Guidelines for Infrared Sauna Use
Please have your body well hydrated before and after using our sauna. A good rule of thumb is to divide your body weight by two and drink a minimum of that many ounces of water on a daily basis. (160 lbs. divided by 2 = 80 ounces of water or eight 10 ounce glasses of water, daily. Drink plenty of good water, fruit juice, iced tea, green tea before, during and after your sauna routine (water is provided and coconut water and/or electrolyte water will be available for purchase).
Please don't come on an empty stomach, have a light meal at least 1 hour prior to your session. You also do not want to be full as your body will focus on digesting the food instead of detoxification.
Please bring 3 hand towels. One to use to wipe the sweat while you are inside the sauna, and one to wet to use for a cooling Italian shower after your sauna, and one that you may use to dry off. We will provide a towel for you to sit on while you are in the sauna.
Please bring a pair of clean white socks to put over your feet as they will be resting on Himalayan salt.
Wearing minimal amount of clothing is ideal for sauna use. Please make sure you have something appropriate to cover your private parts. Swim suits are fine but breathable organic fabric are optimal. We do not permit naked usage of the sauna.
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. Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions. If you feel lightheaded, have a queasy stomach, or start to get a headache, end your session immediately. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective.
If the temperature becomes too hot for your comfort, or the cabin becomes ‘stuffy’, you may slide open the window vent to or, just open the door for a minute or so, to let some fresh air inside.
DO NOT SLEEP while you are in the sauna. Please bring a book to read or take the time to relax and meditate. Turn off your cell phone.
You may choose to add essential oils to your session at no additional charge. Please allow us to choose oils that would be complementary for your session. The oils are not intended for ingestion or topical usage.
Minimum amount of time for sauna usage is 15 min. Maximum length of time is 45 min. Optimal length of time is at least 30 min. For pain relief we recommend visits 2-4 times per month. For Detoxification or Chronic issues, we recommend you schedule for 1-3 visits per week.
The ideal temperature range when using a sauna for maximum effectiveness and health benefit is between 115 – 135 degrees Fahrenheit. You can run it hotter if you like, but there is no additional therapeutic benefit.
Plan to rest or lie down for at least 10 minutes after your session before resuming normal activities.
Our Infrared Sauna is suitable for two people, so bring your spouse, friend or relative and enjoy the health benefits of detoxification while you relax and listen to soothing music. Only $5 more for 2nd person!
Contra-indications for Infrared Saunas
If you have a disease, be certain to consult with a primary-care physician concerning it.
If you are using any prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for any possible change in the drug's effect due to any interaction with infrared energy.
It is considered inadvisable to raise the core temperature in someone with adrenal suppression and systemic lupus erythematosus or multiple sclerosis, by some authorities.
Diabetics and anyone being treated for heart or circulatory conditions should check with their doctor, particularly if taking medication.
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contra-indicated in cases of enclosed infections be they dental, in joints or in any other tissues.
If you are pregnant or suspect you may be, discontinue your sauna use.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and thus are not heated by this system, nevertheless you should consult your surgeon prior to using Infrared Thermal System. Certainly, the usage of Infrared Thermal System must be discontinued if you experience pain near any such implants. Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200°C (392°F), it should not be adversely affected by the usage of Infrared Thermal System. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon and possibly a representative from the product manufacture to be certain.
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this may occur, she can choose to allow herself to possible experience this short term effect without worry or to simply avoid Infrared Thermal System usage at that time of her cycle.
Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid Infrared Thermal System usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation, which can potentate the tendency to bleed.
Obviously, should any condition worsen with use of an Infrared treatment, the use of the system should be discontinued.
People do not experience pain using Infrared Thermal Systems unless such is contraindicated. If you do, the use of radiant heat is clearly inappropriate for you at that time.
DO NOT attempt to self-treat any disease with this Infrared Thermal System without direct supervision of a physician.