Steam Bath: Its Advantages And Disadvantages

by Sir Cloyd on July 7, 2010

A steam bath is defined as an ancient type of bath which was made popular and used first in ancient Greece and Rome. The origins of this steam bath started from the Roman bath.  Ancient Roman baths became an important part of many communities and social gatherings in the Roman society. Everyone in the Romanempire used these public baths, whatever is his socioeconomic standing. The Roman baths were basically working through natural hot springs that come from beneath the earth.

Today, there are still some natural steam baths which often utilize similar process which the Romans did use.  It contains particular pipes and pumps that bring water up and towards the large pool portion. In most case, heaters are also now included in these steam baths in order to maintain the warm temperatures in the baths.

Among the common forms of steam bath include the following: Turkish baths, steam showers and steam rooms.

Advantages of Steam Bath:

  • A lot of people know that steam rooms give a lot of benefits and advantages. The most common and obvious reason is to relieve tension buildup and various forms of stress.
  • Steam bath will definitely give people a soothing and relaxing effect most especially after a hard day’s work.
  • It does not only relax your muscles but most importantly it will keep your emotional mood more stable and happy.
  • Various ailments such as arthritis, muscle pains and the like can be relieved because of its warm effect to the body.
  • Old people will surely benefit from this since joint pains and other body pains can be relieved.
  • It can also help reduce weight for those who are fat and in need of losing fats.
  • Steam rooms due to its heat effect make you sweat a lot thus your body will eventually release toxins and other negative energies.
  • It will also regulate and stimulate the flow of your blood and make your metabolism works faster.
  • It also makes your skin looks fresh, young looking and truly healthy.
  • It can give you a lot of self-confidence due to the good effects it will cause to your personal appearance

Disadvantages of Steam Bath:

  • Since steam baths uses tap water, the things in it will be absorbed by your skin such as chlorine, and other chemicals which may not be healthy to your body.
  • The humid temperature of a steam room is an easy breeding ground for bacteria and other viruses which may pose a risk in your health.
  • Improper installation of these steam baths may cause headaches to the users.
  • The heat emitted from the steam room may not be good for those who have asthma and heart problems.
  • It is quite costly and if you have more important priority, you may not install one at the moment.

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In conclusion, you must always see first your physician if going to a steam bath will do you more benefit than harm or disadvantages.  It will be a more worthwhile experience if you are going there with safety precautions from your doctor.

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Moncuteguy July 7, 2010 at 7:02 am

I like this article so much!!!Thanks for sharing its advantages!!!More on this type of article shakti!!!!!

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SSDP@ssw0rd July 7, 2010 at 7:13 am

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ssdulawat July 7, 2010 at 7:20 am

Moncuteguy,
Thanks a lot its great you like it

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Nolisanchez July 7, 2010 at 7:03 am

steam bath is truly good for health, I agree!

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ssdulawat July 7, 2010 at 7:21 am

yes its really great it burn more than 400 calories

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Sree February 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

 400 calories? for how long

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Brent July 7, 2010 at 7:04 am

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Yogimainar August 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

steambath is good to use everyday?

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Cutekavi4u January 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

Is Steam Bath good for Cancer patients………….. please comment

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Marco Vega January 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

forgot to tell you we are in sydney

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Marco Vega January 16, 2012 at 8:41 am

Hi Cutecavi4u,

Cancer is a life-style condition, which can be reversed or controlled by something as simple as a change in lifestyle, healthy eating (vegan preferably), no sugars, no or little alcohol and no processed foods. I should know, as I was diagnosed with 3rd stage lymphoma over 14 months ago and chose the alternative path (no allopathic medicine at all). In regards to your question, the answer, in my opinion, is yes, but not on its own. I started my treatment at a natural therapeutic clinic in Santiago Chile where steam baths were part of the daily treatment to detox your body.  The skin being the largest detoxifying organ benefits as well as stimulating your lymphatic system and circulation. I follow my treatment daily and built a portable steam sauna, (which I manufacture and sell commercially now) and which I’ve used daily for over a year, without evidence of fungus, as the natural wood used has natural antifungus properties. The center in Santiago uses steam as an essential aspect of healing, unless you have hypertension or heart conditions it is not recommended. I saw a healthy 86 yo man taking baths everyday. It is great for skin conditions, such as eczema etc, but you’ll soon realise that those are more related to food. But it helps  Check out my site http://www.babykat.com.au (under construction – ready within a few days)  or write to me at marco.vega@babykat.com.au if you would like to know more about the portable steam we make or if you’d like to know more about the healing process and how it is used at the center.

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Vaibhav March 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

gooood……..

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DiV May 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Steam bath lene….se..
Dark people become mre dark??????
Plaza rep

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ADMIN May 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

No you are wrong dark people not become more dark :)

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Yashvanth September 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Thank u so much for explaining in detail now I am clear what to do

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ADMIN September 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Wonderful you like it :) Keep reading!

Thanks,
Shakti

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pheng October 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

how many days we use steam bath? .. after get out from stream bath.. can we take a bath with normal water ? when we go in to steam bath do we need to use lotion..

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$hakti $ingh Dul@wat October 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Yes you should take bath after steam!

Thanks,
Shakti

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naveen December 11, 2012 at 8:39 am

In winters after steam bath , should we take bath from normal water(as it is already chilled) or hot or luke warm water

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$hakti $ingh Dul@wat December 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Yes you can :)

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pooja January 17, 2013 at 1:48 am

does steam bath brings glow in skin?

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Mayur June 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

For How Long We Should Take Steam bath , If we are taking it to regularly..??

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leela October 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm

i work with a steam generator manufacturer company and as far as my knowledge steam kills bacteria from inside n outside of a human body..outside on the uppermost layer by providing sufficient heat to kill germs n bacteria n inside because it strengthen the immunity .
i think the second point in disadvantages of steam is not valid enough.

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