Sauna And Steam Baths

by : Max Bellamy

In the fast-paced world we live in, our bodies get tired facing the ordeals of daily grind. Work-related problems and dealing with tricky situations on the home front leaves us both mentally and physically exhausted. Nothing soothes the body like warm steam and nothing reduces aches pains and soothes joints like spending an hour in the soft heat of a sauna bath.

Saunas have been popular with people for a very long time. Ancient Greeks reveled in them and so did the Turks, who called it by the famous name Hamam. The Romans spent many leisurely hours there, often discussing important state affairs in the comfortable surroundings. Thanks to new technology and innovations, sauna baths can easily be installed in any convenient place at a very affordable price. Apart from homes, you can find sauna baths in local spas and health and fitness centers near you.

A steam sauna bath is technically bigger and wider than a steam room. Having a sauna is considered a social affair, hence it is constructed wide enough to accommodate more people, whether it is enjoyed at home or used at a public place. However, the bath should not be huge and ideally have some place left in the middle. Derived from a Finnish word "savu," which means smoke, sauna baths primarily involve the generation of mist by steam generators. The traditional steam sauna bath is made up of good quality wood, preferably cedar or some other similar non-staining, heat-resistant variety.

The sauna rocks in the sauna and steam baths provide a cloud of steam when water is thrown on them. The steam generated by this process is absorbed by the wood in the bath, providing a dry atmosphere for the body. Your body will perspire after spending some time in this environment and your pores will definitely open, restoring your skin to its natural glow.