Pregnant women are not permitted in the sauna.
Individuals who have a Pacemaker or Defibrillator are not permitted in the sauna. The magnets used to assemble our units can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.
The Elderly, without permission from their physician, are not permitted in the sauna. 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.
Please read the full list of contraindications below.
Sauna sessions not allowed if you have any of the following conditions:
If you have a disease, be certain to consult with a primary-care physician concerning it.
If you are using any prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for any possible change in the drug's effect due to any interaction with infrared energy.
If you are under the influence of alcohol. Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “Sweat Out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore they may not realize it when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.
If you are an individual that has insensitivity to heat.
If you are an individual that has a fever
If you have cardiovascular conditions. Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension / hypo tension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications, which might affect blood pressure, should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output, blood flow, in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and 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.
It is considered inadvisable, by some authorities, to raise the core temperature in someone with adrenal suppression and systemic lupus erythematosus or multiple sclerosis.
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after the injury or until the hot and 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. Vigorous heating is strictly contra-indicated in cases of enclosed infections be they dental, in joints or in any other tissues.
If you are an individual with a chronic conditions/diseases associated with a reduced ability to sweat or perspire. Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are some conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and thus are not heated by this system, nevertheless you should consult your surgeon prior to using Infrared Thermal System. Certainly, the usage of Infrared Thermal System must be discontinued if you experience pain near any such implants. Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200°C (392°F), it should not be adversely affected by the usage of Infrared Thermal System. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon and possibly a representative from the product manufacture to be certain.
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this may occur, she can choose to allow herself to possible experience this short-term effect without worry or to simply avoid Infrared Thermal System usage at that time of her cycle.
Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid Infrared Thermal System usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation, which can increase the tendency to bleed.
Obviously, should any condition worsen with use of an Infrared treatment, the use of the system should be discontinued.
People do not experience pain using Infrared Thermal Systems unless such is contraindicated. If you do, the use of radiant heat is clearly inappropriate for you at that time.
DO NOT attempt to self-treat any disease with this Infrared Thermal System without direct supervision of a physician.