Many people have a wrong concept about steam bath.It does not help melt your fat and it isonly beneficial for body toxin removal along with other health benefits.
A steam bath can be taken in any season and not just in the winters.
Men should not take more than 2 sessions in a week and women should limit it to 1 session per week or else it may cause tanning of the skin.
A steam bath is a holistic health treatment, geared toward extracting impurities from the body using heat. It differs from a sauna, in that its effect is brought about by the use of wet heat as opposed to dry.Steam therapy reinvigorates the skin, offering a natural alternative to chemical treatments. Dr. Reinhard R. Bergel, in a special report extolling the restorative benefits of steam, said: "A great advantage of the steam bath lies in its highly beneficial effect on the skin, a feature particularly appreciated by women. The moist heat stimulates the subcutaneous blood flow and cleanses the skin intensively, opening the pores, removing dead skin and impurities and leaving the skin feeling soft, clean,and silky smooth." By opening the pores through perspiration, steam induces the expulsion of toxins, rectifying exercise-related skin problems.
For centuries, the inhalation of steam has been prescribed to treat various disorders of the lung.A study conducted at the Common Cold Unit at Harvard Hospital reported that "Nasal hyperthermia can improve the course of a common cold and also give immediate relief of symptoms." Also, steam has been shown to have positive effects on the symptoms of sinusitis, bronchitis and allergic responses.
During a steam bath, blood vessels enlarge in response to heat. This action translates into an increased flow of blood throughout the body.More blood means more oxygen and nutrients delivered to the cells, which accelerates the repair of tissue damaged through exercise.
Hyperthermia is defined by Merriam-Webster's online dictionary as an "exceptionally high fever, especially induced artificially for therapeutic purposes." Many invasive organisms cannot survive once the body exceeds its normal temperature. Dr. Zane Gard, board-certified applied kinesiologist, said that "The only detoxification program that has proven successful in removing fat stored toxins from the body is hyperthermia, or heat stress detoxification."
Steam bath rules:
- Stay hydrated. ...
- Take a shower before and after entering a steam room.
- Do not stay in the room for more than 15 minutes. ...
- Bring a towel along to wipe off the sweat.
- Avoid wearing any metal jewellery.
- Keep your face and head covered with a towel since those areas may be sensitive to the extreme heat.