Today, such a bathhouse is rooms faced in marble and decorated with mosaic ornaments, with heated floors and deck chairs. The modern Roman bath is warm and even hot: the air temperature in it is 45-60 degrees. Thick soft steam, whose humidity is close to one hundred percent, fills the room so that visitors are practically not visible in the steam. Thanks to this combination of temperature and humidity, the body well warms up and cleanses with plenty of sweat.
The difference between a sauna and a baths is in different temperature and humidity modes. The sauna is hot (70-110 ° C) and dry (humidity 5-7%). In the baths, on the contrary, it is warm (40-65 ° C) and very wet (humidity – 50-100%). It is clear that the higher the temperature, the drier the air should be, so as not to harm the skin and blood circulatory system. For many people there are almost not any differences between a baths and a sauna. According to experts, their similarity is that both are meant to remove toxins from the body by sweating. The overall healing effect of saunas and baths is a contrast effect on the body of heat and cold. After the body has warmed up strongly, it is necessary to cool.
What are the advantages of saunas and baths for a body?
- The skin pores open and clean, the dead epithelial cells are gently removed from the surface, and favorable conditions are created for appearing of new cells;
- the activity of oil-gland is stimulated, the skin becomes elastic, wrinkles are smoothed out;
- blood circulation is activated, water and salt metabolism improves, renal system improves;
- lung ventilation increases, oxygen absorption increases, breathing becomes easier;
- fatigue is reduced – along with sweat, toxins and excess lactic acid are removed, which accumulate in the muscles and cause a feeling of fatigue;
- a person feels relaxed and relaxedness, which positively affects the nervous system.