Sauna & Steam Lounge
Experience the benefits of a Sauna & Steam Lounge at The Spa of Essex.
Clients receiving treatments of $100 or more will get complimentary use of the Sauna & Steam Lounge
Clients receiving treatments less than $100 (who want to use the sauna steam lounge)
Benefits of Sauna & Steam Rooms
The benefits of sauna & steam rooms range from relaxation to weight loss and pain management to cleansing. Saunas and steam rooms may provide emotional and physical relaxation benefits. Wet and dry heat simulate sedative effects that generate feelings of calmness and relaxation, and some people who suffer emotional or mood disorder may find relief with regular trips to saunas or steam rooms. When the muscles have been relaxed and blood is circulating optimally, it is easier to sleep at night. Many people who are tense or have poor circulation snore, jerk, toss, and turn while sleeping.
Diet and exercise are certainly important components to pair with sauna and steam room usage for a successful weight loss plan. However, the heat from a sauna produces one effect that is similar to what happens when a person exercises. The heat increases a person’s basal metabolic rate by a considerable amount, which helps the body burn calories better throughout the day.
Heat has a pain relieving effect due to its ability to create more effective blood flow. Painful conditions caused by inflammation such as arthritis and fibromyalgia can be temporarily managed through heat treatments like those found in both saunas and steam rooms.
Saunas and steam rooms promote detoxification and cleansing of the skin and body. One of the ways the body flushes out toxins is by expelling sweat. The heat causes the pores to open up and when sweat starts coming out, it will flush out oil, bacteria, dirt, makeup, or any other residue that has collected in the pores. People who flush out their pores regularly will notice an improved complexion. Another cosmetic health benefit of regular sauna usage is the possibility of reducing cellulite.
In addition to the health benefits, saunas and steam rooms promote overall well being; mind, body and soul. After leaving the sauna and steam lounge and resting, individuals express feeling refreshed and revitalized. People who use heat therapy regularly do not complain of feeling unwell as often as people who do not use them.
Sauna vs Steam Rooms Compared
SAUNAS offer both wet and dry sessions.
STEAM ROOMS generally are designed for very wet and hot health treatment.
SAUNAS are usually made of wood.
STEAM ROOMS are usually made of glass.
SAUNAS usually have a stove located inside to generate heat.
STEAM ROOMS have an external steam generator.
SAUNAS are typically between 70°C-100°C (158 °F – 212 °F)
STEAM ROOMS are typically between 115 to 120° F (40°C)
SAUNAS help in muscle stimulation, reducing stress hormones, lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health.
STEAM ROOMS detoxify through perspiration; the steam soothes sinus irritation; Chest congestion from asthma is also relieved.
SAUNAS may sometimes scald bathers if the room is too hot due to sudden humidity. A session in a sauna may also lead to excessive thirst.
STEAM ROOMS present symptoms of too much heat include dizziness, vertigo, rapid heartbeat or excessive thirst.
SAUNAS are for people who don’t like moist heat may prefer dry heat sessions in a sauna.
STEAM ROOMS are for people who cannot endure dry heat generally prefer steam rooms.
SAUNAS offer both dry and moist sessions.
STEAM ROOMS are very high. Typically close to 100%
It is encouraged to educate yourself regarding the differences between the two heat rooms and evaluate your specific health needs before choosing your experience.
Our team members are available for any questions or concerns you have and can assist you in choosing the right heat treatment for your needs.