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Old 01-28-2011, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Looking to add Infrared Sauna to my spa

Looking for feedback on a single person infrared sauna. They're much cheaper than a the slim capsule obviously! I love cedar and have looked at the units by Sunlighter for about $3500.00 with shipping in 3 weeks. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Save your money. I've had one for five years, and haven't come close to making 25% Of my money back. I have a nice cedar, two person unit which I am going to bring home and use it. Mine is the Sunlight sauna and I think I paid over $3000 for it 5 years ago. Nice unit.

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Old 11-23-2011, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I purchased the Sunlighten Cedar 2 person in April of 2011, you're right....a lot of awe and not as much use as I thought! We may get 1-2 every two weeks.

The other franchise location gets clients DAILY! I guess it's how you push and educate the customers.

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Re: Looking to add Infrared Sauna to my spa

Like the rest - save your money. When I bought my salon it had a sauna that is now getting more use in my basement than it ever got at the salon. Nobody wants to wait 1/2 hour for it to heat up, that's the main drawback - at home I watch TV while I wait.

Meanwhile, the HVLP spray unit now in that room has made a TON more money. IMHO leave the saunas to the spas and add sunless if you haven't already. Far better return on investment.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Re: Looking to add Infrared Sauna to my spa

I have/had a far infrared sauna massage bed made in Korea. It was fantastic but the motor broke. The distributor went out of business and the manufacturer is trying to help me get a new motor to the US. We were doing great because we did a Groupon on it. Far infrared is a hot ticket these days. I have people also finding me through google. You just have to know how to reach people who don't tan. the massage part of it is what sells it and it doesn't take long to heat up - like 5 minutes. If I can't get it to work, I am going to resort to hydromassage and maybe a Far infrared sauna. We make people set appointments to use anything "spa-related." And yes, custom airbrushing is my main source of extra income besides tanning, but it doesn't make you money in the slow season like the far infrared does.
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Re: Looking to add Infrared Sauna to my spa

I have one and like the others, it does not have much activity. Even the discounts and freebies I give out on it don't bring people in. It is a far infrared sauna for 2 people. Very nice. Think I am going to bring it home.
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I have one, used very little.
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I have one and like the others, it does not have much activity. Even the discounts and freebies I give out on it don't bring people in. It is a far infrared sauna for 2 people. Very nice. Think I am going to bring it home.
Ours is a 2 person sauna and last year alone we made over $10K on it. You have to market it.
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