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There are several different kinds of saunas available, including wet saunas, dry saunas, and infrared saunas. Although infrared saunas employ “dry” heat to warm the body and give the user the benefits of a sauna, there is actually more differences between dry saunas and infrared saunas than there are between wet saunas and dry saunas.
A dry sauna uses the same kind of heater as a wet sauna does, such as a wood burning sauna heater from Catalina Luxury Saunas or an electric sauna heater from MrSauna. You just don't pour water over the rocks to produce steam if you want a dry sauna experience.
An infrared sauna, on the other hand, like the infrared sauna rooms from SaunaGen or Polar Sauna, uses an entirely different kind of heat to warm the body. Rather than using a central stove for heat, infrared saunas use radiant heat, similar to the sun's heat but without the UV rays. Infrared saunas will not produce steam. Because infrared saunas use radiant heat, the temperature in an infrared sauna is also much lower than the temperature in a dry sauna.