That sauna bathing has a positive effect on body and soul, has long ago ceased to be a secret. In the sauna bath the human organism learns through the hot-cold stimulus to react more flexibly to environmental influences and to thereby handle stress situations better. The body tissue can detoxify and the skin becomes tight and rosy. The metabolism is stimulated through the increase in body temperature and the circulation improves.Two to three sauna sessions after each other with cooling off and the corresponding rest period in between are ideal.But what is the right way to take a sauna? Find our tips and tricks for your next sauna visit here...
Using the sauna correctly - Sauna tips and tricks
Before the sauna session
You should take time for a sauna visit, so that you can relax without stress or having to rush. We recommend at least 2 to 3 hours.
Got everything you need?Your sauna bag should contain a bathrobe, slippers, large sauna towels, smaller towels, cleansing and care products, and swimwear if you want to relax in the Thermal Landscape in between.
When you go into the sauna, your stomach should not be empty, but not full either.
Shower thoroughly and dry yourself well - because dry skin perspires much better.
A warm foot bath in the foot basin ensures good circulation and prepares you optimally for sweating.
In the sauna
Three sauna sessions during one visit are optimal.The principle is: rather short and hot than only lukewarm and for too long.
Start on the upper benches, as the temperature is highest here.
When lying down you experience the heat pleasantly and evenly.
Always use a large sauna towel so that no there will be skin contact with the wood.There will be skin contact with the wood.
You should sit up for the last two minutes to get your circulation going again.
Would you prefer not to sauna in the nude? For hygienic reasons, swimwear is not allowed. You are welcome to wrap a towel around yourself
With infusions, there is an increase in humidity: If you are new to this, it is best to use the lower bench.
Between sauna sessions
Cooling off between the sauna sessions is an important part of taking a sauna bath and is absolutely part of it.
Start with cooling off in the fresh air in the sauna garden. Allow yourself and your body to enjoy the fresh oxygen and stroll along at an easy pace.
Afterwards, the body is cooled off intensively with cold water. Important: always start with the arms and the legs (furthest away from the heart), it is preferable to exclude the head. It is best to measure out the cold water with the Kneipp hose.
Before using the cold-water diving pool or the exercise pool, it is important to rinse off any perspiration. Avoid the diving pool if you have high blood pressure.
A heated foot bath after cooling off avoids perspiring again.
A subsequent break of at least 15 minutes rounds off the relaxation perfectly.
A sauna session is the best preparation for a massage, as your muscles are loosened up.