Over the last few years we have had many people contacting us confused about which sauna is best for them. Some people lost money by buying the wrong product, others had negative health consequences as the sauna they purchased didn’t deliver on it’s (often misguided) intended health benefits.
This page will serve as a guide and a Frequently Asked Questions info sheet, not just information about Ozone Saunas (commonly referred to as ozone pods, ozone capsules, ozone cabinets, ozone steam sauna, ozone steam spa/bath, ozone therapy machines etc), but also on other types of saunas.
We will be expanding on the information shortly, but here’s an infographic about The Pros and Cons of Saunas.
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Ozone Sauna FAQ’s:
Portable/ tent sauna VS Ozone Sauna
Q: What is the difference between a Portable / Tent Ozone Sauna and an Ozone Sauna?
A: As depicted in the infoGraphic above, there are quite a few differences between the two.
Q: Is it a good idea to buy a Portable / Tent sauna?
A: A portable / tent sauna is only beneficial as a secondary or supplementary ozone sauna for ad hoc use when travelling. The tents were primarily made for steam use, and not ozone. Not only will it deteriorate after extensive use but it also has fewer medical benefits than a normal Ozone Sauna.
Technical & Maintenance:
Q: How often do I need to clean my Ozone Sauna?
A: It is best to wipe down your sauna with a clean towel after every use. Ozone is anti-bacterial and will get rid of leftover bacteria. You can properly clean the sauna with soap, warm water and a soft cloth once a week, depending on how many times you use it. Focus on the seat, doors and floor. Let the ozone run for 15 minutes after washing with soap to get rid of any chemical trace elements.
Q: Can I damage my Ozone Sauna if I switch it ON wrong?
A: Yes, you can. It is very important to make sure that there is water in the water bottle, located at the back of the sauna. Clean up any water that may have spilt, especially near the oxygen concentrator or electrical wires. Make sure the wall plug is switched on, then switch on the concentrator and make sure everything is running. Then, and only then, can you switch on your sauna.
Q: Can I damage my Ozone Sauna if I switch it OFF wrong?
A: Yes. First switch OFF the Ozone Sauna, then the oxygen concentrator and lastly plug the sauna out at the outlet.
Q: What type of water should I use?
A: Always try to use distilled water for the steam use. 5 stage reverse osmosis (RO) water can also be used, but do take care that no minerals was added back to the water after the RO.
Q: Can I use my Ozone Sauna everyday?
A: Yes you can. But, when using an Ozone Sauna for the first time, it is best to start out with 2-3, 30 minute sessions per week, giving your body a day’s rest in between. Continue this amount of sessions for 2 weeks then gradually start adding more session. Listen to your body, it always knows best.
Q: Why do I have a rash?
A: This is can be a result of detox. It is called a Healing Crisis. The human body accumulates bacterial colonies and environmental toxins that is stored in fat tissue. During detox, these cells get dislodged and enter your bloodstream to start the process of filtering and eliminating these toxins. During this period these toxins can temporarily impact your well being. You will experience temporary signs of illness. Read more about a Healing Crisis here.
Q: Are there things I need to do for ozone to be more effective, and what shouldn’t I do?
A: There are ways to increase the effectiveness of your ozone therapy session, and there some red flags you should avoid. Get more information and access to our eBook that explains it all, click here.
Q: Why are there dirty spots on my towel after a session?
A: Ozone helps the body to get rid of impurities, viruses and bacteria. Sometimes after an ozone therapy session your body will leave behind a light residue on the towel that can point to certain diseases or materials present in your body. Click here to view a testimonial from one of our clients.
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