Far Infrared Sauna cautions

Cardiac Conditions

The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who has unstable angina, recent myocardial infarction & severe aortic stenosis.

Hemophiliacs / Individuals Prone To Bleeding

The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.

Fever

An individual who has a fever should not use an infrared saunauntil the fever subsides.

Sensitivity to Heat

An individual with sensitivity to heat should not use an infrared sauna.

Joint Injury

If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the swollen symptoms subside. 

If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.

Medications

Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effect when the body is exposed toinfraredwaves or elevated body temperature. 

Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anti-cholinergics such as amitryptaline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as anti-histamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.

Pregnancy

Pregnant women should consult a physician before using an infrared sauna.

Cardiovascular Issues, Obesity or Diabetes

Individuals suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory problems or diabetes should consult a physician prior to use.

Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by 30 beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.

Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse

Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.

Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated With Reduced Ability To Sweat Or Perspire

Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetic Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. Consult a physician prior.

Implants

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.  

Children

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

The Elderly

The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. When using with the elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

Communicable Skin Diseases

These include warts, scabies, etc.  Even though the warm-up time of the sauna (before a person enters the solo system) is believed to get rid of bacteria/sterilize the sauna, we ask that if you think you may have any communicable skin disease please inform us before using our sauna.  We will then advise you if we can offer you this treatment.

Menstruation

Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. This should not preclude (contraindicate) sauna use. Many women find relief of menstrual symptoms after a sauna due to improved blood flow and decreased inflammation.

In the rare event that you experience pain or discomfort, immediately discontinue sauna use and contact staff for assistance.

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