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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN THE INFRARED SAUNA?

You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in and many people wear bathing suits or nothing at all 😉.  If you are going to wear clothes, please ensure that they are loose-fitting and breathable.  Clean towels are provided for each infrared sauna session.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRADITIONAL SAUNA AND AN INFRARED SAUNA?

Traditional saunas use heated air to warm the body, which means they have to be very hot to reach therapeutic levels. They offer climate control by setting the temperature and pouring water over the rocks to combine your preferred humidity levels.  Traditional saunas are usually set above 80 degrees.
Infrared saunas produce the same infrared heat produced by the sun. Infrared heat is required for all living things for optimum health. The radiant heat surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles, and tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation. As a result, there are many more benefits than a traditional sauna.  Infrared saunas typically sit at around 55 degrees but you can adjust the temperature to your comfort level.

WHEN SHOULD I NOT USE AN INFRARED SAUNA?

The infrared sauna should not be used if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • Haemophilia

  • Fever

  • Insensitivity to heat

  • Alcohol/drug abuse

You are recommended to seek the advice of a doctor before using the infrared sauna if any of the below apply:

  • Taking any medications

  • Under 18 years old

  • Elderly

  • Cardiovascular conditions

  • Any chronic conditions

DO I NEED TO SHOWER PRIOR TO MY ICE BATH SESSION?

If you have been working out we ask that you shower before your session.

WHEN SHOULD I NOT USE AN ICE BATH OR COLD WATER THERAPY?

The use of cold therapy should not be used if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Impaired circulation or blood flow

  • Poor, or absence, of sensation

  • Open or infected wound

  • Reynaud's disease

  • Hypersensitivity to cold

  • Acute dermatitis or eczema

  • Deep vein thrombosis

You are recommended to seek the advice of a doctor before using cold water therapy if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Cardiac conditions

  • High blood pressure

  • Superficial nerves

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY NORMATEC SESSION?

Please ensure that you are wearing comfortable clothing which covers the area(s) to be treated (i.e. long pants and socks for leg treatment and long sleeves for arm treatment). If you have been working out prior we ask that you change into clean clothing.

WILL MY NORMATEC SESSION HURT?

The NormaTec system is customisable to you and your comfort level and you control the pressure applied by the system. If you have not used NormaTec before we suggest you start with a lower pressure and increase as required during treatment.

WHEN SHOULD I NOT USE NORMATEC COMPRESSION?

The use of NormaTec should not be used if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Acute pulmonary edema

  • Acute thrombophlebitis

  • Acute congestive cardiac failure

  • Acute infections

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

  • Episodes of pulmonary embolism

  • Wounds, lesions, or tumors at or near the site of application

  • Condition(s) where increased venous and lymphatic flow is undesirable

  • Bone fractures at or near the site of application