Most of us have visited a spa or Russian bath at least once in our lives. Whether it’s with friends or family, or with coworkers to relax and detox our bodies, we took for granted the most important and beneficial room in the spa; the sauna.
Steam saunas have been used for centuries, as far back as Ancient Egyptians, who understood it’s beneficial prowess, and it’s ability to relax the mind and body.
There has been a study done which proves that populations who often frequent saunas, are less prone to sickness or disease, and have as much as an 80% increased lifespan than the rest of the world. This study took a sample size of Finnish citizens (as steam sauna use is quite popular there), and compared their life expectancy. It turns out that the Finns who went to steam rooms at least twice a week, had an 80% higher life expectancy than the rest of the population.
Let’s understand how steam sauna technology works.
It is quite simple. All you need is a 150-250 cubic foot room that is tiled all over with mosaic or ceramic tile, and a steam boiler injection system.
The steam generator boils water in its tank, and injects the steam into the room during the entire session. This creates an atmosphere at 100% humidity and feels much hotter than a regular sauna, even though the ambient temperature is lower. High humidity inside of a steam spa increases your sense of heat and the body begins sweating profusely. The steam is also good for your lungs and sinuses, as it increases blood pressure and clears your sinuses.