Here are some simple tips to help you prepare for your sauna session and techniques you can use while in the room to help you optimize your sauna experience.
Your Infrared Sauna Session…
Before the Sauna
Best times for Infrared Sauna sessions are early in the morning or before bedtime in the evening, although anytime is good! Before the sauna, you should drink a full glass of water, or other hydrating drink, such as a non-sugary sports drink or coconut water. DO NOT drink coffee, soda, juice overloaded with sugar or alcohol. Wait at least 1 – 2 hours after eating before beginning an infrared sauna session.
We do have a private shower in our sauna suite so it’s good to take a quick shower to get dirt, dry skin, and any soap or lotion residue off your skin. If you’re going to wear clothes, wear loose-fitting clothes that breathe, like shorts and a tank top or loose cotton t-shirt, or even a bathing suit. The beauty of our Infrared Sauna is that you can gain the benefits of sweating at much lower temperatures. This is important if you have been unable to tolerate the heat of a traditional sauna for very long!
During the Sauna
Place layers of towels on the bench seat to absorb perspiration during your session. Infrared will penetrate clothing and towels. How long to stay in the sauna depends on several factors. First, listen to your body and don’t over-do it.
If you’re new to using an Infrared Sauna, keep in mind that you typically don’t start sweating until 10-15 minutes into the session. If you start feeling faint, claustrophobic, or uncomfortable cut the session short or open the sauna door for a bit, or take a shower to cool off. As you get used to the sauna experience, you will be able to tolerate longer sessions. After becoming acclimated to infrared heat, users average 45 minute sessions. Two sessions per day is permissible if you are working on a specific therapy goal.
By stretching your arms, legs, neck, back area,etc. during your far infrared sauna session you can achieve increased body flexibility, range of motion, and reduce chronic stiffness and problem areas. Massage congested and “knotty” muscle areas.
After the Sauna
After you’re done in the sauna, take a warm to cool shower to remove sweat and toxins from your skin. A cold water rinse will close up your pores quickly and leave your skin feeling incredibly and naturally smooth.
Please try to vacate the room within 15 minutes at the end of your session, as we need to prepare for the next guest (we do not have a mirror located in our Sauna Suite). We do have a Prep Room if you need a little bit more time to get ready or you can hang around in our relaxation room after the experience.
You might feel the need to relax before getting back to your day. A sauna is relaxing, so why not savor the invigorating relaxation for a while!
You’ll leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Your body is beginning to acclimate to the infrared light, and you’ve experienced a small portion of the overall heath benefits.
Don’t stop here!
You’ve started to unlock the powerful detoxification process. Your body is now starting to eliminate surface level toxins more efficiently through perspiration. You’re burning more calories and raising your core temperature more quickly.
Your body is fully acclimated and the real magic has begun. Complete cellular detoxification is underway, eliminating harmful heavy metals. Aches, pains and stiffness are easing. Circulation has increased and your overall stress levels are down. You are in a state of complete relaxation. Your skin is glowing and renewed.
You’ve committed to a lifestyle change and a new you. You can see and feel the results! You are stress free, sleeping better and detoxifying at a deep cellular level. You are healing naturally from within and burning many calories in every session.