Saunas and etiquette
The sauna with its Turkish motifs houses 3 separate sauna units. In addition to traditional Finnish saunas, we also offer a steam cabin, an aromatic steam cabin, an infrared sauna, an aroma treatment cabin, and a tepidarium. The cold-water plunge pool and spa showers help our guest fully refresh themselves.
Saunas play an important role in preserving health and improving stamina and fitness. Regularly using a sauna helps the body to rid itself of accumulated toxins, as the heat from the sauna causes us to sweat, opening the pores and allowing toxins to quickly and easily leave the body. We offer a variety of different infusions every day.
|Finnish sauna 1||78-80 °C|
|Finnish sauna 2||85-90 °C|
|Natural sauna||80-90 °C|
|Steam cabin||44-46 °C|
|Aromatic steam cabin||38-40 °C|
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A SAUNA?
Using a sauna is a wonderful form of relaxation that speeds up the metabolism, helps you unwind, detoxifies your body, cleans the airways, strengthens the blood vessels, helps prevent arteriosclerosis, and reinforces the immune system. These positive effects can be further enhanced with sauna infusions.
Some important advice and rules to ensure a relaxing sauna experience:
SHOWER BEFORE USING THE SAUNA
Shower before each time you enter the sauna. Feel free to use shower gel or soap before using the sauna. After you leave the sauna, wash yourself with clean water only to avoid damaging your opened pores with chemicals.
LEAVE YOUR SLIPPERS OUTSIDE
Leave your slippers outside the sauna, as most slippers are made of plastic and contain glue. The average temperature is 90 °C, a level at which synthetic materials start dissolving and evaporating.
BATHING SUITS SHOULD BE LEFT OUTSIDE
You should leave your bathing suit outside the sauna and enter covered only with natural textiles to allow your skin to breathe. This also helps to avoid evaporating any chlorine in the sauna cabin that remains in your bathing suit from swimming in a pool.
YOU NEED TO “BARE” NAKEDNESS TOO
Everyone has a different approach to being naked. Try to remain discrete and have a good time.
YOUR BODY AND YOUR TOWEL SHOULD BE DRY WHEN YOU ENTER
Many people don’t pay attention to making sure that their textiles and bodies are dry, though that is an important part of achieving the right atmosphere, as water cools both your body and the air in the sauna.
Keeping dry helps achieve sweating and the detoxifying effect.
ALWAYS PLACE A TOWEL UNDERNEATH YOURSELF
In the interest of both yourself and others, it is both important and decent to sit on a towel and keep your feet on the towel, too. This prevents sweat from dripping on the bench.
AVOID STRONG SMELLING PERFUMES AND COSMETICS
Due to their strong tendency to evaporate, cosmetics evaporate more intensively in the heat
KEEP A SUITABLE DISTANCE
Sit down and place yourself in a way that ensures sweat won’t drip on anyone else. If the sauna is crowded, wait a little until a spot opens up.
Make sure never to sit or lie with your skin touching the wood. It is neither seemly nor recommended from a hygiene point of view. Spread out your sauna towel so your whole body fits on it to prevent coming into direct contact with the wood.
Talking loudly and making loud noises are inappropriate and may disturb others in the sauna.
ONLY USE THE PLUNGE POOL AFTER SHOWERING
For both your sake and the sake of others, only use the plunge pool after you have washed the sweat off your body. Pores suddenly close upon coming into contact with the cold water, squeezing dirt out from the skin.
PLUNGE BUT DON’T DIVE
Diving into the plunge pool is dangerous for a number of reasons, and the water spray and noise may also disturb other sauna guests.
As well as being unhygienic, bringing food and drink into the sauna may also disturb others. It also represents an accident risk and may have negative health effects or lead to feeling sick. You should avoid eating and drinking for 1-2 hours before and after using the sauna.
DON’T BRING NEWSPAPERS, PRINTED MATERIALS, OR BOOKS INTO THE SAUNA
Although newspapers and books no longer use dyes containing lead, the chemicals they contain are far from healthy for sauna visitors. Moreover, they have a strong, unpleasant odour when they evaporate.
THE SAUNA DOOR
Make sure to always close the sauna door behind you.
Since heat always rises, it is hottest at the top step of the sauna. If you’re a beginner, start at the bottom of the sauna. Before using the sauna for the first time, ask our staff for help with the instructions.
Children under 14 are not permitted to use the saunas or steam cabins.
LIABILITY, WHEN ISN’T IT RECOMMENDED TO USE THE SAUNA PARK CABINS
The steam cabin is not recommended for people suffering from any form of heart disease or if you have an acute illness resulting in fever or inflammation. Persons who have been advised by their doctor not to use a sauna may not use any of the cabins in the sauna centre. Use of the sauna park is at your own risk. Thermal Hotel Visegrád does not accept any liability for any accidents resulting from incorrect use of any part of the sauna world. The stoves in the cabins are surrounded by safety rails to prevent any burns.
Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you enjoy your experience!