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Sauna Safety

Sauna Safety

Rules, Safety & Tips

To ensure the safe and enjoyable use of the sauna we request that you read through and adhere to the rules of this safety document.

You use the sauna at your own risk.  We cannot be held responsible for your health or safety whilst you are using the sauna.

How to safely Enjoy your Sauna Holiday!

Don’t Stay in Too Long 

15 to 20 minutes at a time is generally considered the max, though other proponents say up to 30 minutes. The length of time the body can tolerate will vary from person to person. If you are sensitive to heat, start off with a short stay. 

Cool Down 

To cool your body down, take a cold or cool shower. Bonus: this also removes any impurities that your body has eliminated and prevents their reabsorption.


Relax for at least ten minutes afterward. Let your body recuperate before doing the hot, cold, relaxation circuit again. Many bathhouses and nordic spas advise limiting the circuit to three times over a couple of hours.


Drink plenty of water before and after. You may want to eat something salty afterward if you’ve sweat a lot.

Consider Your Health

The heat of a sauna makes the heart work harder. If you have any concerns or are taking prescription medication, check with your doctor first.

Reasons to avoid the sauna include:

  • High or Low blood pressure
  • Heart disease / Heart problems
  • Respiratory problems
  • Diabetes
  • Stress and/or Emotional disorders
  • Epilepsy or seizure disorders
  • Pregnancy

Never use the Sauna under the influence of alcohol

Also, don’t go in right after a large meal or strenuous exercise.

Know that Saunas Can Burn

Too much time in the sauna at a too high temperature can lead to blistering. If your skin starts to sting, get out.

Monitor Your Body

If you start to feel dizzy, nauseous or have a headache, leave immediately. There is no point in taxing the body to extremes – especially not in the name of wellness. Moderation is key.

After Exercise

Wait at least 5 minutes after exercising before using the sauna.

Age Limitations

Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to use a sauna. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 may use the sauna with adult supervision.

A Couple of other rules

No food or drink (other than water) is allowed in the sauna.

Shaving & other acts of personal hygiene are not allowed in the sauna.

Do not tamper with any electricals or settings on the sauna other than the heat dial & timer dial. Should you tamper with these & it results in any damaged you will be charged.

Always turn off the sauna after use (main switch outside by the shower).

Benefits of a Sauna

As long as you do it correctly the sauna can offer wonderful benefits.

Sweating helps eliminate toxins from the body.

Heating the body’s tissues helps the body heal, much as a fever is the body’s own way of battling viruses.

Saunas also improve blood circulation and relieve muscle and joint pain.

It’s also a good way to relax.

We know you’ll love your private sauna holiday retreat.