Need-to-know basis of dry sauna

Dry sauna strengthens the immune system. This is especially important in the cold season at -20 ° C. Today, there are a lot of complexes with massage, aromatherapy and much more. Should you choose a dry sauna or a wet one? Our article will help you understand the pros and cons of a dry sauna.


The main features of this sauna type are dry steam, an air temperature of at least + 80-100 ° C. Dry sauna is suitable for those who simply prefer to relax. In a dry steam room, a broom is usually not used - with dry steam, a protective fat is released on the skin, which can be removed with a broomhe skin becomes defenseless - burns may appear. The effect of visiting a dry sauna can be compared with a gym. It eliminates excess fluid. In such a room, the air humidity is 5-10%.

A wet steam room is much softer. The average temperature is about 50 ° C. Only as the body gets used to it, it is raised to 90 ° C. The air humidity is much higher than in a dry one - about 25 - 40%.

Children can also use the sauna from the age of 1 with the temperature no more than 60 ° C. 3-year-old children can use dry sauna 1 time for 2-3 minutes. From 3 to 6 years, 3-5 minutes are ok already. At the age of 12 - more than 5 minutes at a 70 ° C temperature. The total stay should not exceed 13-15 minutes.

The main dry-air sauna effects are a body tone, increased efficiency, endurance. But to get this effect, you need to steam properly.

How to take dry-air procedures correctly?

Here are the basic tips:

  • After procedures, relax for 10-15 min., drink aromatic tea;
  • The first session can last up to 10 minutes, others for 3–7 minutes;
  • Average time - from 7 to 10 min.;
  • The optimum temperature is at 80-100 ° C at 5–15% humidity;
  • For the best effect, take a cool shower or plunge into the pool. Cool water tones the body;
  • 1-2 times a week is optimal.

Reasons to not use

Dry sauna is not for everyone. People with cardiovascular disease need to be careful when using the sauna. Respiratory diseases, oncology are also contraindications. In case of skin diseases, be sure to consult a doctor before using the sauna.

Things not to do :

- Drinking alcohol.

- Steaming longer than necessary. You risk getting heatstroke.

- Going outside immediately after the procedures. This can lead to a serious cold.

- Do not come to the sauna hungry, or after a hearty dinner. Also do not eat between sessions. You can eat after you finally leave the room.