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Steam Rooms and Sauna's?

I recently joined a gym and the ammenities are amazing including a steam room and sauna... I have zero experience with either one. Was hoping some of you could tell me about them, your experiences, what you like, what you don't, benefits? Which should I try... You know... that kind of stuff. Thanks.

Tue. Jun 12, 11:17pm

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good question???? I am curious to see what people have to say about this. I don't know either.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 8:54 PM

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this is a good question, too bad no one is responding other than us who want to know... obviously one is wet steam and the other is dry but what's the benefits of each?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 10:01 PM

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I recently read in UltraMetabolism by Dr. Mark Hyman, that saunas and steam baths help with weight loss. It is relaxing, which lowers cortisol levels and consequently reduces hunger. He also says that saunas help detoxify your system and increase circulation, so everything works more efficiently!

Hope this helps!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 10:12 PM

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Eskimo Macki aka Steam Bath.

I was raised with a steam bath in the back yard. A barrel stove covered with river rocks placed in an area dug out lower than the sitting bench.
The ladies and the men steamed seperately and in the nude.
The steam baths were a couple hours long and were a time for long discussions.
If something was "said" in the "steam" it was considered gospel truth.
First we would bring private wash cloths and a small towel to sit on and a private washing pan, which was placed under the bench beneath your seat.
A large bucket of water on the hot stove soon heated up. Another bucket of cold water was kept on the floor.
A small bit of splashing water is thrown against the hot rocks and makes steam which hits the low ceiling and rolls down on your back.
A person can breath thru a dampened washcloth to protect the face.
This is done for quite some time, just steaming. When a person gets too hot they go outside and stand in the -15 degrees cold air and watch the Northern Lights dashing back in to steam again.
After and hour or so, the wash pan is filled with parts hot and cold water and soaps brought out. A full washing and splashing happens. This usually signals the end of the Steam for that group.
The benches are washed down and the fire stoked back up and the water buckets filled for the next group.
A good hot steam has many health benefits.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 10:19 PM

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to 10:19--- Sounds like you have a short story on your hands.... I'm a writer and would love to get more details... WOW. very captivating, ritualistic, and beautiful. Do tell more, if not for the threads sake, for my own "new material".

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 10:24 PM

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