Steam Room Construction
Steam Room Construction What is a Steam Bath
Steam baths provide a variety of health and beauty benefits, suitable for almost anyone. Warm, moist heat supplies sink in to the skin, joints and muscles. The skin first responds by opening the pores, cleaning several layers deep into the dermis. Perspiration carrying the body’s toxins can seep out of the enlarged pores with ease. The body reacts by relaxing sore muscles and improving blood flow, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to all areas of the body, even the most delicate capillaries. A steam bath—also called steam shower, hot springs, sweat lodge, wet sauna, hydrotherapy and hot bath—is safe and beneficial for almost every age and medical condition.
How often you should take a steam bath is a personal matter for most. History gives hints. Since early civilization, societies used steam baths for a variety of reasons, particularly for health and beauty benefits, but also for social interaction too. The earliest use of steam bathing occurred in prehistoric times. Humans used the steam vapors that oozed from the earth’s volcano cracks for cleansing and healing the sick and incurable. Later, in ancient Rome, public baths, supported by natural hot springs, were open all Romans, regardless of the social class. Bathers enjoyed wrestling and dancing in the baths, often throughout the day, taking breaks periodically to cool down before reentering.