With every passing minute, more and more people are aware of the many health rewards a steam shower can offer its user. Moving on from the health spas and gyms that almost always feature either a steam sauna room or jacuzzi, a steam shower combines the health rewards of these two gym favorites by picking them up, scrunching them together and putting them in a shower cabin sized package that will fit into the bathroom.
The Basic Steam Shower Health Benefits
Most users of the steam sauna or jacuzzi at the gym or health spa will happily tell you all day long about the great feel-good factors a session has and this is probably the first thing a casual user will say. A more serious attendee may say they use it for the benefits it has on recovery and muscle recuperation from a vigorous workout or even injury. While both these statements are true, proven and practiced worldwide by millions, there are also many lesser known benefits to be had.
Advance Health Rewards
Looking behind the obvious feel-good and looking good effects of the sauna, there are in fact many more rewarding effects that a steam shower offers. The very reason a steam sauna makes a user feel good and helps their body recover quicker is because of the warm temperatures and humid condition the body is subjected to. It is this heat that not only makes the skin sweat, ridding the body of any unwanted toxins (looking good) and leaving it with a health glow, but also helps clean deeper than the skin into the liver and blood stream.
The hot environment and cleaner blood aids in recovery (feeling good) by improving circulation, but further to this, the heat you are subjecting the body to is similar to the body’s natural reaction to an illness or fever. Imagine when you have the flu or fever, you also have a temperature; this is not a bad thing, this is the body’s natural process to combat infection and illness by creating a environment that kills virus and kick starts the immune system into creating more anti bodies and white blood cells.
Improved circulation coupled with your body now going into combat mode and creating more anti bodies means every part of your body is in clean-out mode!!! White blood cells flying around fighting unnatural elements and sweat ridding the body of toxins not only has an immediate positive impact on your health but it also strengthens the body’s immune system permanently.
What Afflictions Can A Steam Shower Aid?
Well, without exaggeration, all of them!!! Seems a big statement but think about it, show me an illness that wouldn’t be helped with a stronger immune system or a blast of antibodies – there are none. For this reason, heat and sauna therapy and hydrotherapy massage have been medically practiced for all afflictions for many years; flu, cold, sports injuries being the more obvious and cancer, depression, insomnia, arthritis being some of the more serious ones.
Andrew Ellis is a steam shower, sauna and hydrotherapy practitioner for over 12 years. He runs an online blog about steam showers which can be viewed here on his online blog.