Welcome to Hockwold Hall


  •  Sauna Rules: Hockwold Hall




As a friendly family venue, it is recommended you respect the privacy of the people around you and that you bring the following with you to the sauna:


  • Slippers or flip flops to only use in the sauna
  • Towels
  • Wear fresh underwear or a bathing-suit.

Hooks are located on the adjacent wall to hang your towels and items.





The basic rules of saunaing are pleasure, relaxation

and sweating. The aim of the instructions given below

is to ensure that everybody gets the best out of saunaing.

Our Sauna/Hot tub facilities are cleaned prior to every use.



  • Shower thoroughly before entering the sauna. This will

moisten the skin and remove various smells or fragrances

from our body that do not belong in the sauna.

Peeling is also recommended to remove the dead parts

of the skin.


  • Remove all cosmetic products from your skin (especially self-tanner) and jewellery.


  • Prepare fresh underwear or bathing-suit.


  • Wipe well, since the body must be completely dry when

you enter the sauna; this will help it start sweating immediately.


  • When you enter the sauna, use the towel to

cover the place where you intend to sit or be in contact

with the wooden benches. The same goes for feet, legs,

arms and head.


  • It is recommended to first enter a sauna with lower

temperatures or sit on a lower bench as the air can be very dry.

You can increase humidity by pouring some water on the red-hot stones using the budget and wood ladle.


  • Be as still as possible in the sauna. Breathe normally and relax.





There are no general rules on how long one should stay

in the sauna or how many times one should warm up

and cool down. The time of warming up depends on the

temperature, humidity and each individual. Always listen to

your body and sauna so that you feel as good as possible.

The beginners should only stay in the sauna as long as they

feel comfortable, even if this is only for a couple of minutes.


Beginners should not stay for more than 10 to 12 minutes upon your first entry.

There is an hour glass on the wall to help you

estimate the time. If you visit saunas only occasionally,

avoid the higher benches. The lower bench

is the most appropriate.


  • Once you are warm enough, leave the sauna and cool

down slowly by simply sitting in the open air. It is

especially important that the head is cooled slowly.


  • When entering the sauna for the second time, the air

should be more humid than the first time. The skin has

softened in the heat and the blood circulation has been

accelerated. Cool down again.


  • The alternating bath cycle (warming and cooling) can

be repeated as many times as it suits you. Most of the

people find two cycles quite enough. In the last cycle,

select a sauna with lower temperature.


  • Exit the sauna should you feel sick,, dizzy or if you are injured.

Never enter a sauna alone, it is best to go in pairs or more.


  • At the end, freshen up under the shower and then have

a relaxing massage bath in the hot tub whirlpool. Dry up and

rest. It is recommended that you rest lying down or half-sitting

for at least 10 to 15 minutes.


  • Have a refreshing drink. It is recommended that you

drink more water before and after saunaing.


  • After saunaing, the skin is ideally prepared for the rejuvenating, detoxicating and relaxing

treatment. Make sure you are not cold, as the body is extremely sensitive after saunaing.


  • Leave the sauna and the changing area tidy.



* Glass items are not to be used in or near the Hot tub / Sauna area for your safety.