Infra-Red Saunas


SANTAVI is a proud supplier of the HELO range of PURE Infra Red Saunas to the South African Market.

Infrared heat has some distinct advantages over traditional steam heat saunas. Far-infrared radiant (FIR) heat is a completely safe form of naturally occurring energy that heats objects by a process called direct light conversion. Radiant heat is also called infrared heat or infrared energy. Direct light conversion warms only the object and does not raise the temperature of the surrounding free air. This type of energy travels 2-3″ deep into the body and is thought by some to increase circulation and nourish damaged tissue.

Infrared heaters warm the body in the same manner as natural sunlight. FIR heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally.

Traditional saunas raise the temperature of the air to a very high level within the chamber to warm the body. Some people have difficulty breathing in this extremely warm air. FIR saunas work differently. Instead of heating the air within the enclosure, FIR saunas heat the body directly. The result is a lower energy consumption and deeper tissue penetration. In the FIR sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna. FIR saunas are safe for all ages.

An Infrared Sauna will heat up in a shorter time period than a steam sauna because it can heat the skin directly and does not need to heat the air.

FIR has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate and reflect. The human body can absorb FIR because of its deep penetrating ability. When FIR penetrates through skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of the tissues causes bloods vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting a better blood circulation, and the heat so produced helps to get rid of body toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating.


Red Cedar, for 2-3 persons – sized 1640mm x 1080mm x 1950mm (W X H X D) 2000 Watt


Red Cedar, for 3 persons – sized 1820mm x 1080mm x 1950mm (W X H X D) 2000 Watt


Red Cedar, for 4 persons – sized 1820mm x 1440mm x 1950mm (W X H X D) 2200 Watt


Red Cedar, for 3-4 persons, corner model – sized 1520mm x 1520mm x 1950mm (W X H X D) 2100 Watt


Red Cedar, for 2 persons – sized 1220mm x 1020mm x 1950mm (W X H X D) 1550 Watt


Hemlock, for 1 person – sized 920mm x 1020mm x 1950mm (W X D X H) 1400 Watt


Hemlock, for 3 persons – sized 1820mm x 1220mm x 1950mm ( W X D X H) 2000 Watt


The health benefits of a FIR Infrared Sauna are numerous. Saunas are often used in the treatment of diseases and drug addictions, as well as for general therapy and well being. Some of the benefits include:

  • Increased Flexibility– Heat from an infrared will cause the human body to heat up and become more flexible. Infrared heaters can be used for Heat Yoga or Bikram Method Yoga.
  • Better Circulation and Increased Energy– The sauna emits FIR energy that is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called “resonance”, thus the cellular activities are instantly invigorated, resulting in a better blood circulation and an overall improved metabolism.
  • Weight Loss– FIR Sauna heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in substantial caloric loss in a sauna heat session.
  • Cardiovascular Health– The FIR Sauna increases heart rate and blood circulation, crucial to maintaining one’s health. The heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin, without heightening blood pressure.
  • Speed Recovery from Injuries– For injuries, FIR generated heat stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, bringing oxygen to joints and extremities, speeding the healing of sprains and strains, thus relieving pain and reducing the time it takes the human body to recover from an injury.
  • Detoxification– The quicker metabolic rate causes extra toxic waste products to be purged from the body through the skin, during perspiration. The skin is often referred to as the 3rd kidney, because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating 30% of the body’s waste.
  • Stress Reduction and Relaxation– FIR Sauna heat treatment before a massage also helps prepare a client by creating an overall relaxing effect. It loosens the muscle tissue so the therapist can do a more thorough and effective massage.
  • Skin Beautification– For that sought after healthy glow, FIR Sauna heat therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry great amounts of nutrients to the skin, thus promoting healthy tone and texture.
  • Improved Immune System– By creating an “Artificial Fever”, FIR heat has a positive effect on the immune system. Fever is a natural healing response of the body. The function of the immune system is increased naturally during a fever, while virus and bacterial growth is slowed, weakening its hold. This helps the body ward off invading organisms. A FIR heat treatment in the early stages of a cold or flu has been known to stop the disease before the symptoms occur.


Whatever your taste, budget or space challenges, there is a HELO Pure Infra system for you. Regardless of layout model, Pure Infra saunas have a modern aesthetic with full glass fronts and include an intuitive touch screen control system that makes heat, light and sound adjustment simplicity itself. Your Pure Infrared room is delivered ready for easy assembly, and powered from a household outlet—just plug it in and you’re ready to relax and detox in the comfort of your own home.

The Healthiest Infrared available anywhere:

All infrared delivery systems produce EMR and EF to some extent. While the levels are typi­cally low, it is still not clearly understood what the long term effects of low exposure might mean. Pure Infra technology was developed to take the worry out of unnecessary exposure to EMR and EF. For instance, the electrical field in a Pure Infra is less than you’d experience from a computer screen or cell phone. After all, if the point is to detoxify, why expose yourself to any level of unnecessary radiation?


Pure Infrared cabins heat quickly and efficiently with a tap of the touch screen control. A Pure Infrared cabin also heats up near-instantly to your set comfort level while using up to 20% less energy than other systems. That means fewer energy resources are used to provide the safest, most comforting infrared heat bathing experience available—and that’s better for everyone.


The exclusive Even Heat system includes oversized heating panels that ensure infrared waves warm every part of your body evenly— as well as a gentle heat redistribution system that spreads heat more evenly throughout the sauna. With Even Heat there are no “cold spots” from heat stratification— you are bathed evenly in the safest infrared available from every angle, floor to ceiling.


Every Pure Infrared cabin model includes a speakerless, touch screen-operated sound system that provides crystal clear pleasure from your favorite MP3’s or the radio. With no visible speakers, the interior finishing is even less cluttered—adding another touch of comfort to your daily detox.


Pure Infrared cabins include trimodal lighting systems, with soft valance lighting, ceiling reading lights and colour light therapy. This allows you to relax in the soft and diffuse valance lighting, use color to create a an energizing ambiance, or simply enjoy your favorite magazine or book without straining.


Simply put, no other infrared cabin system minimizes your exposure to EMR and EF better than Pure Infra.

Our exclusive patent-pending technology means Pure Infra saunas produce less EMR and EF than sanctioned by Sweden’s radiation standards—the toughest in the world.


  • By far the lowest EMR/EF of any infrared bathing system —beats even Sweden’s tough standards.
  • Exclusive Even Heat technology—warms quickly and evenly with no “cold” spots.
  • Finishing in clear Canadian Red Cedar for its sturdy quality and beauty
  • Prefabricated panels for fast assembly with no tools —you can enjoy the full detox and relaxation benefits of your Pure Infra sauna within an hour of delivery.
  • Full glass fronts and tempered, top quality floor to ceiling glass doors