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  • The Biggest Physical and Mental Benefits of a Steam Bath

    Building Your Own Steam Room is Easy

    For more than two-thousand years, human civilizations have built steam baths in cities from Rome to Istanbul to provide citizens with the relaxation and health benefits of steam. While most people associate saunas and steam baths with the same conditions and atmospheres, there are in fact slightly different benefits to the two heat therapy systems. In this post, you'll learn some of the most important physical and mental health benefits of steam baths.


    Difference between Saunas and Steam Baths

    Both a sauna and a steam bath make your body sweat through immersion in a high-heat environment. However, a sauna achieves this with much higher temperatures and low humidity levels. The average sauna has a temperature anywhere between 176 degrees F and 212 degrees F, with humidity levels around 10%. A steam bath, by contrast, features a temperature range between 104 degrees F and 116 degrees F. The relative humidity inside of a steam bath is around 100%.

    Due to the higher humidity levels inside of a steam bath, temperatures near those of a sauna would feel far too warm to comfortably enjoy, and could even result in minor scalding of your skin. The dry heat in a sauna makes it safe to spend time in, as well as pleasurable.


    Physical Health Benefits

    The greatest physical health benefit you'll enjoy in a steam bath is the easing of respiratory issues. Those who suffer from asthma, bronchitis, persistent coughing, hoarseness, and allergies will find time in a steam bath very relieving. The heat and humidity of a steam bath clears mucus from the lungs, and the humidity in the air (in particular) helps to soothe your airways.

    In addition, steam baths help detoxify your body by improving circulation. This is particularly helpful for those suffering from liver and circulatory issues. Other benefits include easing the symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, and other joint pains.


    Mental Health Benefits

    A good steam bath will not only loosen up your body and ease physical pain, but can also loosen your mind and relieve mental stress in your life. Those who suffer from intense stress, anxiety disorders and attacks, sleeping disorders, and negative energies are likely to find a great deal of relief from just a few hours each month in a steam bath. Spending time in the warm, humid environment of a steam bath calms your body, soothes your muscles to aid in relaxation, and helps heat up your body to boost your immune system, offering an additional boost that keeps you healthier, longer.

    Steam baths and saunas both have immense physical and mental health benefits for those who use them on a regular basis. However, the difference in environments might appeal differently to various people. Hopefully this post has helped you realize that steam baths offer their own benefits, and if you prefer the warm kiss of a humid environment, time spent enjoying a nice steam bath can help you heal your body and mind!


  • Can Regular Sauna Use Help With Weight Loss?



    One of the many topics explored regarding saunas, and one of the top questions asked relating to saunas, is whether or not saunas can actually help somebody to lose weight. Every person’s physiology is different, and that means that not everyone will react the same way to regular sauna use, however many studies have shown that it can help you lose weight when you use it on a regular basis.

    The heat from your sauna is bound to make you break a sweat! As you sweat, you burn calories. When you’re burning a good amount of calories from sweating during your daily sauna session, overtime you’ll notice that you can lose weight. Most of the weight you’ll lose from the help of your sauna is extra water weight in your body. When you are losing water weight and increasing the amount that you sweat, you are releasing heavy metals and additional toxins from your body that can interfere with your metabolism. The release of these toxins allows your metabolism to function properly, and can even give your metabolism a good boost!

    When you have a sauna session and your body temperature increases, your heart works harder to pump your blood. When your blood is being pumped harder, your blood vessels expand and your blood pressure has a tendency to go down. As your heart beats faster it works to burn more calories, increasing the amount of weight you are losing.

    If you’re, unfortunately, recovering from an injury, using a sauna on a daily basis is a great healing mechanism. The heat from your sauna is known to help repair the wear and tear on your muscles that can come with working out or a lot of physical activity. Saunas are a great tool to  assist in speeding up your recovery so that you can get back to your activities and exercises. In the meantime you can take advantage of using your sauna to help you sweat, burn calories, and increase you metabolism. After consulting your doctor and receiving an okay, you can practice minor stretches in your sauna to increase how much you are sweating and give your metabolism the extra boost it needs to increase your weight loss.

    If you’re not injured and still looking to lose a little extra weight with the help of your sauna then definitely stretch! Stretching is a low-impact form of exercising that can also help to get your heart pumping, your blood pressure decreasing, and the calories burning!

    Here are just a few more tips to help you lost weight with your sauna:

    • Drink water before, during and after your sauna session – staying hydrated helps to release those toxins!
    • Fill your life with healthy habits! --- Healthy food, water, and a good sweat session work well together; give your body some good nutrition to help release extra toxins and metals.
    • Use your sauna daily --- To see the best results you’ll want to use your sauna for fifteen to twenty minutes on a regular basis.

    If you would like to experience the potential weight-loss benefits of owning your own sauna, check out our selection of saunas here! We even offer free shipping to over 48 states!



  • Featured Product: 2-Person Ultra Low EMF Carbon Fiber Sauna



    This two-person infrared sauna can make a great addition to your home.  An Ultra Low EMF Carbon Fiber Sauna allows you to experience heat that warms you from you from the inside out.  This sauna is perfect for the person who wants to have relaxation just steps away. Owning your own sauna is a great way to stay healthy and relaxed all year long, and this two-person unit is perfect for just about any sized house. Even if you don’t have a lot of room to spare, this model is easily installed in the corner of a room, or small bedroom.



    This sauna features six PURETECH carbon fiber far infrared heaters with adjustable temperature gauge. Carbon fiber is composed of thin carbon plates that distribute heat evenly. With carbon fiber heaters, more infrared is emitted more efficiently. They also do not require glues or plastics, which eliminates fumes from those materials.  Ultra Low EMF provides a heating device that’s designed in such a way to eliminate almost all of the EMF emissions, making the heater very safe to use, even on a regular basis.

    This sauna’s dimensions are 48 inches x 42 inches x 76.5 inches and it weighs 400 pounds. It is built using tongue and groove construction with non-toxic glue on the interior and a non-toxic finish on the exterior.


    Features & Add-ons:

    The sauna also includes a radio so you can listen to your favorite relaxing music while in your personal sauna!  You can add a move-able backrest for more move-ability and comfort, or a battery-powered air ionizer to ensure your infrared sauna stays pure and fresh!


    Shipping and Warranty Information:

    Saunas & Stuff offers free shipping in 48 states and your product will arrive in three separate boxes. This particular product can be assembled in under an hour! We even have easy assembly instructions on our website! The purchase includes a seven-year warranty on all heaters, cabinet, and electrical components, and a one-year warranty on the stereo.


    Health Benefits:

    Research has shown many health benefits that are associated with sauna use, including:

    • Increase in blood flow – This process helps with detoxification and distribution of nutrients.
    • Saunas make you sweat – This is a natural mechanism the body uses to flush out waste and toxins.
    • As your temperature rises while sitting in a sauna your immune system is stimulated which helps prevent disease.
    • You are able to rejuvenate and smooth your skin without all of the expensive products.
    • A sauna can make exercising easier and more effective by relaxing your muscles and releasing tension after an intense workout.


    A Great Investment:

    Purchasing a sauna can be a great investment providing many at-home benefits.   An at-home sauna offers privacy, instead of a public sauna at the gym, you can have a steam in the comfort of your own home.  It provides a greater level of hygiene, you know when you last cleaned your sauna but do you know when the last time your gym cleaned theirs?  You can enjoy all the health benefits of a nice steam at your own home without scheduling a trip to the gym.  A sauna also adds value to your home, it’s an attention grabbing feature that buyers love, should you choose to sell your home.


    If you would like more information on this sauna, or any of the saunas available on our website, please feel free to contact us!



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