Relax. DO Sweat It.
We’re taught from early on not to sweat the small stuff. That lesson goes far in helping us cope day-to-day. But sometimes, we get really stressed. And we need more than mindset to relieve that tension. Exercise helps. Vacations work wonders. Spas can restore our Zen.
What about steam? It may seem too simple on the surface. A little warm vapor and suddenly a looming deadline, or budget crisis, or family emergency melts away? Well…sure sweating it out won’t write the proposal, find the money, or heal the wound, but these are just some of the holistic benefits of steam:
Steam showers generate moist heat which widens blood vessels releasing tension in aching muscles by allowing more oxygen to flow through the muscle tissue.
Those suffering from respiratory problems find relief in steam therapy as it soothes throat irritation, loosens phlegm in the lungs and loosens mucus.
Steam hydrates the skin pores and more efficient blood circulation from a steam shower gives skin a healthy glow.
The soothing warmth of steam opens pores. Sweating profusely, the skin on the body releases toxins from everyday living.
The heat and moisture combination in steam rooms offer a relaxing atmosphere to calm the mind and lower stress levels.
Relaxing for 20 minutes at the end of the day in a steam shower regulates the body’s core temperature and increases blood flow for quality sleep.