After a body goes through intense exercise, toxins such as lactic acid begin building up in the muscles. A steam room offers the benefit of increasing your body temperature, blood circulation, and most importantly; cause sweating. By sweating profusely, you will release these toxins from your body and increase the recovery rate of your muscles.
There are no downsides to using the sauna daily, or after every workout session, unless of course your doctor recommends against it.
Studies show that athletes who use a steam room after training have a 70% increased rate of muscle recovery than athletes who don’t. Many Olympians and professional athletes have discovered these benefits and have taken advantage.