Frequently Asked Questions
Tips for Enhancing Your Health Mate Sauna Experience
- Allow fresh air into your sauna by using the roof vent.
- If you feel the need for more cooling, simply leave the door
open until the air around you feels comfortable enough.
- Drink plenty of fluids prior to, during, and after your session.
- If you take a hot/warm shower or bath after your sauna session,
you may perspire more. Try it with and without bathing or showering
first to determine which way you prefer.
- Take advantage of the sauna’s heat therapy effect: give yourself
a hot oil treatment while in the sauna! Put oil or treatment in
your hair and wrap it with a towel. After the session is over,
rinse your hair thoroughly.
- Use at least 2-3 towels during your sauna session to protect
your sauna. Sit on one towel folded over several times for added
cushioning. Put another towel on the floor to absorb extra sweat.
A third towel draped over the knees may aid you in comfort and
is useful to towel off sweat.
- Towel off excess sweat during your session to help the body perspire
- To relieve sore and tense muscles, massage the affected areas
while in the sauna to help heal faster.
- Do not put any lotions or oils on the body or face when using
the sauna. This may block the pores and hinder perspiration.
- Shaving your face or legs with a razor while profusely sweating
in a sauna yields an incredibly smooth result without the use of
gels or foams.
- Do not eat anything at least an hour before your sauna session.
It is better to go in the sauna on an empty stomach. You are more
likely to feel uncomfortable sitting in a sauna with a full stomach.
- To make the most out of your session, work your muscles while
in the saunas. Stretch your arms and legs, massage your neck,
massage your feet, etc.
- You can benefit from the relaxing and soothing effects of a
regular sauna session by going to sleep afterwards. The peaceful
and relaxed state rendered by a sauna session will you sleep easier
- At the first sign of cold or flu, increasing your saunas sessions
may be beneficial in boosting your immune system and decreasing
the reproductive rate of the viruses. Consult your physician for
the proper treatment and care for this or any other medical conditions.
- To treat your ankles and feet more effectively, you must elevate
them while inside the sauna. Any area where you wish to achieve
a specific deep heating effect should be moved as close to one
of the heaters as feels comfortable.
- After the session is over, do not immediately jump into the
shower. Since your body was heated up during the session, it will
continue to sweat even after the heaters off. Sit in the sauna
with the door open and let your body cool off. Once you feel comfortable
enough, take a warm (or cool) shower to rinse the perspiration
off your body.