Please read these instructions thoroughly and also watch the short instructional video at the bottom of this page, as well as the important health and safety precautions. Following these instructions will ensure you have the best experience possible.
NOTE: If you have purchased the three-zone Heat Healer from Amazon with the white control box, please watch the separate instructional video for this model at the bottom of this page.
Use your Heat Healer on a comfortable, insulated surface. On a rug, carpet, etc will all work perfectly. Avoid using the Heat Healer on a hard floor (ie, tiles, floorboards or concrete) as a hard floor can draw away heat, especially in winter. An insulated surface like a mattress or rug will ensure you are comfortable and also that the most heat will remain within the Heat Healer.
PRO TIP: If you use the Heat Healer on a matress, place a towel underneath your head. Whilst the Heat Healer is fully waterproof, your head will remain outside the sauna blanket and you are still likely to sweat from your head.
Pre-heat the Heat Healer for a minimum of 15 minutes. The pre-heating phase for the Heat Healer is essential and just like an ordinary sauna, the Heat Healer requires time to warm up. 15 minutes pre-heating is standard and the longer you pre-heat, the warmer it will become.
A good starting temperature for your first time is 70c (158f). Then, once you start to get used to the Heat Healer you can either adjust the temperature up or down.
The maximum temperature is 80c (176f). Only use the maximum temperature setting if you are used to using the Heat Healer and are comfortable with it getting hot.
IMPORTANT:As the Heat Healer warms up and throughout the session, you will hear the control unit make a slight 'click' sound from time to time. This is normal and it is the process the control unit goes through in order to adjust and self-regulate to the correct temperature.
Infrared sauna is a different experience than traditional dry Finish sauna. A traditional dry sauna will heat the air around you and you will immediately feel it as you enter the sauna. With infrared sauna (like the Heat Healer) your body is being warmed directly and this is a more gradual process.
For most people, the first 30-minutes will feel warm and snug, whilst in the second 30-minutes things will start to feel more intense.
Use the opportunity to relax. Switch off from distractions like scrolling through your phone or watching TV. Try to just lay still and focus on yourself. Some suggestions on what to do during use of the Heat Healer are:
Maybe, but maybe not. Everyone sweats differently and it may take you a few uses of the Heat Healer to work out the optimal temperature and conditions in order to bring on a sweat. For example, you may need to adjust the temperature up or allow the Heat Healer to pre-heat for longer.
It is also important to try and lay still during use of the Heat Healer. Moving around and fidgeting too much will allow heat to escape from the sauna blanket.
Though definitely not required, here are some tips we have found can really help to get your sweat going:
Please make sure to read these important Health & Safety precautions. If you have any specific questions, it is best to consult with your doctor or health professional.
Important: Never hold the Heat Healer by the power cables connected to the blanket. Doing so could dislodge them and damage the Heat Healer.
Watch this short instructional video to see how to set up the Heat Healer, the best way to get into it and also how to pack it up and put it away.