When I use my sauna I simply

  • heat it up to 120 degrees
  • take in 2 tumblers of ice water
  • stay in from 20 to 60 minutes sipping the water throughout
  • shower

However, here are more specific guidelines:

Detoxification Programme

Receive approval by your medical doctor, especially if you have acute respiratory diseases, heart disease, high blood pressure, anemiam kidney disease. You will require someone to assist you during the sauna and perhaps drive you home. pay attention to any discomfort such as faintness, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, itchiness and be prepared to stop your sauna session for the day. It is best to go slowly so your body can handle the detoxification. If you feel too badly in the days after a sauna, decrease the frequency and time of the next sauna(s). Use food supplement capsules with antioxidant power morning and evening http://ganolucidum.wordpress.com  (copy and paste into URL address bar above).

Bring to the sauna water (and snack for after sauna treatment). Underwear, large bath towel and robe, small towel to wrap around neck in sauna, face cloth, loofah sponge or wash cloth for massage.

Your sauna treatment from one treatment can extend over 3 sessions of 30 minutes. Start with a 10 minute session and gradually increase the time from 10 to 30 minutes, and the frequency of sessions from 1 to 3 per day, twice a week as tolerated. Don’t push yourself. Avoid a heavy meal or alcohol 4 hours prior. Take pulse, tempreature and blood pressure if possible.

Although your doctor will be aware of your programme, you will be taking these saunas yourself (with support from a friend). For this reason, take only 2 saunas per week. There may be some increase in sensitivity or symptoms at first. If you have marked discomfort during the sauna, stop the session. If you become ill between saunas, decrease their frequency and intensity, or stop until you consult with your doctor.

Janet A Wiebe