Re: sauna questions
Hi slowdeath, I"m so glad you got a sauna! They are the best thing, I love mine. When I'm really having a bad time with the lyme, I go in there twice a day and it's usually 30-40 minutes, but never more than 40 minutes because that wipes me out too much. If you are just going in to get warmed up, you can go in for 15 minutes or so, but if you are trying to detoxify, you need to break a sweat for a while, so 30 minutes is good. If you have dr. Jernigan's book, he gives a good explanation of this. His protocol at the clinic is twice a day for 30-40 minutes.
Make sure you shower off well after the sauna so that the toxins that you sweat out don't get reabsorbed and if you have chlorinated water, you should put a filter on your shower head because you don't want to absorb chlorine into your pores. Drink plenty of water before during and after.
Sometimes I bring essential oils in with me if I'm having pain anywhere. Like today my neck was really tight and painful so I rubbed the oils on my neck while I was in there and it helped a lot.
I have never gotten the temp as high as 140, I don't think I could handle that. I start around 100 and it gets to about 125 by the time I get out. My sauna is an infrared though. If you have a steam sauna, then I guess 140 is probably good. Is yours a steam or infrared?