1 June 2012
A session in a steam room causes the body temperature to rise, and a slight increase in the metabolic rate. Blood pressure drops between 10 and 15 per cent, and the pulse rate quickens to compensate.
A steam room increases blood and lymphatic circulation. This helps remove waste products and toxins. A hyperaemia (reddening) is produced, leading to increased nourishment and a healthy pink glow
A steam room increases the activity of the sudoriferous (sweat) glands.
Steam also settles on the outer layer of the skin, softens the horny layer, and causes dead skin to be released. The skin is more easily desquamated
A steam room provides mental and physical relaxation. Heat has a very soothing effect on the nerve endings. The muscles are also warmed and relaxed. A steam room gives a feeling of invigoration and refreshment -'wellbeing'
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The Camelot Spa Group's professional therapists specialise in everything from traditional holistic health treatments to the latest skincare technology, affording clients an unforgettable sensory experience.
Boasting world-class spas in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Western Cape, and even Swaziland, the Camelot Spa Group take pride in creating tranquil environments in which clients can find balance and serenity.