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Proper sauna conduct

  • Do not go into the sauna with an empty stomach or immediately after having a meal.
  • Enter the sauna unclothed or in a pestemal.
  • Always take a shower before entering the sauna – not only for hygienic reasons, but also to remove the obstructing film of grease from the skin.
  • Dry well before the sauna (dry skin perspires better).
  • A warm foot bath before going in acclimatises the body and prepares you for the heat.
  • The sauna is for relaxing – therefore stay calm and quiet
  • Place a large bath towel on the bench.
  • Important: since hot air rises, it is hotter on the upper benches. For sauna beginners, it is advisable to start with the benches on the lower or middle row.
  • To avoid dizziness or even fainting, get up from your lying position in the final 2 minutes and sit upright.  Move your legs to ensure that the blood does not collect in the lower part of the body.
  • Remember your health!  Leave the sauna early if you do not feel comfortable.
  • A sauna bath lasts from 8 to 12 minutes, but not more than 15 minutes.
  • In some saunas, it is customary to carry out dousing.  After a phase of prior perspiration (5-10 minutes), the dousing is then done as the “climax” (6-8 minutes), possibly then being followed by a phase of subsequent perspiration lasting 1-2 minutes.
  • Do not leave or enter the sauna during the dousing.
  • It is customary to go out into the fresh air for about 2 minutes to cool your respiratory passages and increase your oxygen intake.
  • Always take a shower after leaving the sauna – and also before using the immersion bath.
  • You only benefit from the health-improving effect if the cooling-off period using cold water and fresh air is strong enough.
  • It is recommended to also take a warm foot bath after cooling off.
  • This dissipates the heat remaining in the body and the body cools down. It is also a good preventative against colds.  Moreover, the warm foot bath stops the body from perspiring further.
  • If you would like to relax, you can retire to the relaxation rooms for 10-15 minutes.
  • Repeat the steps 2-3 times.
  • Only drink again after the final visit to the sauna.
Tel.: +41 41 817 44 44 - info@hotel-stoos.ch


Seminar- und Wellnesshotel Stoos
(AG Sporthotel Stoos)
Ringstrasse 10
CH-6433 Stoos
Tel.: +41 41 817 44 44
Fax.: +41 41 817 44 45

Fax.: +41 41 817 44 45

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