Infrared Saunas and Spas Trending for 2019 at Luxury Resorts

Saunas and Steam Spas Increase at Traditional Hotels

An interesting trend is that of luxury hotels and resorts have been adding infrared saunas as well as the traditional Finnish style.  This is a trend that we welcome.  And it includes traditional and established resorts usually steeped in the tradition of Finnish only.  Pools, spas, hot tubs, infrared and steam are joined together to offer guests a myriad of choices as they seek to relax.

The future looks very bright for all forms of infrared and steam therapies.  Our direct connections with numerous company owners has allowed us to see ever increasing sales during the past 18 months.  As we look at 2019 and beyond, we see the upcoming years as a time of tremendous growth for this market.  We will continue to research and publish findings as to the best far infrared saunas on the market.


Infrared Saunas Added into Traditional Steam Settings

The tradition rich, Austria-based Ebner’s Waldhof has added infrared saunas to its amenities.  Prices for a stay at the Ebner’s Waldhof range from $250 to upwards of $650.  Guests at this exclusive hotel resort, which is located in Austria in the mountains of Sound of Music fame, have their choice of steam rooms, spas and infrared:

As a Waldhof guest you have a choice of different and exclusive saunas: the traditional Finnish sauna (90°C), the sanarium (60°C) and the infrared cabin sauna (70°C). In addition you can also try out the saline steam bath (60°C) and the saline inhalation grotto with its pleasant and exceptionally good air quality.

The Well Garden is a very special wellness oasis…with panorama windows. In the Waldhof Sauna World the tranquillity and relaxation will envelop you like a soft, warm, comforting blanket scented with fir trees and lavender. Sauna facilities at Hotel Waldhof in Salzburg



Another excellent example is the Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow which now offers infrared therapy to its guests.  The Royal Hotel was established in 1957 and is surrounded by the traditions of Moscow. Yet even in this environment of Russian heritage, with its Russian steam baths and bathhouses, the modern healing treatments are available.  Guests also have access to a large pool.

But this is no ordinary pool.  It holds its place in Russia’s Book of Records as the record-breaking longest hotel indoor swimming pool. And now next to a the lane swimming pool and alongside a Russian bath (banya) is the infrared cabin:

Infrared Sauna Royal Moscow Hotel








Royal Wellness Club, a territory of health, beauty and relaxation, is located at the first floor and the semi-basement of the hotel. You can quickly recover your strength here, finding harmony and calm, you will feel the care of the specialists and enjoy the process of receiving care for your body (that is, you will show affection towards yourself).

Relaxation and spa services at the Royal Wellness Club

Record-breaking swimming pool*: 50 m long, 6 lanes, 2 jacuzzis (hotel guests can use this facility free of charge)
Thermal care: Russian bath (banya), Finnish sauna, Turkish hammam (hotel guests can use this facility free of charge) Royal Wellness Club – Ukraina Hotel


Some have resisted the inclusion of modern cabins in a part of the world that has long held the traditional view of hot steam rooms and baths being the only true spa experience.

However, the use of public saunas in hotels has reached enough popularity that Olympic Hot Tub has published its rules for proper etiquette in these environments.  Their rules include simple common rules such as using what they call your indoor voices and showering prior to using a spa or steam room as well as the following:

Everything you need to know about sharing a sauna you learned in kindergarten. You just need to apply the rules to taking a sauna in a public place.

Health clubs and spas often have public saunas shared by strangers. They might be men only, women only, or mixed. The people who come to these rooms with hot rocks and wooden benches, maybe wearing no more than a towel, could be looking for detoxification or muscle relief as well as rest. If you’re going to relax in a place like that, everybody has to mind their manners.

COVER UP. Check the rules – you have to wear at least a towel, and some rooms require a swimsuit.

BE CLEAN.  Shower before sauna so nobody has to smell your b.o. or the chlorine from the pool. It also keeps the furniture sanitary. Take an extra towel to sit on.

SHUT THE DOOR.We want to keep the heat inside, so never hold the door open to talk to someone. Get in or get them out. Public Sauna Etiquette-How to Sauna in a Hotel, Gym or Resort – Olympic Hot Tub


That last guideline may seem like common knowledge.  However, what is all too common is the breaking of that rule.  A door held open for even a minute allows the beneficial hot air to escape and breaks the relaxation environment by allowing outside noises to invade the occupants’ setting.


Industry Report and Outlook

A recent industry report form September 27, 2018 forecasts a bright future for the industry.  The market overall has grown by 50% during the past 5 years and is predicted to continue this trend says this report:

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While the report delves deeply into a dizzying amount of details, facts and figures, the overall message is clear.  This market has been increasing and will continue to increase significantly during the next half a decade.  The same report goes on show how industry players are expanding their offerings due to this foretasted demand increase:


A number of leading manufacturers mention in the Steam Rooms global market research report are focusing on expanding operations in regions, as they exhibit potential business opportunities. The leading manufacturers dominate the operations in the industry attributable to their strong geographical reach and huge production facilities. Steam Rooms Market Outlook | Global Industry Research Report 2018


We are very glad to see this great tool for health and healing gaining more attention and we are looking forward to what the new year brings to the market.  We already know of an enrichment one company will be adding to their current offerings.  And another company is finishing the testing of another size of one of their units.

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