Turkish sauna or steam bath, also called Hammam, is characterized by its high humidity. This is provided by pipes constantly supplying steam into the sauna.
Basic difference between the Swedish sauna and the steam sauna is the presence of a higher humidity in the latter. The moisture in the steam baths is 100%. In addition, steam baths maintain a lower temperature than Swedish saunas; this varies between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius.
Normally eucalyptus or peppermint scents are used to increase the vasodilator effect on the lungs and open the airways. The chosen scent mixture is poured into the outlet of the steam pipe or within the vapor machine.
BENEFITS AND INDICATIONS
-Improves breathing and moistens the respiratory airways.
-Improves gas exchange and ventilation systems.
-Patients with respiratory obstructive or pulmonary conditions temporarily improve their breathing. It also improves colds, sinusitis, etc.
-In athletes is specially indicated to reduce the post-effort recovery time.
-It is ideal for cleaning the skin and the complexion. Skin becomes soft and silky. Benefits people with skin disorders such as acne, skin peeling, irritations, etc.
-As it moister lungs, it is ideal for those who are in the process of quitting smoking. Water vapor effect cleans the alveoli of harmful substances derived from smoking.