Our FIR Sauna is located in a room along with a walk-in shower. The sauna will be set up with towels for you to sit on and to dry off during and afterward. Before getting in the sauna you will take a brief shower to rinse off any oils or other impurities, helping your skin be open for the sauna’s work. The sauna will be set at the temperature your doctor has advised. This can be between 90F and 130F, depending on your tolerance for heat, and the goal of your therapy. FIR sauna does not need to be excessively hot in order to have positive benefits. If you find the sauna is too hot for you to tolerate, speak with the tech to have the temperature lowered.
The sauna has a wooden bench for you to sit on. The sauna has 6 heaters. One heater is in the side wall at the end of the seat so you can stretch out along the interior & retain FIR at your back. FIR exposure upon the back is critical to its therapeutic effects. There will be towels spread on the bench for you to sit on. The heat should feel comfortable, very warm, but not so hot that it is unpleasant.
Depending on the state of your autonomic nervous system, you may sweat extensively. This is good! It means your body is able to respond well to the heat stimulus, and you will be detoxifying through your skin. You may want to bring a small hand towel to wipe the sweat off your face and body for more comfort.
If you are not able to sweat the first time, you may be able to increase your ability with more sessions. It is common for people with chronic illness to have their temperature regulation disordered. This is one of the things that repeated exposure to FIR has the possibility of helping to correct.
During the sauna you can just sit back and relax, read, or listen to music. Don’t stay in the sauna longer than recommended by your doctor.
When you are done, you can take a shower to wash off the excreted toxins in your sweat. You may feel light headed when you first get out. Many like to rest briefly after the sauna. Be sure to remember to continue to hydrate yourself following the sauna.