CAUTION!

VISITING SAUNAS IS NOT ADVISED FOR PEOPLE WITH SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONS, EPILEPSY, TUBERCULOSIS, CANCER, SKIN OR ACUTE INFLAMMATIONS, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, INFLUENZA, SEVERE COLDS OR OTHER PHYSICAL CONDITIONS WITH A FEVER. NO ENTRY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR OTHER SUBSTANCES.

  1. Make sure you have enough time to ensure a truly pleasurable experience. Time runs slow in the sauna.
  2. Visitors should take a shower with no soap and dry-off with a towel before entering the sauna.
  3. Never enter wet.
  4. For the optimal experience, is advisable to lie down on a bench as high as possible, with only a couple of minutes sitting down before exiting. You should keep your legs on the bench as well to ensure the heat is distributed evenly across the body.
  5. Wearing garments or a towel reduces the effect of the sauna.
  6. Always lie down on a towel or cloth, keeping your feet on the covered area. This helps maintain a clean environment and keeps the sweat from soaking into the wood.
  7. For the initial sauna experience, it is not advisable to keep the interval above 10-12 minutes. Later intervals/cycles should be between 15-20 minutes or longer, but no more than 30 minutes. These are purely meant as guidelines, as there are no written rules and it is up to the individual how long they will spend in the sauna.
  8. It is advisable to keep hydrated throughout your sauna experience. If your body is running low on minerals, you can drink a glass of mineral water or orange juice before entering the sauna. Water is advised, but never alcohol.
  9. It is not advisable to enter the sauna immediately after eating, or when very hungry.
  10. It not advisable to visit the sauna under the influence of alcohol, or hungover.
  11. Each sauna interval should be followed by a cooling-off period, which should be between 10-15 minutes. After returning from the sauna, it is advisable to take a walk on fresh air to get some breathing relief and enough oxygen in your blood.
  12. After returning from the sauna, it is advisable to take a cold shower or quick cold bath to invigorate the body, as well as using ice to cool off even further. The cold shower or bath should always be followed by a gentle, lukewarm (not hot!) bath or shower. This creates a soothing sense of warmth and washes off the skin fat from your body.
  13. Avoid using soap after a sauna session. Simply wash off the sweat, optionally using a loofa or brush. Always wash/rinse the head last.
  14. After a short 10 to 20-minute rest (depending on your preference) you can repeat the sauna cycle. Drink a glass of mineral water, juice or water before repeating.
  15. It is advisable to repeat the sauna cycle up to three times.
  16. After you have finished your sauna experience, it is advisable to rest and cool off until the sweating stops.