• PRE SAUNA SESSION

    • Wait at least 60 mins after eating a meal, to allow digestion before your Sauna session.
    • Drink at least half a cup of water {8 oz.} for proper hydration and to prepare your body for an increase in core temperature.
  • POST SAUNA SESSION

    • We recommend drinking at least 700ml {24 oz.} of water or electrolyte to rehydrate.
    • We offer all clients a complimentary water within the lounge, and the option to include a Hydration tonic by The Beauty Chef for an additional $5.
    • Dry off with a towel and allow the body to cool down naturally, unless option for our Fire + Ice session.

FAQ's

we have attempted to answer an array of questions we feel will be most commonly asked before your first visit to SKUHLPT. anything you feel is still left unanswered, please reach out to us and we will happily answer any further questions you may have.

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What is the difference between an Infrared Sauna + Traditional Sauna

Traditional saunas use a heat source to heat the air, and often include steam to create humidity
as well. Fire and hot rocks were common sources of heat; modern saunas use a heater or steam
generator to create the temperature increase.

Traditional saunas heat the air to a point that initiates the body’s natural cooling process. This means
blood comes to the surface of the skin and opens the pores. Infrared saunas emit lightwaves that
penetrate the body to stimulate the health benefits from within at a cellular level.

TRADITIONAL SAUNA
~ 150-210° F
~ Surface heat
~ Sweat happens at higher temps
~ Extreme heat, shorter session
~ Requires more power
~ Uses heat stove at heat source
~ More humidity


INFRARED SAUNA
~ 110-140° F
~ Deep, penetrating heat
~ More sweat at lower temps
~ Enjoyable heat, longer session
~ Requires less power
~ Uses infrared light panels as heat source
~ Less humidity

What do I wear?

To enable infrared to penetrate tissues as deep as possible, we recommend wearing as little as
possible. A bamboo carbon body wrap, cotton towel, gym shorts or swimsuit are perfect options.

At SKUHLPT we do require our guests to wear clothing or a towel to keep the sauna clean. We offer bath towels for the bench + to wipe any excessive perspiration.

How often should I use the Sauna?

One session will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. But similar to exercise, the more you do it, the better the results. Recommended use is 3-4 times per week for approximately 30-40 minutes per session.

When will I start sweating?

Sweat levels are different for everyone.

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.

Also, be sure to drink plenty of water before your session. If you
are dehydrated, you will not sweat as much.

Do I need a Doctors certificate before my session?

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

Is the Infrared coming from lights?

No. Infrared heaters are located on the floor, front, back, and side wall panels. The chromotherapy
lights are not infrared.

Are there any studies on Infrared therapy?

There are various studies on the use of infrared for a multitude of health benefits. Specifically, Sunlighten
infrared saunas have been shown to increase core temperature for detoxification, temporarily lower
blood pressure, and increase flexibility. Many other studies have shown infrared saunas to increase skin health, aid in relaxation and mental health, and support reduction of waist circumference. We are more than happy to share these studies at your request.

Are children allowed to use the sauna?

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. We don't accept children in our sauna at SKUHLPT.

Is it ok to sauna if I am breastfeeding?

Please consult with your physician, as this answer is usually yes, but may be no depending upon your
specific circumstances.

Can I sauna whilst pregnant?

Even though infrared is completely safe, it is not recommended to use while pregnant. While pregnant,
the core body temperature is already elevated, and you could overheat

Are there any contraindications for sauna use?

Please consult the list of contraindications here and if any of the contraindications apply to you, consult your physician prior to sauna use

How long should I Sauna or Ice bath for each week?

The optimum is 11 minutes of cold therapy, and 57 minutes of heat per week.