Freddie WindRiver, Licensed Nurse Shutesbury, MA (413) 259-1416
Holistic Nursing Services
Getting a colonic
Taking a Sauna
Giving yourself an enema
Contraindications for Sauna
Recent acute injuries should be treated with ice and rest. Sauna should not be undertaken if swelling or heat are present, or if you have poor circulation, open wounds, stitches, tissue infections, or hot swollen joints. Heat therapies are not appropriate for those with severe heart problems that affect their ability to breathe and walk, extremely high blood pressure, adrenal suppression, lupus, multiple sclerosis, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, hemophilia, or those with a tendency to bleed. While heating the pelvic area may increase menstrual flow, this is not usually a cause for concern. Consult your health care provider if you are pregnant (keep sessions short) or if you have a silicone prosthesis. Discontinue sauna if you experience pain near a metal implant. If you are not sure a sauna is right for you, discuss it with Freddie WindRiver, RN, or your doctor. With any acute disease condition, seek medical approval, and bring a companion.
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