How do you start your day? If it doesn’t start with 10 minutes in the Steam Room then you’re missing a trick!
Due to the amount of traffic we receive to our ‘Sauna Vs. Steam Room – Which Is Better For Your Skin?‘ it’s clear that as a society we’re fully aware of some of the benefits of using therapy rooms such as the sauna and steam room, with the biggest associated being with our skin. But, did you know that the steam room has so many different benefits for our health and wellbeing?
Here are just some of the benefits of the steam room and why we recommend to start your day with some time in the steam room to set you up for the day. Whether you follow a workout with some time in the steam room or manage to find just a few minutes for a steam, there are numerous of benefits to be enjoyed by all!
Benefits Of The Steam Room
1) Go Offline
When was the last time you spent 15 minutes away from your phone? And no, sleeping doesn’t count!
We live in a society where it takes anything water related to detach our phones from our hands, often forgetting about how good it feels to go offline and just be at one with your thoughts.
Steams room are perfect for detaching yourself from the modern world and put the world to rights in your head. One of the main reasons we love to start the day with a few minutes of peace and quiet in the steam room, which are pretty rare these days.
2) Plan Or Reflect On Your Day
We’ve covered that the steam room is a great way to go offline from the rat race. We love using these precious minutes to plan the day ahead in the morning or to reflect back on our day if using the steam room in the evening. Ideal for prioritising tasks you need to complete for work or making important steps towards personal goals.
3) Great For Skin
The steam room is great for your skin by reducing spots, acne & blackheads. The moist, clean heat has an opening action on our pores helping to remove any dirt, oil or debris previously stuck in your pores. Using the steam room regularly will help prevent the build up of dirt and oil in your pores moving forward, leaving you with clearer, cleaner and healthier skin.
If you suffer from acne or blackheads then consider including the steam room as part of your grooming routine – one of the best benefits of the steam room.
What’s more, your body will increase blood flow to the surface of your skin due to the warm surrounding in the steam room. In turn this will provide your skin with more nutrients to improve your complexion, fight inflammation & spots, whilst giving you a warmer glow.
4) Weight Loss
Our ability to put on or lose weight is normally determined by our metabolism, which fortunately for us, we can undertake tasks that can influence our metabolism. The higher our metabolism the more calories burnt by our bodies, which in turn results in weight loss.
The high heat of steams rooms results in an increase in our metabolism by inducing sweating, the bodies natural cooling function. Using the steam room regularly will lead to more sweating, helping you to loose a few extra pounds.
5) Opens The Sinuses
Steam is probably one of the most common old wives tales for the common cold. How many winters have you spent huddled around a bowl of hot water under a towel? Fortunately, our parents weren’t just making us do it for comical effect. There is some benefit of the steam room on our sinuses.
The hot, moist heat of the steam room opens our mucous membranes in our throat and lunges which helps to loosen the mucous often ‘blocked in our sinuses’, resulting in a noticeable improvement in our basal breathing rate.
6) Removes Toxins
Sweating is the bodies natural way for removing toxins. Not only does the sweating help aid with weight loss but the increased sweating from the steam room helps to remove toxins, making it a perfect hang over cure for the day after the night before.
7) Increased Blood Flow
Steams room are a great way to kick start our body into action by increasing blood flow around the body due to the increase in metabolism. Similar to the effect minor exercise has on our bodies cardiovascular system. The increased temperature gets blood bumping to our key organs, helping to wake you up in the mornings and even being good for cardiovascular disease due to the positive impact on the heart.
8) Perfect Post Workout Chill
The steam room goes hand in hand with the gym with it being perfect for a post workout session. The positive impact the steam room has on a heart rate means that blood flow to our muscles increases, helping to increase muscle recovery after a gym session.
The heat is also great to help soothe nerve endings to relieve any tension following a heavy workout.
9) Good For Joints
Who knew that the steam room was good for our joints and bones? Heat has historically been used to help with joint pain and help manage diseases such as arthritis. With some suffers moving abroad to warmer countries to benefit from impact on our joints full time.
The heat from the steam room does help to ease pain, increase mobility, and enhance feelings of well-being when used with a range of other treatments including diet, exercise and medication
10) Drink More Water
Another benefit of the steam room is positive impact it has on our water intact. Most users of the steam room will go into the therapy room with a bottle full of ice cold water.
We all know that hot temperatures make us drink more water to ensure our bodies stay hydrated and the steam room is no different. To stay in the steam room for longer, you will need to ensure you have a bottle of water with you otherwise you wont have anything to quench your thirst. The longer you stay in the steam room, the better the benefits and the more water you drink. Win-win situation!
Here are just 10 benefits of using a steam room but there are so many more benefits to explore. Why not try the steam room for yourself and report back on any positive benefits you experience.