Sauna General Care

Maintaining Your Health Mate Sauna

Health Mate® infrared saunas require very little cleaning, and there are no regular maintenance tasks or parts to replace. Infrared saunas provide dry heat; the only moisture produced is from your own perspiration. The enclosed cabins keep out dust and dirt. Treat the exterior like any piece of fine furniture.

• Use towels on the bench and underneath your feet.
• If you notice excess moisture after a session, you can wipe off any excess perspiration or crack the door or roof vent and keep the sauna running for a few minutes.
• If needed, you can wipe your sauna down occasionally. Use a moist towel – don’t spray directly onto the heater panels. A few drops of a high quality essential oil in water (examples are Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Arborvitae, Lavender, Lemon – your choice); a solution of 1T baking soda in a gallon of water.
• For locations with high use such as clinics and spas, we offer waterproof bench pads.
• Use your vacuum hand attachment if you want to clean dust or debris from your sauna.
• Perspiration stains don’t affect your sauna’s performance. If you eventually get perspiration stains that you would like to remove it’s easily done by lightly sanding.

Outdoor Use

Health Mate saunas are made with “A” grade Western Red Canadian Cedar, giving it an advantage over almost all other brands. We also chose not to design an all-glass front due to heat loss, especially with saunas that will be placed outside. We won’t sacrifice benefits for looks. 

When placing your Health Mate outside you do need to be made aware of some drawbacks.

  • The lifespan of a sauna. While an outdoor cover can help protect the sauna, it is still outdoors and can be affected by the elements. The most common is snow, wind, humidity, and natural disasters. Snow can build up and stain the wood under the cover. Wind can blow the sauna cover around and introduce elements. Humidity can lower the life expectancy of the controller and power supply. Just think of it as an automobile, if parked outside your paint won’t last near as long as if you were to park it in the garage.


  • Warm-up times. The ambient temperature will have an effect on your warm-up times. Our warm-up testing was completed at room temperature of 70 degrees. If the outside ambient temperature is 50 degrees, you have to compensate warm-up time for this drop in temperature.


  • Animals and Critters. These little guys tend to be drawn to heat in the colder months. A sauna outside is like finding a luxury home. Be aware that spiders, ants, mice, rats, and other insects could potentially want to share your sauna. There are two holes in the floor of your sauna, one under the bench and one in the front right where you plug in your data cable and heater cables. Steel wool prevents most insects and a small hand cloth will prevent cold drafts.
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Health Mate was first to produce an infrared sauna in 1979. Our past is rich with achievements and advancements. Every day Health Mate strives to offer infrared saunas utilizing the wealth of 40 years of experience. Health Mate owns it’s own factory, sources it’s own wood and is the only brand with a UL listed heater. Health Mate should be your first and last stop when shopping for an infrared sauna.
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