Proper steam is a site about steam bathing. A steam bath is a small room with a high humidity level, which is achieved by adding hot steam. It’s also known as a vapor bath, laconicum, or caldarium. These baths are becoming more and more popular in the modern world.
On this site, you will learn about steam bathing and its benefits, results from scientific research, how to take a safe and effective steam bath at home or in your hotel when traveling, and several excellent tips on how to get the most out of it.
Steam bathing has many health benefits. It can help with muscle pain, skin infections, blood circulation, joint pain, stress, and headaches. It also has anti-aging properties. Reduces stress – Taking a steam bath can greatly reduce stress levels. It can help you to relax, increase your blood flow, and reduce cortisol secretion.
A brief history of steam bathing
People have been taking steam baths for many centuries. It has been used in many cultures around the world, such as the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Romans, the ancient Chinese, and the Native Americans. It is believed that the first vapor baths were created around 2800 BC in what is now Iran. The ancient Romans took steam baths for health and for leisure.
They often had several bathtubs created in the same room to accommodate either one person or two people. The ancient cultures would use herbs and other scents to add to the steam baths. The ancient cultures would take steam baths for the health benefits, such as pain relief, better blood circulation, stress relief, and others. They also would take steam baths for leisure, such as for relaxation, better sleep, and weight loss.
Why write about steam bathing?
Personally, I’ve been taking steam baths for many years. It’s been a part of my life and will continue to be. It started as something I sincerely just enjoyed doing, not because of any of the benefits involved. Steam baths were just available at the local swimming pool, so they became a natural part of my routine.
It wasn’t until recently I discovered the many health benefits associated with steam baths, so I started digging really deep into the science and history. What I discovered was a huge untapped potential for gaining and teaching knowledge about steam bathing.
There is a lot of deep scientific knowledge about steam bathing, but almost no easy available material that can give short direct answers, but still delivers exact and proofread science for the reader. Meanwhile, I’m a blogger and have other sites, so this is not my first rodeo.
Morten is a technology and software expert, who has been using steam baths for more than 20 years. He loves technology and software, and he’s passionate about the benefits of steam bathing. Morten is also an expert on how to stay healthy in the modern world.
My other sites:
I have a few other sites as well. Down below you can find a hand-picked selection.