Central West Health & Rehabilitation
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Initial Sauna Instructions Jan 31st, 2024




Please put a towel on the bench folded double to absorb sweat, as well as a small towel on the floorboard under your feet.

It’s also nice to have a small hand towel available to wipe the sweat off your skin. Wiping off the perspiration seems to encourage more sweating.




Turn your sauna on, set the temperature to 55°C and let it warm up for about 15 minutes.

After this short warm-up time when the temperature is in the range of 38° to 43°, get in the sauna and begin your session.

Many people prefer 46° to 52°. In time you will find what is best for you. Keeping the thermostat at 55° will ensure that the heaters stay on during your whole sauna session allowing you to receive optimal infrared heat. If it’s starting to feel too warm, just open the door a crack to let in some cool air.

Our Infrared Sauna is heating your core body more so than heating the air. For this reason, do not be concerned about the actual temperature reading in the sauna.


How Long?

The recommended session time is 25-35 minutes. Some people are in their sauna for longer or shorter depending on their preference and overall health.

If this is your first time in a Infrared Sauna, start with 15 to 20 minutes. You can then slowly increase your session times.


Medical Conditions

Check with your Doctor prior to commencing a Sauna if you:

  • Are Pregnant

  • Have chest pain

  • Had a recent Heart Attack

  • Have Coronary Artery Disease, Heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia.

Blood pressure may decrease after sauna, sometimes resulting in fainting.



Stay well hydrated when using your sauna.

It is estimated that 70% of people are dehydrated. When you are dehydrated, your body holds on to water and will not allow you to sweat very much.

It is recommended to drink water before you get in the sauna and during your session, as well as after your session.



Alcohol intake while sauna bathing can create serious health risks and should be avoided.