1) A steam sauna or seat or kneeling area.
2) An herbal steam pot.
3) A heat source (i.e. electric burner, kitchen stove, wood burning stove)
4) An intake form (printed or online).
5) Herbs (recommended but not necessary).
6) Cloak or steam gown (optional).
Steam Setup Instructions:
Before you use your sauna, stool pot you're going to want to clean it.
I recommend cleaning it upon first receiving it and after it's been in storage.
DIRECTIONS to clean the v steam sauna
Place the sauna in the tub or in the yard near a garden hose.
Spray down with water.
Use an oil soap, a sauna cleaner, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda or tea tree oil. Or use Vita Shakti Sauna cleasing solution
Scrub down the entire inside.
Wipe down the outside of the sauna with a cloth or sponge.
Your Sauna is now clean.
After cleaning it, dry it out completely to avoid risk of mould.
Direct sunlight is a great way to dry if possible.
Note: The wood will smell amazing like a fresh sauna at this point.
Another option would be to modify a chair to make a steam seat. You can do this simply by removing the seat and adding a toilet seat.
Between users the chair should be wiped down.
For a kneeling station you want to create a comfortable and clean area on the floor with a rug or carpet where someone can steam.
Herbal steam pots should be earthenware, glass, enamel cast iron or stainless steel.
The pot should be able to hold at least 1,5 litres of water.Between users the steam pot should be washed with dish-soap and water.
The heat source can be a kitchen stove, electric burner or a fire. Depends on the recommendation given during your consultation you will need to cook your herbs in the hon for about 10 minutes. Please follow the instruction given.
If you are recommended advanced steam sessions electric burners are usually the easiest choice.
You may find that slow cookers are also good.
For mild set ups there is no need to use a heating source during your steaming session.
Mild Set up are for 10 minutes only
Advanced Set up are for 30 minutes
Please follow the guidelines given in your consultation (Mild or Advanced)
Use the herbal formula recommended during your consultation.
If you are not able to get the herbs recommended; Mint or Peppermint used alone is a safe option for all users. Use 1 table spoon full to 1 litre of water.
It is okay to steam without herbs. This would be a good choice if you have plant allergies or if you don't have access to herbs. Steaming without herbs still has a lot of benefit because the steam alone has numerous medicinal properties.
Below are 3 options for steaming without herbs.
1) Use water alone.
2) Use 1/2 teaspoon salt to 32 oz water.
3) Use 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar to 32 oz water.
Cloak or Steam Gown (Optional)
The Gown or cloak would be recommended during your consultation. There are some cases where it is contra-indicated, so please refer to your consultation