Moorings 5, V & A Waterfront, 021 425 0016
The Quadrant, Claremont, 021 671 7988
Royal Lotus
Steam Therapy Units

Steam Therapy Units

Steam units are fitted at both branches of Na-Bua

How does it work?
As your core body temperature rises, your body's natural response is to perspire. Normally, as perspiration evaporates the body cools down again; however, in a steam unit, the increased humidity blocks this evaporation. So you continue to sweat and as your pores open, the body is able to release toxins and other wastes.

The increased body temperature increases your pulse rate from about 75 beats per minute to up to about 150 beats per minute, resulting in increased blood circulation. Also, your bodies natural immune defense kicks in when your temperature hits about 103 degrees (thinking it is battling a fever) so any "bugs" in your system are naturally tackled, which is what makes it such a good therapy when you are feeling a little "under the weather". During this process your blood pressure remains stable since the heat also causes blood vessels to expand, making way for increased blood flow; and in turn facilitating the delivery of nutrients around the body and the expulsion of waste.

Benefits:

  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Clears sinuses and congestion
  • Smooths rough skin & hydrates skin
  • Aids detoxification
  • Eases joint pain and inflammation
  • Reduces puffiness and swelling
  • Can ease headaches
  • Reduces insomnia
  • Helps tackle common ailments


Considerations:
Steam baths are not recommended for pregnant women, small children, or the elderly and individuals who have heart disease, high blood pressure, or other cardiovascular problems should consult with their health care practitioner before using a steam room.

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