Traditional saunas began in Finland roughly 2,000 years ago. Nowadays, the practice has evolved globally and one does not have to visit Finland for the full experience. You can now find a 2-person sauna as part of travel accommodation, whether you’re visiting a hotel or a staycation host. Infrared saunas are popular these days due to additional key features that make them safe and effective.
If you’re looking to travel to a spa facility or a hotel sauna to shed a good amount of sweat, here are some tips to help you plan your next vacation.
Most sauna models explicitly mention the maximum capacity of users. It is important to bear this in mind at all times. Some travelers make the mistake of squeezing in one more tiny body in a sauna that’s designed for only two people. This could be true if you are a small family traveling with a child.
On the other hand, if you are traveling alone, a sauna that’s meant for two can be a whole new different experience. The extra room can provide a feeling of additional satisfaction and make you feel extra pampered.
In other words, choose a sauna that has enough room for everyone who wants to join in the experience. Make sure to verify this information with your host before finalizing your booking.
Infrared Saunas and Safety
Take caution and look out for your little ones if they decide to accompany you in a sauna session (say, a four-person sauna). Some mechanical aspects of a traditional sauna can be too hot and accidental contact burns can happen. Not to mention, the standard temperature of the sauna itself can be a bit overwhelming for children below 12 years old.
Infrared saunas are good for children because accidental burns rarely happen while containing them. The rods that generate infrared heat do not get too hot to the point of causing burns. This is one of the reasons infrared saunas are considered safe especially if you are using it with children.
Be Mindful of Temperature and Duration
If it’s your first time to try a sauna as part of travel accommodation, be in the know when it comes to the range of heat that the equipment can generate. Different sauna models can generate heat up to a certain degree and some have controls that will let you choose a level that’s more comfortable for you.
Whether you decide to choose a facility that has more of an outdoor setting than indoor, all these rules are good for consideration. A good travel and a good sauna session is when all your expectations are properly set and you have your preferences in consideration.