READ BEFORE BOOKING
Our goal is to make Hothouse accessible to our clients, which is why our version of renumeration is based on a sliding scale model. Typically, a sliding scale model sets variable fees for products and services based on the customer or client’s ability to pay. In our case, we offer a range of price points, and leave it up to the client to determine where they land.
Our booking system is technically set up with three price options, which are non-binding. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your booking so you can pay and sign your waiver. If you are more than 15 minutes late, your spot may be given away.
ETIQUETTE FOR CLIENTELE
Before using Hothouse:
- Standard swimwear is required during public sauna hours. Clothing is optional during private rentals, but always have a towel between your body and any surface. We will provide you with one towel, but you are welcome to bring a second for later use.
- Bring your own slippers/sandals and a water vessel.
- We recommend that you wash your body and hair before using the sauna, for hygienic reasons and also to gain the full benefits of sweating. You are welcome to use our shower, but it is cold water and limited in volume.
- Bring minimal personal items, as our lockers are quite small.
- We recommend that you do not consume alcohol or eat either too light or too heavy.
- If you are ill, pregnant, or have a heart condition, we do not recommend sauna use. Please consult with your doctor.
- Children are welcome with prior consultation and constant supervision.
While using Hothouse:
- Always sit on a towel.
- Refrain use of phones and technology.
- During public use, the sauna is meant to be a quiet space with limited conversation. The lounge area can be either energetic or introspective, depending on the clientele and flow. We will have reading materials for you to peruse.
- The hot-cold cycle is an important part of the Hothouse experience and has immense health and wellness benefits. We recommend 10-20 minutes of heat followed by 5-20 minutes of cooling down, whether that is in the lounge or in combination with a splash of water.
- First and foremost, listen to your body and drink lots of water!
After using Hothouse:
- Take it easy, refrain from intense physical or mental activity, and do what feels right in your body!
We are committed to creating increasingly accessible sauna experiences. This means that we are actively growing in our awarenesses of different access needs. We are looking forward to making changes and modifications to our space and how we work. For full accessibility details, please reach out to us with any questions, feedback and/or suggestions.
We want to make Hothouse inclusive to families! We try to keep an activity box on hand so littles can play in the lounge area (supervised) while the grown ups take a sauna.