Sauna Safety Tips
Do you plan to buy a sauna for home or commercial use?
You can buy saunas from a credible provider or have them customized for use in your gym or salon. However, you must be concerned about the safety and precautions in using this equipment.
Exposing your skin, or other people’s skin, to high temperature requires caution and, most of the time, common sense. If you envy Finnish people enjoying the hot sauna baths with their friends while being naked, you could experience that, too, when you can already tolerate the heat stress.
If you have never experienced sauna before, you don’t have to compare yourself to those who can stay for longer hours inside the sauna room. It’s not a competition either. First time users may spend a few minutes – a maximum of four minutes would do, says Dr. Brian Clement, the medical director of the Hippocrates Health Institute. You can add up a few seconds on the succeeding sauna use until your body can go after 15 to 30 minutes. These suggested minutes depend on your toxic load. Dr. Clements recommend the temperature and the amount of time one can have inside a sauna.
For infrared sauna users, they can stay for 15 to 30 minutes with the temperature of 150-180 degrees Fahrenheit. While regular (dry or wet) saunas can have temperatures from 180-190 degrees Fahrenheit and stay for 10 – 20 minutes.
Besides those suggested time and temperature, you really need to exercise safety at all times. Make sure to heed from the following tips
1. It’s not advisable going in a sauna room by yourself. It’s a lot better to bring in a friend or somebody else with you inside.
2. Drinking alcohol while taking sauna is really a bad thing. You’re there to detoxify your body in the first place, so why load it up with alcohol?
3. Pregnant women, please stay away from saunas. The heat is not a good for your unborn child.
4. Always listen to what your body dictates on the heat stress it can tolerate. Don’t force yourself that much.
Most of all, never attempt to do what this guy did hahaha