Infrared Sauna

 $20 for 1 person          $30 per couple

Tips to get the most out of
your infrared sauna experience:

The Food and Drug Administration approves of the therapeutic use of Far Infrared Saunas. Health Insurance Companies may offer reimbursement for cost of sauna if prescribed by a doctor. The IRS may allow a health expense deduction for Infrared Sauna Therapy if prescribed by a doctor.

1.  Wait at least 1-2 hrs after eating before beginning a sauna session. This allows the body            to attain the best detoxification results. Best  times for a sauna use is in the morning or before   bedtime in the evening.

2 .        When you first begin to use a sauna, start slowly, with 20 min sessions and limit your first  weeks session to a maximum of 30 minutes. After becoming acclimated with infrared heat, most users average 30-40 min sessions. You can gradually work your way up to 45-60 min sessions, if desired. Two sessions per day is permissible  if you are working on a specific therapy goal like weight  loss detoxification.

3. Stay Hydrated! Most people do not drink enough water to begin with and now that you are using sauna and sweating, A good rule of thumb is to divide your body weight by two and drink that many ounces of water on a daily basis. Always drink plenty of water or fruit juice before, during and after your sauna routine.

4.        You may not sweat much during your first 2-3 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 to do what comes naturally. Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective. An increase of up to 50% above resting pulse is safe unless a heart condition requires keeping it lower. Body temperature should not be allowed to rise above 102F. over time, you will begin to sweat more quickly and at a lower temperature setting as your body adjust to your sauna routine.

5. Children over the age of 6 may use sauna accompanied by an adult. Sessions should not exceed 20 minutes. Childrens metabolism is much faster than adults, so take precautions not to overheat.

6. Elderly. “moderate sauna use is safe for most older people, but diabetics and anyone being treated for heart or circulatory conditions should check with their doctor, particularly if taking medication”

7. Healing Reactions are temporary systems associated with eliminating toxic substances, healing chronic infections or metabolic changes in the body. They are an important function of all deep healing methods. These short lived “flare ups” and mild and are positive sign that deep healing is occurring. Systems may include headache, muscle pain, odors, and fatigue.

8. Sauna Apparel lightweight shorts and tee shirt are ok. Swimsuits are better “birthday suit” is fine too. More skin exposure is certainly preferable. You will be given three towels one to place on bench seat to absorb perspiration during your session. Second   to wipe off sweat during your session to promote your body to sweat more. Third   towel under   your   feet   to catch sweat drops because no sweat or oils may touch the wood.  

9. If the cabin becomes too hot or stuffy, you may open the vent in the ceiling to allow heat to escape. Or, just open the door for a minute to let some fresh air inside. Drink at least 10 oz of water during or after your sauna session. Alcohol consumption during your sauna session is a definite no-no.

10. Fat and Cellulite deposits begin to melt at 101 degrees F. Massaging fatty tissue during your sauna session will help to break down these areas into smaller water clusters which can be more easily eliminated through the pores of the skin.

11. Stretching your arms, legs and back area during your session creates more body flexibility. Massage congested and “knotty” muscle areas to help alleviate pain and tightness.

12. Do not use skin lotions or oils during your sauna session as this will inhibit sweating.

13. If your feel a cold or flu symptoms beginning, it is a good idea to use your sauna 3 times per day/ 20 minute sessions, to induce hyperthermia which strengthens your immune system. This increases your white blood cell count which helps your body to fight viruses. You will lessen the effects and duration of a flu bug and in many instances, eliminate it totally.

14. When you finish your sauna session, it is important to relax and cool down while your body continues to perspire. Sit or recline with a towel or robe around you for about 10 minutes.

15.Take a warm shower and use a loofah, skin brush or exfoliating wash cloth to remove toxins from your body. Soaps containing oils, creams and lotions are Not Recommended as many contain chemicals which clog your pores. When your body is thoroughly clean, you may complete your session with a cold shower to cool your body completely and close the skin pores.

16.Scrub calloused areas on your feet, etc. with a short bristled fingernail brush and watch those calluses soften and diminish

17. After your sauna session it is a good idea to sit or lie down for 10-15 minutes to allow the body to attain the full benefit of Infrared Therapy.

18. Replace Electrolytes. Make certain that you are replacing the calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium which are depleted during sweating. If you take these minerals with your regular vitamins and supplements, it is probably not necessary to increase their consumption.

19. Turn your body fluid pH slightly alkaline. Most people today have an acidic blood and body fluid Ph which prevents optimum body healing and cell regeneration on many levels. Ph is a scale that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is. The scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 1 being extremely acidic, 7 neutral and 14 very alkaline. The Ideal pH level for your saliva is around 6.9 to 7.2. For more information on changing and measuring body fluid pH levels below is a link for various informative websites: http://www.ajpip.com/resources/site_map.htm. Expensive supplements are not necessary to attain proper body pH. Calcium/Magnesium, taken in a 2 to 1 ratio, as a vitamin supplement will help rebalance your body fluid pH. Example: 800mg Calcium, 400mg Magnesium in pill form is inexpensive and effective.