A home steam room, also known as a steam bath, is ideal for cleaning the skin and relaxing for the respiratory tract. In contrast to the conventional sauna, the steam sauna has a humidity of 100 percent. The steam creates a pleasant, humid climate that is less stressful for the cardiovascular system. Your own steam bath transforms your bathroom into a wellness bath. There are different models in bathroom sizes. They can be adapted to the most varied of room conditions. So there is room for a steam bath even in a small or angled bathroom.
Functions of a steam bath
A steam bath for at home is a multifunctional shower with a steam function, which usually requires as much space as a conventional shower. That is why they are sometimes also called steam showers. The closed cabins have numerous functions depending on the version and are suitable for one or two people. In addition to the actual steam, light or aromatherapy can pamper the body. Most of the steam baths are also equipped with a rain shower, side massage jets, a radio and loudspeakers. The steam function is relatively straightforward. The water supplied is brought to a boil in a steam generator and the resulting steam is fed into the cabin through heat-resistant hoses and nozzles. The steam is repeatedly directed outside through a ventilation system so that fresh air can enter the cabin.
The use of a steam bath
First of all, you should cleanse your body with soap in the shower before using the steam bath. It takes about 10 minutes for the steam to be heated by the generator and flow into the cabin. Your circulation will be activated and you will start to sweat. After just 10 minutes, blood pressure rises, tension is released, dirt and toxins are eliminated and the skin cells are renewed. The use of a home steam room should not last longer than 15 – 20 minutes at around 120 F room temperature. The next important part is cooling down. You should not start with an too cold shower, but rather start lukewarm and gradually lower the temperature of the shower head. Start slowly with your feet and walk up the shower head. After a cooling-off period of another 5 minutes, you should rest. A rest phase of 25 minutes is recommended.
Health benefits of a steam bath
By using a home steam room your immune system is strengthened, the skin cleansed and the airways are cleared. The addition of various essential oils and herbal essences also help with severe respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, asthma and fever. Moist heat supports the elasticity of the connective tissue and helps to alleviate minor rheumatic complaints and relax cramped muscles. As in an artificial fever, all pathogens are destroyed and inner well-being occurs. The skin is cleansed, supple and deep into the pores. Switching between hot steam and cold sprinkles slows down skin aging and even improves acne.