Frequently asked questions
What is a Laconium steam room or spa?
In a Laconium spa installation the walls, benches and floor are all tiled and thermostatically heated to a temperature of around 65˚C. It is a warm rather than stiflingly hot steam room and a good place to start your thermal journey.
A lesser known fact is that it is also known as a Spartan bath as it is the only warm bath they permitted. The interior is usually circular in shape, blue in colour and either fully tiled or plastered with marble stucco.
What are the benefits of a Laconium?
As with most hot steam rooms, regular use of a Laconium would generate benefits such as improved circulation, clearer skin, mental relaxation and so on. It is said both the metabolism and immune system are stimulated as well as the heart and blood pressure.
Can you combine a Laconium with other spa rooms?
Not only can you combine a bespoke Laconium with other spa rooms, it is actually part of the ritual dating back to Roman times. A combination of hot and cold rooms formed a more complete Hammam spa treatment ritual. Contemporary spas whether home or commercial often combine a number of thermal rooms along with sauna, steam shower and so on.