Our custom built redwood sauna was constructed in place during our basement remodel in 1983 ! at that time 1 x 6 t&g redwood was obtained from somerville lumber in Westborough Ma. . Redwood is one of the best materials to use for a sauna ,due to its natural oils & grain structure ; ( currently redwood is not generally available due to conservation of habitat concerns ) ! The sauna is configured to comfortably seat four adults , and is a step down from the bathroom floor level . A unique design feature are its dual sliding doors & a diamond shape to its duckboard floor, w / upper & lower corner benches ! The sauna inspiration came from my youth wherein I had friends with , parents who had saunas ! The sauna is universally recognised for its many health benefits ; desalination to lower blood pressure ; Detoxification through subcutaneous tissue cleansing , especially in conjunction with essential oils ; Stress reduction by relaxing the sonomic ( fig / flight ) autonomic nervous system ( with a cold plunge finish ) provided by our indoor pool or dip in the lake ( 150 ft. run ! ) Our sauna is equipped with a 6kw electric heater & 200 #s of stone ! Initial heat up is 1 1/2 hours ( producing a temp of 180 to 200 deg. f ) ! Due to the elevated temperature ( birthday suits only ) when in the sauna ! Because your entire 21 feet of skin area ( which is your radiator ) serves to cool your body ; protects you from overheating & passing out ! Cooler weather is fast approaching & we are offering use of our sauna all inclusive with booking our rooms !