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    The 44 Benefits of Steam Bathing

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    Over the years, we’ve talked a great deal about the benefits of steambathing. One of our most popular flyers, Over 40+ Benefits Associated with Steambathing, lists them all. How can we make such sweeping claims? We’re reprising the list below, pairing each of our statements with links to some of our most recent blog posts so you can judge for yourself!

    When we originally published this article in May of 2013, we realized that, although MrSteam spends a great deal of time discussing the benefits associated with steam bathing, we hadn't yet done so on the SteamTherapy Blog. It took an blog article titled Mr. and Mrs. Steam by BlogTour NYC blogger Lisa Goulet to remind us that we hadn't yet captured them all in one blog article.

    44 benefits of steam bathing: Mr. and Mrs. Steam by BlogTour NYC blogger Lisa Goulet

    44 Benefits of Steam Bathing

    Here, then are 44 benefits associated with steam bathing broken into wellness categories.

    Steam Bathing Benefits Respiratory Health

    1. Steam bathing improves breathing; it opens up nasal passages related to the symptoms of allergies

    >> See Physical Therapist Praises the Benefits of Steam

    2. It mproves breathing, opening up nasal passages related to symptoms of viruses

    >> See Using SteamTherapy to Combat that Congestion

    3. Hot mist helps to promote sinus drainage

    4. Hot mist helps to loosen bronchial secretions

    5. Steam bathing may provide temporary relief of asthma-type symptoms

    >> See Troubled By Asthma? Breathe Easier With Steam

    6. Hot mist soothes the throat

    7. Warm mist helps decrease symptoms due to croup

    8. Steam acts as a natural expectorant 

    >> See The Science Behind the Health Benefits of Steam Showers

    SteamTherapy improves breathing, opening up nasal passages.

    Steam Bathing Benefits Skin Care

    9. Steam cleanses the skin

    >> See How to Steam Your Face: SteamTherapy Tips

    10. It may relieve acne conditions

    >> See Get Your Glow Back with Steam Therapy

    11. Steam opens up pores

    12. It lubricates the skin

    13. It hydrates dry skin

    14. It rejuvenates

    >> See Taking Control of Psoriasis. Does Steam Help?

    15. It also leaves skin with healthy glow

    >> See Gentlemen, Start Your Steaming

    16. Makes shaving in a steam shower easier

    >> See Home Steam Showers: A Transporting Experience for Barry Levine

    17. Steam prepares the skin follicles for easier waxing

    Steam Bathing Benefits Holistic Health

    18. Steam bathing removes toxins from the body

    >> See Avoid Holiday Stress with MrSteam

    19. It increases circulation

    >> See Avoid Holiday Stress with MrSteam

    20. It helps the body rid itself of excess sodium

    21. Steam may relieve pain & discomfort of arthritis

    >> See Physical Therapist Praises the Benefits of Steam

    22. It rids the body of metabolic and other waste products

    23. It helps with detoxification

    >> See Five Ways Steam Helps Boost Fitness and Wellness

    SteamTherapy improves sleep.

    Steam Bathing Benefits Well-Being

    24. Steam bathing relieves stress

    >> See Rush or Relax? Why a Steam Shower Experience Can Be a Good Idea

    25. It encourages relaxation

    >> See 'Steamy' During BlogTour Cologne 2013: Discussing Steam Benefits

    26. It also promotes a deep, restful sleep

    >> See SteamTherapy and Sleep and Steam Your Way to the Sleep of Your Dreams

    27. It fosters a sense of well-being

    >> See Your Guide to Round-the-Clock Relaxation

    28. Steam bathing can help increase the length of REM cycles during sleep

    >> See 14 Sleep Benefits and 8 Steam Therapy Tips for Better Sleep

    29. Combining Steam and AromaTherapy (lavender) may promote soothing relief from stress and tension

    >> See Steam Your Way to the Sleep of Your Dreams

    30. Combine Steam and MusicTherapy® to manage stress

    >> See Why Music and SteamTherapy Belong Together and The SteamTherapy Guide to Music and Mood

    31. Combine Steam and Chroma Therapy to enhance your mood elevation

    >> See Health-Driven Design for All the Senses

    SteamTherapy can benefit your workout.

    Steam-Bathing Benefits Physical Wellness

    32. It increases blood circulation

    33. It boosts metabolism

    >> See Five Ways Steam Helps Boost Fitness and Wellness

    34. It helps to reinvigorate tired muscles

    >> See How a Steam Room Can Help Boost Your Fitness Potential

    35. It removes lactic acid from overworked muscles

    36. It increases muscular flexibility (which is great for stretching)

    >> See How Yoga Plus Steam Make For More Wellness Benefits Than Regular Yoga

    37. On average, you will burn 150 calories in a 15-minute steam bathing session at 114° F

    >> See How To Make Your Workouts Leverage The Benefits Of Steam

    Other Benefits of Steam Bathing in addition to physical wellness, wellbeing, skincare and more

    Other Benefits of Steam Bathing

    38. It uses less than 2 gallons of water for a ½ hour steam bath

    >> See Steam Showers: An Eco-Friendly Personal Indulgence

    39. Which means that it costs cents to operate

    40. It may increase equity of the home 

    >> See Selling Your Home? Unique Bathroom Improvements Increase Buyer Interest

    41. It saves energy by following steam shower with a cold shower

    42. It can simply be added to an existing shower. It doesn't require a separate area or room in order to be used

    >> See Time to Remodel Your Bathroom? Include a Steam Shower in Your Plans

    43. It's a great way to de-wrinkle clothes -- specifically a sweater 

    >> See Six Creative Uses for Your Steam Shower

    44. Steam bathing adds humidity to your orchids

    >> See Top 10 Steam Bath Benefits You May Not Have Considered

    What would you add to this list of steam bathing benefits?

    You can download the 40+ benefits of steam bathing in english and in spanish Beneficios Con Baños de Vapor.

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    Note: This article was originally published on May 15, 2013 and has been updated. 


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