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What is a Steam Room?

A steam room is an enclosed room which is made warm and humid by use of a heater and steam.

Most steam rooms are kept at a warm temperature. The steam is increased with the use of water thrown onto a heating element. Many spas and gyms have steam rooms for their clients.

Health benefits of a Steam Room

Relaxation. A steam room helps to help relax tense, stiff muscles. Spending time in a steam room can ease tension headaches and make you feel more loose, relaxed and limber.

Detoxification. A steam room will raise your body temperature and cause you to perspire. An increase in body temperature and perspiration, stimulates your immune system. The increased temperature destroys bacteria and toxins, flushing them out of the body through perspiration.

Respiration. The warm, moist air in a steam room helps clear and sooth your nasal passages, throat, and lungs, making it easier for you to breathe.

Cardio Workout. Being in a steam room puts a mild strain on the cardiovascular system, raising your pulse rate by as much as one third to one half. Your blood pressure does not increase, however, as the heat causes blood vessels to expand to accommodate the increased blood flow. The result is that you get a cardio workout without moving a muscle.

Difference between a sauna and a steam room?

Sauna air is heated by hot, porous rocks that emit a long-lasting heat. Because the humidity in a sauna is low, saunas are usually made of softwoods. In a steam room, the water vapor carries the heat. The wall construction is typically acrylic, tile, marble, or other stone. Steam rooms are much cooler than saunas although they often feel warmer.

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