Sauna is today one of the facilities offered in many residential areas, sports complexes, Turkish baths and hotels. Sauna has a history of thousands of years just like spa culture. Also known as Finnish bath, sauna has several benefits like sweating out toxins, helping a better skin, preventing stress, relaxing the muscles, improving sleep and supporting the burning of calories. However, there are certain things that must be taken into consideration and paid attention when using a sauna. Here are the things that must be taken into account in sauna...
Things to pay attention when using sauna...
It is very dangerous to use sauna at very frequent intervals.
Each sauna might have specific instructions. The instructions must be read carefully.
You should take a shower and dry yourself well before sauna to open up the pores.
You should not enter sauna with plastic materials.
You should drink water and eat salty food at a reasonable amount to prevent potential loss of body salt and water.
You should not eat heavy foods before sauna. You should wait for at least 2 hours between eating and the use of sauna.
If you have open wounds or cuts, you should not use sauna because of the risk of infection.
Pregnant women and those who have chronic diseases such as hypertension, epilepsy, diabetes, cardiac disorders and asthma should use sauna upon the approval of a physician.
Sauna speeds up the metabolism. Therefore, you should not enter sauna if you are on stimulants and antibiotics.
If you have consumed alcohol, you must not use sauna.
Individuals who have chronic depression and mental health disorders should use sauna upon the approval of a physician.
You should remove all your accessories before entering sauna. Items such as watches, jewelry, contact lenses, glasses and clothes might be ruined because of the high temperature, and damage or disturb the body.
You should sit on a towel in sauna to ensure a hygienic environment.
You should learn minimum and maximum length of stay by reading the instructions. You can leave sauna soon after you start to sweat. Average length of stay is 5 to 15 minutes. As staying shorter than 5 minutes would not give any benefit, staying longer than 15 minutes might cause some damages.
You can use sauna twice at periods of 10 minutes on average. For example, sit in sauna for 10 minutes, then leave and take a shower or get into pool. This way you can refresh your body. Lie down for a while to lower your body temperature, and reenter sauna. This time, increase the humidity by pouring water on hot stove rocks with a ladle.
You should not keep the same position for a long time during the use of sauna.
It is very important to rest for 20 minutes after leaving the sauna. This way, the body temperature returns to normal. Then soap yourself down with hot water and rinse with cold water. You should dry yourself and get dressed only after your body is completely cool.
It is very important to compensate the loss of salt and water after sauna. Accordingly, you can drink juice or water and eat snacks.
Average temperature of sauna is 75-85 degrees. The temperature of sauna should be checked at times to prevent any problems.
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