Fad Saoil Saunas
1. SAUNA RULES AND REGULATIONS:
It is important to follow certain sauna safety and health guidelines every time you visit a sauna.
Never wear any jewellery in a sauna and make sure your swimsuit does not contain any slimming panels or metal parts. The metal may heat up and possibly burn skin.
Never wear any creams or lotions. They not only will run with your sweat and make an oily mess, but also, they will clog up your pores and keep your skin from breathing and sweating.
Bring a clean, cotton towel to sit on. This will help keep you clean, as well as protect the benches from body oils.
Protect hair with a towel or turban, regardless of its length. The intense heat can dry out the hair shafts, causing hair to be brittle and possibly break off.
Do not eat before you take a sauna as you could become nauseated.
Never eat in the sauna or drink alcoholic beverages. Drinking alcohol can possibly lower blood pressure and cause dizziness.
Be very careful when moving in the Sauna, as the benches and floors may be slippery.
Never throw water on the stones when there are people near the stove, because hot steam may burn their skin.
After leaving the sauna, step into cooler air, the sea or a cold shower to cool down.
Alternate between the hot and cold to get the most out of a sauna experience.
To prevent your body from dehydration, drink plenty of cool water—between 2 to 4 glasses—after leaving the sauna.
Follow up with a shower, but skip on the soap. Start off using warm water. Once the sweat is all gone, lower the temperature to a pleasantly cool one. This will help your body cool down further.
If you must use soap, go for a mild, natural soap. Saunas cause your pores to open up, and harsh soaps can irritate your skin.
Moisturize your skin after you use the sauna. Your skin can quickly become dry when it hits the air again.
Stick to moderate temperatures of around 70°C and attain the best health effects from sauna.
Do not stay in a sauna for longer than 15 to 20 minutes. It’s okay to get out sooner if you start to feel uncomfortable. The human body is not made to withstand such high temperatures for long periods of time unless you build such a tolerance to this exposure of heat.
Leave the sauna immediately if you start to feel dizzy, nauseous, or lightheaded.
Do not leave children or disabled people without supervision in sauna. Sauna is strictly forbidden for babies and not recommended for younger kids.
Do not leave the sauna unattended, if you use the wood-burning heater.
Do not hang clothes to dry in the Sauna, as this may cause a risk of fire.
It is recommended rest for at least ten minutes after getting out of a sauna. Find a cool place where you can sit still or lay down. This will give your body some time to recuperate and your heart rate to slow down.
2. ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND LIABILITY
In consideration of being permitted to use the Sauna facilities, located at FORTY FOOT DUN LAOGHAIRE OR ANY OTHER LOCATION WHEREBY THE SAUNA OPERATES, you the user hereby execute this Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver Form (the ‘Waiver’) upon making your appointment either online or in person. This Waiver covers the entirety of your period of use of the Sauna pursuant to the associated booking agreement with Fad Saoil Saunas (the ‘Owner’).
For the purposes of this Waiver the “Owner Related Parties” refers to the Owner’s management, employees, subcontractors, agents and representatives, volunteers, sponsors, insurance carrier or equipment suppliers.
This Waiver relates to use of the “Sauna” being the allotted 15 minute use period and other related facilities including without limitation, the sidewalks, entrances to including steps, showers situated within the immediate vicinity of the Sauna and does not relate to any space outside of the immediate vicinity of the sauna facilities as cordoned off.
2.1. Risk Factors
I understand and acknowledge that my use of the Sauna involves risks including, but not limited to the risk of property damage, bodily injury and possibly death.
These risks may result from a variety of circumstances including, but not limited to;
Use or misuse of the Sauna
Actions of myself and/or others, including without limitation actions of the Owner or any Owner Related Party
Lack of supervision of the Sauna by trained personnel or otherwise; and/or
Unavailability of emergency care.
2.2. Acknowledgement of Sauna Rules & Regulations
I acknowledge, warrant and confirm as follows:
This Sauna is not supervised inside the Sauna by the Owner, its employees or by any Owner related parties
I have read and agree to comply with all of the Sauna Rule’s & Regulations and understand that the safe and proper use of the Sauna is dependent upon strict compliance with the Sauna’s Rules & Regulations.
I have no health problems whatsoever which preclude me from using the sauna.
I have the requisite skill, qualification, physical ability and training necessary to properly and safely use the Sauna, should I have any questions as to what skill, qualification, or training necessary to properly and safely use the Sauna, then I shall direct such questions to my physician and or the appropriate individuals.
I understand that the Owner reserves the right to revoke or terminate my authorization to use the Sauna for any violation of this Waiver, or the Sauna Rules & Regulations.
2.3 Assumption of Risk
I am electing to use the Sauna of my own free will and confirm that my decision to use the Sauna and to execute this Waiver is entirely voluntary, I assume full responsibility for all risks that may arise out of or result from, directly or indirectly, my use of the Sauna, including, but not limited to the risks described in Section 1 above. Excepted from this section are any injuries caused by the negligence or willful misconduct of the Owner or any Owner Related Party.
2.4 Payment for Damages
I agree to pay for any and all damages to any property belonging to the Owner or any Owner Related Party caused by me negligently, willfully or otherwise.
I understand that I am solely responsible for any medical, health or personal injury costs relating to my use of the Sauna. I understand that I am strongly encouraged to have a medical physical examination prior to the use of the Sauna.
This Waiver and any disputes arising therefrom shall be governed by the laws of Ireland.
2.7 Release Waiver and Indemnity
I, my spouse (if any), heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby release, waive, discharge hold harmless covenant not to sue the Owner nor any of the Owner related parties for any and all claims, liabilities, judgements, costs and expenses related to such claims, for any property damage, property loss or theft, personal injury or illness, death or other loss arising from or relating to my use of the Sauna, I also agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Owner and Owner related Parties from and against any claims, including, without limitation, claims made by other Sauna users, employees, rescuers or any other person, arising from or related to my own acts or omissions in connection with my use of the Sauna.
I hereby further waive any protections afforded by law in respect of any claims arising from my use of the Sauna, including unknown future claims.
If any provision or part-provision of this Waiver is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision’s or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. It is the express intention of the parties that any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this Waiver.
This waiver together with the terms of the Sauna Rules and Regulations as provided to the Sauna User set forth the entire agreement between parties with respect to the use of the Sauna. There have been no additional oral or written representations or agreements of or with Owner or any Owner related Party on which I have relied in entering into this Assumption and Waiver.
By making an appointment and using the Sauna you confirm that you have read and fully understand the Sauna Rules and Regulations, and this Waiver and understand that it relates to the surrendering and releasing of my legal rights. Upon such you agree to this Waiver freely and voluntarily, with the full intent of releasing the Owner and Owner Related Parties from liability for injury or loss due to the inherent risks of my use of the Sauna.