10 reasons to consider using a steam room at home
Whether you are coming from work, from socialising elsewhere or even from the gym, there is no better way to relax and wind down than in your own steam room. As soon as you step into the warming air and steam and close the door, you walk into a private space for relaxation and rejuvenation. This experience is something that you can have from the comfort of your own home. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider using a steam room at home.
#1 It’s good for the heart
Heat and humidity have a similar effect on the body to gentle exercise. This means that your heart pumps slightly more than your normal resting rate, which is great for your heart’s health as it gently exercises your heart. Over time, this can make your heart stronger and more resilient, all by relaxing and enjoying your steam room!
#2 Improves blood flow
Steam and warmth also promote healthy blood flow, since the dilation of the body’s capillaries allows oxygen to be freely transported throughout the entire body. This creates a feeling of complete refreshment and invigoration.
#3 Weight loss improvements
Something that you might not have considered is that steam rooms can contribute to your health in more ways than one – even aiding weight loss. The heat causes you to sweat, which can aid weight loss by reducing water weight, and shedding a couple of extra pounds.
#4 Removal of toxins from the body
Sweating is an effective way for the body to get rid of any toxins. Just 20 minutes in a steam room each day can get rid of the toxins that have built up throughout the day, as this is enough time to sweat it out. People who do this can feel significantly better and know that any nasty toxins have been removed.
#5 Endorphins relieve stress
As you relax, the heat surrounding you within your steam room or sauna causes endorphins to be released within your body. These endorphins produce a feeling of relieving stress, which can help you to prepare for other challenges and let go of any current stresses.
#6 Beautifully clear skin
In the same way that sweating removes the toxins from your body, the steam itself can help to remove impurities from your skin, and is often recommended as a treatment for acne. This, combined with improvement in circulation, leaves your skin feeling fresh, soft and with a healthy glow.
#7 Sinus relief
The unique wet heat that is produced in a steam room can open up mucous membrane in the body. What this means is that your sinuses, throat and lungs become cleared through breathing in the steam, which is beneficial whether you suffer from sinus related issues or just want to improve your breathing and clear out your body.
#8 Reduces muscle pain
If you’re an athlete or someone who suffers from joint pain, the heat from your steam room also relaxes aching muscles which can aid healing and reduce pain. This is known to be particularly effective for relief of symptoms of arthritis, headaches and even migraines.
#9 Post-workout rejuvenation
After a hard workout, a visit to your steam room is ideal to give your muscles a chance to recuperate. Healing is sped up by the hot environment, as muscles are able to relax more. This enables to body to repair itself and reduce aches and pains caused by exercising.
#10 Social enjoyment
Having your own steam room means you can enjoy it alone or with friends. It can become more than a place of relaxation, but of social interaction and enjoyment whilst in a deeply relaxing state. This can make your steam room even more enjoyable, and give you a chance to make it an occasion too – perfect if you also have a hot tub or pool.
Whatever benefits you are looking for, it is clear that using a steam room at home has a number of health and social benefits to improve your overall wellbeing. Anasa offers a wide range of steam rooms, including specialised steam showers and Hammams. Get in touch with Anasa London today by calling 0208 309 0600 to discuss your requirements and find the steam room that is right for you.