How often should I visit the sauna? Common sauna FAQ

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How often should I visit the sauna? Common sauna FAQ

How often should I visit the sauna? Common sauna FAQ

Sweating it out in the sauna can be an extremely relaxing and ReGenerating activity, providing many health benefits through regular visits. If you’re new to using a sauna for its holistic wellness benefits, understanding how to work a sauna routine into your overall health schedule, as well as how to prepare for a session, can help you to make the most of this powerful form of natural therapy.

Saunas have been used for centuries for their relaxation and detoxification qualities. By embracing their therapeutic benefits, you can find a natural form of treatment for a wide range of physical and mental health considerations. Here’s what you need to know to embrace the sauna experience.

How often should you go to the sauna?

The frequency of ideal sauna visits can range from person to person, depending on factors such as individual preferences and the desired health benefits. Many people find the most benefits occur when they incorporate sauna sessions anywhere between two to seven times a week, with studies pointing to frequent sauna sessions correlating with a reduced risk of stroke, improved heart function, a reduced risk of dementia and reduced inflammation and muscle soreness.

How long is the ideal sauna visit?

Whether you’re new to using saunas or not can impact the ideal length for you to remain in the sauna from session to session. However, the experts commonly agree it’s best to start small, acclimatising to the sauna experience over time.

The American College of Sports Medicine has sauna recommendations for all ranges of sauna users. At ReGen, you can enjoy a private suite for 45 minutes, with your own private space outside of the sauna enabling you to cool down and have a drink of water in private throughout your session.

What is appropriate attire for a sauna?

Saunas are commonly used either nude or with a towel wrapped around the body. Different cultures and settings can lend themselves to different sauna etiquette, so if in doubt make sure to enquire about what is or isn’t appropriate.

At ReGen, we provide private suites that enable all kinds of sauna attire. You’re welcome to sauna in the nude or however you feel most comfortable. 

It’s also recommended to wear loose-fitting clothes made of breathable materials after your sauna session, supporting your body as it cools down. 

How do you prepare for a sauna session?

Before entering the sauna, it’s essential to make sure you’re adequately hydrated. Taking a shower to remove any lotions or oils that may interfere with sweating is also recommended for an elevated sauna experience. Make sure to also remove any metal jewellery or accessories, as these will quickly heat up in the sauna environment.

What takes place during a sauna session?

Start every sauna session by getting comfortable, and finding a suitable relaxing position. The dry heat from the sauna will steadily begin to raise your body temperature, and you’ll quickly start to feel yourself sweat. Everybody is different, with some people sweating more than others in response to a sauna session. This can also change from day to day for each individual, with the level of sweat not representative of how much detoxification is happening in your body. 

It’s common for sauna users to report a deep sense of relaxation, as well as experiencing the release of tension and improved circulation due to their sauna experience. 

Embracing the health benefits of regular saunas

At ReGen Wellness, we’ve designed high quality natural therapeutic practices focused on longevity and anti-ageing for our Bayside clients. Our 3-in-1 infrared saunas offer anti-ageing, weight loss, cardio, detoxification, pain relief, relaxation and cell health benefits in every session. 

Experience the ReGenerating powers of the sauna right here and discover a powerful therapeutic practice for your overall health and well-being.


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