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The Invigorating Oasis: Benefits of a Getaway in a Steam Shower

Updated: Sep 5

Most people go through their day-to-day lives focused on getting from one place to another and accomplishing various daily responsibilities. There is little time to take a break and relax. Halcyon Spa has several options to help you relax, including our steam shower, which is excellent alone or packaged with many of our treatments.

What is a Steam Shower?

A steam shower is exactly as it sounds: a shower filled with steam but requiring no running water. While it is similar to a sauna, it differs in that a sauna is a dry heat that is higher in temperature, so a steam shower is more likely to be a calming, refreshing experience. 

Why Should I Have a Steam Shower Session and Halcyon Spa?

There are many physical and mental benefits to having a steam shower session. In this chaotic world of constant technology, a steam shower session could be the break you need most.  

Physical Benefits

The physical benefits of steam showers include increasing blood flow and adding hydration to your skin, which can help you accomplish that glowing, radiant skin we see on Instagram influencers and youthful celebrities. As you listen to pleasant music and include a little aromatherapy, your pores are opening to release any unneeded fluids in your body. Those fluids are often caused by inflammation, which is known to be reduced by steam shower sessions. 

Some additional physical benefits include:

  • The releasing of the various toxins we are exposed to daily.

  • The loosening and draining of fluids caused by allergies helping you to breathe easier.

Plus, if you add a steam shower session before another spa treatment, those treatments are more effective. For example,  facial treatments and waxing sessions benefit from open pores, and massages are deeper and more relaxing because your mussels are already warmed up and loosened. 

Mental Benefits

Steam showers can aid in relaxation and relieve stress by fostering a sense of well-being. They do so by producing endorphins, hormones that reduce feelings of pain. And as Elle Woods said in Legally Blonde, "Endorphins make you happy," and who doesn't want a little relaxation that promotes happiness?

A Word of Caution: While steam showers can be beneficial, they should be done in moderation and for no more than twenty minutes a session. They can lead to body dehydration and are not recommended for specific health conditions, so verify with your doctor that you are clear to use one.

You should come to Halcyon Spa in Fort Myers for many reasons and enjoy the tranquil respite of a steam shower session. You can book online or call us at 239-935-7727 (SPA7). We can't wait for you to experience the overall well-being improvements of a steam shower today.

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