Moist heat can improve circulation, especially in the lower legs. Improving circulation can also promote skin tissue healing.
02 February 23
Have you ever visited a spa and enjoyed a relaxing sauna and steam room experience? Steam and sauna rooms provide a very similar experience – you sit in a small, heated room and relax away the stresses of the day.
The difference lies in the type of heat they use - while saunas use a dry heat with very low humidity, steam rooms on the other hand use a moist, more humid air and are generally cooler than saunas.
Whilst much is known about the great health benefits of saunas including relieving stress and muscular tension, improving circulation and reducing blood pressure, less is known about how steam rooms benefit our health.
So, let's find out more about the health benefits associated with a trip to the steam room...
It is the moist tropical-like heat that is key to providing the unique health benefits of the steam room. Here are some of the health benefits research has shown are associated with a session in the steam room!
Whilst a session in the steam room and sauna are great for your health, you can become dehydrated with the heat.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water before and after your session to fully reap the benefits.
Here at Active Northumberland, we offer 6 luxurious Tranquillity Spas offering a relaxing thermal spa experience.
If you're choosing your spa based on whether they have a sauna or steam room, don't worry our Tranquillity spas have both!
Why not experience the health benefits for yourself?