If you’re a busy person, having both health and relaxation just doesn’t seem possible. The good news is that is. Have you ever had the opportunity to enjoy a steam room or sauna? They have incredible health and beautification benefits while allowing you to relax and re-energize.
How Saunas and Steam Rooms Support Health and Relaxation
Saunas can be used as a means of calming the body and relieving stress. If you suffer from insomnia (one in three people have a mild case), they can also help induce sleep.
The heat from the sauna helps the body release endorphins, a feel-good chemical that reduces the effects of stress on the body which can relax you enough to sleep better. The sauna heats up your body, so when you leave and begin to cool down, your body releases increased levels of melatonin. Melatonin relaxes you and promotes deeper sleep.
The heat from a sauna soothes your nerve endings, warming and relaxing muscles. This relieves tension from your body and minimizes joint pain. Those suffering from illnesses such as arthritis, painful migraines, and headaches will especially find saunas beneficial.
Steam rooms have similar benefits to saunas, but they work with added moisture in the air. Steam opens up your airways, improving your breathing and alleviating congestion. The wet heat thins and opens the mucous membranes in the body, relieving sinus pressure. That makes steam rooms more beneficial for those with asthma and bronchitis.
Steam rooms also increase metabolism and aid in mild weight loss. Steam will produce sweat, which means your body is losing water weight. Since our bodies largely consist of water, sweating will cause you to lose a few pounds. The sweat also detoxifies and cleanses the body.
Both facilities open the pores, increasing blood and lymphatic circulation, softening your skin. After using either one, you should notice a healthy pink glow, making you look younger.
Steam rooms cleanse out any impurities from the skin which is especially good for those who have acne. Similarly, saunas eradicate blackheads to give you clearer skin.
In addition to the heat of steam rooms and saunas, there are options for enhancing your experience and adding health benefits to essential oils. Common ones are Lavender, Orange, and our favorite, Eucalyptus.
We offer a Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist that you can easily use both in the shower and spa alike. Eucalyptus is antimicrobial and is a powerful immune support, and cleanser of the sinus and bronchial passages. Great for migraines and stiff muscles. What’s not to love?
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