Infrared saunas are a great way to relax and enjoy all of the same health benefits as a traditional sauna. As is true of all saunas, however, there are some safety precautions you should take to ensure that your infrared sauna experience is a positive one every time. Follow these guidelines and you'll be ready to enjoy your sauna.
Keep Metal Objects Out
Metal objects will become hot in a sauna and don't belong in there with you. This includes jewelry or other metal accessories that will be in direct contact with your skin during your entire session. Metals may heat up really fast inside the sauna. Leaving them outside is better for your belongings and will prevent accidental burns. It will also enhance your relaxation. A few exceptions to this rule are aluminum water bottles which are more ideal to use in saunas than plastic water bottles, and MP3s or cellphones for playing music.
Talk To Your Doctor
Infrared saunas provide a safe and healthful experience for most users, but there are some health conditions that could, unfortunately, keep you out of the sauna. If you are pregnant or taking prescription medications, consult with your doctor before using a sauna to make sure it's safe for you.
Remember to Rehydrate
Sweating in the sauna is a positive thing as the sweat removes toxins from your body and infrared heat removes more than a traditional sauna. Your body will need to be rehydrated after your session, however, so be sure to drink at least two glasses of water soon after leaving your sauna.