Our dry sauna, located downstairs, is complimentary with each massage. We also have Menthol Crystals upon request to open up the lungs and sinuses. Here are some ways that you can make your sauna experience even more beneficial.
When you sit in the sauna, brush, lightly scratch, or tap the skin on your arms, legs, belly, and back. This will stimulate your pores to open more while you’re in the sauna, and boost the circulation at the surface of your body.
Pretty soon you’ll start sweating, and with all the blood at the surface of your body toxins will come flowing out.
Once you’ve started sweating, you can stay in the sauna as long as you feel comfortable.
Immediately after you leave the sauna you have to immerse yourself in cold water!
This will close your pores back up, pull the blood back to your core organs, and reinforce your natural defenses.
This means that you will actually lose less heat when you are out of the sauna, boost your circulation, stay warmer longer, and keep your vital organs happy and functioning at the same time.
I know, it sounds totally crazy.
Think of it as boot-camp for your immune-system.
It may not sound pleasant, but after a few times you’ll get used to it and you’ll actually feel great afterward, I promise!
This ritual is especially important in the fall and winter months when cold winds can more easily attack your body and you want your immune system to be on guard.
You might also consider drinking some warm water with a pinch of salt and honey to refurbish your body with electrolytes lost in sweating.
Three rounds are typical for the sauna ritual, but you can increase or reduce this depending on what feels good to you.