Steam rooms have become popular across the globe as a means of improving health and beauty. People seek steam sessions after workouts, after a tiring day and sometimes even just for the luxury of it! It just feels good and rejuvenating when you sweat under controlled heat. However, have you ever wondered how you can make the most benefits out of your steam sessions?
Here are 5 things to note:
1. The ideal costume for a steam bath
Well, the less it is, the better it is. If you are visiting a spa with no restriction, you might even choose to let go of everything. The more your skin is exposed, the more its sweats freely and the better your skin becomes. However, if you are a bit sky, a minimal cotton towel should be enough to wrap yourself. Needles to say, you need to take of any jewelry, glasses and other accessories.
2. What to eat/drink before a sauna session
Eating a meal and directly getting into the steam room is not recommended, wait for an hour. However, it is important that you have drunk enough water to keep your body hydrated for the session.
3. Steps to steam bathing
The effective way to go about a steam bath is showering first followed by steam bathing, cooling down and again taking the steam and cooling down.
4. The length of a session
The ideal steam bath should be anything between 15 and 20 minutes. However, you can take the steam as long as you are comfortable with the heat.
5. Ending a session
It is best to sign off with another moderately heated shower.
In case you are suffering from a medical condition, it would be advisable to consult a doctor. The good thing is that steam bath is good for almost anyone.
Follow these five steps for a truly effective sauna / steam bath experience that leaves you rejuvenated and relaxed.