The (Finnish) sauna with hot, dry air (80-90° C) leads to detoxification, cleansing and relaxation. It helps relieve stress and serves the physical recovery, as it can prepare the muscle system intensively for future efforts.
In the steam baths, the temperature is about 45° C. The steam bath is particularly recommended for people suffering from respiratory diseases. The reason for this is that the aromatized steam as well as the high humidity ensure a relaxed and better breathing. People who are struggling with muscle tension or are simply exhausted can relax and unwind in the steam bath.
A steam bath is not unbearably hot; the temperature is on average 45 degrees Celsius, which literally dampens the sweating. Therefore, many people who have circulatory problems also favor the steam bath over the sometimes very hot sauna. The 20-minute sitting in a misty steam bath also works very well against dry skin and accelerates the healing process with superficial inflammations. In addition, a steam bath proves to be particularly excellent for strengthening the immune system and has a good detoxifying effect.