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The Benefits And Difference Between A Sauna And A Steam Room

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Getting too hot in the summer can be annoying with all the sweating, and yet many people love going to saunas and steam rooms; after some research, turns out there are some really good benefits for both of them, so if this is something that interests you, then read on and find out the difference between a sauna and a steam room, as well as all the benefits they can provide in terms of holistic wellbeing.

Sauna

Saunas use dry heat with low humidity, which according to Dr. Chiti Parikh, co-director of the integrative health and wellbeing program at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, “It’s like sitting in an oven.”

Benefits:

  • Improved circulation
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Stress relief
  • Skin glow up
  • Relief from stiff muscles and joints
  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved mood

Steam Room

Steam rooms are not as hot as saunas, as they are much more humid. They are technically not very hot, but you can feel the heat more in steam rooms due to the humidity. It is a room full of steam that creates a hot environment. 

Benefits:

  • Improved circulation
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Stress relief
  • Skin glow up
  • Relief from stiff muscles and joints
  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved mood

Conclusion

As you can see, the benefits for both as exactly the same, so it is up to your preference whether you would like a steam room or a sauna more. Either way, the effects of the heat will be the same whether it is dry heat or moist heat, so go and enjoy some spa time and feel the benefits yourself.