OZONE SAUNA

by | Feb 7, 2019 | 40 comments

 

WHAT IS AN OZONE SAUNA?

An ozone sauna is a type of sauna which combines ozone gas with sweating. The sauna itself has to allow for the head of the person to remain outside in order to prevent breathing ozone in. Steam comes in from one side and ozone gas from the other side. Infrared saunas can also be used for ozone purposes. Unfortunately, only few infrared saunas are resistant to ozone. It’s possible to turn most portable sauna tents into ozone saunas.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED?

Here is what you need in order to set up an ozone sauna. 

You need:

1. Oxygen source (tank or concentrator) including low flow regulator

2. Ozone generator

3. Extra silicone tubing

4. Sauna tent with a steamer pot, or an infrared sauna tent

5. Mask and a fan

6. Extras: Several towels, a chair 

 

The picture above shows an ozone sauna set-up. From left to right: the steamer pot, the sauna tent, the ozone generator, (the external low flow regulator), and an oxygen concentrator

 

1. Oxygen source: Either an oxygen tank or an oxygen concentrator can be used which produces oxygen of at least 90% purity. Ozone saunas require a relatively high flow of oxygen of around 0.5 LPM (= 1/2 LPM). The heat inside the sauna continuously destroys a lot of ozone, so a higher volume of gas is required to make up for the constant destruction. Because of the relatively high flow, more oxygen is used up than with other ozone applications. For ozone saunas, oxygen concentrators offer an advantage over oxygen tanks because they cannot run out of oxygen. Some high flow (0 to 5 LPM) oxygen concentrators can be set to as low as 0.5 LPM, in which case you won’t need an external low flow regulator. Others turn themselves off at flows below 1 LPM, so you will need an additional low flow regulator. Same if you use an oxygen tank. 

2. Ozone generator:  It should be an oxygen fed generator which can produce ozone concentrations of at least 15 mcg/ml at a flow of 1/2 LPM. Any of the recommended generators on this page will do the job. The one in the pictures above is the EliteO3 Dual Cell from Promolife. 

3. Silicone tubing: This is how the ozone is transported from the ozone generator into the sauna and what turns a regular sauna into an ozone sauna. Use a fairly long piece of tubing of around 5 feet. Just drop it through the neck hole of the sauna tent.

4. Sauna tent with a steamer pot: This type of saunas can be bought on ebay or amazon for sometimes under $100. I prefer to use steam saunas instead of infrared saunas since the infrared models are not always ozone compatible. Most of those foldable tents come with a pot which creates steam by boiling water. 

Wear a mask while you sit in the sauna to protect yourself from breathing in ozone gas. 

The mask alone may not be enough. A fan offers additional protection. 

5. Mask and a fan: During the sauna some ozone will escape through the neck hole. To prevent breathing it in I suggest wearing a mask AND having a fan blow at you at the same time. The mask should have the filters #2097 or #2138. 

For an ozone sauna you will need a lot of towels. More than I show in this picture. 

Some foldable saunas already come with a chair. With others you will have to buy one separately. 

6. Towels and a chair: You will need a lot of towels: one around your neck to block the steam and the ozone, at least one for the chair, a few to put inside the sauna, and a few underneath the sauna to protect your floor (or you use a piece of plastic cover). So you will need many more towels than I show in the pictures above. Best is to use either all white or old towels since ozone will bleach them. 

Most foldable saunas already come with a chair. But often the chair is not comfortable enough. So be prepared to make a trip to your local Home Depot to pick up a better option or check out amazon. 

 

VIDEOS

 

HOW TO DO AN OZONE SAUNA

1. Assemble the sauna according to the instructions that came with it. Remember to place either towels underneath the tent or a plastic sheet to protect your floor. Pour some distilled water into the steamer pot and turn it to the highest setting so that it starts to boil quickly. 

2. In the meantime prepare everything else: put some additional towels at the bottom inside the sauna (to collect the water), put the chair inside the sauna, and place the fan in front of the sauna. 

3. Connect the oxygen source with the ozone generator, plug both into the power supply, connect the extra long silicone tubing to the ozone output port on the ozone generator. Slip the other end of the silicone tubing through the neck hole of the sauna. Have the mask close by. 

4. Once the water starts to boil, turn the oxygen concentrator on, set the flow to 1/2 LPM.

5. Get undressed.

6. Put the mask on.

7. Turn the ozone generator on, set it to an ozone concentration of around 20 mcg/ml. You can also use higher concentrations. Just keep in mind that the higher the concentration, the more severe the rash can be, see below. 

8. Turn the fan on. 

9. Take a towel and wrap it around your neck. Step into the sauna and close the zipper. While in the sauna make sure you are not sitting on the hose, otherwise the ozone outflow will be blocked. You can hold the hose against any part of your body you want like the liver, your lungs or your back. 

10. Remain in the sauna for ideally 30 min.

11. When done, unzip the sauna, step out, turn off the fan, then the ozone generator, the oxygen concentrator, and the steamer pot. Take the mask off and dry yourself with the towel. Or take a shower. 

12. Remember to collect the water at the bottom of the sauna tent and to dry it out properly, otherwise it will start to mold. 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What kind of sauna can be used as an ozone sauna? 

Any sauna which satisfies the following four criteria can be used as an ozone sauna:

A)  Your head remains outside of the sauna (to be able to breathe air instead of ozone. Breathing ozone should be avoided as much as possible during ozone treatments.)

B) It generates enough heat to make you sweat. (Theoretically, both steam and infrared saunas can be used but there are only few infrared saunas which are made entirely of ozone compatible materials. Most cheap, foldable infrared saunas can contain non-ozone resistant wire linings and heaters which can get destroyed by ozone and in rare instances cause fires.)

C) It offers an opening through which you can introduce the ozone output hose. Usually, the ozone output is slipped into the sauna through the neck hole. Some saunas have extra zippers for hands which can also be used.

D) It is made of ozone compatible material. Hard shell saunas made from fiberglass or acrylic offer the ideal solution. Foldable cloth saunas have proven to be surprisingly ozone resistant and offer a great and affordable alternative.

Full body walk-in-saunas should not be used for ozone therapy because they do not allow to leave the head outside of the steam/ozone mixture, hence they make it impossible not to breathe in ozone, something which should be avoided during ozone treatments.

2. Are foldable saunas toxic?

Many people worry that the foldable sauna tents might emit toxic chemicals which could then be absorbed through the skin.

Most portable saunas are made of PVC or vinyl cloth. PVC is a very ozone resistant material. The problem is that some types of PVC use plastic softeners which can be hazardous to human health. Fact is that many of the simple sauna tents emit a strong chemical scent when new. An effective way to get rid of the smell is to run ozone through it. After 30 min the scent is in most cases gone. So it’s possible that the ozone prevents any further release of chemicals. 

There are many people (me included) who have used the simple foldable saunas for ozone purposes for years. Even after hundreds of ozone applications, the saunas remain intact without any holes or other visible damage to the material. 

3. What do you think of hard-shell saunas

I think they are the ultimate and best solution when it comes to ozone saunas. They are made out of highly ozone resistant materials (glass fiber or acrylic) and are more spacious than the tent saunas. Overall, they offer a much better ozone experience. 

The drawback is the price which can run up to several thousand dollars. And: they can’t be disassembled, so they require more space. 

4. Have you heard of HOCATT saunas? 

Yes, the HOCATT is a type of ozone sauna. It also adds carbonic acid which is supposed to enhance the ozone experience by improving blood circulation. 

The HOCATT is the crème de la crème of ozone saunas. There is at least one account of a woman having seen great improvement in her MS symptoms after regular HOCATT treatments. 

5. I’m heat intolerant. What can I do instead?

If you’re heat intolerant, I suggest to do either shorter sauna sessions of 10 minutes and see if you can work it up over time. 
Another solution is the body suit. There is not heat involved, apart from what your own body produces. 

6. Where can I buy a foldable ozone sauna? 

There are no ready-to-buy foldable ozone saunas. You need to build them by combining a separately bought foldable sauna tent with the ozone equipment. I explain it in this video

RISKS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Risk: extremely itchy, sometimes oozing rash, mostly over the abdomen and back. Usually looks like small red dots, but can also look like slightly bigger red round circles or streaks.  

Solution:
 
  • once the rash sets in reduce frequency, ozone concentration and/or length of time of the saunas, but do not stop entirely
  • apply a stream of hot and cold water to the itching skin for a few minutes each
  • apply any of the following:
1) Liver flush
2) Protease enzymes
3) Ozonated olive oil, topically
4) Gardener’s Dream Cream, topically
5) Activated charcoal slurry, internally
6) Vitamin B12 : up to 1500 micrograms at a time
7) Oat juice, topically
8) Hydrogen peroxide 3%, topically
9) Colloidal silver, topically
10) Emu oil, topically
11) Vodka, topically
12) The Itch Cream, topically
13) Calcium lactate
14) Lycopodium powder
15) Homeopathics: Psoriaheel; Schwef-Heel
16) Boric acid powder, topically
17) Bentonite powder paste, topically
18) Safflower oil, topically
19) Coconut palm butter, topically
20) Cumarindine
21) Nature Dream “Cu-Well” Cream
22) Zambesia Botanicals herbal skin cream
23) Bathe in tub with Masada Dead Sea Salts
24) Activated charcoal slurry
25) Mint oil

 

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Previous stroke (this is for saunas in general, not exclusively ozone saunas)
  • Pregnancy (this is for saunas in general, not exclusively ozone saunas)
  • Transplanted organ (ozone is known to stimulate the immune system which could lead to a rejection of the foreign organ)
  • Hyperthyroidism (light forms of hyperthyroidism are not a contraindication; more severe, untreated cases could be problematic. Ozone is known to stimulate hormone production, but also to be a hormone modulator.)
  • High blood pressure

 

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40 Comments

  1. T.Caballero

    this is great! thank you Paola for always sharing your knowledge and wisdom!

    Reply
    • paola d

      Thank you, my friend!

  2. Julie

    Hi, Paola
    Thanks for setting up this wonderful web site.

    What temperature do you use in your ozone steam sauna? Thanks.

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Julie,
      thank you for reading it 😀 !

      I do not know what temperature I use in my ozone sauna since I do not have a thermometer inside the sauna.
      What you want is to have the skin warm and wet in order to derive benefit from the ozone sauna. You do not even have to sweat profusely.
      If you keep it hot enough to sweat – even better! Since a lot of toxins are excreted through sweat. But for the ozone to do its magic, all you need is to have the skin warm and moist. That’s when the pores are open.

      Hope this helps.

    • Sarah

      Paola,

      It takes me about 10 minutes in a FIR sauna to begin sweating. Should I wait until then to begin the ozone since my pores may not be open until I begin sweating?

      Thank you very much–your website is very helpful. I’m so happy I found it, and I look forward to spending more time here! 🙂

    • paola d

      Hi Sarah,
      no need to wait.
      Your body starts absorbing ozone when the skin is warm and moist, even before it starts to sweat.
      Thank you for visiting my site!

    • Sarah

      Thank you Paola! This is great to know! I am currently using an ozone compatible (from what I understand) FIR sauna (Relax Sauna) with a cheap, $100, Enaly ozone generator with an air dryer attachment to remove moisture from the air. I know this is not typically recommended, and has a nitric oxide risk, but I wanted to see if I could tell a difference before I invested more money, and I am! I have a form of Lymes, and with it, I was experiencing pretty severe head inflammation. The ozone sauna has “greatly” reduced it! I have been doing 20 minutes of ozone in my sauna each day and am thrilled! I love that I am also getting the benefits of FIR at the same time.

    • paola d

      Hi Sarah,
      great you are liking ozone but yes, definitely be careful with that air fed generator.

  3. Julie H. Hotard

    What a relief that I don’t have to have it super hot, since I can not tolerate heat very high. I have it warm enough that I sweat now, and I can tolerate that. Thanks again, Paola. You’re the best.

    Reply
  4. Susana

    Hello,

    I noticed that you are using an oxygen concentrator rather than a tank. Can you elaborate on your preference? Does a sauna use a lot of oxygen compared to other procedures like insufflation?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Susana,
      my oxygen concentrator produces oxygen of 95% and up. Most concentrators do. One can safely use that for most ozone applications except intravenous.
      And yes, an ozone sauna uses more oxygen than other protocols, since one uses a rather high oxygen flow of 0.5 LPM.

  5. Katie Rothenberg

    Hi Paula thank you for the info. Could you post a link of where to purchase the ozone sauna that’s around $100? I’m confused on how you would connect the silicon tubing from the ozone machine to the sauna, is there a special port? Thank you

    Reply
    • Katie Rothenberg

      *Paola , sorry about that

    • paola d

      Hi Katie,
      if you go to the “Super Saver Tip: Ozone compatible saunas for around $100” on this page https://thepowerofozone.com/protocols/ozone-sauna/#sauna100 and click on the pictures of the saunas, you will be directed to the amazon page.
      You just put the silicone tubing through the neck hole or one of the zippers of the foldable sauna, and voila! you have an ozone sauna. No special port needed.
      Hope this helps.

  6. Richard

    Hi Paola,

    Thanks for this awesome website!

    I bought an ozone bag and I’m using it with a concentration of 30 to 40 ug/ml (gamma) for 30 minutes.

    Please, Do you known how many times per week can I use it?

    I also do Ozone insufflation 1x per week.

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Richard,
      you can use the bag as often as it is intact …
      If it starts leaking due to a hole, it is time to get a new one.
      I hope this answers your question?

    • Richard

      Paola,

      If I do Ozone Sauna with an oxygen flow of 0.5 LPM = 1/2 LPM and an ozone concentration of 20 to 40 ug/ml (gamma) for 30 minutes.

      In your opinion, How many times per week can I do ozone sauna? (1x, 2x, 3x a week or maybe every day?)

      Thank you so much!

    • paola d

      Every day if you like and if it gives you benefit.
      The more often you do it, the higher the probability of developing the ozone rash. So keep that in mind …

  7. Hopi Ryder

    What is difference between steam or infa red. For example if I get a portable infa red sauna and put ozone is it the same as getting the steam sauna and putting ozone? Id like to have benefits of Ozone steam as well as infa red at same time…. So either I get infarred portable and add steam to it ( whihc im not sure is possibel ) or I get steam portable and add infared bulbs, but is that the same amount of infa red as portable infa red???

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Hopi,
      as I mentioned during our chat: I would not do that. I don’t think it is a good idea to add steam to an infrared sauna. The excess moisture could create problems in my opinion, but I would suggest you ask a professional.
      “I get steam portable and add infared bulbs, but is that the same amount of infa red as portable infa red???” – the problem with the more affordable infrared saunas is also that they do not heat your body evenly, which for can be problematic … Now if you add infrared bulbs yourself, you can choose how many you add and how evenly they will treat your body. But if they can be combined with a steam sauna, again I don’t know …

  8. Infrarotsauna

    Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. Id prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don?t mind. Natually Ill give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Infrarotsauna,

      yes, feel free to use the content, as long as you put whatever you found on my site in quotation marks and link to my page.

      Thank you!

  9. Rick

    Hi Paola

    Colleagues of mine have had some problems regarding people fainting in the ozone steam chamber. Does this happen often? What can be done to prevent this? Should we be concerned about more serious risks resulting from this?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Rick,

      this is the first time I hear this. How often has this happened?
      Have precautions been taken to make sure people who sit in the sauna don’t breathe in any ozone?

      Best,

  10. Eilene Hazel

    I have chronic Lymes and purchased a hard shell ozone sauna. My symptoms are mostly nerve related I think since I do not have pain. I have anxiety, lightheadedness, tired eyes, crazy feeling in my head, fatigue, hard time sleeping, digestive issues. Since my head is out of the sauna, does ozone still get to my head anyway? Also how long will it take before I see a significant improvement? I’ve been in it 4 times now. I seem to only be able to handle it twice a week for now. I use 22 gamma at 100 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Thank you for any advice you can give me! I also have done 2 ear insufflations at low flow for 1 minute presently. Also is it possible to call and talk with you?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Eilene,

      some people who do ozone saunas also feel improvement in neurological symptoms when doing ozone saunas.

      I am sorry, but it is impossible for me to say how long it could take in your case to feel a significant improvement.

      If you would like to talk to me, best is to schedule a Skype call: https://thepowerofozone.com/book-a-skype-session/

      Best,

  11. Mark Cooper

    I am going to open a Hard Body Oxygenation Clinic. What would you think is a fair price per treatment?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Mark,

      I would say US$ 30 is a fair price.

      Best,

  12. Jim Hazel

    What areas of the body does the ozone go to when an ozone sauna is used? Does it get into the head or does it drive Lyme spirochetes into the head?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Jim,

      it certainly does not drive spirochetes nor any other pathogens into the head.

      The ozone sauna is a full body approach. With at least one report of a person who was suffering from MS who says that it helped her greatly in reducing symptoms.

      But it could also a good idea to pair it with EI or IV in order to directly address the CNS, too.

      Best,

  13. Claudia Quiceno

    Gracias por la enseñanza. tengo preocupación con la hemoglobina muy baja, se puede usar esta terapia en estos casos?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Claudia,
      sorry, but I do not speak Spanish …
      Best,

  14. D.J. Johnson

    Hey Paola,

    I see your recommendations for the ozone sauna settings of 1/2 LPM between 20 to 40 ug/ml (gamma)

    My generator has the following settings:

    LPM Ozone
    1/32 78.6
    1/16 60.9
    1/8 38.9
    1/4 22.4
    1/2 12.5
    3/4 8.0
    1 6.0
    1.5 4.4
    2 3.2

    Which setting do you suggest I use?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi D.J.,
      1/2 or 1/4 LPM, not less.

      Best,

  15. Mick

    Hi Paola,

    I’m curious why you don’t suggest bubbling the ozone through olive oil?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Mick,
      you mean for the sauna? That would make no sense. Oils and water repel each other.
      Best,

  16. Debbie Boyd

    Hello, I am a senior with many health issues. Is there a place in Madison Wi or Wisconsin somewhere that I could go to do an Ozone bath, sauna or the body bag?
    608-520-1844 608-520-1844

    Reply
  17. Ann-Mari

    Hello,

    Should the steam be on while I sit in the foldable sauna with the ozone on?

    I heard that the steam should be turned off, when ozone is turned on, because the ozone would not be so strong then.

    And what settings are best?
    I have Promolife dual.

    Is this treatment the most effective,or should it be combined with f eks RI, EI and NI to be more effective?

    Does this ozone sauna treatment go through the brain barrier, so that if the brain is infected, the infections Will be affected?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Ann-Mari,

      leave the steam going on for the whole time.

      Turn oxygen to 1/2 LPM and the ozone to 15 mcg/ml. If after several weeks of doing that the rash is manageable, you can keep increasing the ozone concentration to around 33 mcg/ml.

      This treatment does not tackle the brain directly, but you may still get some benefit from it in that regard.

      For treating the brain I suggest to add EI or IVs to the program.

      Best,

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