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12 Helpful Tips For Your Infrared Sauna Session

  1. When you first begin to use your infrared sauna, Start Slowly. After becoming acclimated to infrared heat, users average 25-40 minute sessions.

  2. Stay Hydrated! A good rule of thumb is to divide your body weight by two and drink a minimum of that many ounces of water on a daily basis. (160 lbs. divided by 2 = 80 ounces of water or eight 10-ounce glasses of water, daily. It’s also best to hydrate before, during, and after your sauna routine.

  3. 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.

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

  5. An increase in your heartbeat of up to 30% above the resting pulse is generally considered safe unless a medical or heart condition requires keeping your pulse rate lower.

  6. Body temperature should not be allowed to rise above 102 degrees F. “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” states Dr. J.H. Halperin, Professor of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center.

  7. Watery Fat and Cellulite deposits begin breaking up into smaller water clusters as your core body temperature reaches approximately 100.5 degrees F.

  8. If the sauna cabin temperature becomes too hot for your comfort, or the cabin becomes ‘stuffy’, just open the door for a minute or so to let some fresh air inside.

  9. Sauna Apparel. Lightweight shorts and tee shirt are ok. Swim suits are better. “Birthday Suit” is fine, too. You can also place a towel on the bench seat to absorb perspiration during your session. Far infrared will penetrate clothing and towels.

  10. By Stretching your arms, legs, neck, and back area during your far infrared sauna session you can achieve increased body flexibility, range of motion, and reduce chronic stiffness and problem areas.

  11. If you feel the beginning of cold or flu symptoms coming on, the hyperthermia induced by an infrared sauna can strengthen your immune system. In many instances, frequent far infrared sauna sessions can significantly reduce your cold and flu symptoms in a few short days.

  12. When you finish your sauna session, it is important to relax and cool down while your body continues to perspire. Then take a shower and let the full benefits of your session begin to unfold.

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