Research now shows that steam bathing can have positive effects on our physical and mental health. The list of health benefits for both body and soul can be made long and sometimes it sounds almost too good to be true. We’ve listed 4 health benefits of taking a steam sauna.
Steam baths are great for reducing stress
The heat, the silence, and the solitude will help you relax. The heat from the sauna causes the body to release endorphins and other ‘feel good’ chemicals that counteract the harmful hormones caused by stress. Consistency is a key to get relaxed and feel in balance.
Steam baths can help you sleep better
By raising your body temperature in the sauna just before it is time to go to bed, your heated body will automatically work to readjust its temperature afterward and that will lull you off to sleep, leaving you calm and relaxed enough to sleep soundly through the night.
Steam baths protect against common colds
Heat has a positive effect on our immune system, and regular heat exposure can significantly reduce the risk of catching common colds and the flu. As the heat boosts the blood circulation and stimulates the production of white blood cells, this helps to protect our bodies against viral and bacterial attacks.
Steam can work miracles on your skin
Regular steam baths can have a transformative effect on your complexion. The heat, the sweating, and the increased circulation stimulates the production of collagen, and deeply cleanse and rejuvenate your skin. Fifteen minutes in the steam room opens pores, increases sweating, stimulates circulation, and eliminates toxins.