Tips for a More Cosy Sauna Experience

Published on 17 February 2020

Category : Wellness

Before creating your dream sauna, review this list and talk with a sauna specialist about what combination of accessories can help make your sauna the perfect refuge of relaxation.

Set the tone and get in the mood

Choosing the perfect lighting helps set the mood of your sauna. If you want a bright, open feel consider vapor lock ceiling lights to illuminate the room. For a quieter and more muted atmosphere choose a single wall mounted light with a lampshade. Some people find that slowly rotating colored LED lights (chromotherapy) promotes a deep sense of relaxation. Custom fitted chromotherapy light sets can be added into the sauna ceiling for this effect.

Customise your bench space

How do you enjoy your sauna; sitting or lying down? Maybe both? For those who prefer a seated position, consider horizontal or tilted back rests. You might also choose to add vertical panels in the open space between the upper and lower benches for back support. If you prefer lying down, be sure to purchase wider benches and include portable headrests for head support or for knee elevation.

Protection from discomfort

Saunas get really hot, especially on the upper benches. The highest point of your body in the sauna when seated on the upper bench is your head. Consider wearing a felt sauna hat over your head. Lots of cool sauna hats are available to help you make a fashion statement! Also have a bucket of cool water and a washcloth handy; breathing through a moistened cloth can also help. If your sauna heater is close to any benches, be sure to install a protective wooden fence around the heater will protect you from accidental burns.

Personal touches

Interior accessories add style and utility to your sauna. A bucket and ladle are a must for those who like to add humidity to the sauna by ladling water on the sauna rocks. Wood and stainless steel versions are available. (Careful, metal can get hot!). Stylish wooden wall thermometers and hygrometers help you determine the heat and humidity in your sauna. Wooden wall clocks and sand timers can help you keep track of time in the sauna.

Pamper your senses

Many traditional sauna lovers prefer quiet and the smell of cedar walls in the sauna. However you can introduce music and various aromas to create your favorite atmosphere of relaxation. You can install interior speakers mounted to the walls to bring in sounds from your preferred audio device. Always check with manufacturers heat tolerance specs before installation. A final touch of atmosphere is satisfying your senses with various aromas like citrus, eucalyptus, pine, lavender, and more! These aromas come in the form of essential oils and can be diluted in water and ladled onto sauna rocks to create a pleasing aroma. Follow all manufacturer dilution ratios strictly.

Before creating your dream sauna, review this list and talk with a sauna specialist about what combination of accessories can help make your sauna the perfect refuge of relaxation.

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