Eight TIPS To Get The Most Out Of Your Infrared Sauna Session at Drift.
1- Monitor yourself
Different people have different heat tolerances , if you any conditions such as Diabetes your tolerance will be lower, the smaller your body the smaller your tolerance. Then in the case of toxins the more your exposed to the harder it is to detoxify, you might have a different reaction to some one else who saunas the same time length as you. No pain no gain is not the case when it comes to sauna, after a 20 minute session you may have gotten more benefits than some one doing 40 minutes, 40 minutes is a good time to build up to, all depends on the individual. Track your sauna use and what happened in each session, temp, how long your spent etc.
Many people these days are deficient in some level of nutrient, for optimal infra red sauna usage we recommend knowing your levels and supplementing where needed. For example vitamin D, potassium, vitamin K2 , magnesium all pop up as common in this day and age lacking in peoples diets. For best level of tolerance and detox ability its a real extra benefit to have a good diet full of fruit and veg, whole foods and lean meat, this will again boost your sauna benefits and recovery/detox.
Salt is an incredibly important electrolyte that keeps your whole body healthy. It’s needed to maintain proper levels of hydration, bone density, brain health, and salt also helps your heart pump blood properly. During your session and more so the bigger you are your body looses salt , even up to .65 of a kilo in a 60 minute session, the nutrients need to be replaced. A electrolyte drink after your sauna is perfect for replenishing yourself and plenty more water through the day.
4- Make it social
While the social benefit is rarely talked about, it’s actually quite important. The sauna can be a private, personal area of relaxation and solitude. However, it can just as easily be a great place to relax with friends other than the bar , pub or coffee house.
5- Pre heat your body.
Exercise is a great way to do this, this can also increase your sweat level and prime you before your session. This also stimulates the ‘lymphatic system’, . Infrared saunas not only help the lymphatic system target toxins stored in fat cells, but they’ve also been proven to accelerate weight loss, relieve sore muscles and joints, reduce stress and fatigue, improve skin, and a whole lot more.
This will also aid the detox and have the process start earlier.
6- Drink plenty of water
Firstly, it’s recommended to drink at least 350ml of water during thirty minutes of a regular sauna. This will help replace some fluids lost while sweating.To properly rehydrate after your session, try to drink approximately 1.5 times the amount of water you lost through sweating. To determine the amount lost, weigh yourself before and after using the sauna. For every kilogram lost, consume roughly 1.5 liters of water to replace it. If you prefer, you can drink electrolytes before, during and after the sauna experience as a part of your hydration method.To replenish fluids lost after sauna bathing, you can opt for food with high water content like watermelon, cucumber and grapes. You can also have soup and broths that are easy to digest and contain both water and electrolytes.
Make your session supercharged with cold showers . Sauna followed by a cold shower has been shown to reduce the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and to improve circulation, reducing vasoconstriction and hypertension.The cold immersion in plunge or shower improves the body’s anti oxidant capabilities and increases the number of white blood cells. It improves your body’s resistance to respiratory infections and helps you recover more quickly from illnesses and accidents.Cold water immersion reduces recovery time from exercise and training and reduces the affect of exercise induced muscle damage.And therefore, you feel incredibly alive. This process is flushing your circulatory system which improves your lymphatic system and enhances the detox.
8- Upgrading your sauna
Not to sound like a sales pitch but the reality is the services we offer at Drift all complement each other and each enhance each other differently. Adding red light therapy, salt therapy tom your sauna enhances the benefits and are fully independent from each other. Leaving you to experience more in a shorter space of time.