Steam ahead

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Reduces stress – Heat from the sauna causes the body to release endorphins, or ‘feel good’ chemicals that reduces the feeling of stress on the body.After leaving the sauna, you will feel rejuvenated and content and even have the confidence to tackle more during the day.
Clears the skin – Steam clears skin impurities and can serve as an acne treatment. It also improves circulation throughout the body which will give you a healthy glow, and make your skin look and feel great.
Aids in weight loss – Because of the high heat, steam rooms and saunas will definitely get you sweating. Frequent visits to the sauna can lead to extra sweat loss and will help even shed a few extra pounds of water weight.
Opens the sinuses – Wet heat opens and thins mucous membranes in your body, sinuses, throat and lungs. Loosening mucous can immediately be felt after entering a sauna as your breathing feels clearer. This can be especially beneficial for those who suffer from chronic congestion or sinus infections,
Promotes healthy blood flow – Capillaries dilate when exposed to the heat of a sauna or steam room, so blood flows freely and easily through the whole body, transporting oxygen everywhere you need it and leaving you feeling refreshed.
Post-workout relaxation – Muscles need to be relaxed and stretched after they are exercised in order to promote healthy recovery. When muscles are worked out, their tiny fibers break apart. When the fibers heal, the muscle gains mass and becomes stronger. This process is expedited by muscle relaxation, which occurs in response to a hot environment.

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