Sauna Agreement

 

Creative Wellness offers a wide range of services for a total mind-body-spirit connection. As part of our services, we offer the use of a sauna in our facility.  While Creative Wellness staff are not medical practitioners, these are some of the conditions where the use of a sauna is not recommended.  Please consult your physician if you have any questions.

 
FULL SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNA AGREEMENT/ ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  1. The use of drugs, medication or alcohol prior to or during the sauna session may lead to dizziness or unconsciousness.

  2. Please consult your physician if you are in doubt of your ability to use the far-infrared for health reasons.

  3. Clients with a medical history of circulatory system problems should consult a physician prior to
    using the sauna

  4. No one under the age of 18 is permitted in the far-infrared sauna unless accompanied by a supervising adult.

  5. Discontinue the use of the sauna if you feel light-headed, dizzy or heat exhausted.

  6. Sauna sessions should be limited to no more than 45 minutes and temperatures must stay below 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

  7. Water bottles are not permitted in the sauna.

  8. Clients using any medications must consult a physician or pharmacist prior to the use of the sauna.

  9. Pregnant women should consult their physician prior to the use of the sauna. Excessive body temperatures have the potential for causing fetal damage during the early days of pregnancy.

  10. For safety reasons, there is a weight limit of no more than 300 lbs. per person in order to utilize the sauna

CONTRADICTIONS
  • Medications: Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the effect of the drug when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. 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, heatstroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heatstroke.
     

  • 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.
     

  • The 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. When using with the elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
     

  • Cardiovascular Conditions: Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension/hypotension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications that might affect blood pressure should exercise caution when exposed to prolonged heat. 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 the 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 / Alcohol Abuse: Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she 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.
     

  • Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated With a Reduced Ability to Sweat or Perspire: Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors, and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
     

  • Hemophiliacs / Individuals Prone To Bleeding: The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
     

  • Fever: An individual who has a fever should not use an infrared sauna until the fever subsides.

  • Insensitivity to Heat: An individual with insensitivity to heat should not use an infrared sauna.

  • Pregnancy: Pregnant women should consult a physician before using an infrared sauna.
     

  • Menstruation: Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow.
     

  • Joint Injury: If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints 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 an infrared sauna.

  • Pacemaker / Defibrillator: The magnets used to assemble our saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.

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1318 beacon st. suite 16

brookline, ma 02446

 978-395-6690

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