How to prepare for your treatment & What to expect
OUR STAFF WILL BEGIN TO WARM UP THE SAUNA PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION. HOWEVER, THE SAUNA TEMPERATURE WILL CONTINUE TO RISE DURING YOUR TREATMENT.
For our far infrared sauna , we recommend a temperature range of 115-135 degrees F. If you are a beginner, and particularly if you are not in great health, you’ll want to start at lower temperatures. This way you’ll give yourself a chance to get used to the heat.
It’s okay to get into the infrared sauna before the target temperature is reached. In fact - we recommend it! Remember, the infrared sauna works by penetrating light waves directly into the body, rather than heating the air around you. The infrared-emitting heaters will be on continuously until the heat gets up to the temperature you set, so you will be getting benefits the entire time!
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS!
Infrared sauna therapy may cause dehydration. We recommend you drink at least a large glass of water prior to your session, another during your session, and several more glasses afterward. We will provide you with bottle water and encourage you to bring more of your own! Coconut water is an excellent choice to replace lost electrolytes.
WHAT TO WEAR? DO I NEED A CHANGE OF CLOTHES?
Because our infrared sauna is for public use, full nudity is not allowed. We ask that you wear underwear, a bathing suit bottom, or shorts. Your session is private and wearing a top is optional.
The sauna bench will be covered completely by a layered towel. Additional towels will be available, as will wet and dry towels and cleansing body wipes for after your session. You are more than welcome to bring/use your own towel(s). An onsite shower is not available. If wearing your underwear in the sauna, we suggest you bring a clean pair to change into afterward. Remember - the goal is to produce a good sweat!
We suggest that you plan to go home to shower following your treatment.
WHAT TO EXPECT TO HAPPEN IN THE SAUNA.
As stated above, the sauna will continue to heat up as you are in it. Don’t expect to sweat right away when you enter the sauna. Some people find that they sweat very little during initial treatments. As you use the sauna more regularly, you may notice that you sweat more profusely. Remember - the more you sweat, the more you have to drink to make up for the loss.
Also remember that you have to be well hydrated to get a good sweat going. If you’re not sweating as well as usual in the sauna, try drinking some more water.
You should remain seated on the bench. Please do not lean against the side panels.
Opening the door to reach your water during your session will not affect your treatment. If you are too warm or would like some fresh air, feel free to crack open the sauna door. You will still be getting the infrared benefits (just perhaps less heat).
If you feel lightheaded or dizzy, you should leave the sauna immediately, sit down and drink fluids, and end your session.
WHAT SHOULD I DO DURING MY FIRST INFRARED SAUNA TREATMENT?
As the temperature of an infrared sauna is less than a traditional sauna, you may comfortably read a book, or even use a smartphone or iPad during your session. We recommend you use the time to relax, practice deep relaxing breaths, meditate/reflect or listen to soothing music.