Benefits of Sauna/Steam Bathing

Saunas and steam rooms have been known for their health benefits for centuries. The health benefits of sauna/steam bathing is personal. It is an individual experience, however medical research does indicate that it can provide a number of benefits mentioned below.

Sweating
The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Your skin protects your inside organs and keeps infections out. This prevents you from getting sick. Your skin loses about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells from the surface almost every minute. You won’t see it happening but it does! Another fact is that your skin sheds a layer of these dead cells every 24 hours, and renews itself completely about every 28 days. Your skin swells when it absorbs water hence sauna/steam bathing is the perfect way to cleanse your body’s largest organ. Brushing your body helps remove the dead skin.

Calorie Burning
A sauna/steam session increases your metabolic rate. The energy required for sweating means calories are being burned.

Heart Conditioning
The heart rate increases when the body is exposed to high temperatures, which also improves circulation.
Being relaxed through a sauna/steam experience may help you to enjoy a deeper sleep.

Muscle Relaxation, Toxin Flushing, Stress Relieving
Sauna/steam bathing helps you to relax from every day stress and anxiety in your life. Sauna/steam bathing may assist your muscles recovering from heavy exercise.

Skin Cleansing
Having a regular sauna/steam bath could give you a more youthful appearance. With the opening of pores and cleansing of the skin, you will feel and look fresher as well.

Disclaimer
Consult with your own physician before stepping into a sauna/steam room.

If you suffer from high blood pressure your doctor may agree to you enjoying a steam room session or a soft sauna/Tylarium experience where the temperature is only around 45C-60C.