Infrared Sauna FYIs

What should you know before trying one of our Far Infrared Saunas?

Here are our tips:

  • Stay Hydrated! Drink at least a few water bottles of water before, during and after your sauna session.   

  • Try to wait 1 – 2 hours after eating before beginning a far infrared sauna session. This allows your body to attain the best overall results, since blood is not being diverted for digestion.

  • Towels are required in the saunas-- you may bring your own or you may rent 3 for $5 from NE Wellness.

  • You will probably appreciate having one towel to sit on or lay on. One towel to help wipe off and absorb perspiration as it accumulates on your body so that you sweat more.  One towel placed under your feet to catch any perspiration that might otherwise fall to the sauna floor.

  • You may not sweat a lot 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/ lymph system to do what comes naturally.

  • Over time, you will begin to sweat more quickly and at a lower temperature setting as your body adjusts to your regular sauna routine. 

  • Listen to your Body! Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions.  If you feel lightheaded, have a queasy stomach, or start to get a headache, terminate session immediately. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective.  

  • Sauna Apparel. Birthday Suit is great, seeing as you have the entire sauna room to yourself for 50-60 mins. More skin exposure is certainly preferable as it’s easier to wipe away sweat.

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