Inherently, “Old Sauna” belongs to “dry” type of saunas, where the temperature reaches 70 to 100 C, and humidity is low at 10-15%. Heat and periodic spraying of water on medicinal herbs produce a fragrant sweet smell and create excellent conditions for emotional and physical restoration. It is important to avoid overheating of the head, and wearing a special headwear or a toque is recommended. Sitting or lying on a sauna shelf covered with a sheet or a towel makes it more comfortable.
Dry aromatic sauna has especially beneficial effects on respiratory systems affected by chronic conditions that include sinusitis, pharyngitis, and bronchitis. It also promotes immunity, improves blood circulation, and helps nervous and muscular systems to restore. As an additional benefit, sauna promotes nourishment of the skin by improving its structure and contributes to weight loss.
You can visit sauna one to three times a week, making 3 to 5 entries max 15 minutes long each, depending on your experience and heat tolerance. It is very important to be sensitive to your body’s signals and avoid staying inside too long.
It is equally important to restore water and mineral balance by drinking warm and hot herbal and fruit teas, mineral water, juice, and electrolytes. It is not recommended to drink tea or coffee, or other beverages that contain caffeine.