Tips for Using the Sauna
- To regulate the temperature inside the sauna during your session, open the door. If you feel the need for more cooling, simply leave the door open until the air around you feels comfortable enough.
- Drink plenty of fluids prior to, during, and after your session.
- If you take a hot/warm shower or bath before your sauna session, you may perspire more. Try it with and without bathing or showering first to determine which way you prefer. You may also try dry skin brushing as that also enhances sweating.
- To utilize the sauna’s heat therapy effect, give your hair a hot oil treatment while in the sauna. Put oil or treatment into your hair and wrap it with a towel. After the session is over, rinse your hair thoroughly.
- Be sure to towel off excess sweat during your session to help the body perspire more freely.
- To help relieve sore and tense muscles, massage the affected areas while in sauna to help heal faster.
- Do not put any lotions or oils on the body or face when using the sauna. This may block the pores and hinder perspiration.
- Do not eat anything at least an hour before your sauna session. It is better to go in the sauna on an empty stomach. You are more likely to feel uncomfortable sitting in a sauna with a full stomach.
- To make the most of your sauna session, work your muscles while in the sauna. Stretch your arms and legs, massage your neck, massage your feet, etc.
- You can benefit from the relaxing and soothing effects of a regular sauna session by going to sleep afterwards. The peaceful and relaxed state rendered by a sauna session will help you sleep easier and better.
- At the first sign of cold or flu, increasing your sauna sessions may be beneficial in boosting your immune system and decreasing the reproductive rate of the viruses. Consult your physician for the proper treatment and care for this or any other medical conditions.
- To treat your ankles and feet more effectively, you must elevate them while inside the sauna. Any area that you wish to achieve a specific deep heating effect in should be moved as close to one of the heaters as feels comfortable.
After the session is over, do not immediately jump into the shower. Since your body was heated up during the session, it will continue to sweat even after the heaters are off. Sit in the sauna with the door open and let the body cool off. Once you feel comfortable enough, take a warm (or cool) shower to rinse the perspiration off your body.