A First Timer’s Guide to Using A Sauna

First time’s always the hardest – be it traveling alone or living on your own. In most cases, you wish someone had told you what to expect. Fret not, for if it is your first time to try a sauna, we have a few tips for you that you should keep in mind.

Setting The Temperature

Setting the temperature of your sauna bath would depend not only on your own personal preferences but also on the kind of sauna that you have. For example, a far infrared sauna would be best set at around 100 degrees especially if it is your first time to try a sauna. On the other hand, those who are quite familiar with the sauna can set the temperature to a minimum of 140 degrees.

To make the most of your sauna, make sure that you sit close to the heating element, whether it be heated stones or ceramic or carbon coils. This allows better penetration of heat into your muscles.

Hydrating

Since a sauna would have your sweating a lot, you need to make sure that you properly hydrate before you enter the room. It is also a good idea to take with you a bottle of an electrolyte replacement drink. That way, you do not set off by much the balance of electrolytes in your body.

Lots of Towels

You would need a lot of towels to wipe your sweat. Aside from this, a towel under your foot can easily catch all the toxins and sweat that come out of your body. Sitting on a towel can make the whole experience more comfortable.

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