Things to Know About Saunas
IF YOU ARE TAKING A SAUNA FOR THE FIRST TIME
Don't think you are in for an ordeal! You will find that the SAUNA is a wonderful place where you can shed your troubles, aches and pains, just as you shed your clothes.
YOU START IN THE HOT ROOM - sitting up or lying down on a bench.
The true value of SAUNA is its ability to relax both mind and body.
IMPORTANT: SPLASH SOME WATER ON THE ROCKS (finish sauna only)
and you will get the wonderful feeling of wellbeing - the real Finnish "LOYLY"!
YOU SHOULD NOT STAY IN THE HOT-ROOM TOO LONG THE FIRST TIME!
SAUNA veterans take about fifteen minutes, but new-comers take a cooling off period after every five minutes. Relax in the dressing-room for a little while, read, lie down and you will enjoy the effects all the more. The main rule is - take a cooling off period whilst you still feel comfortable.
WHEN SAUNA BATHING, ALWAYS SPLASH SOME WATER ON THE ROCKS.
Then take a warm shower and you will be surprised how your skin rids itself of all the dirt or make-up that has accumulated in your pores. Feel good and relaxed.
AFTER THE SHOWER,
you may want to take another session or two in the hot-room. After the last session you will feel like another shower which should be cool enough to close your pores.
THE SAUNA ACTIVATES YOUR CIRCULATION
whilst limbering up your muscles and relieving aches and pains. Lots of people seem to find relief from sinus trouble as well. You do lose weight - but if you want to keep the loss, you should not drink or eat for a couple of hours after the bath - and then eat normally.
THE SAUNA WILL NOT HARM ANY PERSON IN NORMAL HEALTH.
However, if you suffer from acute heart trouble or any ailment where exercise might be unwise, take the precaution of consulting your doctor.
THE SAUNA IS A FINE, NATURAL WAY TO KEEP YOUR SYSTEM TONED UP.
Many doctors confirm this. It keeps your muscles supple and eliminates body poisons through perspiration.
THE TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY RECOMMENDATION:
for the Far infrared Sauna: about 150°F dry even heat for the finnish Sauna: about 195°F (85°C) and 15-25% relative humidity measured 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) from the ceiling.
IN FINLAND WHERE THE SAUNA ORIGINATES,
everyone from babies to grandfathers takes a SAUNA at least once a week. Athletes consider it a must while training or competing. There are almost a million SAUNAS in FINLAND for a population of five million, and five million Finns can't be wrong!