How Steam Therapy Works
The theory behind steam therapy is that it induces sweating and a form of hyperthermia, which promotes your body`s natural healing response, according to Carola Koenig in her book, "Specialized Hydro-, Balneo-and Medicinal Bath Therapy." Steam causes your body temperature to rise above its normal range, causing the elimination of built-up toxins in your body. Steam benefits your muscles because it helps to increase circulation and oxygen flow to your muscles, promoting increased flexibility and mobility and reducing stiffness.
Steam Shower is a type of bathing where a humidifying steam generator produces water vapor. The steam generator produces a mist of healing warmth that promotes your physical and mental well-being. It is a shower where you can sit and enjoy the warmth of fresh steam all around you. There is a certain comfort, pleasure and stress relief element in luxuriating in warm water vapor. The heat loosens up your muscles, cleanses your pores, and generally clears your mind. The end result is that when you emerge you are refreshed, relaxed, and calm. In addition, a steam shower improves blood circulation to the skin and this contributes to a healthy, glowing appearance.
Steam showers help a person lose weight by alleviating stress. When a person is very stressed, their cortisol levels are very high. This causes them to always be on high alert, which makes them more likely to gain weight. Stress keeps the weight on. Heavy sweating cleanses the skin more thoroughly than soap and water because it opens the pores and allows deep seated grime and dead cells to be flushed out. When the body sweats, extra fluids and toxins excreted through the skin. You will mainly lose water weight, so it is important to drink fluids before and after a steam shower.
Benefits of Steam Sauna
- Help improve blood circulation
- Strengthen the cardiovascular system
- Ease joint pain and stiffness
- Relax muscles and increases flexibility and relieve pain
- Deep cleanse skin
- Remove toxins and mineral waste
- Reduce stress and fatigue and life depression
- Help balance the psyche and emotions
- Provide a deep, total-body cleansing
- Strengthen the immune system
- Reduce colds and flu
- Relieve sinus congestion
- Give younger-looking skin
- Relieve chronic respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis and hay fever
- Help regulate high blood pressure
Steam Sauna - (Max. 30 minutes) $20
*Complimentary with any Spa Service