictly PEFC Western Red Cedar, one of the only woods known as a sustainable and renewable resource due to its curative properties.
Every Health Mate infrared sauna is built with Western Red Canadian Cedar because of its natural antimicrobial nature. This means no matter how much moisture or sweat the wood absorbs, it is impossible for this lumber species to grow fungus, mold, or bacteria. What does this mean for you? Low-maintenance and little concern about sanitation!
Note: Any other type of wood used in the sauna industry is not naturally antimicrobial. This could lead to significant mold and mildew growth because of how little air circulation a sauna receives.
To top it all off, Health Mate works within the rules of global forestry management, making their infrared sauna products 100% green and toxic-free.
Kiln & Air Drying
Another important part of Health Mate’s engineering process is the kiln drying. This means the wood planks are set in a drying chamber for an extended period of time, an expensive process often skipped by low-quality sauna makers.
Health Mate kiln dries and air dries every sauna to 6% moisture content, then presses each panel. This vital step prevents warping or cracking throughout the life of your sauna.
Constantly keeping them ahead of the curve is Health Mate’s patented Tecoloy heaters. With a third-party tested low EMF certification and certified 100% non-toxic full-circle heat, these heaters will surround you with dual wave heat with up to 40% deeper penetration than the lading carbon heater. Plus, they boast the fastest to-temperature heat time.
Five-stage Quality Control
While most other manufacturers only have one stage of quality control, Health Mate goes above and beyond with five detailed stages in which they:
- Make sure the wood structures are assembled correctly.
- Ensure all other components are attached and working properly.
- Confirm that all wires are connected safely.
- Test a soft power surge on all units to ensure the power supply will do its best to protect against a power surge and/or fire.
- Run the sauna for five hours straight; if it runs perfectly, it is boxed up.
With a comprehensive quality control process, you can be confident that your Health Mate sauna will be perfectly assembled and operational.
A Warranty that Sets Standards
Because Health Mate is so confident in its saunas, the manufacturer stands behind its work with an unconditional lifetime warranty on its patented Tecoloy heaters. This applies to every unit, no questions asked. No other manufacturer offers this type of heater warranty.
To give you even more peace of mind, Health Mate also covers the Western Red Cedar Wood and the power supply and controllers with a 5-year warranty. Fortunately, however, the wood will last for 30+ years if maintained and the power supplies are commercial grade, meaning they are extremely well-built and safe.
Health Mate Sauna Benefits
Perhaps the number one Health Mate sauna benefit is the peace of mind you’ll enjoy when you make this investment in your wellness. The brand’s extensive history and knowledge, combined with its technology and dedication to quality, result in an unbeatable home sauna experience.
From doctor recommendations to countless reviews from happy customers, it’s clear the sauna manufacturer sacrifices quality for nothing. If you’d like to learn more about what all the fuss is about and find the right fit for you, shop our full selection of Health Mate saunas or contact us at 207-619-4291 to speak with one of our specialists today!