Before your Session
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Most people do not drink enough water to begin with and now that you are using an infrared sauna and sweating, it is even more important to stay properly hydrated. Always drink plenty of water before, during and after your sauna session. Remove all make up to allow your skin to receive the experience full benefits of the IR heat.
What to Wear
Lightweight shorts and tee shirt are ok. Swimsuits are better. “Birthday Suit” is fine, too. More skin exposure is certainly preferable. We recommend brining clothing that is loose fitting and comfortable to put back on after your session.
During your Session
You may not sweat much during your first 2-3 sauna sessions. This is normal for many people, as they haven’t had a recent history of sweating, and it takes a few sessions to “retrain” the body to do what comes naturally.
Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective.
If the sauna cabin becomes too hot or stuffy, you may open the door to let some fresh air inside. Drink at least 10 ounces of water. Stretching your arms, legs and back area during your session creates more body flexibility. Massage congested and “knotty” muscle areas to help alleviate pain.
After your Session
When you finish your sauna session, it is important to relax and cool down while your body continues to perspire. Sit or recline with a towel or wrap around you for about 10 minutes.
Enjoy a cold eucalyptus towel located in the Cold Towel fridge. Place the towels you used in the hamper provided. Shower 20-30 minutes after your session.