Luxury in the very definition of the word means lavishness, comfort. Luxury is everything good and more. Even so, the price of luxury can be very high which means that ordinary citizens like you and I might have a slightly difficult time surrounding ourselves with luxury twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. But that does not mean that we can’t surround ourselves with luxury every once in a while. Now, one form of luxury is the steam cabin. This cabin is very much like a steam sauna only that a sauna is made so that at least five people are able to enjoy its benefits while the maximum number of people that a steam cabin can accommodate at the same time is just two. The fact that latter can only fit two people inside makes it cozy and more personalized because the person does not have to share the space with other people. The person then is able to relax and simply pamper himself while inside the steam cabin.
Not Just for Pampering
However the steam cabin is not only limited to instrumental in pampering because it is also very helpful in a therapeutic manner. The heat emanating from the steamy cabin acts very much in the same manner as a hot shower does. Athletes are the most common people who use hot showers in order to relax their muscles. Have you ever wondered why they looked so refreshed when they emerge from their locker rooms? The professional basketball or football players that see on TV take a hot shower after their game. That is why they emerge from their locker rooms looking all fresh and tidy. Aside from stripping the body of sweat, a hot shower helps in keeping the muscle back to its “pre-game” state. The reason behind this is that when a muscle is over used, it automatically winds itself up and if it does not loosen up after some time, this can cause cramps on the muscles which can be very painful; thus, taking a hot shower help in loosening the wound up muscles so the effects can be felt immediately. The same thing also happens if the athlete uses a steam cabin instead of the regular hot shower. However some teams may decide to have something like a steam sauna made so that it can accommodate many of their players at the same time.
Aside from aiding in muscle relief, the heat from a hot shower also helps in lessening the strain in the ligaments of the person. Ligaments are somewhat a cross between muscle and bone and any injury on them can be very painful and may cost the athlete several months to recover from. However some physical therapists say that staying in a steam cabin is better than taking the regular hot shower because using steam does not affect the skin of the athlete. You see, when an athlete sweats a lot his skin becomes more sensitive and staying under a hot shower makes it more sensitive. This means that the smallest touches might cause the skin to break whereas a steam cabin uses steam instead of water which minimizes the sensitivity of the skin.