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Sauna safety

Please note: by making a booking you are confirming you agree to adhere to these health and safety conditions.

iglu sauna is fully insured and built with the utmost safety of customers in mind. At the time of booking, you will be asked to sign the Terms and Conditions of use which state how to use the sauna safely. We will not accept liability for anyone who fails to adhere to these terms and conditions.


If you are making a booking on behalf of a group, it is your responsibility to make all users aware of the health and safety regulations and to practice safe sauna use, as well as making others aware of what to bring and other useful information. 

Use of the sauna is done so at your own risk. We ask that you contact your GP if at all in doubt about safely using the sauna. 

If any of the below apply to you (please note, this is not a comprehensive list) we advise you to seek your GP’s advice: -

  • If you're pregnant

  • If you've had a heart attack or stroke

  • If you're taking any medications

  • If you have cardiovascular conditions and/or problems

  • You have epilepsy

  • You have asthma or breathing conditions

  • High or low blood pressure

  • If you have arterial disease

  • If you have joint or muscle injury


Using the sauna


iglu sauna is wood-fired and extremely hot. Sauna etiquette must be adhered to at all times. 


When using iglu sauna you should:


Shower before entering the sauna. This keeps the sauna clean and improves your experience by opening your pores and relaxing your muscles. 


Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after your visit to iglu. 


Sit on a towel in the sauna if you have one


Remove any jewelry before entering the sauna to prevent burning. 


Do not touch the stove, stove door, flue chimney, sauna rocks or surrounding fire guards. They will be scorching hot and will burn. 


Enter and exit with care, closing the door behind you.


Stay in the sauna no longer than 20 minutes at a time unless you are an experienced sauna user and know you can stay longer. We recommend 10-15 minute sessions. 


Do not place your own essential oils on the sauna stove or on any part of the sauna. 


Wear swimwear at all times. Nudity is not permitted.


Respect other guests’ space and privacy.


Consider other guests when pouring water on the rocks. When pouring water on the rocks, pour slowly, starting from the point furthest away from you to prevent scalding from the löyly steam. 


Using plunge pools


The plunge pools are intended for cold water immersion therapy to contrast and complement the heat of the sauna. Use of plunge pools has potential health risks, including but not limited to, hypothermia, shock, or injury. The plunge pools will be roughly the same temperature as the air and will be particularly cold in winter. A thermometer will be displayed showing the temperature. 


When using the plunge pools you should:


Shower before using the plunge pools. This prepares you for the cold water immersion and keeps them clean for other users.


If you're a beginner, limit your time in the plunge pool to between 30 seconds and 5 minutes, then work your way up.


If you feel dizzy, are extremely uncomfortable, start excessively shivering, or otherwise feel unwell during your ice bath, get out slowly but immediately.


Take care as you enter and exit the plunge pools using the non-slip matting to avoid injury.


Sauna safety is crucial. To ensure a safe sauna experience for everyone, all our customers are required to agree to adhere to these health and safety guidelines before use.

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