The use of steam baths dates back centuries. Very popular in ancient Greece and the ‘sudatorium’ was a central feature of the ancient Roman bathing culture. The Romans also took the steam bath to the Eastern Mediterranean, where Turkish steam baths still thrive today.
Not only are they enduringly popular, steam baths are also extremely good for you. It is all about your skin opening its pores as you would in a traditional sauna, but in a totally different climate – not so hot but a good deal more humid.
For many people the lower temperatures of around 43 – 46°C and 100% humidity are the optimum conditions for unwinding but steam baths have other benefits as they are particularly good for the respiratory system and for rheumatic complaints.
Salt Steam has the added benefit of a salt water atmosphere, which is great for cleansing and toning the skin and stimulating the circulation.