Hugely popular the world over, having a sauna and steam room at home have become ubiquitous. They are becoming the must have accompaniments to any domestic wellness spa. The benefits of having both rooms are widely appreciated. Each room has something to offer in the way of detoxifying from the day and general relaxation.
Sweat therapy has been around for aeons and can be traced at least 3000 years back to the Mayans. Saunas are most popular in Sweden and Finland. Whilst steam rooms such as the Hammam have been more popular in parts of Africa.
Saunas are known to improve cardiovascular health
Whilst there is no direct evidence that taking regular saunas can improve the health of the cardiovascular system, there is enough of a correlation to make an associative claim. It is true to say that saunas reduce stress levels and one by product of that is an improvement in cardiovascular health.
A Finish study concluded that regular sauna users were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease or sudden cardiac death.
Steam rooms are understood to clear congestion
It is widely understood that the warming environment of the steam room encourages deep breathing. This in turn can break down sinus and lung congestion. Having a steam room in the home is perfect for treating common colds and simple sinus infections. More research has found that kids with respiratory infections have been able to heal much quicker when exposed to steam therapy.
Infrared saunas can reduce the signs of ageing
Now this one is probably a little controversial, however there is some data available that indicates that the red light of an infrared sauna stimulates collagen and the production of elastin. Both these in turn plump up and firm the skin resulting in an overall younger looking appearance. The deep sweat therapy is also known to remove bacteria and alleviate conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Steam room therapy can aid workout recovery
Working out can be tough, but worse still is how your muscles feel the next day. This is delayed onset muscles soreness or DOMS for short. Studies have been conducted on professional athletes that show moist heat is extremely effective in aiding muscle recovery, more so than any other means.
Regular saunas can improve blood circulation
Our final benefit of having a sauna and steam room at home is the remarkable way a sauna can positively affect your blood circulation. Relaxing in a hot sauna room increases your body temperature, which in turn dilates your blood vessels.
As a result, you get increased blood flow and circulation which floods the body with oxygen and micro-nutrients. Consequently, getting a sauna and steam room at home is a very attractive proposition. Not only that, with the Tylo Impression Twin you can have both in a single kit.