Please arrive promptly at your appointment time with your waiver completed. (You will be asked to sign a waiver the first time you sign up for our sauna.) We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have before and while we’re walking you through your session.
We book in 30 minute blocks of time and you have the room for the time you booked. Please arrive on time or early. We try to accommodate as many of our clients as possible so we book the rooms back to back with enough time in between to clean and get things ready for the next client.
When you finish your sauna session, it is important to relax and cool down while your body continues to perspire. Because of this, we suggest waiting about 45 minutes before showering. We do provide a damp wash cloth, two towels, one to sit on in the sauna and the other to dry off the sweat. If you like we invite you to relax in our “chill” room with some complimentary water or tea before you head out. Or, if you like, you might also want to sign up for a float session right after the sauna.
Things to consider when taking a sauna
Stay Hydrated! This is the most important rule of sauna use. Most people don’t drink enough water. To get the most out of your sauna you must sweat! Your body is only going to be able to sweat out as much water as you give it. (We provide water in the sauna room for your use.) A good rule of thumb is to divide your body weight in half and drink that number of ounces in water daily. Drink, Drink, Drink at least a pint to 3 pints of water before, during and after your sauna session. It is never safe to drink alcohol in your sauna.
Eating: To get the best results you should not eat at least 1 – 2 hours before beginning a far infrared sauna session. This way your body will not divert blood for digestion.
No skin lotions, perfumes, makeup, etc. Please do not use skin lotions or oils before or during your sauna session as this will inhibit sweating and clog pores.
Sauna Apparel: More skin exposure is preferable as it’s easier to wipe away sweat. We provide each client with two towels, one to sit on and one to dry off with. If you like you can leave your underwear on. Swimsuit/ lightweight shorts/ tee shirt/ sports bra are ok if you’d prefer to wear something. Our sauna room is completely private.
**Note: We do not provide shower services after your sauna sessions. Please plan accordingly.
Showering: Once you have cooled down you should take a warm shower, exfoliate your skin to thoroughly clean and remove any additional sweat residue, old skin cells and any toxins that have risen to the surface of your skin. Of course you can also take a float to complete the experience. We offer a special package of a sauna followed by a float.
Other tip and things to note:
During your session you can achieve increased body flexibility, range of motion, and reduce chronic stiffness and problem areas. This can be accomplished by stretching your arms, legs, neck, back area, etc. Also you might want to massage congested and “knotty” muscle areas to help alleviate soreness, pain and tightness. This will help bring more oxygen to the damaged area around old injuries thereby assisting in bringing improved healing to old injuries.
Sometimes you will incur “healing reactions” such as headache, muscle pain, odors, and fatigue These are temporary symptoms associated with eliminating toxic substances, healing chronic infections or metabolic changes in the body which are important functions of all deep healing methods. These short lived “flare-ups” are generally mild and are positive sign that deep healing is occurring. If you are experiencing a healing reaction, drink water and lie down and rest until the symptoms reduce.
Not Sweating? Some people find they do not sweat a lot during their first 2-3 sauna sessions. This is normal if they don’t have a recent history of sweating. It often takes a few sessions to “retrain” the body/ lymph system to do what comes naturally. Over time, you will begin to sweat more quickly. However, our 3-in-1 sauna is designed to quickly raise your body temperature by 2 to 3 degrees to help in the sweating process. Also, if you have never used an infrared sauna before, you might want to start slowly and not complete the full program the first few times.