At WHOLEhealth MHK you must be clothed, but in as little as you are comfortable wearing. The area is semi-private but there may be rare occasions where someone will walk by, so we recommend full coverage shorts for men, and women at least a sports bra and shorts, or T-shirt and shorts.
Sweat levels are different for everyone. Don’t be surprised if you don’t sweat during the first few sessions. Sweating will increase with regular use. Even if your body is not drenched in sweat, your body is still detoxifying from harmful toxins. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water before your session. If you are dehydrated, you will not sweat as much. If you are hydrated properly and want a sweat boost, try our Pure Sweat amplifying cream. Pure Sweat can triple your sweat and increase circulation.
There are various studies on the use of infrared for a multitude of health benefits. Specifically, Sunlighten infrared saunas have been shown to increase core temperature for detoxification, temporarily lower blood pressure, and increase flexibility. Many other studies have shown infrared saunas to increase skin health, aid in relaxation and mental health, and support reduction of waist circumference. These studies can be found on Sunlighten’s website via the Light Science research library.
The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. When taking a sauna session with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time. A general rule of thumb is one minute inside your sauna per year of age for the child, but always accompanied by an adult. And remember to keep you and your children hydrated, even if you don’t see them sweating.
One session will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. But similar to exercise, the more you do
it, the better the results. Recommended use is 3-4 times per week for 30-40 minutes.
Drink 16 oz of water prior to your session and plan to drink 32 oz in the hours following.
Come prepared to relax and unwind, leave your device on "do not disturb" if you can, so you can have an immersive experience.
Chromotherapy uses the wavelengths of color to therapeutically enhance your wellness. See the handout
ART is sound and vibration to further deepen the sensory experience.
Essential oils can be used to create aromatherapy during your sauna session.
Bring any stones or crystals you have that you may feel attuned to use as well.