Tips for using your Health Mate infrared sauna
Should you pre-warm your sauna or not? How long should a session last? And how often may I use my sauna?
Several tips for getting the best out of your infrared sauna.
Pre-warm or not? A personal choice
Many people enjoy feeling the temperature increase. Others like to have their infrared sauna already warm when they first step inside it.
Count on a warm-up time of 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your infrared sauna.
The ideal temperature: 50 to 60°C
The most commonly used temperature is 55°C. If you would like even greater results for your muscles and joints, then stay in the sauna a bit longer instead of increasing the temperature.
The ideal session duration: 30 à 45 minutes
A session usually lasts 30 minutes. Throughout an entire session of this length, you must feel comfortable and relaxed at all times.
If you don’t, then it is best to lower the temperature or open the door.
Every day or every week? Your choice
During the first four weeks of use, use your infrared sauna a maximum of 3 times per week.
From the fifth week on, you may increase your use to daily sessions.
But 2 to 3 times per week is sufficient to enjoy all the health benefits of an infrared sauna.
NBe sure to take enough towels with you into the sauna
After 10 to 15 minutes, you will start to sweat heavily. Place a towel on the floor, one on the bench and one over your legs to dry up any excess perspiration.
Take a bottle of water with you into the sauna
Drink a glass of water before and after your infrared sauna session. Ideally, you should take a bottle of water with you into the sauna.
If the water is chilled in advance, it will stay fresh throughout the whole session.
After your sauna, allow your body to come to rest
At the end of your session, dry yourself off, put on a towel or bathrobe and allow your body to rest for while until you have stop sweating.
After that, take a cool or warm shower, if desired (do not take a cold shower, as this may cause muscle cramps!).
Maintain your sauna using a damp cloth
Regularly clean the inside of the sauna with a damp (not wet) cloth.
Do not use detergents, since these will be absorbed into the wood and may release an unpleasant odour when the wood warms up.
Should rings or spots develop over time, these can be removed using fine-grained sandpaper.