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Old 04-01-2010, 12:46 AM   #1
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Are steam rooms good for you?

Pretty simple. I was wondering if they would turn my skin red in the medium term.

I read up on some yahoo answers and whatnot and they seem to think that the steam room can remove toxins through sweating, be good for respiration, and muscle relaxation. Is any of this stuff scientifically backed up? Yes I've googled it. 2p2 always has such good answers so I had to come here. Thanks experts.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:01 AM   #2
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Pretty simple. I was wondering if they would turn my skin red in the medium term.

I read up on some yahoo answers and whatnot and they seem to think that the steam room can remove toxins through sweating, be good for respiration, and muscle relaxation. Is any of this stuff scientifically backed up? Yes I've googled it. 2p2 always has such good answers so I had to come here. Thanks experts.
At public gyms most of the men who go into the steamroom are hoping to engage in activities that can result in redness.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:10 AM   #3
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

there goes them toxins again
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:45 AM   #4
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

I have no official knowledge on the subject, but I do find they help with chest/nasal congestion, never noticed any skin redness.

Hottub would prolly be better for muscle relaxation imo.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:46 AM   #5
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

It's better if you hit yourself with sticks and branches while in the steam room.

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Old 04-01-2010, 03:02 AM   #6
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

russian ITT ^^
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:20 AM   #7
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:50 AM   #8
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

steam rooms are for teh gheyz
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:40 AM   #9
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steam rooms are for teh gheyz
I go to the Turkish baths all the time. I sometimes give my friends oak leaf rubdowns. ^

Your skin turns red if you have a light complexion because it is really hot and your blood vessels open up/blood goes to the surface to cool. it goes away in 2-10 minutes.

I don't know about toxins.

I feel super relaxed and any soreness I had goes away. Do the steam room then a cold plunge then sit and relax. Rinse and repeat. It's awesome.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:38 AM   #10
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

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I have no official knowledge on the subject, but I do find they help with chest/nasal congestion, never noticed any skin redness.

Hottub would prolly be better for muscle relaxation imo.

Just my 2 cents.
I can speak to this. It really, really has helped for me. I have very bad nasal congestion due to allergies. I take zyrtec, flonase and at times a sudafed or two to deal with it.

The steam room works at least as well as all of those to clear my **** up and it usually lasts well into the next day.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:55 AM   #11
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

Steam room for queerz and perps. Fact.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:30 PM   #12
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Eucalyptus Oil and a steam room are great
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #13
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Eucalyptus Oil and a steam room are great
Where do u put the oil
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:26 PM   #14
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Where do u put the oil
In teh butt.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:51 PM   #15
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

Usually you start by placing it "around" the hole as opposed to directly into the hole as that creates some sort of confusion. Lubricating your chosen "implement" is advised as well.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:02 PM   #16
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So many men scared to go into a steamroom. Scared you will get a stiffy?
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:27 PM   #17
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_room
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauna

I'm almost positive everyone posting in this thread about how sweet a "steamroom" is.... is a ****ing moron. Mostly because I don't want to be in anything that is:

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a warm, wet and porous environment ideal for the harvesting of all types of harmful organic matter.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:54 PM   #18
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

what is the difference between steam room and sauna?
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:01 PM   #19
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

That is one of the stupidest questions I could possibly imagine as a followup.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:06 PM   #20
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

wat is ur problem dude? why are you so prickly?
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:22 PM   #21
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

I've read that sauna (dry) are good if you spend 5-10 mn there after workout. For recovery. I have no idea whether this is true or not.


Steam stuff such as Russian baths/sweat lodges have to be experienced at least once because they are super hardcore, and hardcore=fun.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:56 PM   #22
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

I have a steam room in my baller mansion so I thrashed about on the internet for an hour to see what it did and got super frustrated at the lack of scientific data available. This article was the only one that made any kind of sense at all. I just use it to be social cause guests like it, or maybe if I don't feel well I hop in. Jumping in the pool after the steam room is fun.
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:10 AM   #23
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Re: Are steam rooms good for you?

FFS You have a sauna. Not a ****ing ****** steam room. Stop the insanity.
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:22 AM   #24
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Thremp, what is the difference between a steam room and a sauna?
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:37 AM   #25
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If I didn't make you answer all my **** stupid raw denim questions lovingly and with care, I'd feel like this:

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