Whether you’re a novice sauna user or you’re simply looking to maximize the many benefits that come along with sauna use, you should follow these top 10 rules.
- Is the Sauna For Everyone?
First off, the sauna is very beneficial, but it’s not for everyone. People who should avoid them include those with serious conditions like open wounds or heart problems. Babies can enjoy saunas cautiously, at mild temperatures for very short durations, on lower benches with no steam.
- Go Nude or Go Home
If you can take a sauna in your birthday suit, go ahead and do it. It is the ultimate spot for physical and mental relaxation, as well as detoxification by perspiration – you will reap maximum benefits when you bare all in every sense of the word.
- This is not a Competition
Time spent in the sauna should melt away stress, not increase it. It’s not a competition of who stays in the sauna longer. When you’ve had enough, take a break and step out. Listen to your body – a round in the sauna should only last as long as it feels good to you.
- Beginner? Stay Low
The top shelf gets hit with the most heat. Don’t park yourself there unless you’re absolutely comfortable with such high heat levels.
- No Horsing Around
The sauna is a steamy and slippery environment, so take caution when moving around. The heat may make you feel dizzy and cause you to fall. If you feel slightly dizzy or have heart palpitations, take that as your cue to leave immediately!
- Hit the Cold Shower (or Lake) Post-Sauna
Although it doesn’t seem like a bright idea, a cold shower is something you’ll want to take right after your sauna if you’re interested in having a glowing complexion. Trust us, your pores will thank you later.
- Some Like it Hot
We know some of you like when the sauna heats up to a high level. But ease up on how much water you throw on the rocks. Only throw a little bit of water on the rocks at a time. Too much is bad for the stove pipes and the stove.
To compensate for the lack of fluids from all the sweat you’re releasing in the sauna, give your body sufficient water after the last round in the sauna.
- Calm Down
Do not engage in rigorous activity like sports or exercise between sauna rounds. People have also been known to start working out in the sauna room. This is a big no-no. It puts too much stress on the heart.
- Bring a Buddy
Consider finding yourself a sauna buddy. Going into the sauna with a friend or family member will ensure that if any problems do occur, someone has your back. Besides, a sauna is a social affair.
Whether you own an existing sauna or are currently looking into whether a sauna is the right addition for your space, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to find out how we can make a sauna work in your space.