Your questions answered.
We are happy to answer any queries.
What should I bring/wear/expect for my first session?
You are welcome to bring your own towel or water, other than that just yourself, its that simple, no showering after or fussing beforehand. You will be made to feel safe & comfortable on your arrival, you will be offered privacy to enjoy your experience and given some time after your session to rest. We recommend wearing swimsuit or underwear along with a towel if you wish. More skin exposure is certainly preferable as it allows better flow of the infrared through.We recommend bringing clothing that is loose fitting and comfortable to put back on after your session.
How often should I visit? How to get best results.
It is really personal preference, each session will be beneficial regardless how often you visit, that being said for a particular aliment or recovery it is recommended twice weekly. Expose as much skin as possible, therefore bathing suit or shorts are suitable to wear, some people chose to wrap themselves in a towel, whatever works for you, works for us. Hydrate before during and after you session. It is important to replace electrolytes after your sauna session.
Is it safe?
Yes, infrared sauna is perfectly safe for most people. They use a natural form of energy called infrared light, the same light that warms us from the sun. If you have any doubts or have an underlying condition you should consult a doctor before. However, as with any therapy, you should consult a doctor if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns before beginning any therapy.
When not to use
Before + After care
When to use the Sauna?
Some users find the session will relax them, preparing them for a good nights sleep and they enjoy the sauna in the evening. Others are invigorated by the session and like to enjoy the renewed energy throughout the day. It is completely personal preference.
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
Hydrate. Most people do not drink enough water to begin with and now that you are using an infrared sauna and sweating, it is even more important to stay properly hydrated.
Always drink plenty of water before, during and after your sauna session. Avoid drinking coffee, soft drinks, juice overloaded with sugar or alcohol. Remove all make up to allow your skin to receive and experience full benefits.
DURING YOUR SESSION
You may not sweat much during your first few sauna sessions. This is normal for many people, if the body is not used to sweating, it can take a while for the body to "retrain" what to do naturally. Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective. If the sauna becomes too hot, you may open the door to let some air in. Drink water as needed. Stretching your arms, legs and back area during your session creates more body flexibility. It can be good to massage congested muscle areas to help alleviate pain.
AFTER YOUR SESSION
Hydrate again. Make sure you drink plenty of water after your session to replenish what has been lost during your session.
Infrared saunas offers a range of benefits; however, much as before starting any therapy or treatment, if you are unsure, you should consult with your physician/GP before booking a session. Do not use if you are pregnant, have serious inflammation, serious cardiovascular conditions, a fever, a communicable disease, hemophilia or implants, do not use if you have a Pacemakers / Defibrillators. Do not use under the influence of drugs or alcohol or dehydrated. You should consult with your physician regarding certain medical conditions/medications. Do not use when unwell. Avoid if you have medical sensitivity to heat, or light or a condition that affects your body’s ability to perspire. Disclaimer: We are happy to explain the benefits of each treatment, however we are not medical professionals therefore cannot give medical advice or information.
Are there showers?
No. We do not recommend showering immediately after sessions as toxins will still continue to leave your body, your body continues to sweat for approximately 30/45 minutes after your session ends. Therefore we recommend showering after your body has fully cooled down. Later on once fully cooled, ensure you continue to hydrate, it is great to take a warm shower to wash off the toxins that are now on the outside of your skin. Many find that a cool shower after a warm shower invigorates them and the skin. So enjoy a good shower followed by a cool rinse. This will also close up the pores.
Policies at Elements Wellness Studio
Appointments We believe that honesty and transparency are key. Please plan to arrive at the time of your scheduled appointment, if you arrive early please wait until your time before entering the studio. If you are late the time will unfortunately have to come off your session as to not delay the appointment behind you.
Membership Scheme We offer a self accessible membership scheme this enables are service users to use the studio on a self accessible basis meaning members can avail to unstaffed booking slots out of hours. Ask reception for details. To maintain this option we ask that members are mindful of times whilst using the studio. It is important to arrive on time for your appointment so not to interurpt someone's session, it is important to leave the studio on time so not to delay the next scheduled guest. You will be allowed 10minutes after your sauna sessions end to gather yourself, rest + change.
Hygiene. We ask you to leave the studio as you found it, our saunas our self cleaning and naturally disinfecting killing 99.9% of bacteria. However we kindly ask for a quick wipe down after use, we ask to leave the door open after your session. The studio is cleaned thoroughly throughout the day. Fresh laundered towels are available, however we ask you to bring your own towels + water when possible. Cleaning is not always attainable between self accessible appointments. Our sauna is deep cleaned regularly.
Payments & Cancellations - Payments are paid at time of booking when booking via booking system, payments made through staff can be paid on arrival via cash/or card machine. Payments are non refundable unless extreme circumstances contact staff to discuss. However, bookings within reason can be transferable should you request appointment change within 24hour notice of booking we will do our best to reschedule your appointment.
Privacy we value and honour your privacy, our studio is private and all wellness consultancy is confidential. Unless booking with a friend or needing special assistance please come to your booking alone.
Autonomy - we ask all our users to take responsibility for their own health, ensuring they are fit and well to use the therapies we provide. On attending your appointment you consent to being fit and well to attend.
Under 18's are welcome to use the studio when accompanied by an adult.
Disclaimer all information given on our site is for general guidance. Information on our site is not designed for specific medial advise, should you need medial guidance for specific conditions alternative therapy speak to your Doctor before use.