Saunas are used by many in health spas or for home usage. If you’re in the market for a traditional sauna or infrared sauna, you may be curious regarding how one is used. Read the following information to get a better understanding.
Using the Sauna
– One decision you will have to make in purchasing a sauna regards the size of the housing. There are one-person saunas, two-person saunas, and up. If your family would like to also enjoy the product, then it may be beneficial to purchase a multi-person model.
– Some prefer to engage their sauna with a towel, while others go in sans all clothes and use a towel to sit on.
– Infrared saunas differ from traditional saunas. The latter provides a ‘steam room’ experience. Infrared saunas heat objects in the room, permeating beyond the surface of the skin. The air temperature is not affected by infrared heating.
– Adjust the level of moisture in the room or heat emitted by the sauna to your desired preference.
– There is no ‘technical’ rule to how long a person should stay in their sauna. Thirty to forty minutes is ample time, yet some people engage the sauna for more or less time.
– Some prefer a ‘cool down’ period directly after their experience. Heating the body may cause a feeling of disorientation or muscle awkwardness for a small portion of time directly following the sauna experience.
– Traditional saunas will produce more surface sweat on your pores. It is suggested to take a shower after your experience to completely cleanse your body.
– As long as you are experiencing no detriments from your sauna, you can enjoy the product as often as you like. Intense sauna usage may dry the skin, causing the need of moisturizer lotion on a regular basis.
Cleaning the Sauna
– You can ask your sauna dealer, contact manufacturers, or consult local stores about cleaning solutions that are particular to the make of your sauna.
– Look for cleaning materials that do not contain toxic substances and have natural ingredients. In addition, look for cleansers that won’t darken or damage wood surfaces.
– Solutions that are made for cleaning wood surfaces can be used, but it is advised to dilute the solution with water.
– Use a strong brush to scrub your sauna’s surface. The steaming effect associated with traditional saunas can mobilize bacteria, so make sure you address every corner and crevice.
– After cleaning, heat the sauna at a low temperature to properly dry all of the surfaces.
– Some anti-fungal solutions can be harmful to your health. If you have a fungi problem in your sauna, it is advised to take the entire sauna apart and clean individual parts before reassembly.