How to… sauna
Before entering the sauna itself, you should take a warm shower. For hygiene reasons, but also to cleanse the skin. Dry off well afterwards, since a dry skin sweats better!
Immediately after the sauna session, you will first step outdoors to inhale the fresh air. Then, it will be time to take a cold shower in order to close your skin pores again, stimulate your cardiovascular system, promote muscle relaxation and strengthen your immune system. Begin with your arms and legs, before refreshing your entire body. No cleaning products are necessary since the sweating process cleanses poor-deep, with a valuable acidic protective layer forming on the skin.
TEMPERATURE & DURATION
Especially for beginning sauna-goers, we recommend a sauna that is not too hot. So as to see how your own cardiovascular system reacts to the manmade heat, we suggest between 50° and 60°, such as you will find in a so-called Bio-Sauna. Experienced sauna aficionados will likely feel right at home in the Finnish sauna, heated to between 80° and 100°, even on the top bench. A typical sauna session should last between 8 and 12 minutes. Between the 2 to 3 individual sauna sessions, you should allow yourself breaks of 30 to 45 minutes, during which your mind and body will be able to relax completely.
FOOD & DRINK
On an empty stomach, a sauna session really isn't a good idea. That said, only consume light foods prior to the sauna. Soups, nuts or yoghurt are ideal. And you should absolutely replenish your fluid levels immediately after your final sauna session. Ideally, with (mineral) water, tea or diluted fruit juices, but foregoing alcohol, coffee and drinks containing sugar.
APARTMENT AND HOLIDAY HOME WITH PRIVATE SAUNA
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