- Steam room
The history of the steam room goes back thousands of years. It was popular with the
ancient Greeks, it was also subsequently adopted by the Romans which they called the "Sudatorium" in latin.
Between 1983 and 1986, at the
University of Munich’s Institute of Medical Balneology and Climatology a comprehensive series of comparative tests were conducted to determine the effects of the sauna, steam room and whirlpool bath. Studies showed that the steam room helped with Bronchial asthma, bronchitis, catarrhof the upper respiratory tract, coughs, hoarseness, expectoration, non-acute rheumatic complaints and restricted or painful movements of the joints. The steam room is also beneficial for people suffering from Sleeping disorders, poor skin circulation, dry, chapped skin, muscular tension, muscular weakness in the subcutaneous blood vessels, and sensitivity to sudden changes of temperature. Another great advantage of the steam bath is in its highly beneficial effect on the skin. The moist heat stimulates the subcutaneous bloodflow and cleanses the skin intensively, opening the pores, removing dead skin and impurities and leaving the skin feeling soft, clean and smooth.
Banya (sauna)-- A Russian steambath
Hammam-- A Turkish steambath
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