Throughout history steam has been used in various applications as a way of relaxing and healing people. It is believed to be a potent treatment and even cure for a wide variety of illnesses and ailments. Although in the past if you wanted to benefit from steam, you had to attend a public baths or spa; nowadays you can buy steam showers and have special steam shower cubicles installed in your own home.
Perhaps you are considering having a steam shower installed but are unsure whether they are really worth it or not. Hopefully the following article, that looks at the various health benefits of steam showers, will help you make up your mind.
Diets and lifestyles of the past that did not include a large amount of fertilisers, pesticides, chemicals and other toxins like exhaust fumes and heavy metals; therefore in general, people used to be healthier. Nowadays though because of the increase in the use of chemicals in everyday life and population levels have made things more complicated. When you have a concentrated amount of these sort of toxins mentioned in this paragraph; you can be prone to contracting severe illnesses.
Perspiration is the body’s natural way of flushing these harmful contaminants out. Therefore, by installing a steam shower you will be able to give your body a detox every time you wash as as the steam encourages you to perspire, giving your skin a deep cleanse.
Moisturising And Reviving Skin
One of the main reasons people visit saunas and steam baths is because of they benefit skin. As well as improving the clarity, moisture and tone of skin in general, steam showers help to improve your pulse rate and metabolism which helps to expand your blood vessels by enabling more blood to flow freely round your body. This in turn as reviving benefits for your skin as it helps deliver oxygen, minerals and vitamins where they are needed.
As a result of your circulation improving because of steam; your muscles will relax and you will be free from the tensions of the day. Steam showers are also considered to be an effective form of pain relief for fatigue, stiffness and pain suffered by people with ankylosing spongylitis an rheumatoid arthritis. Many health clubs and spas use steam in conjunction with aromatherapy oils to help relax the mind; while regular steam baths have been shown to treat and in many cases, cure sleep issues.
Steam can also be used to alleviate ailments such as sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma and other lung allergies. The steam unclogs the lungs airways and gives you relief from congestion or inflammation,, making it easier to breathe.
Immune System Booster
When you have a steam shower, it increases your body temperature, in a similar way to fevers. When the body is combating viruses it stimulates a fever because viruses are killed off at high temperatures. The increase in your body temperature also can help improve the production of antibodies and white blood cells. White blood cells are used to help defend the body from illnesses and diseases.