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Sauna Use Waiver and Release of Liability – Alchemy Saunas Pty Ltd

The use of saunas may have many health benefits, however it is important that you fully understand how to use saunas and gradually introduce your body to sauna therapy to produce ensure you safety and wellbeing.

Initially, your sauna sessions should be limited to 15-20 minutes.

In all situations, hydration is an important requirement for sauna use.

Drinking water or even advanced electrolyte replacement water is recommended before and after sauna use.

Consent by Alchemy Saunas Pty Ltd to use its sauna facilities is strictly conditional execution of this deed poll and the separate customer agreement.

Warning

  • If you feel light-headed, dizzy, or heat exhausted, you must immediately discontinue the use of the sauna.
  • It is advised not to eat for two hours prior to your sauna session.
  • You must not use any chemicals or lotions prior to your sauna session.  These items may block pores and affect perspiration as well as stain the wood of the sauna.

If anything listed below applies to you, please consult your healthcare provider before using the sauna.

General information

Medications – Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drug’s effect when the body is exposed to elevated temperatures. Some medications including diuretics, barbiturates, beta-blockers and others may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over the counter drugs such as antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.

Pregnancy – Pregnant women should consult a physician before using the sauna because foetal damage can occur with a certain elevated body temperature.

Cardiovascular or heart conditions/ problems – Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension/hypotension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory systems. If using a pacemaker or defibrillator, please discuss risks involved with your physician prior to use of the sauna.

Diabetes, neuropathy, Parkinson’s, MS, or lupus – Various chronic conditions including Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, central nervous system tumours, and diabetes with neuropathy are associated with impaired sweating. Please consult a physician before use if you have a chronic condition.

Joint injury – If you have a recent joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after injury or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating may be contraindicated in cases of infections.

Sweat – If you are an individual that has insensitivity to heat, and find it very difficult or impossible to sweat, you should not use the sauna.

Age – The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the sauna.

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