STEAM SHOWER & SAUNA HEALTH BENEFITS
Steam showers and sauna treatments are recommended by professional massage therapists, chiropractors, coaches and health and beauty practitioners during treatments and therapies. With cold winters and hot summers, a steam room shower prevents the skin from becoming dehydrated and itchy. A steam shower takes advantage of a wet heat that is different from the dry heat produced in a sauna. Steam room showers open pores for toxins and dirt to drain, increases blood circulation and helps to clear sinuses and nasal passages to free breathing. It is especially helpful for those who suffer from asthma, bronchitis and allergies. A shower and steam room treatment can also sooth tired and aching muscles.
Additional benefits of steam showers include the following:
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Medicinal hot baths have been around for a long time. Many cultures, including the Mayan, Mexican, Russian, Indian, African and Japanese, all had their own variation on the sauna experience. But the modern-day sauna was developed by the Scandinavians. In fact, Sauna is the Finnish word for "bath" or "bathhouse". There's an old Finnish saying: "A sauna is a poor-man drugstore".
The first Finnish functional facility was built in the year 1112.Back then, a sauna was simply a small hole in the ground covered with smoldering rocks. The Finns didn't just use their saunas for relaxation.They also used the sauna's curative properties to curing meats, drying fish nets, malting barley, washing the dead and as a birthing chamber.
In 1638, the Finns had brought their sensational saunas to America. In fact, when Finns and Swedes first settled in what is now Philadelphia, they named their new home "Sauna"; The city's present-day city hall is where the first sauna built.
By the 1950's sauna sales really took off with the advent of the electric heating stove - no more open fire pits in the basement.
Over the past twenty years, the sauna's healing properties have finally found acceptance in the worldwide medical community, as a legitimate treatment for many types of illnesses and maladies. A sauna has been proven to be an effective treatment against addictive drugs (such as heroin and nicotine) and environmental toxins (pesticides and herbicides). According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), toxic chemicals are responsible for up to 80% of cancer deaths. The deep, open-pore cleansing properties of a deep sauna treatment can actively eliminate a plethora of poisonous narcotics from the body.
And if you are trying to burn inches off your waistline, there is no healthier and natural way to sweat those pounds away. A typical 20-minute sauna session actually extracts one quart of water from the body. In fact, our sweat is composed of 99% water. 30% of body wastes are expired through the skin. A sauna is the safest way to swiftly remove excess H20 and flush out the toxins.
Sauna treatments will also accelerate the body's ability to burn calories. You can lose 600 calories in just one half-hour session. Your heart rate will increase by 50-75%, providing you the same metabolic increase as a brisk walk. The increased blood flow brings more nutrients to the heart.
For women, a regular sauna regimen will even reduce the appearance of cellulite, and deep-clean and nourish skin, giving you a much more youthful appearance.
For men, regular sauna treatments can speed up the healing of sport-related injuries and increase oxygen flow to areas of the body suffering from deep tissue and joint damage.
For both men and women, there are several mutually beneficial health benefits, including:
Cardiac Fitness - A 10-minute sauna will elevate your heart rate, which increases blood circulation and perspiration. Perspiration is the body's natural way of cooling off the body after exercising. Sweating detoxifies the body by opening pores and flushing out impurities. Studies have shown that 30% of body wastes are passed through the skin.
So you get all the benefits of exercise ?which includes increasing your metabolism - without the danger of injury.
Pain Relief - Rigorous exercise can put pressure on muscle joints. Temporary relief from the pain and stiffness of arthritis can be achieved instantly - through the soothing and recuperative qualities of steam. Bodybuilders and athletes have known about sauna therapy for decades. Muscles become sore and tired because during exercise, the body builds up excessive amounts of carbon dioxide and lactic acid. A sauna treatment rids the body of CO2 and excess lactic acid, thereby relieving muscle tension and promotes rapid healing.
Stress Reduction - Study after study has shown that chronic stress causes chronicdiseases. Stress can be drastically reduced by soothing sessions in a sauna. Stress causes capillary vessels to contract. A sauna opens these vessels, reliving pressure and releasing endorphins, which are the "feel good" hormones.Endorphins are the body's natural way to relieve tension, stress and fatigue.
These curative benefits are not wishful thinking - they are based solid science. The sauna's high, dry heat creates an artificial fever state in the body. Believe it or not, a fever is part of the body's natural healing process. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates said: "Give me the power to create a fever, and I shall cure any disease."
And that's exactly what modern medical research has found. A fever stimulates the immune system, increasing the production of white blood cells, antibodies and interferon. Interferon is a potent anti-viral protein produced in the body that has many cancer-fighting properties.
A sauna shower will revive and renew vitality to your sore muscles and invigorates your soul with the most sophisticated water jet propulsion system on the market today. The shower's hydro-massage capabilities will leave you relaxed and restored. You'll feel like you've just been to an expensive health club - all in the comfort of your own home.
The power of steam is a natural healing wonder. Breathing in steam has been a natural and effective treatment for respiratory maladies for hundreds of years. Some of the breathing ailments that are relieved by a steam shower are:
Steam inhalation relieves the inflammation and congestion of the lung's mucous membranes, and alleviates throat irritations due to chronic dryness. You'll be able to breathe easier, with less irritation and discomfort.
Beyond all the recent medical breakthroughs, there is one more powerful piece of evidence that having your own personal sauna reaps untold benefits - customer satisfaction. People who purchase their spa at Brilliant Showers have told us that they simply feel better. While this response might be unscientific, we know that truer words were never spoken. Trust us. A 20-minute sauna treatment will invigorate, refresh and revitalize your mind, body and soul.
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