Unfortunately, installing a sauna in your garden requires major work because the chosen model should fit perfectly into your garden. Whether it is modern or vintage, it's up to you to choose the one you like the best. To make your choice easier, we've taken upon ourselves to put together a detailed review on one of the most popular outdoor models out there. The Almost Heaven Saunas Seneca 4-person Outdoor Steam is a great model that can fit almost 4 people. This model is a bit expensive though, as it costs $5,991.65, but for an outdoor model of its size,…

Almost Heaven Saunas Seneca 4-person Outdoor Steam

Features - 89%
Ease of Use - 93%
Design - 94%
Durability - 97%

93%

EXCELLENT

This product is a great choice among customers who are looking for a simple and easy-to-use outdoor sauna. This one is made of high-quality materials, such as red cedar so it's made to last.

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Unfortunately, installing a sauna in your garden requires major work because the chosen model should fit perfectly into your garden. Whether it is modern or vintage, it’s up to you to choose the one you like the best. To make your choice easier, we’ve taken upon ourselves to put together a detailed review on one of the most popular outdoor models out there. The Almost Heaven Saunas Seneca 4-person Outdoor Steam is a great model that can fit almost 4 people. This model is a bit expensive though, as it costs $5,991.65, but for an outdoor model of its size, it’s a reasonable price.

Features

When shopping, most people look for one that comes with different features, such as a surround system, reading light, and all sorts of technologies that can provide several health benefits. However, a simple model like the Seneca 4-person can also carry a wide range of health benefits. It’s very relaxing to stay in this spacious unit with your friends or relatives and have a talk about various subjects that may interest you. A good barrel steam sauna, like this model, can produce a high level of heat that helps you relax almost instantly. A wet sauna has a different feel from the dry experience and most people nowadays seem to prefer opting for a wet one, so if you are one of these people, this could be exactly what you are looking for. If you are trying to find out how much time it takes for this model to heat up, you should know that this mainly depends on how low or high the level of ambient temperature is. Generally speaking, a barrel model will take almost half an hour to reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit and less than an hour to reach 190 degrees Fahrenheit.

Design and Durability

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, recreate a Finnish atmosphere just steps away from your front door. This barrel is well-constructed and it has a rustic yet classy feel to it. It is made of red cedar, which is one of the most popular materials. Why? First of all, red cedar is resistant to rot or decay. Secondly, it’s 100% safe even when it reaches very high temperatures because it stays somewhat cool to the touch. Lastly, it doesn’t contain any trace of chemicals or contaminants that may aggravate your allergy problems, asthma or cause respiratory disorders. In return, it always smells fresh, even after a long period of using it. Another advantage of owning an outdoor unit made of red cedar is that there’s no need to treat it, but if you want to retain the natural color of the wood, we recommend applying a stain that has a UB inhibitor that can resist weathering.

Ease of Use

Most customers have stated that installing this model is very straightforward and almost intuitive. So, if you are planning to install it yourself, you can rest assured knowing that it won’t pose any problems. However, it’s advisable to ask for the help of a friend or two to unpack and move it to the chosen location. Installation is said to take not more than 2-3 hours. What’s worth mentioning is the fact that you can install it indoors if you prefer. It’s important to make sure that it is placed on an even and hard surface, preferably concrete, paver stones or on a deck.

Health benefits

Outdoor saunas have several health benefits that have been proven in the last years. One of the most important advantages is that you will look and feel better even after the first try. When sweating, the body removes toxins and mineral waste and your heart works faster which will cause an increase in blood flow. Your body will be rejuvenated and your skin will look better. Although we can’t deny the effectiveness of this model when it comes to boosting your health, we must tell you that it lacks certain features and accessories that would have made it more efficient. For example, it doesn’t come with an oxygen ionizer that would have cleansed the air of bacteria and other harmful airborne particles. Also, it doesn’t feature chromotherapy lights that would have helped you relax even more.

Final Thoughts

Outdoor units need to look very nice because they will be displayed in sight and you will want them to complement the design of your garden. Nevertheless, this is one fine piece of decoration that will surely stand out. The barrel design with a rounded face and a sleek glass door make it a very interesting garden decoration. Inside, you will discover a heater and a water bucket that enable you to create steam and increase the temperature level. This unit works for those who prefer the traditional sauna and are OK with constantly adding water. It’s very effective in creating a relaxing ambiance and the steam also provides some health benefits. However, the expensive price tag is not very convenient and it makes it slightly affordable.