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Infrared Sauna Client Waiver

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY & CHECK THE BOX AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS FORM

We know, there is a lot of information here... It saves the need for signs hanging in the sauna room, detracting from the tranquility. We want you to have a clear understanding of the sauna etiquette before you arrive, so that you can relax & enjoy the space we have created.

GENERAL SAUNA  ETIQUETTE/GUIDELINES

  • The sauna room is a pre-paid, contactless & private experience. When you arrive, park on the street & walk down the driveway to the rear building. The sauna space is accessable by using the external staircase to the left of The Conscious Beauty Therapist studio.

  • If you arrive early & a sauna is still in session please wait on the balcony until vacant.

  • PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR BOOKING IS CONFIRMED If you haven't received a confirmation email this means there has been an error making your booking. Double check you have given the correct email address & make sure you have finalised & paid for your booking properly.

  • The sauna room key will be in the door FOR PRIVACY REMOVE KEY  You can turn the "DO NOT DISTURB" sign up to indicate the sauna room is in use. Please ensure you return the key to the outside lock when exiting the sauna room.

  • Please remove shoes & leave on the mat inside the front door.

  • Each sauna guest is allocated a towel bundle with bath sheet | bath mat | hand towel | yoga block for headrest. Place bath sheet length ways along sauna bench seat, bath mat vertically by the door on the sauna floor (not over the heater vent) & use hand towel to wipe any sweat during your sauna session. Please utilise the same bath sheet/mat for showering | Your towel bundle can be found on the shelves outside the sauna. See clip below

  • Food and drink (other than water) are not permitted in the sauna.

  • It is recommended to drink 1 glass of water before your sauna session & 2-3 glasses in the subsequent hour post sauna.

  • Use of mobile phones is limited to silent mode and cannot be used for a conversation.

  • Excessive noise is not permitted. 

  • Smoking is not permitted under any circumstance.

  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not permitted to use the Sunlighten sauna.

  • For hygiene: a bathing suit, wrap or underwear must be worn during the sauna session. (topless is ok)

  • Always sit on a towel. Do not sit directly on the timber bench.

  • Bring loose, comfortable clothing to change into after your sauna.

  • Do NOT cover the floor heater with a towel or mat as the vents need to be exposed to enable heat to escape.

  • Do NOT place a rolled up towel or cushion behind your back when resting against the heater cover. This can affect the operation of the heater and may result in damage.

  • Do NOT hang clothes or towels over the sauna heater panels.

  • Do NOT take jugs/glasses of water or tea into the sauna as they may spill on the timber or heaters and cause damage. Please bring a spill proof water bottle.

  • Not into the music being played? you can access the stereo inside the cabinet above the screen. Press mute to silence the music, but please be sure to un-mute before you leave.

  • Please consider guests using the sauna after you.

  • Your sauna session will be pre-set to commence 10 minutes past your appointment time to allow you time to get ready for your sauna session

  • Stay within your allocated appointment time. The daily sauna schedule is pre-set, be sure to be on time.

      (start & end time of your appointment is in your booking confirmation email)

  • Please do not touch the screen in the sauna unless you're ready to commence your session before the warm-up has completed. Once your session has ended, Simply exit the sauna. You do not need to touch the screen.

  • Leave the sauna room & bathroom how you found it. The Sauna space cannot always be attended to between clients; Therefore we ask that you place used towels in the laundry basket & wipe/squeegee any water splashed during bathroom use. 

  • Place any used glasses or tea cups in the kitchen sink & teabags/rubbish in the bin.  

 

 
PRECAUTIONS/
CONTRAINDICATIONS

 

If any of the below apply to you, consult a physician prior to sauna use:

 

MEDICATIONS

Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician since some medications may induce drowsiness, while others may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitryptaline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.

CARDIOVASCULAR ISSUES, OBESITY OR DIABETES

Individuals suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory problems or diabetes should consult a physician prior to use. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system.This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.

ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE

Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, you may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress. The use of alcohol, drugs or medications prior to a sauna session may lead to unconsciousness.

CHRONIC CONDITIONS / DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED ABILITY TO SWEAT OR PERSPIRE

Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. 

Consult a health care practitioner.

ELDERLY

The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. If elderly, operate at a maximum heat of 55°C and for no more than 30 minutes.

CHILDREN

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

HEMOPHILIACS / INDIVIDUALS PRONE TO BLEEDING

The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.

FEVER & INSENSITIVITY TO HEAT

Individuals with insensitivity to heat or who have a fever should not use the sauna until the fever subsides.

PREGNANCY

Pregnant women should consult a health care practitioner before using an infrared sauna.

MENSTRUATION

Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. This should not preclude sauna use.

JOINT INJURY

Recent (acute) joint injury should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.

IMPLANTS

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using.

COMMUNICABLE SKIN DISEASES

Even though the warm-up time of the sauna - before the user enters - is said to desiccate bacteria and thereby sterilize the sauna, we would ask that sauna users who have any communicable skin diseases, refrain from using this sauna.

HEART CONDITIONS

Sauna use is not recommended for persons with the following conditions: unstable angina, recent myocardial infarction (30 days) and severe aortic stenosis.

Lastly, we hope you enjoy your sauna session!                                                                                                                                        

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