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What's the right way to take a steam bath?

Before visiting the sauna, you should shower and dry your body to create the best conditions for sweating and revitalising. But washing with soap and water before entering the steam room is not recommended, as this can remove the grease that protects your skin from drying out. To protect your head from overheating, you should use a cap with ears or a towel-trimmed turban, which should be kept moist.
It is advisable to have 5-12 minute sessions in a hot sauna, followed by cooling your body for 3-10 minutes and resting for 15-20 minutes. This cycle should be repeated 2-3 times. While in the sauna it is important to relax your muscles and calm down. After the sauna it is recommended to rest for 20-30 minutes.
If you are visiting sauna for the first time, it is better not to use a broom and spend the first session for only 5-7 minutes. In the steam room, it is recommended to lie down so that your head and legs are on the same level or your feet are slightly lower. After the body has warmed up, you should slowly stand on your feet and breathe through your nose. It is important to avoid alcohol, coffee and heavy foods, as these can affect the cardiovascular system and increase blood pressure.
Children should not be taken to the sauna before the age of three, and people over 60 with health problems, especially cardiovascular, thyroid and high blood pressure, should be especially cautious when using the sauna. Sauna use is contraindicated in the case of acute infectious diseases, epilepsy, cancer and within 6 months of a myocardial infarction.