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As winter approaches, you know you’re going to be in for months of colder weather as the temperatures plummet. No longer are our outdoor spaces so inviting, travelling becomes less pleasant even the view out of the window becomes dark, gloomy and rather miserable. Winter time can certainly have an adverse effect on our minds, and it can also be problematic for our bodies too. In winter we are far more likely to catch a cold or flu, and during these months it can be particularly hard to get rid of a cold once we have it. Prevention is better than cure, and now more than ever it’s wise to do all we can to protect ourselves. One way in which we can help is to boost our immune systems as much as possible. We may do this by trying to keep fit and healthy, by exercising and ensuring our diet contains all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to function optimally, but another fantastic way to keep healthy in winter is to spend time in a steam bath. Here are five of the reasons why…
1 – It raises your temperature
It is well known that heat therapy is great for improving the immune system, and in winter there’s nothing nicer than feeling warm when you’ve been shivering with cold. It is said that regularly raising the body temperature in this way enables the body to create more infection-fighting white blood cells and thus makes you more resilient against illnesses.
2 – It’s highly detoxifying
As your temperature rises, your body will sweat and detoxify, getting rid of toxins from the body leaving you thoroughly cleansed. It’s a great idea to drink plenty of water while you’re using your steam bath to replace lost fluids and to help flush out those toxins.
3 - It’s the perfect way to de-stress and unwind
The dark winter months can certainly have a negative impact on our mental wellbeing. Spending time in a lovely hot steam bath is the perfect way to relax and unwind, letting go of all the everyday stresses of life. A steam bath will also encourage your body to release endorphins, the body’s natural stress reliever.
4 – It can help you to get a good night’s sleep
A good night’s sleep is so important for our good health. Poor sleep has been linked to a wide variety of health issues and it certainly makes your immune system less efficient. By relaxing in your steam bath before bed, you’re putting your mind and body in the perfect state for a deep and restful sleep.
5 – You’ll look great too!
A steam bath makes your pores open and allows your skin to really breathe. Dead skin cells will slough away, and so your overall skin condition will improve. The higher temperatures will also give you a beautiful rosy glow and so you’ll look the picture of perfect health.
Reap the benefits of a steam bath all year round
Of course, all these benefits are applicable throughout the rest of the year too, so why not ensure you have access to a steam bath whenever you want, by installing one in your own home? With a wide range of styles and sizes, you’ll find the perfect steam bath to suit you and your home within the EKA portfolio. Visit our showrooms for more information.