The steam bath is one of the oldest natural baths. The warm steam alleviates daily stress, tension and fatigue. In addition, steam and essential oils have a beneficial effect on your respiratory system. The humidity in a steam bath is extremely high making it difficult to breathe and sweat. Thus, the body temperature drops and your body is put to work.
The heat opens your pores which allows the steam to cleanse. When you start to sweat, toxins are removed from the body through the skin. This interaction promotes the natural resilience and suppleness of the skin.
Cooling down for better a circulation
Take a cold shower afterwards to cool down and encourage blood circulation. To allow your body to recover you should rest for a minimum of ten minutes before entering another sauna or bath.