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Whether you are new to hot & cold therapy techniques or you are a sauna enthusiast, have a read of our most frequently asked questions.


Sauna FAQs

A sauna is a space designed to be heated to a high temperature, typically using dry heat. sauna bathing is a long-standing tradition known for its refreshing and revitalising experience. Their roots stretch far back into the depths of history, primarily originating from the Northern European region.

Did you know?: Finland is recognised as the birthplace of saunas, which are an integral part of the culture amongst the Finnish.

Saunas work by heating the air inside the room, causing the temperature to rise. At saunos, we use the traditional method of heating sauna rocks using a wood burning fire stove. The bucket and ladle in the sauna can be used to raise the temperature. Pour a little water from the bucket onto the rocks. The water will instantly burst into steam with a sharp cracking sound and maybe a hiss. You've now added humidity to the air in the sauna, elevating the apparent heat. 

Did you know?: The Finnish term for this hot sauna vapor is löyly.

Our woodfire sauna can hold a maximum of 8-10 people.

Our private sauna sessions can accommodate up to 10 people.

There are many benefits of incorporating saunas into your weekly routine. Studies show thats saunas are linked to providing relief for muscle soreness, promoting relaxation, improving cardiovascular health, metabolic rate, insulin sensitivity and physical performance. There are a lot of psychological benefits to Saunas, such as promoting better sleep, relaxation, de-stressing and reducing anxiety.

That being said, remember, individual tolerance and health considerations play a significant role in the use of saunas. It's always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.

The frequency of sauna use can vary depending on individual preferences, health conditions, and tolerance levels. However, many health experts suggest that using a sauna 2-4 times per week can provide benefits for most individuals. 

Did you know?: In a large European prospective study that men who attended a sauna bathing session two–three times per week reduced their cardiovascular mortality rates by -30% and men who attended a sauna session four or more times per week reduced their risk by -50%!

People can typically last between 5 to 20 minutes, but individuals may adjust the duration based on personal preference and tolerance. Everyone’s tolerance is different so please keep that in mind. Always listen to your body and make adjustments as needed. Step in and out as much as you like and stay hydrated.

Did you know?: Studies show that a 45 minute sauna session is enough time to reap the multiple health benefits of sauna bathing.

Sauna temperatures usually range from 70°C to 90°C. 

Did you know?: Studies show that you might not reap all the benefits if the temperature is below 70°C.

Most people can use saunas, but individuals with certain health conditions (pregnant women, those with cardiovascular issues / uncontrolled high blood pressure or any other medical condition) should consult with a healthcare professional before using a sauna. When in doubt - ask a professional!

You also must be 18+ to use the sauna.

Individuals with respiratory conditions should consult with a healthcare professional before using a sauna. When in doubt - ask a professional!

Avoiding sauna use during pregnancy is usually best practice.

Cold Plunge FAQs

A cold plunge is a pool or tub filled with cold water, often chilled to a low temperature, designed to provide a contrast to the heat experienced in a sauna. With many people searching for effective ways to boost their health and wellness, cold water therapy has proved to be a popular option. Exposing the body to cold can produce multiple health benefits, both physical and mental.

Cold plunges may help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, enhance recovery after exercise, and invigorate the body and mind. The process uses the discomfort of cold water exposure to encourage the release of healing hormones, change neural pathways and create adaptations within the body.

Cold plunge sessions are typically shorter than sauna sessions, lasting anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes. It really is up to you & your body in relation to your overall goals and tolerance. If you have high blood pressure, a heart condition, or asthma, always speak to your doctor before trying cold water therapy.

Cold plunge temperatures typically range from 4°C to 12°C. The water should be cold enough to provide a contrast to the heat from the sauna.

We love feedback. If you prefer it extra cold, or just cold enough let us know! Drop us a message.

Cold plunges are generally safe for most people, but individuals with certain health conditions (cardiovascular problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, respiratory issues etc) should consult with a healthcare professional before using a cold plunge. When in doubt - ask a healthcare professional!

While there's no strict rule, many people prefer the sauna first, followed by a cold plunge, to experience the contrast in temperatures. The sequence can be adjusted based on personal preference.

Yes, many athletes use cold plunges to accelerate muscle recovery and reduce inflammation. The contrast between hot and cold therapies can be particularly beneficial.

Swimwear is commonly worn when using a cold plunge. It's essential to cover the body adequately to maintain modesty and adhere to facility rules.

If you're new to cold plunges, start with shorter sessions and gradually increase the time spent in the cold water. Some people prefer to immerse one body part at a time before fully submerging.

Individuals with high blood pressure should consult with their healthcare provider before using a cold plunge, as the rapid temperature change may affect blood pressure levels. When in doubt - ask a healthcare professional!

Other FAQs

Our sauna can comfortably accommodate 8 people at a time.

Private group sessions are available for reservations through our booking app partner, Wunderbook. This can be a fun activity with friends or for a special occasion. Please note our sauna can sit a total of 8 people.

Hydrate well before entering the sauna, and consider taking a quick shower to cleanse your skin. You may find that your tolerance can vary depending on your session, and that’s okay!

We want you to enjoy your session as much as you can - so we always advise you to not push yourself to stay in any longer than you feel necessary. If you feel in any way dizzy or lightheaded, please leave the sauna/cold plunge & tell a Saunos staff immediately.

Yes absolutely! It’s important to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during your sauna session. However please do not use any other water container for pouring water in other than the bucket and ladle found in the sauna.

We have 3 plunge baths available for use. Each bath provides a refreshing contrast to the sauna experience.

Yes, the plunge baths are designed to complement your sauna experience. Using them before and after your sauna session can enhance the overall benefits and provide a contrast in temperatures.

Yes, there is ample parking spaces available in Wanderers Football Club for only club members and Saunos customers. The parking area is generally accessible during the facility's operating hours. If there are any restrictions or specific hours, they will be communicated on-site.

Yes parking is free for all Saunos customers.

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