General Health | Steam room benefits | steam room everyday?

The gym I belong to has a steam room in the ladies change room. I wondered what the benefits are for me to sit in this room? Should I not stay in too long?


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Personal Trainer
11/20/2012 3:10:42 PM
Hi Kimartin,

From a weight loss perspective you will burn MORE
calories having a 'steam' everyday as your body will
need to cool itself down. Actually if you can get into a
cold shower or tub right after you'd do the most



1 Posts
11/20/2012 5:01:59 AM
I just recovered from a tailbone
fracture. Just sitting and laying for
more than a month, I have gained weight
but I know I cannot workout right now.
However, at my gym, there are steam
rooms. I have taken steam there just
once earlier. Want to know if it is ok
to take steam everyday as it will soothe
my backache and also sweating might
cause some weight loss. I m so confused.
Or should I use it every alternate day?
Please suggest with reasons.

Stage 2 Fit
39 Posts
7/9/2010 4:22:30 AM
yeah the steam room is great especially
when you put some hot oil treatment and
your hair will be great in 30 minutes!

1 Posts
5/26/2010 2:11:06 PM
I've been using a steamroom 3 times a week for 2 years and I have nothing but praise for it. I love it after a workout and I've had no breathing issues at all. I'm a big believer in the healht of saunas and steamrooms - but I suspect if you have a heart condition you'll want to run a sauna and steamroom by your doctor.
1 Posts
4/20/2010 10:50:32 AM
I heard that spending time in the steam room on a daily basis causes water to build on your lungs! What are your thoughts on this issue?

1 Posts
12/18/2009 8:00:30 AM
i swim most days and afterwards i go into the steam room but twice now i have had breathing problems due to the solutions which they add one was called xmas spice and the other is like vicks vapour oil .could anyone inform me if they have had a problem? thank you

2 Posts
7/26/2009 7:15:44 AM
I just joined this forum, but it has so many categories for discussion that I look forward to joining more discussions. I belong to a gym that has a steam room, sauna, as well as a large hot tub. I have found that both the steam room and the sauna to be awesome after a work out followed by a cold shower. I work out 5 days a week in the mornings and probably spend 1 1/2 hours at the gym any one time because I feel the sauna/steam room after a workout is just as important as the workout itself...

11/28/2007 7:12:56 PM
I was told that a steam room is bad for you internally cause it is like you are "cooking" your organs. I said that was not true but need conformation of this for them to believe me.

4/9/2007 6:06:57 AM
I've just started going to the gym to loose weight and build body strength as I have degenerative arthritus, there is a steam room which I've started using daily as I find it soothes my aches & pains but I would like to know if it will help me loose weight also?

1/26/2007 1:25:14 PM
Well, if you are male the benefits could be enormous but be cautious as there could be a lot of harmful side effects hanging out in the ladies change room.

On the more serious side I use the steam room to keep my body warm and blood flowing longer after a workout. I don't know if it helps but I feels damn good (and shaving afterwards is a piece of cake).

Personal Trainer
7/31/2006 5:11:17 PM
It will help you lose water weight, but once you drink water again you'll get your weight back up there. No worries about you 'shrinking'


7/30/2006 11:18:31 AM
hello, I also attend a gym that has a steam room. Can such heavy sweating lead to weight loss? I am very petite
(102 lbs 5ft 2in)I love the steam room and what it does for my skin but do not want to loose any weight. Is it possible that so much sweating will make me shrink?

12/7/2005 12:33:43 AM
A steam bath is always good, but be very careful. It could become very dangerous if you have breathing or heart problems. It is not the only way to have your skin clean. There are many natural products, that have the same effects, with less effort. Try this for instance... It's the best for me: Gerovital Plant.

Best regards,
Jessica Spencer.

8 Posts
9/13/2005 10:48:33 AM
A steam bath is health giving as well as enjoyable. As a supportive activity, a steam bath is especially recommended to alleviate the conditions listed below by virtue of its high steam content and the general benefits of moist heat. The list was confirmed by the research carried out at the Institute of Medical Balneology and Climatology at the University of Munich: Bronchial asthma, bronchitis, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, coughs, hoarseness, expectoration (particularly with the assistance of essential oils) non-acute rheumatic complaints and restricted or painful movements of the joints.

In addition, again as a supportive measure the steam bath is beneficial for persons suffering from: Sleeping disorders, particularly through over excitability, poor skin circulation, dry, chapped skin, muscular tension, muscular weakness in the subcutaneous blood vessels, and sensitivity to sudden changes of temperature.

A great advantage of the steam bath lies in its highly beneficial effect on the skin, a feature particularly appreciated by women. The moist heat stimulates the subcutaneous blood flow and cleanses the skin intensively, opening the pores, removing dead skin and impurities and leaving the skin feeling soft, clean and silky smooth.

7/12/2005 10:18:53 AM
The Gym I go to is heavly chlorinated. I dont know how but it seems everything is full of chlorine. When I sit in the steam room I wonder if all this chlorine going into my loungs is good for me.

7/12/2005 10:18:53 AM
The Gym I go to is heavly chlorinated. I dont know how but it seems everything is full of chlorine. When I sit in the steam room I wonder if all this chlorine going into my lungs is good for me.

11 Posts
5/18/2005 10:57:49 PM
steam room is good for quitting cigs but not good for your lungs. steam room basically makes you sweat. sweat is another way of cleaning out of all the bad shit in it like nicotine.

4/26/2005 7:10:26 PM
If you are a heavy smoker, is a steam room good for your lungs?

5/31/2003 9:38:28 AM
I would say yes, as long as you are getting enough water.

5/24/2003 7:09:58 PM
Is it ok to use the steam room every day?

4/21/2003 4:46:51 PM
Yes. Steam baths and saunas do help with fighting a cold. The reason being that they help raise body temperature and therefore kill some of the cold. As well, sinc you are sweating a lot, you need to drink plenty of water. This flushed out your system and helps fight off a cold. Steam baths also help increase blood circulation and improve your immune system, definite plus for fighting a cold.

- Eazye

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