The steam shower is a luxury amenity found in many fitness centers, athletic clubs and spas. CF Plumbing can bring the benefits of a spa quality steam shower into your home with surprising ease. Steam showers, or steam baths, are a centuries-old tradition dating back to ancient Rome. Steam showers remain in wide use due to the numerous health benefits they offer.
1. Improved Circulation
The increase in temperature increases blood flow to all parts of the body. This process of vasodilatation widens the blood vessels and decreases vascular resistance. Which leads us to our next point.
When you work out, metabolic waste builds up in your muscles. This is what causes feelings of soreness and fatigue. Steam showers help flush these elements out of your system. For best results, switch from hot to cold to initiate a pumping action in your capillaries and muscles. An increase in blood flow will also relieve joint pain and sore muscles.
3. Stiffness and Joint Pain
When your muscles relax, tension on your joints and cartilage is reduced. It’s the same feeling you get after your get a good stretch in, only better!
4. Skin Care
Steam is good for your skin because it can act as a moisturizer. The combination of warm air and moisture opens clogged pores so they can absorb oxygen, vitamins, and valuable minerals. This lead to beautiful, youthful looking skin! Open pores also permit your skin to breath and perspire, allowing your bodies cooling system to function properly.
Steam showers cause the body to sweat. This removes toxins and chemicals that have accumulated within your body. Removing these pollutants will make your feel healthy and energized.
6. Fighting off Colds
Steam loosens up mucus in your nose, easing sinus congestion and irritation. Simply standing in a steam shower and taking in a breath full of warm air will decongest your chest and ease your respiratory system.
7. Cardiovascular System
Steam increases your bodies pulse rate. Your air intake is also increased because the heat opens up the airways in your lungs.
8. Metabolism and Weight Loss
While it’s not exactly a fitness plan, it can be another way to help you burn calories and lose weight. When the steam increases your pulse rate, your cardiovascular system is stimulated leading to increased metabolism.
9. Stress Management
Physical benefits translate into a positive mental well-being. When your muscles relax, your mind, body, and spirit relax as well. The reduced tension allows you to sleep better.