The Modern Steam Bath -- A Healing Remedy for Stress
One of the oldest healing remedies in the world, steam baths have
been used for centuries to promote health and vitality. Hippocrates,
the father of medicine, encouraged the practice saying "Give me
the power to create a fever, and I shall cure any disease."
Steam bathing will not only help you relax and relieve stress,
but also relieve tired, stiff muscles and can be used in the rehabilitation
of certain sports injuries. It can even reduce the stiffness and
pain associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Steam stimulates the immune system by causing the body to produce
more white blood cells, which helps the body to fight against common
colds and other diseases. Steam also stimulates lymph systems by
increasing blood circulation in your body, which helps with weight
loss and tones and improves the function of all of the body's organs.
It has a positive effect on the skin by purging toxins out of the
body by sweating, leaving your skin cleaner and looking younger
The moist heat also increases the effect of certain body treatments,
enhancing ayurvedic and mud treatments. Essential oils are atomized
with the steam and are absorbed into your body through the skin
and by inhalation, increasing the healing benefits of steam.
A great complement to a new basement gym, entertainment room,
or even a master suite, a steam shower can be added wherever you
want it. It provides a much more versatile option than many conventional
showers and whirlpool tubs and gives you a world of bathing options
at your fingertips.
Courtesy of ARA Content