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    The 44 Benefits of Steam Bathing

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    Although MrSteam spends a great deal of time discussing the benefits associated with steam bathing, it has taken a lovely 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.

    Major oversight!

    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

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

    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

    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

    11. Steam opens up pores

    12. It lubricates the skin

    13. It hydrates dry skin

    14. It rejuvenates

    15. It also leaves skin with healthy glow

    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

    19. It increases circulation

    20. It helps the body rid itself of excess sodium

    21. Steam may relieve pain & discomfort of arthritis

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

    23. It helps with detoxification

    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)

    27. It fosters a sense of well-being

    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

    30. Combine Steam and MusicTherapy® to manage stress (see Why Music and SteamTherapy Belong Together)

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

    >> See Physical Therapist Praises the Benefits of Steam

    SteamTherapy can benefit your workout.

    Steam-Bathing Benefits Physical Wellness

    32. It increases blood circulation

    33. It boosts metabolism

    34. It helps to reinvigorate tired muscles

    35. It removes lactic acid from overworked muscles

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

    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

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

    Benefits of steambathing Architects Artisans

    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 

    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

    43. It's a great way to de-wrinkle clothes -- specifically a sweater (hat tip to Architects+Artisans' Mike Welton in How to Unleash the Power of Steam who also participated in BlogTour NYC.) 

    44. Steam bathing adds humidity to your orchids

    >> See Six Creative Uses for Your Steam Shower

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

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

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