Before you Sauna
Are you ready to relieve sore muscles, reenergize your whole body, and sweat away your stress?
We've compiled a list of things to consider before you enter the pod so you have the best sauna session possible!
Please arrive promptly at your appointment time with your waiver completed. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have before and while we're walking you through your session.
We provide you with towels, water, toiletries to clean sweat away after your sauna.
Stay Hydrated! It’s the most important rule of sauna use. Most of us don’t drink enough water as it is. To get the most out of your sauna you must sweat! Your body is only going to be able to sweat out as much water as you give it. A good rule of thumb is to divide your body weight in half and drink that number of ounces in water daily. Drink, Drink, Drink at least a pint to 3 pints of water before, during and after your sauna session. It is never safe to drink alcohol in your sauna.
Eating: Wait at least 1 – 2 hours after eating before beginning a far infrared sauna session. This allows your body to attain the best overall results, since blood is not being diverted for digestion.
No skin lotions, perfumes, makeup, etc. Do not use skin lotions or oils before or during your sauna session as this will inhibit sweating and clog pores.
Sauna Apparel: More skin exposure is preferable as it’s easier to wipe away sweat. We ask that at the least, leave your underwear on. Swimsuit/ lightweight shorts/ tee shirt/ sports bra are ok if you'd prefer to wear something
Cool Down: When you finish your sauna session, it is important to relax and cool down while your body continues to perspire. Because of this, we suggest waiting about 45 minutes before showering. We do provide a damp wash cloth, dry hand towel and a moist towelette to wipe away sweat.
**Note: We do not provide shower services after your sauna sessions. Please plan accordingly.
Showering: Once you have cooled down its time to take a warm shower, exfoliate your skin to thoroughly clean and remove ant additional sweat residue, old skin cells and any toxins that have risen to the surface of your skin.
Other tip and things to note:
While in the sauna try stretching your arms, legs, neck, back area, etc. During your session you can achieve increased body flexibility, range of motion, and reduce chronic stiffness and problem areas. Massage congested and “knotty” muscle areas to help alleviate soreness, pain and tightness. Massage the area around old injuries to help bring more oxygen to the damaged area. This can assist in bringing improved healing to old injuries.
Healing Reactions are temporary symptoms associated with eliminating toxic substances, healing chronic infections or metabolic changes in the body. They are an important function of all deep healing methods. These short lived “flare-ups” are generally mild and are positive sign that deep healing is occurring. Symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, odors, and fatigue. If you are experiencing a healing reaction, drink water and lie down and rest until the symptoms reduce.
Not Sweating? You may not sweat a lot during your first 2-3 sauna sessions. This is normal for many people, as they haven’t had a recent history of sweating, and it takes a few sessions to “retrain” the body/ lymph system to do what comes naturally. Over time, you will begin to sweat more quickly and at a lower temperature setting as your body adjusts to your regular sauna routine.
Listen to your Body: Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions. If you feel lightheaded, have a queasy stomach, or start to get a headache, open the sauna door to release the heat, and end your session immediately. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective. An increase in heartbeat of up to 30% above the resting pulse is generally considered safe, unless a medical or heart condition requires keeping your pulse rate lower.