Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)

We get a lot of questions about sauna use – some are pretty simple; others a bit more complicated. Here are some answers to a few frequently asked.

• An extra bottle of water (with Electrolytes is recommended)

To drink after your session (no water bottles in the sauna)

• If you wish to wear undergarments in the sauna, bring a change of clothes.

No. Smoking is not permitted in the sauna, due to the emission of tobacco toxins through the skin.
All guests can connect to our WiFi hotspot for free.
Taking photos or videos in the sauna is allowed, however please try to ensure they are of you or your party only for obvious privacy reasons.
Typically, a bathing suit or underwear are ideal for use in our infrared saunas (just be sure it’s free of plastic or metal fasteners or eyelets).
Absolutely! That’s another benefit of infrared heat over steam; infrared does not affect electronics.
The more water that’s in your body, the more productive your session will be. So we recommend good hydration as well as a light meal prior to your session (but nothing heavy or directly before your session).
Yes! The Infrared Sauna’s at ºdegree Wellness are roomy enough to bring in a spouse, significant other or friend and are a great way to encourage one another on your path to total wellness
Warm, cozy and relaxed – how does that sound? That’s what the first portion of your treatment will feel like. During the last 10 minutes, your sweating and heart rate will increase though your comfort level will remain.
The good news is, infrared heat kills 99% of bacteria for a naturally sterile environment. But at ºdegree Wellness, we go a step further and clean each suite in between sessions with non-toxic cleaners.
Individuals who are taking prescribed drugs should seek advice from their doctor or a pharmacist.
We advise that you consult with a doctor before using the sauna whilst pregnant.
Again, although the answer is usually a yes, it is best to consult with a doctor before use.

Supervise the kids. Saunas are a place where accidents can happen easily like burns, slips, and falls. Parents need to teach children these hazards and accompany them till they show responsibility and respect for the rules, usually around 10. They’ll learn through your example, the best way kids learn. Besides saunas together makes for quality family time.

How old are your kids? Generally, kids under 8 years of age can’t regulate heat as efficiently, so precautions are needed to be totally safe in the sauna. Limit the heat exposure by sitting on lower level benches and limiting steam to minimal. Give them plenty of cool water in a basin that they can play with or sit in and splash themselves to cool off as needed.

Not too long now. Again, the heat regulation centers of the body aren’t as developed in young kids, so children should spend less time in the sauna than you. Limit their time exposure by age, 3-5 minutes for under 3 years, up to 15 minutes till they are in their mid-teens. Older kids may want leave the sauna to cool with a shower or plunge (basin, kiddie pool, lake – supervised of course) and repeat the sauna cycle again. How do parents get to enjoy the sauna with such short durations for the kids?  Parents of younger families could stagger their entry; the earlier parent enters alone, followed by other parent with the kids 15-20 minutes later. The first parent showers themselves first, and then showers, dries, and dresses the youngest child. The older kids play with water in basins on lower sauna bench or cool off in shower area while waiting for the other parent who will then shower them and send off to the first parent for drying and dressing. The last parent can then enjoy another round of sauna to relax before showering off while kids enjoy a snack.

Yes, all guest are required to take a shower before going to sauna.
It is completely up to you and your lifestyle. There is no data showing more of a benefit in the morning or evening.

There are a few things you should know before indulging in your first session.

- Avoid using an infrared sauna if you’ve been drinking alcohol.

- If you feel ill or have a fever, it’s best to wait to use the sauna until you’re feeling better.

- Using an infrared sauna will cause you to sweat a lot, so you may feel lightheaded when you stand up. If this happens, make sure you get up slowly and sit down once you leave the sauna. Drink water immediately after finishing your session and wait for your body to cool down before doing anything else.

In extreme cases, some people may experience overheating (heat stroke and heat exhaustion) or dehydration.

If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or are under medical care, get cleared by your doctor before your first session. Even though infrared saunas have been found to be fairly safe, you don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your health and safety.

• Drink water before and during your sauna to stay hydrated

• Do not consume alcohol 36 hrs before your sauna session

• Do not eat 2 hours prior to your sauna session

• Do not apply lotions, perfume or deodorant before your session

• Arrive clean!

• Arrive at the sauna 10 minutes before your session

Relax, read, meditate, listen to music - just don’t go to sleep.
For first-time users, start with 10 to 15 minutes. You can add time each session until you reach the suggested time of 20 to 30 minutes. Saunas come with a timer, so make sure to set it. You don’t want to stay in there too long and risk becoming dehydrated..
The average temperature for an infrared sauna ranges from 37˚C to 65˚C, with beginners starting out at the lower end and more experienced users at the higher end. If this is your first time, start with 40˚C. You may want to stay at this temperature for a few sessions. You can always increase the temperature each session until you reach a comfortable temperature for your body.
With an acute infection or an acute inflammation, you should temporarily suspend the sauna bathing. Otherwise, if you feel well and healthy, you can visit the sauna regularly. But if you have physical impairments, chronical diseases or if you got other doubts whether taking a sauna bath is possible for your own state of health, to be on the safe side, it is best to always week advice from a doctor if you are unsure whether sauna bathing is suitable for you. Especially for people with vascular diseases, varicose veins or a problematic blood pressure, the lasting circulation of the heat in the sauna could be too stressful. Depending on what your doctor advices, it can be possible to use a BI-O sauna with less temperature (45 – 65 degree) as an alternative. In case of having tendency to problematic high blood pressure, it is really necessary to notice the signs of your body, better to sit then to lie and to cool down the body after having a sauna bath slowly. In this case, you should forego on the cold diving pool, to prevent your body from extra stress, because through the extreme coldness the blood pressure raises up strongly. Even with a very low blood pressure, caution should be exercised: Through the heat of the sauna, the vessels dilate and the blood could “sink”, which could end in the worst case to a collapse. This can also happen to pregnant women, who often have got an instable blood pressure.
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