Steam

Introduction

Steam Bath is an ancient bath popular with Greeks & Romans. It is a restorative concept of steam, to revive our overall health and enhance appearance. A Steam Bath is a refuge where you can unwind and let everyday care melt away amid clouds of steam. You feel completely relaxed each time you take a steam bath as the soft comforting embrace of the warmth & high humidity massage the skin increasing the blood circulation and gently easing tense muscle.

The steam penetrates deep into your skin cleansing & leaving it soft & smooth so you are wonderfully refreshed invigorated in both body & soul, long after your bath is over. It is highly beneficial for skin. The moist heat stimulates the subcutaneous blood flow & cleanses the skin intensively, opening the pores, removing dead skin & impurities and leaving the skin feeling soft, clean & smooth. The detoxifying effect of steam can be enhanced by using it along with the very organic technique of aromatherapy wherein essential oils are kept exposed in the steam room to release their naturally beneficial essences to the steam bath.

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Physiological effects

The body tries to increase its heat loss through all possible avenues-especially the skin and lungs. If the environmental temperature exceeds that of the body, the only way to lose heat is through sweating. The body cannot maintain a constant temperature when the environment temperature is as high as that reached in a steam bath or sauna, and so the body temperature begins to rise. As the cutaneous circulation increases, the body from the environment accepts heat more readily.

The rise in body temperature depends mainly on
(a) the temperature and humidity content of the steam bath
(b) the sweating capacity of the bather, and
(c) the bathing time.

Body temperatures have been found to range from 37.6C (99.6F) to 40C (104F). Thus the physiological changes that occur during the bath are due, in part, to the rise in body temperature and in part, to the influence of the reflexes of the hormonal and nervous systems, which attempt to increase the heat loss.

Steam Bathroom

Steam Bathroom

Commercial Steam Bath

Commercial Steam Bath

Steam Shower Cabin

Steam Shower Cabin

Shower Closure

Shower Closure

Effects of a steam bath :

– A steam bath is healthy as well as enjoyable.
– Warm and gentle Heat of the steam bath relaxes your body.
– It melts away the extra fats.
– It soothes tense and Strained Muscles.
– It cleans dirt from the body and keeps the complexion fresh and invigorating.
– Helps sound sleep at night.

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What conditions can be benefitted by steam?

  • -Fatigue & Sluggishness.
  • -Constipation & Bloating.
  • -Menstrual and Menopausal.
  • -Headaches & Migraines.
  • -Arthritis & Gout Conditions.
  • -Overweight & Obesity
  • -Depression & anxiety
  • -Allergies & Sinus Complaints

Benefits

Removes toxins and waste products from the body.

Nourishes skin with nutrients.

Hydration to dry skin.

Good for physical and mental well being.

Intensive and comprehensive cleaning effect on skin.

Do’s & Dont’s

Do’s

  • Take a shower before the first session.
  • Drink a glass of water before a steam bath.
  • Remove clothing and jewelry.
  • Stay in the steam bath in accordance with your personal sensitivity – Do not exceed 15-20 minutes.
  • While taking steam, allow yourself to relax completely.
  • After the steam session, when perspiring freely, move to the dressing area and relax; then follow up with a cool shower.
  • Leave the steam room immediately if uncomfortable, dizzy, or sleepy. Staying too long in steam can lead to suffocation.
  • Beginners should stay in the steam room for at most 2-3 minutes. Experienced users may stay from 5 to 15 minutes.
  • It is essential that you cool off thoroughly after each session. Never start a fresh session if your body is warm and never change from one type of bath to another until you have cooled down properly.
  • Drink 2 to 3 glasses of water to replace water loss during the steam session.
  • Dress when completely dry and perspiration has stopped.
  • Steam bath should be taken on alternate days or 3 times a week, or as advised by the doctor.
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Dont’s

  • Do not take a Steam Bath if under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medications.
  • Pregnant Women or persons with poor health, heart-related problems, high blood pressure, or circulation problems should consult their physician before using steam.
  • Do not touch the steam head – it gets extremely hot during steam flow.
  • Minors should be adequately supervised whenever they are in the steam room.
  • Basic rule: avoid steam baths if you have acute symptoms. Influenza, skin infections, acute wounds, and inflammation of joints and muscles and acute back disorders such as sciatica get worse in the steam.
  • Do not exercise in the steam room; it can cause dangerous breathlessness.
  • Do not take more than 2-3 sessions in the steam bath. In case of a combined facility like Saunabath and Steam bath, which provides for different types of bath, you may also switch from one type to another.
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