Sauna Steam Safety
Sauna Bath Instructions:
- When taking a sauna, allow time to relax completely.
- Remove clothing and jewelry. If required, wear a towel loosely.
- After 10 minutes or when perspiration begins, leave sauna and relax in dressing area. Follow with a cool shower.
- Cooling time should equal time spent in sauna. Enter sauna room again and stay 5 or 10 minutes.
- Repeat cycle 2 or 3 times. End with a brisk shower. Rinse in cool water.
- Dress when completely dry and perspiration has stopped.
- Some sauna bathers enjoy the soothing effect of steam by splashing water on the sauna rocks. Use only one dipper full (approx. 1/2 cup) at a time and keep clear of the steam as it rises off the rocks.
- Do not smoke, exercise or drink alcoholic beverages in the sauna room.
- Do not pour chlorinated pool or spa water on the heater or corrosion damage may occur.
- People who suffer from heart disease, diabetes or other ill health, or those who are pregnant should consult their physician before taking a sauna.
- Do not exceed 30 minutes in the sauna and leave the room immediately if you feel faint, dizzy, sleepy or otherwise uncomfortable.
- Children under the age of 16 should not use the sauna without adult supervision.
Steam Bath Instructions:
- Turn steam generator system on. Wait until steam bath reaches the desired temperature and steam density before entering the steam room.
- Remove all clothing and jewelry before entering the steam room.
- Enter the steam bath and close the door securely to prevent steam from escaping.
- Relax and enjoy the warm steam as it relieves muscle tension and refreshes the entire body.
- A warm shower following a steam bath will relax your body and mind before bed time. Conversely, a steam bath followed by a cool shower will refresh you.
- Inspect the steam generator routinely for possible maintenance needs.
REDUCE THE RISK OF OVERHEATING AND SCALDING
- Exit immediately if uncomfortable, dizzy, or sleepy. Staying too long in a heated area is capable of causing overheating.
- Supervise children at all times.
- Check with a doctor before using if pregnant, diabetic, in poor health, or under medical care.
- Breathing heated air in conjunction with consumption of alcohol, drugs, or medication is capable of causing unconsciousness.
- Do not contact steam head or steam at the steam head.
REDUCE THE RISK OF SLIPPING AND FALL INJURY
- Use care when entering or exiting the steam room, floor may be slippery.