Infrared Sauna Therapy in Pensacola, Fl

May 6, 2015 / Posted by in Infrared Sauna

 

20 Tips for Best Infrared Saunas Results

 

Wait at least 1 – 2 hours after eating before beginning a sauna session. This allows your body to attain the best detoxification results.

 

Best Times for sauna use are early in the morning or before bedtime in the evening, although anytime is good. When you first begin to use your sauna, Start Slowly, with 15 minutes sessions and limit your first week’s sessions to a maximum of 30 minutes. After becoming acclimated to infrared heat, most users average 20-25 minute sessions. Two sessions per day is permissible if you are working on a specific therapy goal like weight loss or detoxification.

 

Stay Hydrated! Most people do not drink enough water to begin with and now that you are using an infrared sauna and sweating, it is even more important to stay properly hydrated. A good rule of thumb is to divide your body weight by two and drink that many ounces of water on a daily basis. (160 lbs. divided by 2 = 80 ounces of water or eight 10 ounce glasses of water, daily) Always drink plenty of spring water or fruit juice before, during and after your sauna routine.

 

You may not sweat much during your first 2-3 sauna sessions. This is normal for many people, as they haven’t had a recent history of sweating, and it takes a few sessions to “retrain” the body to do what comes naturally. Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective. An increase of up to 50% above the resting pulse is safe unless a heart condition requires keeping it lower. Body temperature should not be allowed to rise above 102 degrees F. Over time, you will begin to sweat more quickly and at a lower temperature setting as your body adjusts to your sauna routine.

 

Children over age 6 may use the sauna accompanied by an adult. You Must have approval from your child’s physician and Dr. Cowan. Sessions should not exceed 15 minutes. Children’s metabolism is much faster that adults, so take precaution not to overheat.

 

Elderly. “Moderate sauna use is safe for older people, but diabetics and anyone being treated for heart or circulatory conditions should check with their doctor, particularly if taking medication”

 

Healing Reactions are temporary symptoms associated with eliminating toxic substances, healing chronic infections or metabolic changes in the body. They are an important function of all deep healing methods. These short lived “flare-ups” are generally short-lived and mild and are positive sign that deep healing is occurring. Symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, odors, and fatigue.

 

Sauna Apparel.- Lightweight shorts and tee shirt are ok. Swim suits are better.. More skin exposure is certainly preferable.

 

Bring three towels one to place on the bench seat, one  to absorb perspiration during your session, you must place a towel under your feet to catch sweat drops because no sweat or oils may touch the wood.. Wipe off sweat during your session to promote your body to sweat more.

 

Set your sauna temperature to 130 degrees F to begin infrared sauna warm up. When sauna reaches 105 to 110 degrees F, go ahead and step in to begin your session. Let your body warm up along with the sauna temperature. Most people find that a temperature setting between 120-130 degrees F

 

If sauna cabin becomes too hot or stuffy, you may open the vent in the ceiling to allow heat to escape. Or, just open the door for a minute to let some fresh air inside. Drink at least 10 ounces of water during or after your sauna session. Alcohol consumption during a sauna is a definite “No-No”!

 

Fat and Cellulite deposits begin to melt at 101 degrees F. Massaging fatty tissue during your sauna session will help to break down these areas into smaller water clusters which can be more easily eliminated through the pores of the skin.

 

Stretching your arms, legs and back area during your session creates more body flexibility. Massage congested and “knotty” muscle areas to help alleviate pain and tightness.

 

Do not use skin lotions or oils during your sauna session as this will inhibit sweating.

 

If your feel a cold or flu symptoms beginning, it is a good idea to use your sauna 3 times per day/ 20 minute sessions, to induce hyperthermia which strengthens your immune system. This increases your white blood cell count which helps your body to fight viruses. You will lessen the effects and duration of a flu bug and in many instances, eliminate it totally.

 

Take a warm shower and use a loofah, skin brush or exfoliating wash cloth to remove toxins from your body. Soaps containing oils, creams and lotions are Not Recommended as many contain chemicals which clog your pores. When your body is thoroughly clean, you may complete your session with a cold shower to cool your body completely and close the skin pores.

 

Scrub calloused areas on your feet, etc. with a short bristled fingernail brush and watch those calluses soften and diminish

 

Replace Electrolytes. Make certain that you are replacing the calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium which are depleted during sweating. If you take these minerals with your regular vitamins and supplements, it is probably not necessary to increase their consumption.

 

Turn your body fluid pH slightly alkaline. Most people today have an acidic blood and body fluid Ph which prevents optimum body healing and cell regeneration on many levels. Ph is a scale that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is. The scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 1 being extremely acidic, 7 neutral and 14 very alkaline. The Ideal pH level for your saliva is around 6.9 to 7.2.

 

You can learn more about our Clearlight Infrared Sauna at our website or call us at 850-469-9633.

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