Sauna Or Steam: What’s The Best Post-Workout Treatment for Athletes?

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Everyone wants to know which is better for an athlete, a trip to the sauna or a trip to the steam room. It’s a tough call between the two so were going to break them down individually.

First off, both of these heat rooms are used in spas, gyms and homes around the world. They both serve a variety of different therapeutic benefits for the body such as relaxation, decongestion, arthritis relief, and skin cleansing.

Although they’re both similar, the two couldn’t be more different. When you break it down, the differences can be split into four categories: construction, heat source, temperature, and humidity.

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