Benefits of Sauna and Steam Rooms

Steam Room
Sport Aston's Steam Room

We all deserve to relax in luxury and be pampered from time to time. What better way is there to do that than in a sauna or steam room? Not only do sauna and steam rooms feel amazing but they both have individual and collective benefits on your health!

Both sauna and steam room also have collective benefits one of which is the benefit they have on your skin. Both these facilities open up your pores and increase blood circulation which will aid you softening your skin. Whilst aiding softer skin, use of a sauna and steam room can eradicate impurities in the skin.

A sauna is great for relaxing muscles, relieving tension in the body as well as minimising joint pain. This is ideal for someone who suffers with joint pains or has injured themselves. Regular use of a sauna can aid recovery and get you back to full fitness sooner!

On top of this, as mentioned above heat produced from the sauna is a great way to relax muscles. This can be beneficial to everyone who has had a tough workout in the gym and help your muscles feel at ease again sooner, allowing you to work out the next day feeling fresh again. Rapid recovery and releasing tension within your muscles is key to progressing, as you can work out intensely day in and day out.

As students we all feel stress, with endless deadlines quickly approaching, exams to revise for and in the case of second years finding that work placement in such a short time. Why not reduce that stress in a simple and relaxing way? Saunas are a brilliant way to reduce stress levels you may feel on a day to day basis. The heat from the Sauna helps the body to release endorphins; a feel good chemical that has been proven to reduce the effect of stress, whilst also aiding sleep.

Just as the sauna has its own individual health benefits, so does the steam room. The heat from the steam room opens up your airways which alleviates congestion and improves your breathing. The wet heat from the steam room thins and opens the mucous membranes in the body, which helps to relieve the pressure. This can be beneficial for anyone who’s feeling slightly under the weather or suffers from asthma. In addition to this use of the steam room increased metabolism which can aid with weight loss.

So sauna and steam rooms are brilliant! They not only help you feel good, they make you look good and help keep you healthy all by sitting still! 

Pool, Sauna and Steam Timetable

Pool, Sauna & Steam

Pool, Sauna & Steam

Enjoy a swim, sauna and steam at the Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre.

Gym, Pool, Sauna and Steam Memberships

Gym, Pool, Sauna and Steam Memberships

Memberships can include the gym, pool, sauna, steam, fitness and yoga classes.