Since the time of Roman baths, people have gravitated towards the healing power of steam and heat. The Mayans, as well, used sweat houses routinely for ceremonies as well as for good health as long as 3,000 years ago. We have long known that steam and sauna rooms facilitate relaxation and wellbeing for mind and body. Today, we also have medical, peer reviewed research that validates these benefits.
Using a steam room offers one of today’s most relaxing experiences and many positive health benefits. It can improve circulation, offers detoxification and can play a huge role in reducing stress levels. But is there a right or wrong way to enjoy taking a steam shower? In antiquity, ancient Greeks and Romans enjoyed the relaxation and rejuvenation benefits inherent in steam baths. This popularity has only increased over the millennia to our current time. In terms of how best to use a steam room, whether a shared facility or your own private steam room, there are some steps to take to ensure that you are getting the most from your steam experience: