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 do indicates that it can provide a number of benefits mentioned below.
Your 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. Another fact is that your skin sheds a layer of these dead cells every 24 hours and renews itself 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 dead skin.
A sauna/Steam session increases your metabolic rate and the energy required for sweating means calories are being burned.
Conditions your heart
The heart rate increases when the body is exposed to high temperatures,which also improves circulation.
Being relaxed through a sauna may help you to enjoy a deeper sleep.
Relaxes muscles, flushes toxins and relieves stress
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.
Having a regular sauna/steam could give you a more youthful appearance. With the opening of the pores and the cleansing of the skin, you will not only experience a cleaner skin, but you will feel and look better as well.
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 where the temperature is only around 45C-60 C