Steam room after workout
Ever feel like you have no way of enjoying some relaxation? For those of you who have gym memberships, you might just be in luck. Your gym might have a steam room, which is accessible to members. If this is the case, you can take advantage of the benefits of a steam bath.
Benefits of using a steam room:
- Increases blood flow and circulation
- Relaxes stiff joints and muscles
- Helps to reduce stress
- Improves your complexion
Many steam rooms have different oils that create scents that fill the room, which help to relax, alter moods, ease muscle tension, cure and prevent cold and flu symptoms, combat stress, and clear the sinuses.
The nice thing about steam rooms are that no matter what you are looking to accomplish, a steam room can help get you there. A steam room will help you reduce stress, raise your metabolism, improve your complexion, alleviate pain due to sports injury, prevent injuries, and can also ease the symptoms of a cold.
The steam helps relax stiff joints and muscles after workouts and can help with the recovery process. Steam also helps cleanse your skin, boost your immune system, and helps remove toxins.
Cardiovascular Health & Steam Rooms
During a steam bath there is an increase in blood flow and circulation. This is due in part by heat causing the blood vessels in the skin to expand. Blood pressure does not change during a steam bath even though heart rate can almost double.
Fever? Will This Make Me Sick?
No, you will not get sick by using a steam room. However, a steam room will force your body into a state where it thinks you are sick. The body's natural defense when sick is to raise the body's temperature above normal (hence a fever) to try and destroy invading organisms and sweat out impurities. The raising of the body's temperature is called hyperthermia.