Everyone knows the benefit of steam showers – steam opens up the pores, relaxes sore joints and muscles, and helps ease stress away. That’s why they’re often a fixture in health clubs, gyms, and spas. The good news is that you can now have your very own steam shower experience in your home. If you have been thinking of adding a steam shower to your bathroom but are not sure whether it’s really worth it, here are the top three ways a steam shower enhances your health and wellness.
- Better blood circulation
Since steam showers release heated steam, the temperature inside the shower is increased, and this results in enhanced blood circulation. Your blood vessels are widened, and you have better blood flow. Better blood flow leads to better recovery, especially after strenuous exercise. When you exercise, there is a buildup of metabolic waste in your muscles – and this leads to fatigue and soreness. By spending time in a steam shower, you can flush the metabolic waste from your system and enhance the flow of blood in your body. One tip: if you want a better experience, make a switch from hot water to cold water so your muscles and capillaries are stimulated.
- Better skin
Skin can become hard and dry, especially during the winter. If you would like to moisturise your skin the natural way, a steam shower is definitely a good way to do it. Both the warmth and the moisture can open your pores, which can then absorb more oxygen and minerals. Also, when your pores are opened in a steam shower, you can more easily regulate your internal cooling system since your skin can perspire and breathe. A steam shower also has the benefit of detoxifying your body, removing harmful chemicals and toxins and flushing them away. As a result, you will feel more energised and less fatigued.
- Manage stress and enhance respiration
We are often stressed, and anxiety has become a way of life for some of us. But this isn’t healthy – over time, stress and anxiety can lead to more serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. If you would like an effective way to manage stress, you can definitely benefit from a steam shower because the steam shower helps you relax, not just physically, but mentally as well. You can emerge from the shower with a feeling of wellness, and you can sleep better, too.
If you have problems with respiration or are suffering from a cough or cold, the steam in a steam shower can help alleviate mucus buildup in the airways, helping decongest your lungs and nose. So, breathe in that warm steam and air, and enhance your health – the natural way – today.
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