Steam Showers and Their Many Health Benefits

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A steam shower is the ultimate way to relax. As the gentle steam envelops your body, you will feel pain and fatigue simply lifting away. Once you’ve experienced the steam shower’s rejuvenating magic, you will want to enjoy it again and again. And that’s just the beginning!

Boost Your Immunity

Your antibody production actually increases after enjoying a steam shower. And, as everyone knows, antibodies help fight disease and infection. This is a natural, and therefore better, alternative to antibiotics.

Flawless Skin

In a polluted environment, oil and dirt accumulate in your pores. Old skin cells do not slough off like they should. In your steam shower, you will feel your skin pores actually opening up, releasing these toxins as you sweat away that dulled look. As your circulation improves, so does your skin’s texture. Hence, your skin will have that vibrant glow. You will be thrilled with the results!

The Stress Buster

Balancing professional and personal commitments is, for most of us, difficult and highly stressful. Imagine looking forward to your personal steam shower, where you can relax and the let steam do its work. Enjoy your steam shower before bed, and you can kiss insomnia goodbye. And, as everyone knows, a good night’s sleep equals a great tomorrow.

Relief from Respiratory Ailments

We all know that steam’s vapors relieve congestion by opening up our airways. As the mucous is cleared away, we can breathe better and deliver more oxygen to our bodies. Whether you suffer from sinusitis, asthma, allergy, or even a common cold, a steam shower is the cure for your misery.

Soothe Away Aches and Pains

Active people are familiar with both the benefits and disadvantages of a good workout. Pulled and strained muscles and ligaments can range from merely annoying to downright painful. You will want to run (or limp), to your steam shower to enjoy the miracle of its powerful relief.  As the steam penetrates your muscles and joints, you will feel your aches and pains disappear. The secret is the heat of the steam, which actually dilates your blood vessels. This increase in circulation delivers healing oxygen to afflicted areas of your body, which accelerates the healing process. Think of it as relief for now, and later on, as well

Lose Weight

Athletes generally prefer steam showers to keep their bodies fit and lean. If you’re thinking ‘water weight,’ you’re absolutely correct. However, the steam shower offers even more than that. A steam shower raises your body’s metabolism which, in turn, increases your body’s ability to burn excess calories. Both ways, you win by losing.

A Few Words of Caution

Naturally there are certain risks associated with steam showers. It is imperative that you drink a glass of water before and after every steam shower or bath. Persons with hypertension, small children, pregnant women and diabetics should not enjoy a steam shower without first seeking a doctor’s advice.

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