Wooden Hot Tub and Sauna Health & Safety

Buying one of our wood-fired hot tubs or garden saunas won’t mean you get a visit every year from the clipboard men. The whole point is to relax and escape all that. But there are still a few common sense things to you need to consider…

Hot Tub Safety

Hot tubs are safe, healthy and relaxing, but you should follow these common sense rules.

  • Do not leave children unattended in your hot tub
  • Avoid running, jumping in and climbing around the hot tub.
  • Drinking a glass of wine as you gaze up at the sky is all part of the experience, but don’t drink to excess. A rule that applies near any water.
  • Keep hydrated. Have a bottle of water or juice handy if you’re planning on a long session

Important: please consult your GP before bathing if you are pregnant or if you have any kind of heart, blood pressure, or respiratory problems.

Sauna Safety

Our garden saunas are extremely safe. Indeed, they’re a natural, eco-friendly way to relax, clean out your system and invigorate your body. However, as with all things that affect your body, you need to be aware of any potential health risks.

Consult your doctor before using a sauna if:

  • You’re on prescription drugs
  • You suffer from heart disease, diabetes, or any other conditions that affect blood pressure

Do not use a sauna if:

  • You’re pregnant
  • You’ve drunk excessive amounts of alcohol
  • You’re using recreational drugs.

Follow these steps for safe sauna sessions:

  • Leave sauna immediately if you feel dizzy, sleepy or uncomfortable and get out into some fresh air to cool down
  • Always sauna with another person. (It’s a social experience, anyway!)
  • Sauna time limit: 15-20 mins max per session
  • Stay hydrated. Drink water before and after your sauna session
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