Tiredness, daily stress, pollution of air, water and food – they all have an impact on our health. A visit to the dry sauna will let you eliminate the effects of fatigue, help remove toxins from the body and improve your blood circulation and promote relaxation.
How to use the dry sauna?
Sauna is a place which we share with other people who are there on the same day, so you should observe the rules of hygiene and good manners as well. The sauna culture is in fact a whole series of rituals.
• A sauna bath should not last longer than 30-40 minutes, taken in three 12-15 minute sessions broken up by 6-12 minute breaks for a cold bath. You should stay in the sauna’s heating chamber until you sweat heavily which usually occurs after 12-15 minutes,
• You should take the bath naked. Please wash yourself and wipe dry before entering the heating chamber,
• While bathing in the sauna’s heating chamber, you should sit on the seats, on a towel or pareo,
• After the first heavy sweats, you should take a cold shower or immerse in a tub, pool or open body of water. Please wipe yourself dry again before re-entering the heating chamber,
• the body's physiological response to the sauna’s heat stimuli can be observed by counting the pulse rate. A frequency above 130-140 beats per minute should be regarded as a signal to interrupt the bath or mitigate the thermal stimuli.
• After the bath you should cool down the body and bring the sweating process to a stop,
• After the bath you should rest for 10-20 minutes, consuming fruit beverages in moderate amounts,
• The time spent in the sauna bath should be increased gradually,
• The sauna should be used once a week (2-3 times in exceptional circumstances), checking your health condition in an outpatient clinic,
• Sportspeople should not use the sauna before competitions,
• The measure of a well-performed treatment in the sauna is your wellbeing the next day, which should be one of vigour and readiness to engage in great efforts.
• The sauna should not be treated as a way to lose weight as the weight loss in the bath is caused predominantly by loss of water and salts, which should be supplemented after the bath,
• For one hour before and after the bath in the sauna you should refrain from excessive consumption of fluids,
• You should not soap up, rub ointments, bring glass objects, etc. into the sauna’s heating chamber,
• After the last session, you should put on a bathrobe or wrap yourself with a towel, relax and cool your body, drink water or other beverage and wait calmly, reading or having a conversation. The relaxation time should be at least twice as long as the interval between successive sauna entries,
• Once the body temperature returns to normal, you can get dressed and are ready to leave. If you put on your clothes too early, they may get sweaty. The human body gives off the heat accumulated in the sauna for a long time, so you have to wait long enough,
• The best time to go to the sauna is in the evening,
• Do not enter the sauna hungry (it may cause fainting) or with full stomach. A body which is busy digesting food is not prepared for proper adjustment of thermal processes, this is why you can safely appreciate the charms of sauna after an hour from food consumption. Sauna baths should not be taken before or after physical exercise.
Steam sauna has a positive effect on the human body. Regular use of treatments in the sauna promotes the adaptation processes, thanks to which the body's reaction to high temperatures is weaker and there is higher tolerance to treatments. Bathing in the bath is refreshing and has a beneficial effect on the entire body. The steam penetrates the skin and thoroughly cleanses, moisturizes and regenerates it. The skin becomes smooth and elastic. High humidity and moderate temperatures reduce muscle tension and relaxes the mind. Hot steam is particularly effective in soothing rheumatism and respiratory conditions. Steam with the addition of essential oils promotes inhalation and cleansing of the respiratory tract, sinuses and bronchial tubes, thanks to which it is much easier for us to breathe. Bathing in the steam bath is often a warm-up before a massage and revitalizing beauty treatments.
How to use the steam sauna?
• Enter the sauna without haste when you are relaxed; going to the sauna after exercise can be detrimental to health,
• Of course, you should not enter the sauna after a hearty meal; it is good to have a 60-minute break before it,
• Before entering the sauna, please wash the whole body; it is important as there are many people who go into the sauna in a hurry, without paying attention to hygiene and being convinced that a morning shower is enough,
• Take off your shoes before you entering the sauna,
• On entering it is a good idea to say hello to other users,
• Please enter the sauna naked; you will not need your costume or towel; the costume may burn your skin and the towel will get soaked with water and become heavy and wet,
• Before you sit down on the stones, please clean the seat with water; this way you will wash the sweat left by other users,
• Please wash your seat when you finish your session. It is a good idea to wash your sweat and leave the place clean for others,
• After you leave the sauna, wash your body with lukewarm water and then gradually decrease its temperature until it is cold in the final phase,
• Be sure to cool the body down moving from the feet upwards,
• After the sauna session, it is advisable to supplement fluids and take a 20-30 minute rest,
MINI GRADUATION TOWER
During the breaks in the sauna sessions you can make use of the brine mini graduation tower located in the Spa & Wellness zone. The graduation tower is a structure made of pine or spruce, equipped with a distribution pump distributing brine over specially arranged brushwood twigs. The brine changes into a mist saturating the air with iodine and bromine, and a number of beneficial micronutrients such as magnesium, sodium and iron. Iodine and bromine are known for their medicinal properties, therefore, they are used in the treatment of upper respiratory conditions, sinusitis, emphysema, hypertension, neurosis, allergies, as well as general fatigue.