Health benefits of steam room
When the human body goes above its normal body temperature, it automatically starts functioning to cool down, in this process certain enzymes and chemicals are also produced in the body, these chemicals and enzymes can prove to be helpful in curing infections and reducing pain. In the sauna or steam room, when the body is subjected to the heat it replicates fever like conditions and starts the process of trying to combat this ‘phantom’ fever by producing antibodies, more blood cells which in turn strengthens the immune system and makes the user more healthy, which is why doctors highly recommend taking a steam sauna.
Years of research has proved that fever has the ability to trigger many functions in the body that, strangely enough are good for it. Some of the functions are given below:
Fevers or more the act of fending off a fever is actually good for the human body, battling a fever is a method that is adapted by the human body to kill the virus/bacteria by heat and the more the body does this, the better it become at doing it and makes the immune system stronger and better adapted.
There are also other benefits of heating the human body besides the improved function of the immune system; some of them are given below:
Steam generators are used in saunas to produce water vapors, the vapors then fill the cabin, the temperature of the room is raised as per the user’s choice. Our skin needs oxygen to stay healthy and in perfect condition both the reproduce new skin cells and to maintain the ones we have. The skin’s pores are often blocked and filled with dirt, when the human body sweats, these pores open and your skin is able to breathe properly again.
There are two ways of activating sweating; it can be activated by parasympathetic or the sympathetic nervous system. Each of them will result as the activation of different body functions. According to Dr. Lawrence sweating in the steam room is a lot better than sweat during exercise. The managing director at the Cline Medical Centre Hyperthermic Detoxification Program Dr. Michael Lyon has said that sweat is manufactured by the lymph, toxins in the body exit through sweat. When Exercising to sweat the body also incorporates the support of the kidney and liver, you need complete co-operation of both of them to exercise well due to the exertion and toil on the body, but during a steam bath your body doesn’t use them as much and this can be helpful as it does not put unnecessary strain upon vital organs.
There are two types of toxins in our body, one of them are the exogenous toxins, these are the pollutants and chemicals from our surroundings and environment and there are endogenous toxins, these are the biological wastes from inside our body. Today, there are countless chemicals and other dangerous pollutants in our atmosphere, these include fertilizers, heavy metals, pesticides, different pollutants and exhaust fumes. All of these can cause several health related issues. Our body’s will fight against these toxins but only to a certain extent; if our body is overloaded with these toxins, then the result will definitely be illness. Our skin doesn’t only make us look beautiful, but it also plays a very important function of sweating. Organs like liver, kidney and lungs use skin to control and get rid of dangerous toxins.
There is tissue fluid present in tissue spaces along with fat deposits, these fluids and deposits contain several waste products that are produced as a result of metabolism, and these fluids also come out with the sweat.
Your way to good health
Only the use of steam room cannot give you the best health, it depends on several factors. There are many factors that decide your health but according to Dr. Nenah Sylver these include the following:
Steam saunas have a lot of advantages, we have chosen some of the benefits of staying in the steam room, and they are given below: