FAR Infrared Sauna – Contraindications for use
The use of infrared saunas may have many health benefits, however, it is important that you fully understand how to use the sauna and gradually introduce your body to the therapy to produce the best results. In all situations hydration is a requirement for sauna use. Drinking water is recommended before and after sauna use.
Far infrared saunas DO NOT cure any diseases. DO NOT attempt to self-treat any disease with a far infrared sauna without direct supervision from a certified physician. If any of the items listed below apply to you, be certain to consult with your physician before using a far infrared sauna.
Clients with an acute fever should not use an Infrared Sauna until the fever has subsided.
Chronic Conditions / diseases associated with impaired sweating
Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumours, Diabetes with Neuropathy & Parkinson’s Disease are all conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
Pacemaker and/or Defibrillator
The magnets used to assemble Infrared Saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers, thus using our infrared saunas is not recommended. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect Far Infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Silicone does absorb Far infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the Far Infrared waves. It is still advised that you check with your physician to confirm that using our saunas won’t affect your implants.
Insensitivity to heat
FAR Infrared sauna – cautions with use
High / low blood pressure
Infrared sauna does not normally raise blood pressure. Although the heart rate is increased during use, vasodilation of all blood vessels and increased circulation actually allows for a lowering of blood pressure in many users. If in doubt consult with your GP before using an infrared sauna.
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 it when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.