The dry sauna and steam bath are both excellent ways to detoxify the body.
The extreme heat from the dry sauna induces sweating and causes your heart rate to rise substantially, promoting both detoxification and weight loss. As your internal body temperature rises to about 100.4° F during a 10-20 minute dry sauna session, your heart rate increases by 50-75%. This process allows your body to draw out toxins, clean clogged pores, kill harmful bacteria and viruses, increase circulation and metabolism, and enhance the immune system.
The Journal of the American Medical Association stated, “A bather in moderate condition who sweats off about 500 grams in a sauna nevertheless uses up some 300 calories – or the equivalent of running a couple of miles. The Journal went on to observe that while, yes, the water weight is regained once you rehydrate, the calories that were consumed in the sauna are not.”
Steam baths are believed to be more beneficial to those suffering from respiratory ailments such as asthma and bronchitis. A short steam room session will help loosen the chest muscles and mucous. The humidity levels in the air ensure that the skin remains hydrated throughout the steam session. This is thought to accelerate the detoxification and healing processes which take place within the body when body temperature rises. On the down side, germs and bacteria thrive in the warm, moist conditions. Make sure that the steam room you are using has been properly cleaned and disinfected.
I think the dry sauna is the way to go!!
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