Wellness lexicon

Steam bath – aromatherapy steam bath

Excavations have shown that the Romans already appreciated the relaxing and regenerative power of steam baths (caldarium).

Nowadays, a steam bath is a standard facility in most saunas and thermal spring baths and come in various forms. However, what they all have in common is that the temperature is between 40 and 50 degrees Celsius and the humidity is around 100 per cent. This is why a steam bath is more suitable for people with circulation problems than a classic sauna. However, it is not recommended to stay in a steam bath longer than fifteen minutes. This is followed by a relaxation time of thirty minutes. If herbal additives or essential oils are added to the steam bath, it can have a soothing and relaxing effect for those suffering from respiratory problems. A steam bath is also perfect for loosening tight muscles. Through gentle stimulation of the metabolism, the immune system is also strengthened, which helps prevent colds and infections.

The most common form of steam bath is the Roman steam bath, called a caldarium. This is a special sauna with a room temperature of between forty-five and fifty degrees Celsius. The warmth is distributed to the ceramic tiled steam and inhalation room through the ceiling, benches and walls. The air often contains essential oils or herbal essences.

A different and also well known speciality of the steam bath is the hammam or Turkish steam bath. The visitor is encouraged to perspire on a marble stone heated between forty and fifty degrees Celsius. This process encourages the skin’s pores to open and the muscles to relax. Afterwards, a bath servant rubs the body with a wash and exfoliation glove.

Related topics: The Russian banja sauna , Hamam , Sauna , Finnish sauna , The King's bath

This service is offered by the following hotels

Wellnesshotel Diedrich

Wellnesshotel Diedrich **** Sauerland (Details)

Vital- & Wellnesshotel Zum Kurfürsten

Vital- & Wellnesshotel Zum Kurfürsten ****S Mittelmosel (Details)

Verdinser Hof

Verdinser Hof ****S Südtirol/ Italien (Details)

Freund - Das Hotel und Spa-Resort GmbH

Freund - Das Hotel und Spa-Resort GmbH ****S Südliches Sauerland (Details)

Bad Clevers Gesundheitsresort & Spa

Bad Clevers Gesundheitsresort & Spa Allgäu (Details)

Familienhotel Sonnenpark

Familienhotel Sonnenpark Sauerland / Nordhessen (Details)

Hotel Therme Bad Teinach

Hotel Therme Bad Teinach **** Nordschwarzwald (Details)

Strandhotel Ostseeblick

Strandhotel Ostseeblick ****S Ostsee/Insel Usedom (Details)

Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa

Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa Allgäu (Details)

Hotel Eisvogel

Hotel Eisvogel **** Niederbayern (Details)

Romantik & Wellness Hotel Achterdiek

Romantik & Wellness Hotel Achterdiek ****S Nordsee - Insel Juist (Details)

Angerhof Sport- & Wellnesshotel

Angerhof Sport- & Wellnesshotel ****S Bayerischer Wald (Details)

Berghotel Astenkrone

Berghotel Astenkrone ****S Sauerland (Details)

Fürst Jaromar Hotel-Resort & Spa

Fürst Jaromar Hotel-Resort & Spa **** Ostsee/Insel Rügen (Details)

Engel Obertal Wellness & Genuss Resort

Engel Obertal Wellness & Genuss Resort ***** Nordschwarzwald (Details)

Wellness & Spa Resort Mooshof ****S

Wellness & Spa Resort Mooshof ****S ****S Bayerischer Wald (Details)

Menschels Vitalresort

Menschels Vitalresort **** Naheland/Soonwald (Details)

Sport- und Ferienhotel Riedlberg oHG

Sport- und Ferienhotel Riedlberg oHG **** Bayerischer Wald (Details)

Das Mühlbach Thermal Spa & Romantik Hotel

Das Mühlbach Thermal Spa & Romantik Hotel ****S Niederbayern (Details)

Vitalia Seehotel

Vitalia Seehotel **** Holsteinische Schweiz (Details)

Hotel Sonnengut

Hotel Sonnengut ****S Niederbayern (Details)

Krumers Post Hotel & Spa

Krumers Post Hotel & Spa **** Tirol - Österreich (Details)

ambassador hotel & spa

ambassador hotel & spa ****S Nordfriesland / Nordseeküste (Details)

Göbel's Schlosshotel

Göbel's Schlosshotel "Prinz von Hessen" ***** Nordhessen (Details)

Schüle's Gesundheitsresort & Spa

Schüle's Gesundheitsresort & Spa ****S Allgäuer Alpen (Details)

Seeschlößchen | Ayurveda & Naturresort

Seeschlößchen | Ayurveda & Naturresort ****S Niederlausitz (Details)

Bio- und Wellnesshotel Alpenblick

Bio- und Wellnesshotel Alpenblick Südschwarzwald (Details)

Lundenbergsand Hotel und Spa

Lundenbergsand Hotel und Spa **** Nordfriesland (Details)

Romantik- und Wellnesshotel Deimann

Romantik- und Wellnesshotel Deimann ***** Hochsauerland (Details)

Hotel Neptun

Hotel Neptun ***** Warnemünde/Ostsee (Details)

Romantischer Winkel - Spa & Wellness Resort

Romantischer Winkel - Spa & Wellness Resort ***** Harz (Details)

Jammertal Golf & Spa-Resort

Jammertal Golf & Spa-Resort **** Naturpark Haard (Details)

Parkhotel am Soier See

Parkhotel am Soier See ****S Oberbayern (Details)

Spa & Resorthotel Georgshöhe

Spa & Resorthotel Georgshöhe ****S Insel Norderney/Nordsee (Details)

Moselromantikhotel Keßler-Meyer

Moselromantikhotel Keßler-Meyer ****S Mosel (Details)