For a Total Sauna Experience

The many stresses of modern day life can be unburdened with a simple trip to a local sauna sauna bath. Spending a few minutes will do anyone good. Saunas are often thought to make one lose weight, improve blood circulation, reduce stress,aid detoxification and and improve well-being. Getting the total and safe sauna experience should be the foremost consideration. Take note of a few tips to make your sauna experience worthwhile.

1. Make sure the sauna room's temperature gauge is working.

When the air temperature is hot beyond comfort, get out of the room or better yet, ask an attendant to check the temperature gauge inside the bath. You would not want to pass out due to the extreme heat. The right temperature will help induce the sweating without being uncomfortable and not to mention, dangerous. Too much heat can cause a person to lose consciousness which could have drastic consequences if it occurs for a long period.

2. Don't sleep inside the sauna room.

It's tempting to catch some sleep while you're at it but fight the temptation or altogether avoid the sauna room if you are sleep. Dozing off inside the sauna room can harm anyone. It can even be deadly, if one stays inside for a longer period than 5-10 minutes.

3. If you suffer from hypertension, better check out with your physician before making that trip to the sauna. The heat inside the room could make you sweat buckets but I am also sure it can also raise your blood pressure. So be safe, and consult your doc if a sauna trip for you would be alright.

4. Leave jewelries and other metal accessories in the locker. I made a big mistake during my first time and wore my watch, it turned smoldering hot while I was inside, almost burn my wrist.

3. If you suffer from hypertension, better check out with your physician before making that trip to the sauna. The heat inside the room could make you sweat buckets but I am also sure it can also raise your blood pressure. So be safe, and consult your doc if a sauna trip for you would be alright.

4. Leave jewelries and other metal accessories in the locker. I made a big mistake during my first time and wore my watch, it turned smoldering hot while I was inside, almost burn my wrist.

5. Hydrate so bring water to drink. The heat makes you thirsty all the more, so a bottle of water comes in handy. Hydrate yourself well while you sweat out.

6. Cover your eyes with a wet or damp hand towel. You know how sensitive our eyes are, so try to cover them up with a small damp towel while you are inside the sauna room. This is a good way to protect your peepers from the heat.

7. Wear as little clothing as possible. If you are comfortable naked then take them all off while you are inside the sauna room. It's a good idea to bring a towel you can use to wipe off the sweat every often as it starts trickling or to cover yourself when you're done.

Image credit: Branislav Jovanovic (Wikimedia Commons)
Image credit: Branislav Jovanovic (Wikimedia Commons)

8. The water bucket inside is not for you. Yes, a ladle usually accompanies that bucket. You can increase the heat by adding a few splashes of water to the smoldering rocks on the heater. The steam that comes off after the water evaporates increases the heat temperature. Don't overdo it though, I suggest doing it at least once every 10-15 minutes only.

. Don't hog space. Be courteous to others who are also in trying to get an enjoyable sauna experience, so don't hog the space all to yourself. If there are a lot of people inside the sauna room, curb your desire to lie down as if you're trying to get a tan or something.

10. Shower before and after. Shower before you go in, not only for hygienic reasons, but hydrating your skin before going in makes your sauna experience enjoyable and bearable. Expect to sweat bucketfuls while inside, so after allowing yourself to cool down, reward yourself with a cold shower to wash all the sweat and feel refreshed.

Have a wonderful sauna experience!

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