This is a sponsored post in collaboration with generous BlogTour Cologne 2013 sponsor, Mr. Steam.  Mr.Steam, Making Wellness a Way of life™.

Steamtherapy with Mr. Steam

If you’ve ever gotten a facial or spent time in a steam room, you know how amazing you look and feel afterwards.  Your skin feels hydrated and youthful, your muscles are completely relaxed, and your sinus are clear and clean.

Since Ancient Greek and Roman times, steam therapy has been used by cultures around the world to improve and maintain good health and beauty. From Native American sweat lodges, to Turkish baths, to Finnish saunas, to Japanese steam rooms, a myriad of cultures embrace and harness the power of steam.  The father of Western medicine, Greek physician Hippocrates recognized that by creating an ‘artificial fever’ via a steam bath, he could cure many illnesses.  Yes, that’s right, steam baths induce “artificial fevers”!  As your body temperature rises, your system’s natural response is to perspire, and when the perspiration evaporates, the body cools down again.  In a steam bath, however, the increased humidity blocks evaporation. When you perspire, your pores open, and the body purges itself of toxins and other wastes.

When your body temperature gets steamy and reaches from 101-103 degrees, it’s a signal to your immune system to swing into action. Most pathogens that have entered the body are destroyed or weakened, unable to withstand the high temperatures. Your pulse rate speeds up from 75 beats a minute to up to 150 beats a minute, resulting in increased blood circulation. Your blood pressure remains stable, making way for increased blood flow to carry nutrients to your skin to enhance and revitalize it. In short, steaming is incredibly healthy.  Steam bathing is recognized as an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions such as mild depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, nicotine addiction, hypertension, chronic pain, respiratory conditions, and cardiovascular disease. Health benefits include weight loss, detoxification, beautiful skin, stress relief, cellulite reduction, joint pain relief, eased sore muscles, lessened allergies and asthma, improved circulation, reduced inflammation, and a boosted immune system.

Steam Therapy with Mr. Steam

For these reasons, for over 50 years, architects, interior designers, and home-owners have chosen Mr.Steam® as their premier source of upscale, and high quality steam products including towel warmers, shower speakers, shower seats, aromasteam and chromasteam™ systems. Mr.Steam‘s advanced technology, engineering, and design provides luxury lifestyle-enhancing equipment for residences as well as hotels, resorts, health clubs, and spas.

Thank you Mr.Steam, for your generous sponsorship of BlogTour Cologne 2013!

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Editor helping intelligent women unlock their style and own it, à la: decorating, fashion, beauty, and beyond.