Tips for Using Your Sauna Year-Round

Using a sauna year-round can provide numerous physical and mental health benefits including,  improved cardiovascular health and reduced stress levels. Saunas can also help with detoxification by promoting sweating and improving circulation. With so many benefits associated with regular sauna use, it’s no wonder that our experts at Chesapeake Spas recommend sauna-ing as a year-round activity to promote wellness. 

Tips for Using Your Sauna Year-Round

  1. Consistency is key: To fully reap the benefits of using a sauna, it’s important to use it regularly. We recommend using your sauna 2-3 times per week to maintain your health and wellness.

  2. Stay hydrated: It’s essential to drink plenty of water before, during, and after using the sauna. The high temperatures can cause you to sweat excessively, leading to dehydration if you don’t replenish your fluids.

  3. Use a timer: To ensure a safe and effective sauna experience, use a timer to limit your session to 10-15 minutes and to ensure that you do not fall asleep during the session.

  4. Start slow: If you are new to using a sauna, start with shorter sessions and gradually increase the time as your body adjusts. This will help prevent any potential dizziness or discomfort.

  5. Take breaks between sessions: It’s recommended to take a cool shower or step outside for fresh air between sauna sessions. This will give your body a chance to regulate its temperature and prevent overheating.

  6. Use essential oils: Adding a few drops of essential oils, such as eucalyptus or lavender, to the water in your sauna can enhance the experience and provide additional health benefits.

  7. Consider sauna rituals: Many cultures have traditional rituals associated with using a sauna, such as incorporating cold plunges or rubbing ice on the skin. These can add to the sauna experience and provide additional health benefits.

  8. Consult with a doctor: Before starting regular sauna use, it’s important to consult with your doctor, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions. They can advise on safe usage and potential precautions for your specific needs.

Using a sauna year-round can provide numerous health benefits, but using it safely and consistently is important. By following these tips and incorporating sauna use into your weekly routine, you can reap the full benefits for your physical and mental well-being. If you have any more questions, we invite you to stop by our sauna showroom to talk to our expert staff!