How to take a sauna
The first stage (warming up) usually lasts from 5 to 8 minutes.
Either lie down or sit comfortably with your legs bent and your feet at bench height.
Stay calm and try to relax.
At the beginning the air in the sauna can be kept dry, later on you can pour water over the hot stones inside the cabin to increase the humidity and, consequently, sweating.
For the last two minutes, sit normally with your feet below you so your blood circulation can get used to the erect position once again.
After this stage, leave the sauna slowly to avoid your blood pressure dropping or you feeling dizzy.
According to the classic Finnish tradition, stage two consists of a short bath in ice-cold water which can be replaced by a cold or warm shower. Always wait at least two minutes after exiting the sauna before having a shower.
Aim the water jet in the shower first at your feet then gradually up to your trunk, making sure your head is not the first part of your body to be hit by the water, to avoid dangerous disturbances to your circulation.
Stage three involves re-entering the sauna for a further ten minutes then another cold shower when you come out.
At the end of each session
At the end of each session, we recommend you lie down for about ten minutes to relax and let your blood pressure return to its normal rate.
The cooling down stage must last at least as long as the warming up stage.
Replacing lost liquids must start immediately after you finish your treatment: drinking plenty of liquids helps replenish the body with the right amount of water lost during the sauna. Herbal teas, fruit and vegetable juices are all excellent beverages to replace fluids and mineral salts.