Being in the heat of a steam room can make the body release endorphins, which are known as ‘feel good’ hormones because they help to reduce the feeling of stress in the body. Steam rooms will break up the congestion in the sinuses and lungs and therefore can be used to help treat colds, unblock sinuses, and aid breathing. Experts have found that when used alongside a healthy exercise program, the heat generated by the steam room and the sweating it causes can stimulate the body and increase wellness.
A steam room induces hyperthermia, a condition in which your body is hotter than usual, something akin to fever. The difference is that heat induced by a steam room setting is healthier. The body’s natural reaction in a high-temperature setting is to sweat in order to regulate heat and for you to keep in shape. A steam bath experience can also be relaxing. It is because it eases tension, and we aren’t just talking about the psychological kind. Aside from the fact that getting the toxins flushed out will make you feel better, a steam bath can ease muscle tensions and relax those stiff muscles.Often, after a workout, a person’s muscles will feel sore. This pain is known as delayed onset muscle soreness, and it is important to relax the muscles to promote a quick and healthy recovery. A steam room can also be used before a workout, as it helps to loosen up the joints and increase flexibility, just as a pre-workout warm-up does.