Ozone Sauna Buyers Guide & FAQ

Get to know more about the right ozone sauna for you, find answers to common questions, and learn more about how it all works.

Over the last few years we have had many people contacting us confused about which sauna is best for them. Some people lost money by buying the wrong product, others had negative health consequences as the sauna they purchased didn’t deliver on it’s (often misguided) intended health benefits.

This page will serve as a guide and a Frequently Asked Questions info sheet, not just information about Ozone Saunas (commonly referred to as ozone pods, ozone capsules, ozone cabinets, ozone steam sauna, ozone steam spa/bath, ozone therapy machines etc), but also on other types of saunas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Portable/ tent sauna VS Ozone Sauna

As depicted in the infoGraphic above, there are quite a few differences between the two.
A portable / tent sauna is only beneficial as a secondary or supplementary ozone sauna for ad hoc use when travelling. The tents were primarily made for steam use, and not ozone. Not only will it deteriorate after extensive use but it also has fewer medical benefits than a normal Ozone Sauna.
There are 3 major concerns with ozone and the wooden saunas:
  1. Most of the wooden saunas does not allow for your head to stick out, thus you will be inhaling ozone the duration of the session.
  2. You cannot connect a medical oxygen source to create pure ozone on a wooden sauna.
  3. The wood can become toxic once the ozone reaches the absorption point in the wood.

Technical & Maintenance

It is best to wipe down your sauna with a clean towel after every use. Ozone is anti-bacterial and will get rid of leftover bacteria. You can properly clean the sauna with soap, warm water and a soft cloth once a week, depending on how many times you use it. Focus on the seat, doors and floor. Let the ozone run for 15 minutes after washing with soap to get rid of any chemical trace elements.
Yes, you can. It is very important to make sure that there is water in the water bottle, located at the back of the sauna. Clean up any water that may have spilt, especially near the oxygen concentrator or electrical wires. Make sure the wall plug is switched on, then switch on the concentrator and make sure everything is running. Then, and only then, can you switch on your sauna.
Yes. First switch OFF the Ozone Sauna, then the oxygen concentrator and lastly plug the sauna out at the outlet.
Always try to use distilled water for the steam use. 5 stage reverse osmosis (RO) water can also be used, but do take care that no minerals was added back to the water after the RO.
Make sure the oxygen concentrator is on and there's no obstructions or pipe blockages. Hold your hand in front of the ozone inlet in the sauna for a few seconds whilst the ozone is on. If you can smell ozone (sulphuric smell), your ozonator is still working. Note that you can become used to the smell of ozone over time, so ask someone that doesn't come in contact with it frequently to do the same if you feel the smell has subsided for you.
If using an ozone destructor, a wet airstream ozone destructor should be used as you are dealing in a steam / moisture environment. In our experience ozone destructors does not justify the costs involved, and simple ventilation is sufficient. To elaborate on costs vs efficiency; half of the ozone in the sauna would have already reverted back to oxygen by the time the session ended, and as the moisture in the sauna converts ozone to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), not a lot of ozone escapes after the session into the room, thus making a $2000-$3000 destructor unnecessary. To elaborate why we believe ventilation is sufficient: First, ventilation like an open door and window will create a sufficient draft to clear excess ozone away, and secondly you do need the ventilation to make sure sufficient oxygen is in the room for the oxygen concentrator to operate effectively.
No a candle(s) do not pose a fire risk when it's in the same room, but please do not bring open flames close to oxygen sources.
Please refer to our Training Videos section under the Resources tab.

Health

We recommend at least 10 sessions to start off with. As you have a lifetime worth of damage and toxicity in your body, please don't expect miracles after 1 or 2 sessions. These are not exhaustive protocols and will differ from person to person, but here to give you an indication:
  • Athletes or similar: 5 sessions every or every other day, especially before and after athletic events.
  • Healthy individuals can have 2-3 sessions a week for a month, thereafter 10 sessions per month.
  • Unhealthy individuals can have 3-4 sessions a week for 2 months, thereafter 10 sessions per month.
  • Chronically ill individuals can have 3-4 sessions a week for 3 months, thereafter 3 sessions per week.
Yes you can, once your body is ready for it. But please refer to "How many ozone sessions can I have" for more information on this.
First increase your amount of sessions until you comfortably manage the required sessions based on your health level or the time you have available a week. Thereafter increase your ozone output % by 10% intervals every 2 weeks until you are on 100% ozone output.
This is can be a result of detox. It is called a Healing Crisis. The human body accumulates bacterial colonies and environmental toxins that is stored in fat tissue. During detox, these cells get dislodged and enter your bloodstream to start the process of filtering and eliminating these toxins. During this period these toxins can temporarily impact your well being. You will experience temporary signs of illness. Read more about a Healing Crisis here. If you get a rash, reduce your ozone % and give your body 2-3 days to recover before resuming therapy. If the rash persists, reduce your sessions per week by 50% for 3 weeks.
There are ways to increase the effectiveness of your ozone therapy session, and there some red flags you should avoid. Get more information and access to our eBook that explains it all, click here.
Ozone helps the body to get rid of impurities, viruses and bacteria. Sometimes after an ozone therapy session your body will leave behind a light residue on the towel that can point to certain diseases or materials present in your body. Click here to view a testimonial from one of our clients.
The term medical ozone refers to ozone being created from a medical oxygen source. As oxygen is converted into ozone, and pure oxygen isn't used impurities also pass through the ozone generator and can be harmful to your health. ALWAYS use an ozone sauna which creates ozone from a medical oxygen source like medical oxygen cylinders or oxygen concentrators.
Ozone can be harmful to your respiratory system and eyes in large quantities. That is the reason your head is outside of the ozone sauna and you cover the neck to prevent you from inhaling large quantities of ozone. Thus ozone therapy in a steam sauna is perfectly safe.
This depends on your location and the target market of the clinic. Sessions can range from R150 - R450 for 30 minutes. It's best to enquire at your nearest ozone clinic. You can find a list of clinics here.

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