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Sauna vs Steam Room

Sauna

Saunas certainly are a great way to relax after having a stressful day. This act of relaxing and unwinding alone makes a session in a sauna highly desirable, but what other benefits are there?

1. Toxin Cleansing

There are a lot more toxins within our environment and our food than any other time, and it seems our bodies are in danger of turning into toxic waste dumps! Saunas may help in this matter because of the fact that the average person sweats approximately half a litre of body fluid during an average sauna session, and sweating is one of the body's primary natural method of cleansing itself of toxins.

2. Better Blood Circulation

The heat within a sauna causes the blood vessels to expand and can therefore aid better blood circulation,however it should be noted that blood pressure effects are unpredictable, and can rise in some people and fall in others.

3. Sleep Better

Taking a sauna in the evening facilitates going to sleep, in addition to a deeper sleep.

4. Anti-aging Therapy

A sauna gives older people a simple path to achieving a healthy sweat, and thereby an excellent anti-aging therapy. Similarly, a sauna is a popular option for young people who are incapable of exercising, and consequently achieving a good sweat due to physical disabilities.

5. Improved Sinus and Breathing

A sauna can also provide relief to patients with asthma and chronic bronchitis. It should be added that whilst these benefits hold true for a lot of users, some traditional sauna users do experience difficulty breathing if for example the air is dry (the heat conditions in a sauna can vary from dry air to a more steamy environment), and such individuals could be better served by Far Infrared saunas, where the issue is reported to be non-existant.

Steam Room

Chilling out in a steam room regularly seems to have a visible influence on your health, wellbeing and your appearance. Chilling out in a steam room regularly seems to have a visible influence on your health, wellbeing and your appearance. Steam rooms are well known for their relaxation and deep skin cleansing, but steam room benefits also include relief from muscle soreness and stiff joints, blood circulation improvement and sinus congestion relief. Using a steam room regularly can have a visible impact on your wellbeing and appearance

1. Respiratory Benefits

Steam rooms have been shown to be an effective remedy for conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis and allergies. Breathing passages are soothed on account of improved moisture content within your lungs, throat and nose.

2. Pain Relief

Heat has always been considered to be effective against joint and muscular pain. It causes your blood vessels to expand, which raises blood circulation. Consequently, more oxygen and nutrients can reach damaged areas of your body. This has the double effect of briefly suppressing or stopping pain and accelerating your body's healing rate

3. Skin Benefits

Dermatologists recognize the benefits of steam, there is nothing better for your epidermis than a heavy sweat as it cleanses your skin more thoroughly than soap and water.