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  • How Hot Is a Steam Room?

    When it comes to heat therapy, many people are familiar with hot tubs and saunas.  They may not be as familiar with steam rooms.  As opposed to bathing in the hot water of a hot tub or sitting in the dry heat of a sauna, a steam room’s heat is generated by boiling water and […]

  • Can You Lose Weight in a Steam Room?

    Steam rooms are notable for their high humidity.  Because the heat created in a steam room comes from steam generated by boiling water, the relative humidity in a steam room can reach 100%.  The wet heat produced by a steam room means that it’s more difficult to bear higher temperatures that are typically found in […]

  • How to Get the Most Out of Infrared Sauna

    You couldn’t be blamed if you envisioned a cedar encased box with a lava rock heater perched in the corner if you were asked about a sauna.  But there’s since been a revolution in sauna design.  It’s the advent of the infrared sauna.  While traditional saunas may date back several thousand years, infrared saunas are […]

  • What Does a Steam Room Do?

    A steam room involves pumping steam created by boiling water into a sealed room.  Temperatures typically hover above 40 degrees Celsius while the relative humidity reaches 100%.  Although similar to saunas, the steam room heat source is different.  A traditional sauna’s heat is generated by super-heated rocks.  This results in a much drier heat that […]

  • Is the Steam Room Good for Your Skin?

    Skin care is a multi billion dollar business.  Cleaning and caring for the skin usually starts to become an obsession in the teenage years and can carry on throughout our entire lives.  Things such as nutrition, cleanliness and protection from the elements are usually cited as the best way to take care of the skin.  […]

  • Which is Better a Wet or Dry Sauna?

    If you’re trying to decide what type of sauna would best suit your personal situation, you may be asking, “Which is better a wet or dry sauna?”  Although a legitimate question, it can also bring up a whole range of other questions.  For example, there is a lot of debate over the naming of saunas […]

  • What is the Healthiest Type of Sauna?

    If you’re considering adding a sauna to your home, you may quickly find that there are two main types of saunas available on the market.  The first, and most well known type, is the traditional sauna.  The second, more modern type, is the infrared sauna.  If you’re comparing the two and wondering what is the […]

  • Which is Better Sauna or Steam Room?

    If you’re wondering which is better sauna or steam room, you can rest easy knowing that they both create a similar physical effect.  The heat they produce will raise your body temperature, increase your heart rate and cause you to sweat.  But the type of heat they generate and the different environments they create has […]

  • How Long Should You Sit in a Sauna

    For those who are new to the world of saunas, they may have questions about how they should be properly used. For example, how long should you sit in a sauna? There’s an old Finnish saying that simply states that you should stay in the sauna until you’ve become hot enough. And while this may […]

  • What is Better After a Workout – Steam Room or Sauna?

    Relaxing always seems to feel better after a tough workout. Allowing your muscles to rest while soaking up the post workout endorphin glow is one of the reasons so many people find physical exercise so pleasurable. But what about adding a steam room or sauna session to your post workout routine? Can spending some time […]