Sauna safety

  1. Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drug’s effect when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated temperatures. Some medications including diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers and others may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over the counter drugs such as antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
  2. Pregnant women should consult a physician before using the sauna because foetal damage can occur with a certain elevated body temperature.
  3. Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension/hypotension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory systems. If using a pacemaker or defibrillator, please discuss risks involved with your physician
  4. If you have had a heart attack in the last 6 months please seek medical advice prior to using the saunas
  5. If you have severe arterial disease please seek medical advice prior to using the saunas
  6. If you have a recent joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after injury or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating may be contraindicated in cases of infections.
  7. If you have metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants,  you should consult your surgeon prior to using a Sauna. Certainly, the usage of a Sauna must be discontinued if you experience pain near any such implants.
  8. Please arrive having recently showered as we only have cool showers for rinsing. Do not wear or use any of your own products or lotions inside of the saunas as they may contain ingredients which can be harmful or slippery. Our own, natural sauna products are safe to be used in the sauna.
  9. An individual that has insensitivity to heat should seek medical advice before entering the sauna
  10. The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Children of 12 or under need to be accompanied by an adult on a ratio of 1:1. Children under 5 are not permitted due to burning risks on the stoves
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