Frequently Asked Questions:

How does an infrared sauna benefit our bodies?

When we apply infrared light to the body we are charging our cells with their own energy. As such, metabolic processes speed up. The body doesn’t have to work as hard to produce the energy needed to maintain itself for its processes. As the body heats up to a mild fever of 99.0 degrees, the temperature our body starts to fight infection, we begin to sweat sparking a passive cardiovascular workout as the body naturally tries to cool itself.

The heart will have to pump harder to help cool the surface of the skin, you will begin to breath heavier as your body will require that you oxygenate the blood circulated at a faster pace throughout your body. Sweating is an important component. 20% of all sweat released during a far infrared sauna session contain harmful toxins that the body can’t normally process through the kidneys or liver. In a traditional or steam sauna, only 3% of your sweat is toxins released from the body.

Why doesn’t steam or dry heat sauna produce more toxins from the body?

Steam and Dry saunas work on a principle called convention. Just like and oven it heats the air then heats the body. An infrared sauna works on a principle called radiant heat. Like standing in the sun on a cold winter day our bodies absorb far-infrared light from the sun and we feel warmer.

When we unload these harmful toxins from the subcutaneous layer of fat through our skin, our bodies no longer have to work as hard to maintain a level of homeostasis. As such people find they lose weight, reduce allergies or hay fever, skin conditions such as acne or psoriasis are greatly improved or cleared altogether. Cancer cells with a heat shock protein of 70 or less die when exposed to infrared light. Residual or Latent viruses, bacteria, and toxins from chemotherapy, lead, mercury, uranium, pesticides, drug abuse, nicotine, alcohol are released through the skin unloading the body of the job of having to contain these harmful toxins away from vital organs.

Who does an Infrared Sauna benefit?

The infrared sauna benefits everyone from infancy to deathbed. In neonatal units across the United State premature babies who have yet developed enough to maintain their own body temperature are placed in incubators using far-infrared light. In the elderly infrared sauna improves circulation, reduces pain, and helps maintain core body temperature for optimal body functioning and improving the overall quality of life.

Infrared Sauna treatments have been documented to show improvement for the following diseases and conditions:
Mercury Poisoning, Lymes Disease, COPD, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, chemical sensitivity, allergies, weight loss, wound healing, improved immunity, Cancer Therapy, Diabetes, Autism, Acne, Psoriasis, speed in healing time of sore muscles or strained ligaments, Pain Relief, Pain Management, Detoxification, Pretty much any disease that stem from toxicity will be improved when far infrared is applied to the body.

What are the Health Risks

There is no health risk associated with sauna use unless you have a nervous system disease that has affected the body’s natural ability to cool itself. You can never overdose on Infrared light as your body is only capable of absorbing enough for each cell and then it passes on harmless out of the body. Other risks include Dehydration.  It is not recommended that pregnant or nursing women use the sauna.  It is recommended that you refrain from sauna use after surgeries until your doctor has provided guidance that it is safe to do so.

Where are infrared saunas made?

Nearly all infrared saunas purchased in the USA come from China. If they are made in the USA or Canada then they have only imported everything and assembled in the USA.  Golden Designs, Inc. is the largest American manufacturer and importer of infrared saunas in the country.  We own all 3 of our manufacturing facilities in China and have implemented all American manufacturing standards in our facilities since 2007.  We manufacture heaters and saunas for many of our competitors.  We offer the highest quality saunas at the most affordable prices.    We import 15,000 saunas each year and have an inventory of 4,000 to 6,000 saunas at any one time.    

How is a GoldenSauna constructed?

An infrared sauna is not just a luxury item but an effective therapy for a multitude of medical conditions.  As such we use only non-toxic glues and stains, hypoallergenic Grade A Canadian Hemlock wood, and the newest Near-Zero EMF Far Infrared Heater Technology that will maximize the health benefits of a far infrared sauna in the shortest period of time.

What sauna woods are used in construction?

Our far infrared home saunas are made from high-quality Grade A Canadian Hemlock or Grade A Canadian Cedar. The wood is specially kiln-dried to prevent out-gassing, cracking and splintering as the wood heats up and cools down over time.

Far-Infrared Heating Panels

Our infrared heaters are made using flexible nano-carbon and other proprietary materials to produce infrared light at a bandwidth of 8-10 microns.  Our competitor’s far infrared heaters emit a bandwidth of 5-15 microns. Our Biophotonic infrared technology has narrowed that bandwidth so that 87% of all infrared light emitted from our heating elements is 9.4 microns to match the human body’s identical infrared micron output of 9.4 in the form of body heat. All our carbon heating panels have a lifespan of 20,000 hours. Which boils down to an hour a day for 50 years.

Safety & EMF Shielding

All our saunas are equipped with EMF shielding and have ETL and CE safety certifications. Most saunas include radio/cd/mp3, chromo-therapy lighting, reading lights, interior/ exterior digital soft-touch control panels, outdoor lighting, oxygen ionizer, towel rack, Backrest, cup holders.



Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL)

was founded in 1896 by Thomas Edison, and is one of the oldest product safety testing laboratories in the world. Certification by ETL and ETL-C assures you that all Signature models have been tested to meet both US and Canadian safety and performance standards.

ETL certificate_6225
ETL for 6215 & 6315 plus others
ETL certificate (6254, 6354, 6264, 6273, etc)

Underwriters Laboratories Report 



The CE Mark is a requirement for products sold to the European Market. The CE Mark identifies a product as complying with the health and safety requirements spelled out in European legislation and is mandatory for equipment operating in the European Union (EU).

What is the EMF output of a Golden Designs Sauna Sauna?

Our standard saunas output an EMF reading of 10mG which is equivalent to sitting in front of your computer. Golden Designs Saunas Ultra-Low 0 EMF sauna products output an EMF reading of 0.3mG.

How long is the Warranty?

All saunas come with a 5 Year manufacturer’s warranty on all heating elements and electrical components. The radio comes with a 1-year warranty. Golden Designs Saunas processes these warranties as part of our service guarantee. Our involvement ensures quality control for our clients.

Where can I put an infrared sauna?

Infrared saunas have found many homes in residences, in medical offices, massage or chiropractic offices, and every medical specialist that focuses on detoxification or cardiovascular therapy, pain management, Lyme disease, or obesity. Saunas can be found in luxury hotels, health spas, health clubs, and medical facilities all around the world.  They can be safely placed on any surface including tile, linoleum, carpet, wood, cement.

How will my sauna ship?

All saunas ship Free of Charge from our California Warehouse wrapped and palletized for your Freight Carrier. Depending on your location in the country your sauna will be delivered within 7-14 days of your order. Your Freight Carrier will call you to schedule an appointment which you have 3 days to accept without incurring storage fees. When the sauna arrives it will come on a lift gate truck. The liftgate will lower your palletized sauna to the ground and the driver will use a pallet jack to move the sauna off the street.  Special Delivery Requirements will incur an additional fee.


We never recommend anyone try to carry the boxes. It is recommended that you break down the pallet and the sauna boxes outside and bring each sauna panel in 1 at a time. This makes for quick light work.

How long will it take to assemble my sauna?

Assembly for our 2 Person Saunas takes only an hour and for larger saunas up to three hours. All Saunas plug into a standard 15amp or 20amp circuit.

What should I do when using a sauna?


It is important to note that you should be well hydrated before going into a sauna. It is important that your daily intake of water increases for sauna use. It is recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces each day for optimal sauna sessions and detoxification. It is also important to hydrate before, during, and after your sauna session.

Electrolyte Replacement

It important that you replace your electrolytes like salt, magnesium, and potassium through food, drinks, or supplements.

What is the best temperature to run my sauna and how long should my sauna session be?

When first starting your sauna session keep your temperature lower. 118 degrees to 122 degrees is the optimal temperature for Msauna health benefits. You should start with 15-minute increments and work up to 30 minutes. You should never use a sauna for more than 60 minutes. Once you begin to sweat, you will find that you sweat more profusely when you wipe it away with a towel. If you feel faint, lightheaded, dizzy, listen to your body, and get out of the sauna you are likely dehydrated.


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