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 Many who have tried or used the Relax Sauna wonder
 how the Relax Sauna compares to other Infrared Portable Saunas.

The Difference between the Relax
Sauna and other Portable Saunas

Relax Far Infrared Energy Sauna 

The Relax Far Infrared Sauna is the only Portable FIR Sauna using Medical Device Technology.

relax far infrared sauna radiator

This is the Relax Sauna Radiator - See way below to see what
supposedly generates far infrared energy from other emitters.
The Relax Sauna Double Radiator can be purchased for $895.


The sister product of the Relax Sauna,
the Sky Eye Radiator,  is a medical device.
Instead of using 2 radiators, as in the Relax Sauna,
 they use an 800 watt radiator.

The Sky Eye Radiator is a Medical Device
with a 510 (K) number:  K053776

WE have had many incredible reports
of what the Sky Eye Radiator can do.

The Sky Eye 800 watt radiator is a medical device.

the head of
                  the sky eye radiator medical device

Its sister product, the Sky Eye Radiator (pictured above)  is a medical device.


The Relax Sauna is used frequently for 5-10 minute therapeutic sessions with clothes on. 
It takes 30 SECONDS to heat up, and can give a  profuse sweat (clothes off)  in only 15-20 minutes. (not 60)

We have been marketing the Relax Sauna for 12 years in the US.  Thousands of Doctors & Health Professionals recommend

 the Relax Sauna to their patients and clients for hundreds of health conditions.

The Relax Sauna technology is far more advanced than most Infrared Saunas,

since we use 40 semi-conductor chips to generate 95-99% Far Infrared Energy. 
This is unheard of in the Infrared Sauna industry, as energy generated by most sauna companies range from 15 to 60% FIR.
The Relax Sauna, hence, is able to produce results more effectively and more quickly. 
We have demonstrated the Relax Sauna at over 300 conferences. 
Most who try the Relax Sauna  are surprised they feel so good so quickly,
and tell us that this is by far the best FIR sauna experience they have ever had.

Look for us at Conferences.   We invite you to experience the Relax Sauna at our booth for only 5 minutes,
and trust you may be surprised  AND Very Pleased to find incredible relief.
 If you are NOT able to visit us where we are demonstrating the relax Sauna, look at many of the Relax Sauna Video Testimonies.
8 or 9 out of 10 people trying multiple saunas will Choose the Relax Sauna as the Sauna they like the best.
(That old saying applies:  You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time,
but You CANNOT fool all of the people all of the time.  - In other words, not everyone is going to Love the Relax Sauna. )

The Relax Sauna has won numerous International Awards for its technology.

Recently, we have become aware of another Portable Sauna that is a little different than all of the rest of
 the inexpensive saunas that are made in China.   We will address that Sauna AT THE END OF this article.  But first ... 
Let's address the many portable "Infrared" saunas that are made in China, using generic "infrared" heating panels.

The Saunas made in China are pretty much the same.

They have a corrugated plastic interior that is used to hold up a flimsy tent, not sure what the fabric is made out of.
Here is a picture of the tent without the Corrugated Plastic Tri-fold, which has sewn upon it very primitive
panels with carbon or charcoal impregnated into the piece of cloth which is on top of  a hotplate, which warms
the cloth, and hence warms the "carbon cloth infrared panel." which when heated emanates a little Far Infrared energy.

We are not exactly sure what percentage of far infrared energy is emitted from these carbon cloths -  We estimate between
20-35% probably.    I actually had a Sauna for 1 year which used these kinds of carbon/charcoal panels.
That particular sauna - I would take out the chair - sit on the floor.  Finally after about 18 minutes, I would start sweating.
After about 55 minutes, I felt I had a good sweat.   I liked it.  Many who come to shows and talk about their similarly-made
saunas are NOT as nice.  Some say they liked it, but there is no comparison between them and the Relax Sauna.
Others are downright not very nice about what they think of these inexpensive saunas.  Many see it as a total waste of money.
But to be fair, They are great.  They have saved people's lives.  They do generate enough far infrared energy to do some good.
And they certainly are a LOT better than a Space Heater to improve a person's health.
Sometimes, the adage, "You get what you pay for." is true.  In this case, I would say that it is true.
If you want an incredible tool to improve your health, nothing compares to the Relax Sauna, from what we have seen.
Here are some pictures that the cheaper saunas DO NOT want to SHOW you.   They do not want to appall you until after you make
a purchase.   If they proudly showed you what generates the infrared and far infrared energy, you might not make your purchase.

6 carbon panels that they rave about - worth about $50
Folded corrugated plastic in  panels are sewn and glued to
 take the corrugated panels out, and you have flimsy tent
corrugated plastic insides of
                  china sauna
                  corrugated plastic of inexpensive sauna flimsey tent
camping chair
                  from cheap sauna
                  inexpensive infrared sauna
corrugated plastic , in which panel is stitched to
 inexpensive camping chair in most inexpensive saunas
Inexpensive Chinese-made Sauna w/panels & camp chair

Many moons ago, many months ago, i guess you could say, we became aware of another portable sauna.
  Their literature was quite impressive,  and they were not ashamed to show you their interior. 
They do have a $5 - $10 camping chair that they use as a chair.
Most people find these chairs very uncomfortable.  And they are made of plastic.
As in the case of the Carbon cloth paneled saunas, many of them do NOT GET HOT enough, Quickly Enough to produce a good sweat.
So, as in the inexpensive saunas made in China - They offer an extra heater.

As we said just above, the literature on the Therasage Sauna, which we do NOT Sell, was quite impressive.

Having been selling the Relax Sauna for 13 years now,  12 years then, I wondered whether the Therasage could be as good as the Relax Sauna.
I just let it be.  Then a few months later, we were in NY City for An Expo.  A young couple, both of them, got into the Relax Sauna and liked it.
They told me that they owned a Therasage sauna, and that there was a big difference in how they felt in the Relax Sauna.
However, they ended up NOT getting the Relax Sauna at the conference. 2 months later, I received a phone call. 
They really felt there was a big difference between the therasage sauna, and the Relax Sauna.
So they decided to Get a Relax Sauna from us.   This is good.

About a month later, a man from Colorado called us.  He had just purchased a Therasage Sauna, and then somehow came upon
our website.   The Relax Sauna really did look better to him.  He couldn't stop his purchase of the Therasage sauna, since
it was already in route to his place.  But that did not stop him from ordering the Relax Sauna, anyway. 
He told me he might as well try them both out, and see which one works for him the best.

2 months later, I received a phone call from Richard, and he was ranting and raving about the amazing difference between
the Relax Sauna and the therasage sauna.  He sent the therasage sauna back, and he was not very complementary
about it, because, even though it advertised NO EMF  (the Relax Sauna has less than .5 mg of EMF everywhere where your body is),
He said, what good is a sauna if you can't sweat, No EMF or Some EMF, it doesn't matter.
(By the way, Some video reviews of this show that this is not even true - there is EMF in the Therasage Sauna ... )

Because the Relax Sauna is over 95% far infrared ray at ALL temperatures, it actually Antidotes EMF !
The Relax Sauna is very very effective in actually getting rid of EMF that is "stuck" in your body.

The difference is that the Relax Sauna uses a semi-conductor chip, which when invented,
WAS a BREAKTHROUGH in Far-Infared Sauna technology, which has not been equaled.
The Semi-conductor chip filters OUT the Near Infrared Energy (space heater & hair dryer energy)
Again, Feeling is believing.  When we demonstrate the Relax Sauna in our store , or at conferences,
We hear hundreds, even thousands of comments exclaiming how this is the best sauna they have ever been in.

Hundreds of Video Testimonies on the Relax Sauna

Within a week of talking to Richard (from Colorado) , I received a 2 page Testimony on the Relax Sauna.  

Therasage Testimonial Letter we received April 2014 

Therasage Sauna - looks impressive - But !!!! This is the insides of The Therasage Sauna - Very Very Heavy. They offer this because people don't sweat

therasage sauna
                  polygraphite insides
extra 100
                  watt infrared heater
This is the Therasage Sauna
These are the polygraphite disks and a $5 -$10 camping chair
This is an extra optional "infrared space heater"

We appreciate you taking the time to read this page on the difference between the Relax Sauna and other portable saunas.
We do this as a public service, because so many people are looking for a Far Infrared Sauna that gets Great Results.
We have placed about 100,000 people in the Relax Sauna in the last 12 years.

I have said many times, that if you could download all the comments that I have heard from these individuals,

  that ...   you would purchase a Relax Sauna in a Heartbeat !

At the bottom of this page, we are producing, in its entirely, the Testimonial email we received from Colorado.

What is the Difference between Far Infrared Energy,
 as compared to an Infrared Space Heater, A Hair Dryer or a Toaster ?

Now the definition of Far Infrared, as in the United States, is NOT WELL-DEFINED.    In Taiwan, where the Relax Sauna is manufactured,
they HAVE a definition of a FAR INFRARED Sauna.  To be called a Far Infrared Sauna in Taiwan,
The emitters that emit the Far Infrared Energy must have AT LEAST 95% of the energy coming out of the Sauna be Far Infrared Energy.
With that definition, it appears that the Relax Sauna is the ONLY Far Infrared Sauna sold in Taiwan.
All other Saunas sold there are called "INFRARED Saunas."

Looking at the space heater below, which they sell for an extra $70, it could NOT possibly be a far infrared sauna.
Yet they call it a far infrared sauna.

Many companies advertise that their portable saunas emit 95-99% Far infrared energy.
(Some actually have word for word copied our literature, and say they have semi-conductor chips, which they do not.)
They do not have any documentation.
Maybe they are right at room temperature.
However, according to Planck's  (Max Planck) law, simplifying it, as you increase the wattage, you lose the accuracy of a frequency.
This means that the bellcurve wave of different frequencies emitted by a generator is flattened as you increase the temperature.
So at 110 degrees or 130 degrees, or 140 degrees, what may have been at 68 degrees,  becomes a flattened bell curve,
with only small percentages of the wavelength of energy being able to be absorbed into our bodies.

Here is an example of an infrared lamp, vs the Relax Far Infrared Energy that is emitted from The Relax Sauna radiators:

near vs far infrared energy - comparison on
                    how much is absorbed by human body

Looking at the chart above, the way to tell what percentage of Far Infrared Energy is emitted by the radiator
is to measure the PERCENTAGE of AREA underneath the Curve.
The Infrared Lamp emits maybe 20% Far Infrared Energy between 4- 14 microns
The Life Energy FIR lamp generate NO near infrared energy, and about 95% of the energy falls between 4-14 microns
Only Far Infared Energy between 4 -14 microns resonates with human energy, and hence is absorbed by the body.


Phillip Wilson
Momentum98 Natural Health Store
Relax Saunas of Momentum

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Here is the Testimonial letter we received from Colorado:

PDF of Therasage Testimonial Letter we received April 2014 which is Easier to Read
Email Received by a new Relax Sauna customer  on April  5, 2014  -  8:13 PM

Most  people are not going to order two saunas at once just to compare them due to cost, time, difficulty, return shipping expense etc. but I decided to do it at the time because I was truly desperate to detox and didnĺt have a lot of money to spend on wooden or non portable saunas.  I also wanted the most ôbang for the buckö so to speak. This is why Iĺm passing this information on to you so that you can avoid all of the trouble and expense ($100.00 return shipping) that I went thru  having  the same doubts and questions in my  mind then as you do now. 

I had already ordered a ôTherasageö sauna and was looking around online when I came across this unpretentious little unit called ôRelax Saunaö. I think it must have been on youtube because I couldnĺt find one on amazon.  I realized that not finding one on amazon was a good sign because all they sell on there is cheap china-made unpatented knock offs or technology that isnĺt  patented because everyone else is using the same carbon fiber and ceramic disc technology or worse yet high emf emitting heating coils. 

Another thing was that itĺs easy to overlook the fact  that none of  those ôcheap knock-offsö will show you a picture of what  is inside the sauna.  To their credit Therasage does show a picture but I still canĺt figure out why, after all the years they have been in business & knowing the competition they would come out with a sauna that is so anemic in producing heat. They could start by giving it 1500 watts of power instead of a measly 1000 watts.  For me anyway, I say the ôRelaxö is unpretentious because it may look like all the rest on the outside but ôwowö what a little dynamo it is on the inside!

Once I found the ôMomentum98ö website under ôRelaxSaunasö there was tons of good information about a sauna that not only has nothing to hide but everything to show because it is a product of ôsubstanceö and Momentum98 and Phil Wilson believe so much in their products.   Back to my comparison of Therasage vs Relax.  There WAS no comparison when it came to heat output because after pre-heating 20 minutes and sitting there for about an hour I never even came close to breaking a sweat!  To be fair I will say that maybe I donĺt sweat as easily as someone else but for me I couldnĺt believe they were even putting this ôthingö on the market.  Why bother, I thought when you canĺt even sweat in this thing!  It could be an expensive dog house or a giant paper weight but definitely not a sauna.  I have never had such an easy decision to make when comparing two products as I did with these.

I know that the ôRelaxö sauna costs almost twice as much but itĺs worth more than that because it just WORKS.  Like ôAppleö likes to say, ôit just worksö.  What a concept!  The 40lb $550.00 clunky warming tent ôjust DOESNĺT workö.  Therasage makes nice heating pads but I guess thatĺs what they should stick with for now anyway.  The way I see it the Therasage is a lot more expensive when it doesnĺt even give you a hint of what you bought it for.  Five hundred dollars for nothing is way more expensive than a thousand dollars for something that not only works but works a thousand times or more better.  I know most people have probably read a lot of testimonials and gotten a little ôjadedö on people exaggerating the pros and cons of certain products but all of my rambling and ranting is no exaggeration. 

If you have the courage after all of this just buy two different ones for yourself and learn the hard way like I did. Just make sure one of them is the ôRelaxö Sauna.  Also, a thousand dollars is a lot less pricey than two thousand dollars and up for anything else out there that may look nicer but doesnĺt perform any better.  This thing is compact, portable, well made, low emf and so simplistically nice in design and execution.  I am really impressed with this little sauna.  The Therasage was much less portable because of the large and cumbersome heating panels and cords attached to the tent itself.  As advertised the emf was very low as measured with a TriField 100xe but whatĺs the use when it doesnĺt do anything.  The dog house or giant paper weight doesnĺt have ANY emf  and doesnĺt cost near as much.

 For me, all I cay say after all that Iĺve just said is a resounding NO THANKS!!!  and a big YES THANKS!!!! to Phil Wilson and Relax Sauna for all that you do.  Your product is a hands down unequivocal slam dunk over anything out there except MAYBE those very expensive, non portable, very possibly high EMF, slow and expensive to heat up and operate larger saunas on the market.  Good luck with whatever you do but with ôRelaxö thereĺs no luck involved, itĺs all a sure thing and the best buy for the money & the best support for the customer.  I spent a lot of time researching before buying and can tell you the most important thing to look for in any sauna is the method and technology that they are using to actually produce the heat.  ôRelaxö is proud to tell about theirs and the rest try to hide what theyĺre doing altogether or mislead you on what their product really does and how it does it.

Because of the patented ôRelaxö sauna semi-conductor technology the Far Infrared Light that is emitted is 95 to 100 percent whereas in all the others using carbon fiber, ceramic or both from what I learned it is at best anywhere from 25 to maybe 40-60 percent.  I will finally sign off but take it from someone who actually tried the best of the competition in portable tent saunas, I say that the beautiful little ( it is really no smaller than the rest but much more portable especially for what it does) ôRocky Relaxö beats the @##$#%**& out of all contenders, larger saunas included.  One more thing, did I mention that the sauna chair is of much better quality than the little ôcampö chair that came with the Therasage?  Thereĺs really no comparison in anything but the ôlooksö so if youĺre seriously in the market for a great heat blasting sauna just buy it because you cannot go wrong.           ŚŚŚ   From the heart,  R.S. Colorado

radiators Itĺs whatĺs inside that counts ! 
Other saunas may look similar on the outside, but they do not have the patented technology that the Relax Sauna has, emitting 95-99% Pure Clean Far  Infrared Healing Light.  
semi conductor chip
Relax Sauna Double Radiator Thatĺs why you can feel the difference ! Powered by 40
 semi-conductor chips