Sauna and Steam Room
Shower before entering public saunas and steam rooms. The difference between a sauna and a steam room is that a sauna most often provides dry heat, while a steam room provides moist heat.
Drink a glass of water before entering. Saunas and steam rooms are meant to induce extreme sweating, which can be cleansing but also can cause dehydration. The dry heat in saunas provides especially dangerous potential for dehydration.
To promote good hygiene please wear appropriate swim wear. No nudity is permitted in the sauna or steam room.
Read all of the warnings and instructions posted outside of the sauna or steam room.
Do not tamper with the temperature controls or prop the door open to lower the temperature. If the sauna or steam room is too hot or cold please consult a member of staff. Never pour water on any of the steaming devices, as many of the newer steam rooms are electric. Dousing those steamers with water could short out the system.
Limit the amount of bathing time, especially on the first few trips. Spending too much time in a sauna or steam room can cause dehydration. Try to leave the sauna or steam room after 15 minutes.
Cool down after a visit to the steam room or sauna. Allow your body temperature to gradually adjust after exiting, and wait a few minutes before entering a cooling pool or other cooling area.