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Saunas

High Heat or Steam?

Both types of sauna are good! It all depends on your preference and ability to tolerate certain humidity and temperature level. Try them both and decide for yourself, or let us help you find your match.

High Heat Sauna

High Heat Sauna

It uses electricity and is less humid than a steam sauna; typical humidity is around 0% to 10% which can be increased to 25% by adding a small ladle of water to the rocks when the rocks are very hot. A steam sauna can generate up to 50% humidity with the same method.

 

Steam Sauna

It is NOT a steam bath or steam room. A steam bath or steam room can feel hotter sometimes even though they are much cooler because they have much higher humidity; typically near or at 100% which prevents sweat evaporation while amplifying the heat. One can stay much longer in a steam saunas safely.

Innovation!

hybrid Saunas

A Hastings Spa innovation! Exclusive to our Spa Combo packages where you can request 15 to 30 minutes of infrared heating added inside your traditional High Heat and Steam Saunas sessions, to maximize the health benefits for you.

Infrared treatment has been proven to promote faster healing of joint pains, deep tissue injuries, and research has shown that it helps provide deeper sleep and reduces the effect of colds and flus.

Ultimately, our traditional saunas with infrared treatment adds to your relaxation and enjoyment of your spa experience so it is a highly recommended win-win combo!

 

Sauna Room

The sauna Rooms

Our Premium Sauna rooms with cedar upgrade on the upper level are for sauna service only bookings. They do not have infrared installation.

The Hybrid Sauna rooms in the lower level are exclusive for combo package bookings and those traditional rooms are upgraded with infrared heating array.

Premium High Heat

Sauna service only rooms:

Crosbie

High Heat

Up to 195°F (90.6°C) temperature.
0 to 25% humidity.
Last updated in 1978. Nostalgic! Connects with Dressing Room #1 or #2 for additional changing room space.

 

Denby

High Heat

Up to 195°F (90.6°C) temperature.
0 to 25% humidity.
Also updated in 1978. Good Times! Connects with Dressing Room #3 or #4 for extra changing space.

 

Eula

High Heat

Up to 185°F (85°C) temperature.
0 to 25% humidity.
Newly updated in 2017.
Connects to Dressing Room #5 with changing room space for two person.

*Please call us at 604-251-5455 for this room if more than two person.

 

Premium Steam

steam sauna

Sauna service only rooms:

Frida

Up to 170°F (76.7°C) temperature.
10 to 50% humidity.
Rooms updated in 2021
Connects to Dressing Room 7 or 8 for additional changing room space.

 

Greta

Up to 175°F (79.4°C) temperature.
10 to 50% humidity.
Rooms updated in 2020
Connects to Dressing Room 9 or 10 for additional changing room space.

 

Heidi

Up to 160°F (71.1°C) temperature.
10 to 55% humidity.
Rooms updated in 2018

 

 

High Heat or Steam Sauna notes

We recommended that patrons allot 1 hour for sauna and shower, followed by 30 minutes in the dressing room for relaxation and recovery.

 

Hybrid Sauna

*15 to 30 minutes of infrared usage is recommended in your Hybrid session*

Alisa

Hybrid

Up to 181°F (82.8°C) temperature.
5 to 30% humidity.
Room updated in 2023
Connects to 3 showers, 1 lavatory, and resting sink area.

Total to 900 square feet of private area.

 

Brita

Hybrid

Up to 181°F (82.8°C) temperature.
5 to 30% humidity.
Room updated in 2023
Connects to 3 showers, 1 lavatory, and resting sink area.

Total to 900 square feet of private area.

 

Hybrid Sauna notes

We recommend only using 15 to 30 minutes of infrared heating within your 50 minutes Hybrid session for safe practice and enjoyment.

 *Recent studies have shown that the higher temperatures in steam or high heat saunas effectively eliminated SARS-CoV-2 viruses over a period of time. Conversely, the lower temperatures found in steam baths or steam rooms were not effective. The lower temperatures and high humidity also increased the risk of transmission. 

According to LA times Study, ‘Men who take frequent saunas live longer, study shows’. Why that is remains elusive but it most certainly applies to women as well. There are many other benefits to using high heat or steam saunas regularly. You can also check them out our sauna health benefits page for more interesting facts.

Specials

Early Bonus Sauna

$25.71 / 1 Person

  • Oct 27 – Jan 31, 2024
  • 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • $49.53 / 2 Persons
  • $75.24 / 3 Persons*
  • $99.06 / 4 Persons*

     Promo code: EB2023

 

Seconds Away

10% Off

May 1 – Aug 31

 

Get 10% savings on every second regular priced visit of equal or lower value. To book use promo code:

SA2023

 

Come On In

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