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If you are making this booking on behalf of a group (any more than yourself), it is your responsibility to make all users aware of the information in this waiver, to ensure they agree, and to practice safe sauna use.

Health & Medical
  • Anyone under the age of 18 using the sauna must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted.

  • All persons using the sauna do so at their own risk. If you have any reservations regarding sauna use, such as medical conditions, underlying health problems, history of dizziness or fainting, the use of prescription drugs, or pregnancy, it is essential that you consult your GP before making a booking. By agreeing to our waiver you understand the risks and have consulted with a medical professional. You understand and take full responsibility for your own health and wellbeing.

  • Contraindications include (but are not limited to) the following. Should you have any of the following you must seek consent from your doctor prior to using the sauna:

    •  Pregnancy 

    •   Cardiovascular disorders

    •   Blood pressure disorders - high and low

    •   Nervous system disorders

    •   Lymphatic system disorders

    •   Heart Disorders

    •   Blood disorders

    •   Epilepsy

    •   Asthma

    •   Diabetes

    •   Allergies

  • Anyone entering the sauna assumes full responsibility of their medical / health condition, to include but not limited to, any medications the person may be taking which could result in a medical emergency or unsafe condition. All persons must know their own limitations and assumes all risks associated with any activities in which they may engage in while in The Outdoor Sauna or the surrounding premises.

  • All persons using the cold shower, drench bucket, or cold immersion pods do so at their own risk. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you can handle being exposed to the cold temperatures.

  • Please shower before arriving.

  • Swimwear must be worn in the sauna at all times.

  • The Outdoor Sauna accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of any personal belongings.

  • Smoking and e-cigarettes of any kind are not permitted in or around our facility. No glass containers or bottles are permitted at any time in our sauna.

  • Alcohol and drug use is strictly prohibited in the sauna. The Outdoor Sauna operators reserve the right to refuse admission to intoxicated persons. Refunds will not be offered to anyone refused admission.

  • By agreeing to this waiver, you acknowledge and accept the risks inherent in the use of the saunas. You voluntarily assume the risk of injury, accident or death, which may arise from the use of our facility. You hereby waive and release The Outdoor Sauna from any and all liability, past, present and future relating to sauna sessions.

Sauna Briefing

What to bring
  • Swimwear

  • 2 towels (1 for sitting on and 1 for drying afterwards)

  • Drinking water (non-metal bottle)

  • Slip on footwear e.g. flip flops

  • Optional - a changing robe

  • Please keep personal belongings to a minimum - The Outdoor Sauna accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of any belongings.

Using the sauna
  • Please leave footwear outside the sauna.

  • Please sit on your towel and wear swimwear whilst using our sauna.

  • The operation of the wood burning stove is STRICTLY for staff members of The Outdoor Sauna. Please do not touch the stove, stones or chimney.

  • Please only pour water on the stones from the bucket and ladle provided. Please do not add oils or anything else to the water.

  • Use caution when pouring on the stones as hot steam will rise and could burn your arm. You should start by pouring at the back of the stove and bringing the ladle forward so that your arm is never in contact with the steam.

  • Please respect other sauna bathers. Any disorderly behaviour is not permitted and the sauna operator reserves the right to remove disorderly users at any time.

  • Take care when moving in or outside the sauna - be aware of wet or uneven surfaces. If you wish to walk outside with no shoes on to promote grounding, be mindful of sharp objects.

  • Please rinse yourself with the shower before entering the cold immersion pods.

  • Take care when entering/ using/ exiting the cold shower, drench bucket, and cold immersion pods.

  • In case of an emergency exit the sauna & notify the operator immediately for further instructions.

Practicing Safe Sauna
  • Prolonged exposure to the sauna may cause your body to overheat. Limit yourself to a maximum of 15 minutes (depending on experience). We advise beginners to start with 3 - 5 minutes.

  • In the sauna there are benches on low and high levels. The high benches are much hotter than the lower, so place yourself according to your comfort level.

  • Exit immediately if nauseous, uncomfortable, dizzy or sleepy, and notify the sauna operator.

  • Do not use the sauna if you have recently consumed alcohol, drugs or medications. Use the sauna at your own risk.

  • Any metal in the sauna such as Jewellery and watches will retain heat and therefore is not suggested to bring into the sauna.

  • Stay hydrated before, during and after sauna use.

  • Use the cold shower, drench bucket, or cold immersion pods with care. Take your time entering, and listen to your body.

Get in Touch

The Outdoor Sauna

Candleston Woods

Merthyr Mawr


CF32 0LS

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