Herbal Steam Power…
From opening the pores and decongesting the lungs to a general soothing experience, our herbal steam bath has all it takes to relax & rejuvenate your body and mind! Here are some of the ways a herbal steam bath can benefit you:
- Removes Toxins
- Promotes Weight Loss
- Relieves Respiratory Ailments such as Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis & Allergies
- Improves Skin Conditions such as Acne, Eczema & Psoriasis
- Relieves Muscle tension and stiff joints
- Reduces Stress
- Boosts the immune system
- Improves blood circulation & reduces cellulite
Traditional Thai herbal steam therapy is one of the most efficient methods of ridding the body of toxic wastes through the skin and lungs. The highly aromatic medicinal herbs quickly absorb into the bloodstream and circulate directly to every tissue of the body, delivering their therapeutic powers to each and every cell. At the same time, the hot steam opens the pores and allows the herbal vapours to enter the skin to draw toxins out with the sweat. Thai herbal steam simultaneously cleanses the body from the inside and the outside, providing a doubly detoxifying effect as well as a very relaxing, soothing experience.
More than 70 different aromatic herbs can be used, but the primary ones are lemongrass, kaffir, lime, ginger root, galanga root, basil, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, pepper and mint. We also use herbs from other regions of the world, particularly known for their cleansing, relaxing and rejuvenating properties such as lavender, lemon balm and sage.
For those guests wishing to lose weight we highly recommend herbal steam baths as they accelerate weight loss. A single herbal steam session will burn as many calories as a 30 minute rowing workout i.e. approximately 600 calories. Weight loss occurs because body fat becomes water-soluble at 43ºC and the body sweats it out!
Herbal steam baths are especially good for respiratory troubles like bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis and allergies as the steam removes allergens and mucus from the lungs. Steam also has a soothing quality for the breathing passages since it raises the moisture level in the lungs, throat and nose. People that suffer from respiratory ailments find they feel much better after indulging in our herbal steam bath.
A good sweat is excellent for healthy skin. Serious sweating washes the skin better than soap and water since it unlocks the pores and removes deep-seated grime along with dead cells. Also herbal steam baths increase the blood circulation to the skin contributing to a healthy, glowing manifestation, you will glisten!
Pain Relief Benefits
Heat is a useful tool for managing muscular pain. Taking a herbal steam bath is an excellent method of speeding up the healing process of hurt tissues and muscles. Heat allows the blood vessels to enlarge which boosts the blood circulation, letting increased oxygen arrive at injured parts of the body. This has the twofold effect of pain reduction and accelerating the bodies healing response.
Our contemporary life is filled with daily stresses, and these stresses build up over time and can induce stress linked illnesses such as high blood pressure / hypertension. Herbal steam baths help guests to completely unwind. The heat of the steam allows the muscles to loosen up and relax and the comforting atmosphere helps calm the mind.
During a herbal steam bath your body temperature becomes high (like a fever) and the functioning of the immune system is stimulated, while the growth of bacteria and viruses is forced to slow down. The production of white blood cells, the primary agents of the immune system, is increased, as is the rate of their release into the blood stream. The generation of anti-bodies speeds up, as does the production of interferon, an anti-viral protein that also has powerful cancer-fighting properties
Herbal Steam improves blood circulation and offers several cardiovascular benefits by increasing the pulse rate without causing an escalation of the blood pressure. This happens as the heat causes the blood vessels to expand and have room for an increased blood flow. Consequently, a larger amount of nutrients are carried to the skin, thereby giving it a healthy and youthful radiance. Herbal Steam baths are superior to body wraps in the treatment of cellulite due to much shorter time required to raise tissue temperature (1 hour in a body wrap = 10 minutes in our herbal steam bath!)