Far Infrared Sauna Tips
Here are a few tips to turn you into a sauna pro!
- HOW LONG %u2013 Begin with only what you can handle in the sauna! Each session is allotted for 60 minutes, but if 30 is all you want %u2013 let your consultant know! Avoid staying inside any sauna for longer than 60 minutes. Work up to regular use over time. You don't have to take a 60 minute sauna from the get-go. Start slowly to build up an acceptable comfort level.
- HOW OFTEN %u2013 You want to give at least 48 hours betweens sessions.
- WHEN %u2013 Usually you want to do it when you are relaxed. First thing in the morning is a great time to do it %u2013 it%u2019s fantastic to do it when you are most relaxed because the body sweats more easily when it is relaxed. But you can really do a sauna any time of day. Ideally just not right after a large meal.
- HYDRATE %u2013 Be sure to properly hydrate with fresh, pure water before and after taking a sauna. After all that sweating, I recommend you replace your electrolytes with coconut water, nature%u2019s Gatorade, or sea salt in your food.
- GET NAKED %u2013 Infrared emitters do not work through clothing. Under the suits, disrobe as much as possible to optimize the heating and sweating effects. Nude is recommended but a bathing suit is fine.
- SHOWER %u2013 If possible, shower and exfoliate BEFORE your session to open your pores. When finished with your session, take a shower, warm or cool, but not hot. Avoid using soap as you're already clean and soap tends to clog your pores. Wash off your sweat and toxins with a skin brush or loofa. If soap is preferred use a natural, organic liquid soap. This washes off the toxins so they don%u2019t reabsorb into the skin. Avoid cleaners with chemicals like phthalates, fragrance or parabens that are sold at most major retailers. This would defeat the purpose of detoxing!
- RELAX %u2013 Try to remain relaxed, quiet, and reflect on positive emotions. Listening to some soothing background music may help you unwind and relax. Afterwards, sit or lie down for at least 10 minutes to allow your body to return to its normal temperature and readjust. A cold shower helps with this, too. A cold shower is also great for improving your skin tone.
- ASK %u2013 Always consult a health professional if you have any kind of ailment or are sensitive to heat or chronic illness and are not sure about sauna use. Keep in mind that many mainstream doctors may not be aware of a sauna%u2019s benefits and may be skeptical about its benefits. Most people who have diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses have found no problems in using a sauna. Infrared sauna sessions are extremely beneficial to those with cancer.
- ENHANCE %u2013 Enhance your sauna experience even more with an integrated health plan for optimal wellness
Seek permission from your doctor prior to use for the following conditions:
- Under 12 years old
- The Elderly
- Cardiovascular Conditions
- Insensitivity to Heat
- Alcohol Abuse
- Hip replacements
- Metal implants
- Multiple Sclerosis