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(09-26-2015 08:14 PM)wi30 Wrote:  I always sit in the steam room for 10-20 minutes after my workout before I shower. I can't quantify the benefits but it feels great and makes me feel better both physically and mentally. Sometimes I'll take an ice cold shower after to simulate an ice bath.


Workout, cold shower, steam, cold shower. (short showers Smile )

Unbelievable in the winter. Sometimes if I wake up early, I'll go down just for the executive workout...steam shower work.

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(11-17-2015 09:05 AM)NewMeta Wrote:  I know saunas are way hotter than steam rooms that would be one obvious drawback, but what about the difference between wet and dry heat? Has anyone come across any further info?

Steam and Sauna or similar, in that, they are both form of heat therapy, where it increase the blood circulation at skin level, rich which help to move toxin. I have heard Ronda Patrick say it works on the same principle, but she said there is no research on steam. I believe it to be the same.

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According to Columbia University, neither saunas nor steam baths exert a clear advantage in terms of health benefits. Certain health conditions are not compatible with either heat room. If you have any sort of compromised breathing condition, like asthma, steam rooms can irritate your condition. Heart and blood conditions, such as hypertension, low blood pressure and heart disease, are generally not compatible with high levels of either dry or moist heat. Women who are pregnant, epileptics and people under the influence of any mood-altering drug or medication should also avoid saunas and steam rooms. If you are in good health, limit your time in either a sauna or steam room to 15 minutes for your first several visits. Rehydrate with several glasses of water after a treatment to avoid dangerous dehydration.

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12-10-2015 06:29 PM
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There isn't a much better way to end a hangover than sitting in the steam room for 20 minutes while drinking a half gallon of water.
12-11-2015 03:19 PM
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Bump. It's been a while since I've had access to a sauna/steam room. I moved last winter to another part of town and my new gym doesn't have either. I was googling the other day and found out Amazon sells portable, personal sauna and steam for 100-200 dollars. They are PVC frames with a cover and heat source. The steam version has a portable steamer that you throw hot water into. The dry sauna has a heater that plugs into the wall. Both hotbox the small space you're sitting in. They have a hole for your head and arms but reviewers said you could go all the way in and use armholes to control the temperature.

Steam sauna
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Dry sauna
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I read reviews on a few different brands and most are positive. I prefer steam over dry heat. I don't have a ton of extra space in my apartment, but there is room in the loft I rarely use. They also look pretty easy to break down and store in a closet if you have guests over.

Has anyone used or owned one of these? Part of me thinks it's going to be a piece of shit from China that lasts 2 months at best. But the one in the first picture is only $120 including shipping. I'd spend a lot more changing gyms as mine is around the corner, open 24 hours, has more than I need for equipment, and only costs $10 a month. There are a few gyms with steam rooms that aren't too far, but have that safe space feel and are in the $30-$60 range.

I'm mostly thinking aloud here, but it seems like even if the Amazon one is underwhelming, I'd rather lose $120 outright than whatever fuckery would occur with cancelling, changing gyms, cancelling again to go back to my original gym, etc. They all say there are no cancellation fees but they always have random charges that go with leaving and signing up.
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12-07-2018 01:59 AM
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With steam saunas you have to be sure the spouts are clean. I stopped going to my gym's steam sauna for that reason.

For infrared you have to be sure EMFs are low. I made my own by snooping around on the internet. Ben Greenfield among others have stated saunas work your body similar to a light cardio workout.

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12-08-2018 05:53 PM
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What do you mean by spouts? Wouldn't the steam kill anything anyway?

Those portable ones might be okay, never used them, i guess you would have to sit cross legged on the floor. The steam one might be annoying to clean after each use. I would maybe try to retrofit a shower with the steam maker from it.

Its hard to find a dry sauna in the states in a gym that actually gets hot enough.
Now that its getting cold I might try hitting up a korean sauna in nyc.

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