Benefits of Using QCA Saunas

1. Caloric Expenditure and Weight Management
The human body exerts tremendous amounts of energy (calories) to attempt to cool itself down during the sauna session. The far-infrared heat causes the core body temperature to rise, leading to an increased heart rate. Like exercise, your body must work harder to lower your core temperature which translates into burned calories. In conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, this aids in weight loss and healthy body composition.

2. Detoxification
Exposure to everyday toxic gases and household chemicals can weaken the immune system and blood circulation of the human body. These toxins are stored beneath the surface of the skin as water molecules and build up over time. Far-infrared sauna therapy helps break up these water molecules at the cellular level, causing them to vibrate and push to the surface through perspiration. In removing toxic compounds from the body and promoting the body’s natural immune process, infrared sauna detoxification is known to enhance overall health and well-being.

3. Circulation and Muscle Recovery
Exposure to far-infrared heat produces an increase in oxygenated blood flow to the entire body, similar to the effects of standard cardiovascular exercises. Heat causes the blood vessels to dilate which enables more oxygen and nutrients to get to the muscles and joints. This improved circulation provides greater flexibility and range of motion to the body while relaxed, leading to better muscle performance.

4. Improved Immune Response
During an infrared sauna session, the body’s core temperature can rise 2-3 degrees, inducing an artificial fever. The body’s core mechanisms react quickly and aggressively to improve immune response. This reaction over time helps improve overall immune functions in the body. Far-infrared sauna use has also been shown to increase white blood cell count, which also aids the body in fighting off disease and infection.

5. Pain Relief & Relaxation
Heat has been used for centuries to help alleviate pain and provide relief to sore and aching muscles. Far-infrared saunas may be useful to improve quality of life and reduce pain in patients with chronic pain. Wavelengths penetrate deep into the body creating blood flow to muscles, which also delivers concentrated oxygen, and gives your body the stressors it needs to fight inflammation. Far-infrared saunas also have been shown to release endorphins, which aid our opioid brain receptors in alleviating pain.

Medical Uses of Far-Infrared Technology

Far-infrared is part of the sun’s invisible light spectrum that is essential to plants, animals, and humans. Infrared heat is a form of energy that penetrates the body by warming muscles and tissue directly without heating the air. Infrared energy keeps us warm and repairs body tissue. The human body absorbs infrared in the 3 to 50 micron range. Light waves between 6 to 14 microns have special regenerative effects on the body, with the optimum absorption by the human body occurring at 9.4 microns. QCA Saunas use the Patented Stable Heat System, which is able to consistently reach this important bench mark of far-infrared light.

Doctors have conducted extensive research on the therapeutic uses of infrared. Far-infrared treatments have shown medical benefits in a variety of illnesses by speeding the removal of toxins from the body, which are often a major
contributor to various health problems. Numerous toxins are absorbed and stored in our bodies. Toxic gases like sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and substances such as lead, mercury, and chlorine are encapsulated by large water molecules. These toxins are stored in the body at the cellular level blocking blood circulation and impairing cellular energy. The body’s immune system is inhibited, which makes it difficult for the body to fight disease.

However, when far-infrared therapy is introduced to the human body, the large water molecules begin to vibrate via an effect called resonance. Through this process it breaks down the ion bond to release the encapsulated gases and toxic materials. This forces the toxins and internal perspiration to the surface where they can be showered off.

Breathe Easy With Non-Toxic Aspen Wood

Infrared energy heats objects directly and penetrates up to 2 inches below the surface. This means the infrared heat also penetrates the sauna wood in addition to your skin, so the wood that a sauna is made of is very important. Our saunas are only handcrafted with furniture grade aspen wood, domestically grown in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. This wood has a high hardness rating, giving the sauna the stability and comfort needed to hold up year after year. Aspen is also up to 99% non-toxic and non-allergenic, and resistant to fungus and bacteria, making it the ideal choice for people with allergies or chronic health conditions.

Almost all of our competitors are using Canadian hemlock, cedar, and redwood which contain a natural insecticide called terpenes. When a sauna made of hemlock, cedar or redwood and is turned on, these naturally occurring oils within the wood become heated and gas off a substance called cedrine. Cedrine attacks the central nervous system of insects and kills them, and in some cases, it can also cause vomiting and convulsions in humans. Only the highest quality aspen is handpicked for our saunas, creating a safe and luxurious environment right in the comfort of your own home.

Patented Stable Heat System

QCA Saunas’ far-infrared is produced during the entire sauna session. When the sauna reaches temperature, the Soft Touch LCD Sauna Controlller idles the TheraMitters™ down to surface temperature of under 230°F. The TheraMitters™ will return to 400°F and above when necessary, keeping a steady temperature and micron range. The far-infrared produced is still consistently reaching the optimal 9.4 micron range for human absorption due to the unique physical design of solid ceramic TheraMitters™, penetrating up to 2” below the skin. This creates an environment where the user receives more infrared in 20 minutes than they would during a 40 minute session in other brand saunas.

QCA Saunas produce zero cold spots when operating and does not vent plastics and carbon fibers into the sauna cabinet, unlike our competitors. Carbon saunas only reach the one surface temperature of approximately 230°F and turn off after reaching their set convection air temperature, losing air temperature and creating an ineffective range of infrared. The QCA Saunas Stable Heat™ System does not turn off, but powers down and sends a trickle charge of electricity to maintain the surface temperature of the TheraMitters™, thus consistently reaching the 9.4 micron range of far infrared.

The best example of how the QCA Saunas Stable Heat™ System works in relation to our competitors is to imagine a light switch. If the light switch is flipped on, the light in the room will turn on. The moment the switch is turned off, the light goes out and the room is dark. Infrared is a form of light, just like the visible light in the example, but on a different spectrum that is invisible to the naked eye. QCA Saunas Stable Heat™ System remains on during the entire sauna session, meaning infrared is produced the entire sauna session, just like turning on the light with the light switch and leaving it on the whole time you are in the room.

In a competitor’s sauna, the infrared will be produced until the set temperature is reached. The moment the set temperature is reached, infrared immediately stops being produced, just like shutting off the light with the light switch. No more infrared is being produced, just like flipping the light switch to off turns off the light. So, it’s much like sitting in a room with the lights on for 40 minutes, but you have to sit in the dark for half of the time. Our Stable Heat™ System prevents this from happening in QCA Saunas, giving the user a clear advantage in the amount of exposure to far infrared.


  • Crafted with furniture grade, domestically grown non-toxic Aspen Wood
  • Built with 3/4 inch wood
  • American-made and engineered
  • Company has been in business since 1966
  • CE and ETL listed for your safety
  • Lifetime warranty on all TheraMitter heaters
  • Far-infrared is safe, effective, and FDA approved
  • Made with 99% non-toxic & non-allergenic Aspen wood

Proudly made in the U.S.A. with decades of experience, QCA Saunas are engineered and designed to enhance your quality of life. Every aspect of manufacturing is carefully monitored and perfected in our state-of-the-art facility in Eastern Iowa. Vigorous testing and quality control are the standard, as all our units must pass our 50-point inspection process. From our aspen wood to our ceramic heaters, every component is chosen for your health and wellness in mind, and that is always our focus.

We continuously strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and their quality of ownership. Our journey started in 1966 but continues today right where it all started. Our devotion to providing our customers with the highest quality American-Made products is and always will be our #1 priority.