What is it about steam sauna sessions, which has made it the latest beauty mantra?
It is known to
- relax muscles
- deep cleanse pores
- reduce stress
- alleviate joint pains
- free the body of toxins
- invigorates the skin, making it glow
- regulates body temperature
Steam sauna sessions open the pores and make the grime literally flow out, leaving your body feeling clean and rejuvenated. The heat generated in a sauna is from water, and it’s almost like a hot moisturizer. Half an hour spent in the sauna can burn up as many as 600 calories.
Most saunas are made of wood, and sauna rocks provide the heat. The rocks heat and cool in a matter of minutes. A good massage often ends in a steam room, to relax, encourage absorption and open the pores.
After a sauna / steam remember to….
- shower with lukewarm water
- drink lots of water, since your body would have lost a considerable amount in the steam room.