Steam rooms are the ultimate way to get away from a busy schedule and have some “me time.” You can choose to take a friend with you, or book one all for yourself to enjoy the solitude it provides.
Steam rooms differ from saunas, in that they generate steam via a water-filled generator that pumps steam into the room. On the other hand, saunas generate dry heat through an electric stove or wood.
Steam rooms have more health benefits than people know! Here are some reasons why you should treat yourself to an hour in a steam room.
Relieves Muscle Tension
The heat from steam rooms is reported to have a soothing effect on your nerve endings, ultimately relaxing your muscles.
Steam rooms also relax stiff joints and ease chronic joint pain. When heat is applied to the affected joint, the results are astounding. In the aftermath, joints are far more flexible and relatively pain-free. This therapy can prove to be effective in aiding workout recovery. A recent study proves that moist heat works more effectively than dry heat in helping sore muscles recover.
Detoxifies Your Skin
We’re out and about all day long, and it’s no surprise that this has adverse effects on our skin. Steam opens up your pores, making it easier to clean out the gunk that’s built up over the course of the day.
In a nutshell, steam clears your skin of impurities. This can reduce breakouts in the long-run. Steam also promotes healthy blood circulation, which gives your skin that radiant, dewy look.
Steam creates the perfect environment to promote deep breathing. It’s been found that steam also facilitates the breakdown of excess mucous, helping clear symptoms of congestion.
This only makes sense, since steam therapy is an age-old remedy for sinus infections. However, if you aren’t careful, you may end up getting to close to the humidifier and burn yourself. Steam rooms are a safer option.
If you’ve been looking for a sanctuary you can relax in for an hour, then we’re glad to invite you to. We provide massage and spa services in Edmonton. Our therapists have been in the industry for years and will provide you with an authentic experience.
Call us at 780-757-3452 or schedule an appointment online.