How to Make Most of Every Sauna Experience

From the moment you pick out which sauna type to buy until the time you’ve started using it and have been enjoying its benefits, you would have known already how to maximize the potential health effects of sauna use, including positive results from detox and weight loss. Your purpose for needing a sauna will determine the kind of sauna you purchase. Here are a few surefire ways to make the most of your entire sauna experience:

Choose infrared over traditional saunas.

Infrared technology produces heat at milder temperatures compared to traditional dry saunas, and this heat reaches deeper into the body so that you sweat faster and more profusely.

Decide between ceramic and carbon fiber heaters.

Ceramic infrared sauna heaters are more suitable if you want quick but intense and effective sessions, while carbon fiber heaters provide gentler heat, which is perfect if you intend to use the sauna more for therapy.

Schedule sessions after exercise.

A sauna session can be relaxing after a workout. You can also use it as an alternative to your usual regime on days when you don’t have the energy to be too active.

Gently scrub or tap parts of your body while in the sauna.

This will open up your pores and make the detox or sweating more efficient.

Take a cold shower or bath after.

A cold shower, on the other hand, will constrict your pores, so the heat within can get your blood flowing back to your organs.

Stay safe!

Leave the sauna if you feel dizzy and weak, or if you can’t breathe. Hydrate after each session.

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