Health Benefits of
The benefits of steam bathing have been known for centuries.
Hippocrates believed fever could cure nearly all disease, and steam
baths and saunas have been used in this capacity since at least that
While both saunas and steam baths are therapeutic, the high moisture
content of steam baths is especially useful for respiratory
illnesses such as bronchitis, asthma, and allergies. A steam bath
will also help cleanse and tone the skin, by causing extreme
perspiration making the skin soft and supple and leaving bathers
invigorated and refreshed.
Special Benefits of Steam Baths
Steam baths clear allergens and mucus from the lungs. Doctors have
recommended breathing steam for many kids of respiratory problems
for years. The steam bath provides a higher concentration of steam
than a vaporizer, giving greater benefits to those with respiratory
Steam soothes bronchial passages by increasing moisture content in
the lungs, throat and nose. Those who suffer from discomforts such
as asthma or even the common cold can find relief in a steam bath.
This type of bath will not cure the respiratory illness but simply
provide relief from the symptoms.
Heavy perspiration helps create and maintain healthy skin.
Dermatologists recognize the value of steam in creating a beautiful,
healthy glow. Heavy perspiration cleanses the skin more thoroughly
than soap and water by opening the pores and allowing oil, dirt and
dead cells to be flushed out. A steam bath also improves blood
circulation to the skin contributing to the healthy, glowing
Heat is an effective treatment for muscular pain. Steam baths can
speed up the healing process of injured tissues and muscles. Heat
causes blood vessels to expand increasing circulation and allowing
more oxygen into the affected areas. It not only reduces pain but
also speeds healing.
Deep rest is one of the most therapeutic ways to heal the body.
Modern life is filled with daily stressors, which can cause stress
related illnesses such as high blood pressure and hypertension. The
heat of the sauna causes the muscles to relax, and the steam
provides a soothing atmosphere to calm the mind.
A steam bath before bed promotes deep restful sleep. It creates a
feeling of relaxation and calm. When used daily, the steam bath has
tremendous benefits for the health and state of mind of the bather.
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