The steam bath is also called mist bath. The temperature is much lower in the steam bath than in the sauna, but the humidity is a lot higher, because it is 100%. This is good for the skin, the moist heat promotes blood circulation, cleanses the pores and invigorates the skin, without burdening them with heat. The temperature is in the steam bath at 45-60 degrees and is thus very gentle on the circulation. Which ensures a pleasant well-being. Gladly the steam bath is supplemented with a light therapy or the addition of ethereal oils.
The steam room provides relief and helps with:
– rheumatic complaints
– moisturizes the respiratory tract, has a mucolytic effect
– has a beneficial effect on colds with cough and hoarseness
– Also with hay fever, inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, the maxillary and frontal sinuse
Soothing fragrance aromas such as eucalyptus, lemon balm or even spices prevent colds.
Visiting a steam bath not only enhances your well-being, it also has a positive impact on your health. For example, muscles are relaxed and tensions dissolve.
Background / story about steam bathing
Natural and early civilized peoples rose to bathe in rivers, lakes or the sea. At the time of Homer, the Greeks already knew the bathtub and cultivated a bathing culture to which, just like the Romans, they built bathhouses, which were also important for social exchange. Remains of a tanning bathtub were found during excavations of a bath house, in the castle of Tiryns, dating back to 1400 BC.
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