Important stuff

OK, so this is the boring bit, but some things you will need to know if everything is going to go smoothly with your sauna or steam room installation.

We also want you to get the absolute most from your sauna and steam bathing experience, so please read our “Do’s and Dont’s”.

Important stuff

At mr sauna we pride ourselves on the smooth installation of your new sauna or steam room, and this starts with making sure you know exactly what is required.

Before your sauna or steam room is manufactured we will visit site, take measurements and produce a drawing showing the exact size and layout.

If you have a builder or architect we will liaise with them, or work with you to make sure you know exactly what you are going to need before we turn up.

Saunas require very little in terms of installation, a flat floor with a suitable floor covering and a power supply.

Steam rooms require a little more, as they need drainage, a water supply, ventilation and a suitable floor.

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We want you to enjoy your sauna and steam room experience and remain safe at all times, so please follow mr sauna's top tips.

  • If you are taking any medication or are recovering from a recent operation, or if you have an existing medical condition, please consult your doctor just to be on the safe side.
  • Only heat your sauna and steam room to a temperature you feel comfortable in, its NOT an endurance test !
  • Shower before entering, as moist skin perspires easier than dry skin, and this will help to remove impurities and toxins.
  • Jewelry can become very hot, so remove it before using sauna, and also remove contact lenses which can dry out.
  • Take a towel into the sauna and place it on the sauna bench before sitting down, this is both hygienic and will keep your benches in good condition for longer.
  • Breathe through your mouth and not the nose, as the dry heat of the sauna can irritate the soft tissue.
  • If your sauna has two tier bench seating, start on the lower bench until you have become acclimatised to the heat before moving to a higher level.
  • Only stay in the sauna or steam room for as long as you feel comfortable, several shorter sessions as opposed to one long one.
  • Ideally have a cooling shower between sessions to remove perspiration, and also drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol).
  • You can safely add a ladle or two of water (mixed with sauna essence for added benefits) to your sauna heater which will produce steam known in Scandinavian countries as Loyly.
  • At the end of your session, take a final cooling shower and make sure you drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost in the sauna or steam room.
  • When you have finished your session, turn the sauna or steam room off and leave the door open to allow fresh air into the room.
  • Consult your user guide for tips on how to keep your sauna or steam room clean and in top condition.