Posted on March 6, 2014
A Health Mate infrared sauna is equipped with special infrared heaters. Infrared heat waves reach the body directly without having to heat the air that surrounds you inside the sauna. With this system, breathing is more comfortable and the atmosphere inside the sauna cabin is more enjoyable than in conventional saunas. Because the infrared light is warming the body directly and not the air, walls and fixtures with in the sauna, lower temperature settings can be used to achieve results in short sessions starting from 20 to 30 minutes. A typical infrared sauna session in Health Mate infrared sauna cabin will be enjoyed at temperatures of 45-65 degrees Celsius. HM_FSE_Reading-1
Review all health and safety instructions. If you have any doubt about existing medical conditions and the effects of infrared sauna use, please consult with your GP before using a Health Mate infrared sauna cabin The interior of your Health Mate infrared sauna is made of the finest Canadian Western Red Cedar. It is very aromatic and adds to the enjoyment of your sauna session the inside of the infrared sauna cabin is untreated and 100% free of artificial toxins and should be cleaned with a damp cloth only. Do not use cleaning products.
Always drink plenty of water before, during and after an infrared sauna session. Doing so will replenish fluids lost during perspiration
Do not eat anything heavy at least an hour before your infrared sauna session. It is better to go in your infrared sauna cabin on an empty stomach. The heat coming from the Health Mate M-type infrared heaters penetrates the body and gives deep warmth that increases the blood flow. This increased blood flow is the way your body tries cool down. When your stomach is full, your body sends the blood to your stomach to aid digestion. This is why it is better to have your infrared sauna sessions on an empty stomach.
Choosing to take a hot shower or a bath prior to an infrared sauna session will increase perspiration. This is not necessary but if your aim is to sweat and detox during your session, taking a warm shower before will make your sessions more effective.
Take at least 2-3 towels into the infrared sauna cabin with you. One towel folded beneath you. Another towel underneath your feed, and a third one to wipe off sweat during your infrared sauna session. Wipe away your sweat regularly during the sauna session to remove all dirt from your skin and make room for new sweat.
Allow approximately 10 to 15 minutes for your infrared sauna cabin to warm up before starting your infrared sauna session.
After your infrared sauna session, take the time to call down. There is no need to take an ice-cold shower but spending a couple of minutes in a lukewarm shower will allow your body to cool down and get to normal temperature before continuing with your day.