Dr. Michael Poss: How To Prepare Yourself Before Going To An Infrared Sauna 

Infrared saunas are an effective great way for you to relax and relieve some stress. They can also help you with weight loss and detoxification, among other things. But if you want to get the most out of your infrared sauna experience, Dr. Michael Poss believes that it’s important that you prepare beforehand.

Hydrate Yourself Before Going To A Sauna

Before you go to an infrared sauna, make sure you are well-hydrated. Drinking water before and after your session will help prevent dehydration. Avoid alcohol or caffeine as they can dehydrate you further and cause headaches when combined with heat exposure.

Drink plenty of water before going to the sauna, so that you aren’t thirsty during your session. Also, eat lightly beforehand since food takes time for digestion which means less time in the sauna for you. Lastly, don’t overdo it on the H20 though, as too much water can cause nausea and dizziness when combined with heat exposure.

Wear Only Some Loose Fitting Clothing

Wear loose-fitting clothing and nothing with zippers or buttons. Infrared saunas use infrared rays to heat your body, so the less clothing you wear in the sauna, the more infrared rays can reach your skin.

You won’t have to worry about taking off all of your clothes (unless you want to) but try not to wear anything that will get in the way of those infrared rays reaching their destination: your skin. This means no bulky sweaters or jackets, and just stick with shirts and pants – and leave those shoes on.

Plan Your Time In The Infrared Sauna

An infrared sauna is a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you have enough time to do what you need to do and not feel rushed or stressed out. If other people are waiting for their turn in the sauna, then plan accordingly so that they don’t cut into yours.

Always Have A Towel Nearby

Make sure you have a towel nearby so that you can cool down after your sauna. Don’t use a fan or air conditioner, as this will only make it harder for your body to cool down. Also, don’t jump into cold water after the sauna, as this can cause dizziness and shock symptoms due to the sudden temperature change.

There’s A Right Way To Prepare For Your Infrared Sauna Session

You’re going to be sweating a lot in an infrared sauna, so Dr. Michael Poss states that you must make sure you drink some water before heading over. If possible, plan your time at the infrared sauna around when you’re going to eat lunch or dinner (or both).

Doing so will help keep your energy levels up throughout the day, and prevent cramping or feeling lightheaded from dehydration later on in the evening – when most people tend to use these sauna facilities.

Also, you must consider wearing loose-fitting clothing that won’t restrict movement if possible. Wearing clothes made out of cotton is best since they breathe better than polyester blends do – while still keeping heat inside during hot times outside those doors. And lastly, don’t forget about towels – it’s always good practice to have one nearby just in case things get too different.