Tips To An Effective Steam Bath

Although steam baths have always been popular in some parts of the world – like Finland – they are now rapidly gaining popularity in other countries as well.

However, there are still people who have only come across steam rooms in hotels and gyms and are not sure what the hype is all about. If you’re one of these people, we are here to introduce you to the heavenly benefits of steam baths and some helpful tips to achieve them.

What is a Steam Bath?

A steam bath is a type of sauna that uses steam to heat the air. Because steam heats up faster than dry air, steam baths are usually much more efficient at delivering heat. The increased temperature can even cause people to perspire more – which will help them detoxify their systems further.

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Swedana, the Ayurvedic term for steam therapy, is an old treatment that involves sweating. This method is designed to rid the body of extra doshas or toxins. This aids the individual in achieving a state of equilibrium as well as promoting overall health and well-being.

Therapeutic Benefits of it

Here are some steam bath benefits that you need to hear before taking a steam bath.

  1. Improved blood circulation- In Ayurveda, steam baths are used to increase body temperature. A result of this is a dilation of the channel system, which leads to an increase in circulation.
  2. Elimination of toxins- Ayurvedic steam baths are believed to remove toxins from deep tissues as they produce sweat.
  3. Reduction of body fat- The process of sweating eliminates fat cells from the body, helping to reduce weight. A steam room can help burn more calories and reduce body fat when combined with a healthy diet and exercise routine.
  4. Relaxing effect- In addition to being extremely good for the body and mind, Ayurvedic steam therapy is very relaxing. There is a calming effect it has that helps you to relax and relieve stress.
  5. Skin enhancement- A steam bath or sauna helps maintain healthy and beautiful skin. By cleaning the pores in the skin and opening them, it removes acne by dilating them and wiping away build-up.

Tips to make the most of your steam bath

Whether you want to enjoy body steaming at home in your personal steam room or go to a public spa, you will need to follow a few steps. Here are a few tips for steam bath that can assist you in this regard.

  1.  Drink A Lot Of Water
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As silly as it sounds, one of the most important tips for a steam bath is to hydrate yourself beforehand and after the bath is over. Since the whole purpose of the Ayurvedic treatment is to sweat out all your toxins, you need to ensure that you don’t get dehydrated during the process. You can also choose to carry a bottle of water with you, in case you get thirsty.

  1. Avoid food for an hour

Before you enter your steam bath, avoid eating any food for at least an hour. While in the steam bath, you don’t want to feel bloated or have digestive issues. We recommend drinking herbal tea as pre-steam drinks. However, in case you must eat, limit yourself to light snacks or fruits that are easier on the stomach.

  1. Shower before steam bath

If you’re going to the steam room after a rigorous activity or a workout, take a brief shower in advance to get rid of the perspiration and grime. It’s not only more hygienic, but a clean surface allows your skin to absorb more heat and steam and cleanse more effectively.

  1. Determine what works best for you

The length of a steam bath varies depending on the personal preference of a person. The purpose of steam baths is to detoxify your body through sweat. Hence, we recommend sitting in the bath until you are sweating through your entire body. You will typically experience this after five to twenty minutes. If you can’t handle the heat and humidity in the sauna room, don’t force yourself to stay there for too long. If you start to feel uneasy, leave the room for a while to cool down.

Similarly, some people refer to taking frequent steam baths throughout the weak, while others are good to know with taking a steaming bath once a fortnight. During allergy season, for example, people with allergies may steam more often so their sinuses are cleared in the morning or they feel better before going to sleep.

  1. Treat your hair as well
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Put on a hair mask before entering the steam chamber to give your hair a good pampering experience. By increasing the circulation of your scalp, steam will allow the product to penetrate deeper into your hair strands and stimulate hair growth. We hope these tips help you get a relaxing and detoxifying steam bath session.

Don’t have time to plan and execute everything before a sauna session? We have just the right solution for you! Yes Madam has collaborated with Patanjali to provide easy and convenient steam bath Ayurvedic treatments at home. The professionals at Yes Madam have received high-quality training from experts at Patanjali about the detailed process of Conducting a steam treatment session. Getting Ayurvedic Treatment at home in this way will ensure that you get the best results!

Also read about Shirodhara Ayurvedic Treatment.

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