Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Always drink plenty of water before, during, and after your session. Drinking an electrolyte-replacing water or a sports drink is strongly recommended before and after use.
Lightweight shorts and a t-shirt is ok. Swimsuits are better. Your birthday suit is just fine too! We supply towels so that your body doesn't come in contact with the wooden seats/floor. We recommend bringing clothing that is loose fitting and comfortable to put back on after your session.
When you finish your sauna session, it is important to relax and cool down while your body continues to perspire. Sit with a towel or wrap around you for about 5 minutes. Enjoy a cool, damp towel left on the shelf for you. Shower 30-60 minutes after your session to cleanse toxins off of your body. We do have shower facilities available.
Individuals suffering with obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory problems or diabetes should consult a physician prior to use. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advise of their personal physician since some medications may induce drowsiness, while others may affect heart rate, bool pressure, and circulation. Diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers may impair the body's natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitriptyline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistimines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to "sweat out" a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person's judgement; therefore, they may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress. The use of alcohol, drugs, or medications prior to a sauna session may lead to unconsciousness.
The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. If elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no longer than 15 minutes at a time.
Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors, and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. Consult a physician.
The use of Infrared Sauna should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
Individuals with insensitivity to heat or who have a fever should not use the sauna until the fever subsides.
Pregnant persons should consult a physician and obtain a doctor's note before using an Infrared Sauna.
The magnets used to assemble our sauna can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your physician the possible risks this may cause and obtain a doctor's note if the decision is to proceed.
Recent (acute) joint injury should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using.