3-in-1 Infrared Sauna FAQ 

What do I wear?

To enable infrared to penetrate tissues as deeply as possible, we recommend wearing as little as possible.  A bamboo carbon towel, gym shorts, or swimsuit are perfect options.  Elixir will provide each guest with towels to use in their session.  A cool wet towel will also be made available to use after your sauna session is completed for comfort and clean up.

How many people are in the sauna at once?

Each session is private for a single individual.

How often should I use the sauna? 

One session will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.  Similar to exercise the more you do it the better the results. Recommended use is 3 to 4 times per week for 30 to 45 minutes.

What are the benefits of adding Chromotherapy to my sauna session? 

As part of your Elixir 3-in-1 infrared sauna session, you can add a chromotherapy enhancement to increase the therapeutic quality to an even higher level.  Members and series holders may receive Chromotherapy enhancements in their sauna session for free.

Chromotherapy FAQ.

When will I start sweating?

Seat levels differentiate between each individual.  don’t be surprised if you don’t sweat during the first few sessions.  Sweating will increase with regular use.  Even if your body is not drenched in sweat your body is still detoxifying from harmful toxins. Be sure to drink plenty of water prior to your session.  If you are dehydrated you will not sweat much. (Please note you may not take water into the sauna with you). If you are hydrated properly and want a sweat boost you may use Pure Sweat amplifying cream which can triple your sweat output and increase circulation.

Are children allowed to use the sauna?

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults.  Elixir limits the use of the sauna to adults 18 or older only.

Are there any contraindications for sauna use?

Do not use if pregnant, have serious inflammation, a fever, a communicable disease, acute bleeding, or intoxicated.

  1. Pregnancy: It is not recommended to use the sauna while pregnant. Typically your core body temperature is already elevated and you could overheat.
  2. Alcohol/Alcohol Abuse: Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment, therefore they may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat.  Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.
  3. Medications: Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their physician or pharmacist for possibles changes in the drug’s effect when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Even some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines may cause the body to be more prone to heatstroke.
  4. The Elderly: The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age.  This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature.  When using operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
  5. Fever: An individual who has a fever should not use an infrared sauna until the fever subsides.
  6. Joint injury: If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the swollen symptoms subside. If you have joints that are chronically hot and swollen, they may respond poorly to high heat of any kind.
  7. Cardiovascular Conditions: Hyper or hypotension, congestive heart failure, impaired circulation, or those taking medication s which may affect blood pressure should exercise caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increased cardiac output and blood flow which has the potential to increase your heart rate.
  8. Pacemaker/Defibrillator: The magnets used to assemble our wooden sauna can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers.  Please discuss the possible risks with your physician.
  9. Hemophiliacs/Individuals Prone to Bleeding: The use of infrared saunas should be avoided.

Do I need a doctor’s note?

No, if you have health concerns we recommend speaking with your doctor before your sauna session.

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