Good for heart health
Steam showers offer many benefits to physical wellbeing. Steam therapy increases the heart rate naturally as the body responds to the rise in temperature. This gives your cardiovascular system a swift, sustainable workout, ensuring your heart and lungs are working to their optimal capacity.
The pick-up in heart rate kicks your metabolism up a gear, meaning that, while it will never replace a sensible diet and exercise plan, a steam shower can be a good addition to a weight-control regime.
Improves respiratory health
According to a study by the Institute of Medical Balneology and Climatology at the University of Munich, steam baths alleviate respiratory conditions like bronchial asthma and bronchitis. Steam therapy works to draw mucus away from the sinuses and lungs, helps improve breathing, and offers a soothing and natural way to effectively relieve blocked sinuses. Steam therapy is proven to provide relief from colds and headaches.
Ideal for post-workout
Pretty much everyone works out at home these days even if it’s just a 10-minute session of crunches and a little spot jogging. Exercise is good for you, but hard on your muscles.
That achey fatigue you feel after a workout? For that you can thank lactic acid, a waste product that gets released from muscle fibers during exertion. Steam therapy draws lactic acid out of the body through the lymph system, so a steam shower will help alleviate the pain that precedes exercising’s gain.
Relieves muscle pain and arthritis
Steam showers also provide relief to people who experience muscle or joint pain whether caused by arthritis or a physically demanding job. As natural and soothing pain relief goes, you can’t beat a steam shower.
Studies have shown that steam baths are beneficial for insomniacs and other people with sleeping problems. As the body releases endorphins during steam therapy, stress levels in the body drop thus relaxing you enough to fall off to sleep faster.
Sleep quality is also reported to improve. Less tossing and turning during the night!