Besides their stunning wooden design, Saunas are a fantastic way of detoxifying the whole body through the perspiration process, helping to remove waste from the body and skin. This can improve overall health by enhancing blood circulation which can reduce joint stiffness and may relieve other conditions caused by poor circulation. Saunas are know for relieving stress and tension, as well as, rejuvenating skin cells leaving you feeling relaxed and looking youthful and refreshed.
Is the Barrel Sauna for you?
QUICK TO HEAT AND PLEASING TO THE EYE
Make unwinding in comfort an integral part of your lifestyle, and experience the incredible benefits that our handcrafted Barrel Saunas provide.
World-renowned for their saunas, Finland are market leaders and that’s why we use a Sawo 6kW Heater combined with hot rocks to control the temperature and humidity. Regulate your preference with either a more dry or humid atmosphere. With purifying benefits to soothe aches, pains, and calm your nerves, your body and mind will feel refreshed and relaxed and are sure to thank you later.
After participating in physical sports (or work), use the heat or steam of your sauna to promote muscle relaxation by helping to reduce muscle tension and eliminate lactic acid and other toxins that may be lingering. A home luxury that can be a part of your everyday dream team.
Some assembly is required.
The Barrel Sauna
- Total Seats 6 Seater
- Heater 6kW Sawo Heater
- Dimensions 224 (L) x 191 (W) x 196cm (H)
- Power 32 amps
- Dry Weight 390kg
- Construction Crafted from Canadian Knotty Cedar Wood
- Warranty 5 Year structural, 2 Year equipment
Don’t just take our word for it!
NZ’s leading athletes and sports specialists use Alpine Saunas to take their performance and recovery to the next level.
Elite Netballer, Jane Watson, believes regular sauna use is a game changer when it comes to physical recovery as well as total relaxation.
“My training is frequent and can get very full-on. I really notice the difference if I have a particularly hard training day and skip my sauna session afterward, I’m definitely more fatigued the next day, says Watson.
Dave Wood is a movement and breathing specialist who works with elite Kiwi athletes to enhance their recovery, endurance, and ability to remain calm under pressure.
Through his training of top athletes, he’s found regular sauna use to improve cardiovascular health, improve brain function, and provide mental resilience as well as stress management.
Wood says after you begin sweating in the sauna, your cardiovascular system engages, and the heart rate rises to facilitate expanded blood vessels. “At this stage of your sauna session, the body begins to harvest all of the benefits of actual exercise except you are passively sitting in relaxation,” says Wood.
Your rightful place on the throne
An engaging layout or a place to relax – it’s up to you.
Seats up to Six
The Barrel Sauna is a traditional outdoor sauna, designed for the backyard and can fit up to 6 people, with 2 cool-down bench seats out the front.
Ergonomic Back Support
We know that sitting down can be uncomfortable – especially in sweltering heat. That’s why we’ve made it super comfortable with movable back rests that perfectly mould and comfort the arches of your back.
We’re packing heat
Our Saunas use a Sawo 6kW Heater combined with hot rocks to control temperature and humidity to soothe aches; pains, and calm your nerves, leaving your body and mind feeling refreshed and relaxed.
This Scandinavian heater is perfect for medium sized sauna rooms. Its efficient heater can store up to 22kg of stones for effective heat radiation. It contains a heat reflector which helps protect the wall and distribute heat.
Call the shots
Choose how you relax with controls at your fingertips.
Easy to Use
Control when your heater turns on in advance to make sure it’s at the desired temperature – right when you want to use it. Easy and straightforward to use.
A different class
Incredible construction to make your sauna last the test of time.
Canadian Knotty Cedar Wood
Our infrared saunas are crafted out of Canadian Knotty Cedar Wood. We hand selected this low-maintenance wood because it resists mould and insects – which makes it perfect for outdoors.
Tempered Glass Door
With tempered glass, you can be sure that your door won’t shatter or break in high temperatures, or when you’re opening and closing it.
The other good stuff
Extra features that set your sauna above the rest
A sand timer allows you to keep track of time while in the sauna, ensuring you stay in for as long as you planned to.
Heat & Humidity Gauge
With a thermometer and humidity gauge, you can keep track of how hot your sauna is, and how humid.
Keep your favourite magazines on hand and tidy with a built in magazine rack.
Keep your robe on hand and easy to access with hooks on the outside of the sauna.
Fresh Air Vent
An adjustable vent that you can turn on or off, allowing fresh air in, in those times that it seems a little too warm.
Ladle & Bowl
Our traditional saunas include a ladle and bowl to scoop water onto the rocks, adding steam and increasing the humidity.
Give it a glow
Health benefits that make it worth your time.
Relaxation & Sleep
The most immediate relief the sauna offers is simple relaxation as it melts away the stresses and tensions of everyday life. You’ll feel rejuvenated and renewed, restored in both body and mind.
The sweating achieved after a few minutes in a sauna carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. It stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste.
Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles so they recover faster.
Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness
Radiant heat therapy is used to treat patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. In addition, it has been proven effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments.
Every Alpine Sauna is backed by an impressive warranty to give you peace of mind.
Happiness delivered for free *
We can deliver anywhere – free delivery options to 27 depots nationwide, free driveway delivery to Auckland and Christchurch or, for a small fee, our team is more than happy to get it in place for you.
Can we deliver to you? Enquire now for information on delivery depots, manpower, driveway, hiab and rural deliveries.
Frequently asked questions
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BARREL SAUNA
Traditional saunas use a stove to heat the air. As the temperature of the air increases around you, the temperature of your body increases as well due to absorption by heat convection. This causes your body to start the cooling process by transporting blood closer to the surface of the skin and opening pores through sweating.
Infrared saunas also heat the surrounding air but to a lesser degree. Instead, infrared saunas use infrared heaters to emit a specific wavelength of infrared light. Your skin absorbs this wavelength, causing your body’s temperature to rise. This elicits the same effects as a traditional sauna with less overall heat needed.
One of the main differences between a traditional sauna and an infrared sauna is the heat involved while inside the unit.
Traditional dry saunas use temperatures as high as 80 to 90 degrees Celsius, which can overwhelm those who are more sensitive to the heat.
Infrared saunas use a much milder temperature environment of between 45 to 65 degrees Celsius. However, because the heat of infrared saunas travels much deeper into the body, they can cause a more vigorous sweat at lower temperature.
Another difference between a traditional sauna and an infrared sauna is the amount of power required to operate each unit.
Traditional saunas require more overall power to run. Our traditional saunas have either a 6kw heater (Barrel) or a 9kw heater (Hut). Our infrared saunas have either a 1.5kw heater (Oslo) or a 2.4kw heater (Copenhagen).
This means that a traditional sauna is more expensive to run than an infrared sauna. This can make a difference, depending on how often you use the unit.
Yes, we work directly with GEM finance to offer our customers practical finance options.
GEM finance is one of New Zealand’s leading finance providers and works in conjunction with most major retailers around the country.
Visit our finance options page for more information.
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