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How does the Steamy Wonder work?
New to Sante is the Steamy Wonder! Read on for an explanation as to how steam therapy helps with specific health concerns and to help you evaluate if the Steamy Wonder treatment at Sante Day Spa is right for you. See the Sante menu to request this service now-- Steamy Wonder Treatment
Joint Pain Relief
Eases Sore Muscles
Improves Circulation / Reduces Inflammation
Steamy Wonder Weight Loss Program A six-week program of bi-weekly steam treatments for anyone serious about losing inches and burning fat. By raising the core body temperature, the metabolism increases resulting in burned calories (not just loss of water weight).
Cellulite Melt Release accumulated toxins in stagnant cellulite areas while exfoliating and softening the skin. We start with an invigorating skin brushing and application of therapeutic essential oils to increase circulation. Next is an Ayurvedic Mud massage that draws out toxins, followed by a deeply-relaxing herbal steam bath.
Citrus Bliss Body Scrub
Treat yourself to the delightful aromas of pink grapefruit and tangerine while we gently massage you with our organic citrus sugar scrub. Full-body steam enhances absorption of the mineral-rich, unrefined sugar and leaves your skin silky soft and fully-hydrated.
Joint & Muscle Relief With the onset of cold, dry weather, many people experience joint discomfort. This gentle, balancing treatment helps to flush out toxins in the joints and help to reduce inflammation. Full-body massage with therapeutic herbalized oil for joints, followed by a purifying, moist heat treatment.
Allergy, Cold and Cough-Cutter
Breathe easy with a full body eucalyptus steam, sinus pressure-point massage and head/shoulder massage. Your congestion will flee and sore muscles surrender with this powerful healing treatment.
Peppermint Cool Down Our therapeutic mud draws out excess heat and toxins as it is lovingly massaged onto the skin. Cooling peppermint waters are then gently streamed over the body leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Clients are increasingly aware of the wide variety of toxins that may be in their bodies, including herbicides, pesticides, food additives, air pollution, and household chemicals. When ingested, these chemicals can remain in the body for years, altering our metabolism, causing enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, creating hormonal imbalances and lowering our threshold of resistance to chronic disease. Today, studies show that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our bodies. When our bodies exceed the limit that we can excrete, we begin to store these toxins.
Symptoms of toxicity
The following symptoms are often related to toxicity: allergies, acne, anxiety, burning skin, brain fog, chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivities, depression, eczema, frequent colds or flu, insomnia, loss of dexterity, low body temperature, memory loss, mood swings, muscle and joint pains and poor concentration.
Regular Steamy Wonder treatments can be offered as a standalone modality or combined with other healing therapies such as massage, to provide a practical and enjoyable way to help clients remove these toxins from their bodies. Benefits of detoxification include weight loss, pain relief, increased alertness and energy, lustrous skin and eyes and enhanced immunity.
How steam helps you detoxify
Heat experienced during a Steamy Wonder treatment speeds up the chemical processes in the body, making it one of the most simple and comfortable ways to rid the body of accumulated toxins. As the pores open up and the million of sweat glands start to excrete, the body rids itself of metabolic and other waste products. Sweat contains almost the same elements of urine, as for this reason the skin is sometimes called the third kidney.
Regular sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of carcinogenic metals (lead, mercury, zinc, nickel and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol.
Sweating is such an effective de-toxifier that some physicians recommend home saunas to supplement kidney machines. Sweat also draws out lactic acid which causes stiff muscles and contributes to general fatigue.
:: Beautiful skin
How steam improves the skin
The skin is our body's largest organ and is essential in eliminating impurities. As we sweat in the Steamy Wonder?, the skin pores begin to open and built-up sebum and impurities move out. Dead skin cells are softened and exfoliated as new softer skin can emerge.
The result is that many common skin conditions improve with periodic or regular Steamy Wonder treatments:
Acne: Perspiration emulsifies the fat of the sebaceous glands, clearing them of sebum and bacteria which is excellent for acne.
Anti-Aging: Exfoliation treatments with the Steamy Wonder open the pores, allowing the superficial and deep layers of the skin to be receptive to the nutrients in natural skin care products. The deep penetration of vitamins, minerals, and moisturizers help restore and maintain skin elasticity and tone. The steam creates a seal on the skin's surface, enclosing the nutrients within the layers of the skin where they may be absorbed and processed.
Dry Skin and Wrinkles: Increased blood supply rushes fluids to skin's surface enhancing the development of collagen and filling in the spaces around cells, plumping up wrinkles. Stimulating the skin on a regular basis helps combat the collagen breakdown that generally results in aging and sagging skin. The resulting effect is deeply moisturized, hydrant skin.
:: Stress Relief
The most immediate benefit of a Steamy Wonder treatment is relaxation. In just a few minutes the gentle warmth of the Steamy Wonder softens hard knots of stress by loosening up all the muscles and allows the clients to deeply relax in the privacy and silence of the Steamy Wonder. With the addition of our custom, dried herbal blends placed directly into the steam generator, your client will experience deeper benefits of relaxation and rejuvenation.
:: Joint Pain Relief
Steam therapy has been used for hundreds of years by many cultures in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, joint stiffness and muscle spasms.
The deep heat of the Steamy Wonder helps to relieve pain by causing the blood vessels to dilate. This causes increased blood circulation and allows more oxygen to get to soft tissue injuries and sore muscles. This helps to reduce pain and speeds up the healing process. Increased blood circulation carries of metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, so they recover faster. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm.
:: Eases Sore Muscles
Steam therapy using the Steamy Wonder has been found to significantly reduce muscular pain and spasms. Pain is found to be alleviated in just one session and the benefit can last for several days after the treatment. Regular steam treatments 2 to 3 times per weeks have shown to have profound relief for those having muscle pain due to injury, menstruation pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and low back pain.
As heat penetrates the muscles, capillaries dilate and there is an increased flow of oxygen to sore muscles. Muscles and tissues become more pliable and relaxed helping to increase mobility and reduce stiffness.
:: Relieves Allergies & Asthma
Steam inhalation is an effective treatment in respiratory conditions and is highly recommended for treatment of sinusitis, bronchitis, allergies and asthma.
Steam relieves inflammation and congestion of upper respiratory mucous membranes
Relieves throat irritation by moistening the air
Relieves spasmodic breathing (asthma, croup)
Loosens secretions and stimulates discharge of mucous from the throat and lungs (natural expectorant)
Relaxes muscles and relieves coughing
Keeps the mucous membranes from excessive drying
:: Improves Circulation & Reduces Inflammation
Steam therapy assists in alleviating inflammation and edema. The increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help eliminate the edema which helps to end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed the healing process.
Heating of one area of the body produces reflex modulated vasodilations in distant-body areas, even in the absence of a change in core body temperatures. If, for example you heat a forearm, then both lower extremities dilate or if the front of the trunk is heated then the hands dilate. Heating of muscles produces an increased blood flow similar to that seen during exercise.
Temperature elevation produces an increase in blood flow and dilation directly in capillaries, arterioles and venules. Increased core temperature further induces vasodilatation.
:: Immunity Booster
Traditionally, the benefits of steaming include increased energy, decreased incidence of infections, and fewer colds and flus. Many regular steam or sauna bathers have experienced that a good long sweat bath at the early onset of a cold or flu can help ward off the disease before it manifests as actual symptoms.
The heat from a Steamy Wonder treatment raises your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. During a fever, the production of white blood cells is increased, as is the rate of their release into the blood stream. White blood cells are the primary agents of the immune system. As the generation of antibodies speeds up, so does the production of interferon, an anti-viral protein. In this manner, your body's immune system is
At the same time, sweating helps eliminate toxins and waste products from the body. After detoxification, your immune system has less "housecleaning" to do and can focus on protecting your body from more serious health threats. produced by sweating, overall health and resistance to diseases is increased.
:: history - Health Benefits of steam treatments
Since ancient times, steam therapy has been used by traditional healing systems around the world to improve and maintain good health and beauty. Turkish baths, Indian sweat lodges, Finnish saunas, Japanese steam rooms-these are just a few examples of cultures that harness the power of steam. Even Hippocrates recognized that by creating an 'artificial fever' (which is what happens during a Steamy Wonder? treatment) he could cure many illnesses.
Today, most Western health practitioners are unfamiliar with the benefits of steam therapy as research in the West is very limited. Contrast that to Japan where steam bathing is recognized as an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions-mild depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, nicotine addiction, hypertension, chronic pain, respiratory conditions, and cardiovascular disease.
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