100 C sounds crazy to me. Maybe they mean 100 F?
No, they are working with Celsius. I have had mine at 195*F (90.5*C)
at head height (sitting on the bench) while using it.
There is a stratification of the heat in the sauna, in fact, I was so
curious about it I measured it.
I had 111*F difference between the floor and head height. I'm fine with
the stratification, why heat where I'm not sitting.
I have thought about a slow quiet fan to move some hot air off the
ceiling to the 3 ft level where I lay. But I don't know if a fan
that will run long at 200*F.
The other thing is Loyly, putting water on the rocks. it produces an
intense feeling of heat, but even though it feels hotter
it is more comfortable than the dry heat. I thought maybe the
temperature actually increased, but have not been able to see any change
in my thermometer.
I kept reading about health benefits of sauna use, so I decided to build
a small sauna. 4ft x 7ft x 6ft tall.
I found a deal on a used 5.2kW heater which is very large for such a
I gets up to temp in 15 minutes.
What I have noticed is, I'm sleeping better, and I've done a few
before and after BP tests, and I find my BP is lower after a sauna, cold
a short relaxing time. Also, I have had back pain since herniating two
discs in 2010, I now have less back pain, however I don't know that it
is the sauna.
It may be that I'm in a confined space with 20 or 30 minutes to kill, so
I do back stretching exercises. Whatever, it has helped.
List of possible health benefits with references at the bottom.
btw, I was always a hot as I can get it shower guy and didn't like
cold showers, after a sauna, I take a cold shower and it's fine.
I'm in Florida, spring time so, that cold water temp is 70*F (21*C),
when winter comes I may not be able to handle the cold water.
Huh, sorry. I figure I put meat in the oven at 100C and it slowly cooks.