Are saunas safe to use?
If saunas are used as directed they are perfectly safe to use and can actually offer many health benefits. There are a few precautions you should be aware of though….
You should not use a sauna if you are pregnant, drunk or using recreational drugs
If you suffer from diabetes, heart disease or another condition that affects your blood pressure you should check with your GP before using a sauna
If you experience any dizziness, or feel sleepy or uncomfortable you should exit the sauna immediately and cool down in the fresh air
It is safer (and more enjoyable) to share your sauna experience with another person
Limit your sauna session to a maximum of 15-20 minutes
Drink plenty of water before and after your session to keep your body well hydrated