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Safety And Compliance

We at Wandering Sauna care for your safety.


A saunas' dry heat (which can get as high as 85° C) has profound effects on the body. Skin temperature soars to about 40° C within minutes. The average person will pour out a pint of sweat during a short stint in a sauna. The pulse rate jumps by 30% or more, allowing the heart to nearly double the amount of blood it pumps each minute. Most of the extra blood flow is directed to the skin; in fact, the circulation actually shunts blood away from the internal organs. Blood pressure is unpredictable, rising in some people but falling in others.

Saunas appear safe for most people. However, people with uncontrolled high blood pressure and heart disease should check with their doctors before taking a sauna.

Here are some general precautions:


  • Avoid alcohol and medications that may impair sweating and produce overheating before and after your sauna.

  • Stay in no more than 15–20 minutes.

  • Cool down gradually afterward.

  • Don't take a sauna when you are ill, and if you feel unwell during your sauna, head for the door.

  • Drink two to four glasses of cool water after each sauna.

Checklist for using the sauna:

  •  Take a shower before going in;

  • It is recommended to use the sauna 2 to 3 hours after a meal but not when feeling hungry;

  • Carry a special hat or cover your head with a towel;

  • It is best to use the sauna wearing a special apron;

  • Try to lie down instead of sitting and, if possible, keep your legs up;

  • Use a bath broom and massage your body by lapping it with the bath broom; it is the best way to generate body heat. Make sure to massage the legs well;

  • The best drinks for sauna therapy are herbal tea and natural, freshly squeezed fruit juice, which can be diluted with sparkling or other drinking water;

  • As stated before, It is not recommended to consume beer or other alcoholic beverages as alcohol can have adverse effects on your well-being by compromising kidney, heart and brain function and intoxicating the body;

  • It is not recommended to use soap or other synthetic cleansers in the sauna;

  • It is recommended to air-dry instead of patting dry with a towel.

Instructions on how to use our Saunas:

Instructions on how to use our Saunas:


  • Direct exposure of a human body to heated stones or other parts of the heater is harmful to health.

  • Do not throw water onto the stones (generate steam), when someone is in the immediate vicinity of the heater as hot steam can cause him/her burns.

  • Do not use sea water for throwing onto the stones.

Preparation for use:

  • We hope, it is possible for you to perform the initial steps of sauna preparation as said in the section above. Please heat the heater, using only half the load of firewood.


  • The heater can be heated with dry wood logs with a moisture content below 16%. Moisture content of wood affects the cleanliness of combustion and heater’s overall efficiency. Different types of wood have different calorific value. You can start the fire with birch bark, a dry newspaper or specific ignition material (e.g. hexamine fuel tablet). Do not use the following materials for heating the heater:

  • Materials with high combustion temperature (such as chipboard, plastic, coal, briquettes, pellets, etc.);

  • Painted or impregnated wood;

  • Waste (such as plastic film, textiles, leather, rubber, disposable diapers);

  • Garden waste (such as grass, leaves);

  • Liquid fuels and materials suffused with them.

Water for generating steam:

  • Please use only clean fresh water for throwing onto the heater. The water must be of sufficient quality because water containing salt, lime, iron, humus, acidic compounds can cause the heater to rust prematurely. Seawater, in particular, can lead to corrosion especially quickly. Do not throw seawater onto the heater!

  • Water suitable for throwing onto the heater has:

  • Humus content of <12 mg/litre; the iron content of <0.2 mg/litre;  calcium content of <100 mg/litre;  manganese content of <0.05 mg/litre;.

  • Throw steam water directly onto heater stones and if possible avoid water getting onto the metal parts of fire chamber and chimney.

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