Are Infrared Saunas Safe?

Posted by : Rocky Mountain Saunas Team

**Please Click: Infrared Sauna Safety - Precautions & Contraindications for more Information**

Yes, Absolutely Safe! 

Far infrared heat is a form of radiant energy. The sun is an example of the principle source of infrared radiant energy that we experience on a daily basis. All human bodies absorb, as well as emit, infrared radiant energy.

Infrared Sauna heat emitters produce a specific bandwidth of radiant energy that matches the vibrational frequency of the human body. This process is also known as resonant absorption. No harmful UV rays are emitted.

Rocky Mountain Saunas are the GREENEST, SAFEST infrared sauna available in the USA.

All our 120v wiring is EMF shielded.  We have had Internationally Certified safe, Zero Rated EMF carbon heater panels for over 2 years now.  We use NO chemicals, pesticides or drying agents in the curing of our woods, but rather a proprietary herbal formula. All Sealants are organic, water-based, non-toxic, non-outgassing.

Rocky Mountain Saunas are Internationally Certified by ETL, CE, RoHS and ISO 9001 to be safe in every respect, having passed rigorous and stringent international standards.

Infrared Heat is Healthy, Natural and a Safe Therapy for all living beings. Absolutely Safe!  Infrared Saunas simply produce a gentle and soothing heat which is almost instantly relaxing.   Hospitals have been using infrared heat to warm newborn babies since the 1980’s.

With an infrared sauna, there is no danger of getting sunburned or drying out your skin.  There are very few contraindications.  Many users have joint replacements, contact lenses, breast augmentations and cosmetic surgery.


Rocky Mountain Saunas is committed to making safety our #1 priority. Internationally recognized safety certifications assure you that all our saunas have attained a high level of quality construction, safety and performance standards. Below is a list of our current Safety Certifications from International Testing Laboratories authorized to approve infrared sauna safety standards in North America, Canada and the European Union.

ISO develops International Standards.

ISO 9001 Symbol

Rocky Mountain Saunas' manufacturing facility have implemented a quality management system in order to maintain the highest standards in product development and quality assurance and is proud to have earned the prestigious ISO 9001 Certification.

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services, and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade.

Founded in 1947, and since then have published more than 19,500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology, manufacturing, and business. From food safety to computers, and agriculture to health care, ISO International Standards impact all our lives. 


CE Logo

The CE Mark is a requirement for products sold to the European Market. The CE Mark identifies a product as complying with the health and safety requirements spelled out in European legislation and is mandatory for equipment operating in the European Union (EU).



The RoHS Directive stands for "the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment". This Directive bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

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Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL) was founded in 1896 by Thomas Edison, and is one of the oldest product safety testing laboratories in the world. Certification by ETL and ETL-C assures you that all Rocky Mountain Sauna models have been tested to meet both US and Canadian safety and performance standards. For more information, search Rocky Mountain Saunas ETL Certification.

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