Infrared Sauna Instructions
Thank you for observing these guidelines!
- Bring 2 large towels & 1 hand towel. (Unscented please. Many people are sensitive to smells and we do not want to leave any unnatural scents in the sauna.)
- Use hand sanitizer (provided) prior to using sauna.
- Do not take food or any drinks except for water into the sauna.
- This is a dry sauna – please do not put water in the emitters.
- Please keep your feet and hands off of the windows and door.
- You may open the roof vent to reduce the temperature if you wish. (close vent prior to leaving sauna)
- This sauna has an AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 jack. Please ensure that the unit is closed into the ceiling while the sauna is in operation.
- The interior light, the exterior light, or the colour light therapy may be turned off if you choose.
- Wipe down sauna bench seats & green floor mat ONLY with disinfecting wipes provided when finish (like you would gym equipment)
- Please note that some individuals require several sessions to start sweating profusely in the sauna.
Remove makeup prior to using the Sauna. You can use the sink by the front door or in the restroom.
SAUNA PROTOCOL: Bring 2 large unscented towels & 1 hand towel to wipe off your perspiration. Sitting on a thick towel and putting a towel on the floor (provided). Leave the vent closed unless it gets too warm, and leave the CD player closed after it is turned on.
TEMPERATURE: The average session for most people is usually about 30 minutes. A conventional sauna usually operates between 180-200 degrees F, so one has to limit their time in there. In our infrared sauna, the temperature range is usually between 115-149 degrees F, so it is much more comfortable. Sauna bathers sweat profusely, for you are mostly heating up the body, and the air a lot less.
Many people put the sauna to the highest temperature of 149 degrees F (65 degrees C) and let it climb up when they are in there. It is often in the 140-149 degree range when they are exiting the sauna. Most people usually get in the sauna between 115 and 120 degrees F (46-49 degrees C).
The core temperature of younger children can raise faster than an adult, so it is advisable to limit the time and temperature in the sauna. A suggestion for younger children is that they may start off with 15-20 minute sessions, going in at 115 degrees and putting the upper temperature at 125 Fahrenheit.
ELECTROLYTES: As well as drinking water, it is very important to replace your electrolytes. You can drink coconut water or buy healthy electrolyte mix you can add to the water. As you increase your sauna usage, you should also increase your magnesium as well.
In the rare event that you experience pain and/or discomfort, immediately discontinue sauna use, and exit the sauna.
I have read and agree to the above and that Cynthia Cantele & Striving for Excellence Holding Co, dba Essential Esthetics and his/her licensees or assignees for any and all liability for any unintentional harm due to using the Infrared Sauna.