Temperature of FI Sauna

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Mamyou
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   Posted 8/16/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
This may be a redundant post, but would somebody please tell me the temperature and length of time I should sit in a newly-acquired FI sauna?  Thanks to all. 

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/16/2010 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
How does your temperture setting look? They are all different. Is it 1-5? If so, set it on about 3...then go from there. You will know once you get in, what your body can take. You should start off only staying in for about 10 minutes. If you feel like you cannot stay in for 10 minutes, then get out. You will want to drink plenty of water before, during and after. It's even better if you drink pedialyte or something with electrolytes in it.
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Willowrose
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   Posted 8/16/2010 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. My first session I set it at 125 degrees, and got in the sauna before it had fully heated so that the heat gain for me was gradual. I stayed in for 25 minutes.

Rose
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Mamyou
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   Posted 8/16/2010 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I decided to play with it a little tonight so I set it on 85 degrees for 25 minutes. I sat there waiting to sweat and never did!!!! Next time, Rose, I'll try the 125 and get in around 90. Will stay in probably 10??? minutes until I can work up to whatever...

Thanks, Cajun Girl for the hydration advice. This is a whole new experience for me!!

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   Posted 8/16/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Mamyou - I just want to reiterate what CG said about hydration and electrolytes. Once you begin really sweating in your IR sauna, you will be sweating out not only toxins but also essential minerals. You will want to replace those to maintain this as a healthy practice. You can purchase electrolyte drinks, or powders to put in water. Also, in time, you may sweat more. I have never been a person who sweat much. Ignorantly, I used to be proud of my "feminine" virtue of being a light to non-sweater. Of course, now I know that is terrible and only helped me to be sicker. My trial session in the IR sauna I went with my husband who was sweating profusely within minutes while I sat primly on my towel with barely a glisten until I was about 20 minutes into the session. Then I finally began to break a sweat. I was told that in time with regular sauna usage I would sweat more easily. I sure hope so.

Since you are just getting started, I will pass along what I was told - start slowly with the amount of time, the heat, and the amount of days per week you use the sauna. I was told using it 3 to 4 days a week should be a maximum to avoid losing too many minerals. On the between days I plan to do the detox baths.

Rose
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Mamyou
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   Posted 8/17/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rose, Will consider the minerals and electrolytes. I had a big glass of lemon water while in it last night. Am having a really bad dizzy day today...surely the 85 degrees in the sauna last night w/no sweat couldn't have stirred up anything????...this waking up and not knowing how you're going to feel is getting sooooo old.

I've always made it a point to work outside when it was hot so I could sweat. I always referred to it as drippy sweat or sweating buckets. Maybe that is why I'm not worse off than I am....regular detox at least in the summer months??? For the record, I don't really like drippy sweating!!

Ok...back to subject. I will start slow and easy and will be careful especially if it's a day I'm very weak and dizzy. I still have to get regular on at least foot baths....wish I could afford an ion cleanse but can't. My doctor has one and I use it occasionally. You, Trav and CajunGirl are really exceptional support folks. When you get well I hope you don't forget the lymies!! Thank you for the posting.....
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