It is not simply a steam bath, but it is always an occasion to meet and socialize, as it used to be in early Eastern tradition.Its origins are, indeed, very ancient. In fact, we find traces of this ritual tradition among Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. According to veterans of the ancient civilization, the steam helps the body to find new forces, tonifying the spirit. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Arabs continue this tradition with the baths called “hammam” (“warm”). These baths, similar to those of the Romans, were instead smaller and with a reduced number of stations.
The heat of the steam bath is a natural form of treatment that affects metabolism, hormones and blood circulation. It is a natural cure for the body and its wellness and it gives satisfying results in a short time.
– It improves the blood and lymphatic circulation: the first effect of heat is, in fact, the dilation of blood vessels;
– It promotes a deep skin cleaning. In fact, when the amount of steam in an environment is higher than the amount of water present in the epidermis, it causes the formation of a layer of humidity above the skin that brings heat to the body. The heat causes the opening of the pores and the following increased sweating. The skin thus appears more bright, elastic and soft, because the intense sweating eliminates many toxins and stimulates cell renewal and perspiration.
– It also has a toning and relaxing effect: it helps the nervous system to fight stress and daily tension.