|My first sauna|
I kept it and used it regularly for 2 years. At that point it smelled terribly of concentrated sweat and I was ready to get rid of it. I went several months without using anything when I began to reconsider a new sauna. I heard about the new low EMF FIR saunas and how other saunas may be doing damage with high EMF output. After a lot of deliberation I decided to buy a Clearlight portable dome sauna.
I have used it for 35 hours and it is an amazing healing tool. I cannot wait to try it when I am fasting. In general it has helped me detox and I have felt great from it, although it's hard to give an overall assessment. For instance on my first use my belly button was red and sore afterwards, just like when I had my amalgam fillings removed. I am not able to articulate why this happened--although I speculate it is a healing reaction to stored toxins in my belly button (I had a ruptured belly button as a child). My skin looks much better, but it is still very dry. I have noticed after a session many dead skin cells scrape off easily. To enhance this process I try to do a dry brushing before the sauna and I use a rough exfoliating cloth in the shower afterwards. I prefer to use a detoxing soap with charcoal in it to absorb any toxins on the surface.
I have had an unusual healing experience with my ear. I pierced my ears several times as a child and I often had infections in them. To date I have had a healing incident in two holes of the left ear. On one a stubborn sore stayed for weeks and after digging it out several times, it finally expelled some old debris and has healed nicely. On a milder note it happened on a second hole, which is still scabbed over.
I lay towels down on the heating mat on the floor and I have adopted the advice I saw on a Daniel Vitalis video to wash the towels in zeolites. I use my usual mild detergent as well. Another best practice I am going to use for the sessions beyond today are a grounding mat. I heard this practice from Len Foley in a Longevity Conference video. A further addition I have used and will continue to use is an ionic air purifier. I am still learning what works best, but I must say this is one of the best healing tools for me.