Pure relaxation - the hit for saunas
Steam baths are healthy and well known throughout the ages. Experience the positive effects of a steam bath at the Appartmenthouse Bergland!
Already our ancestors enjoyed the “Stone-sweat-baths”. Every single culture invented their own form of steam baths. At the Hotel Berghof you will find a Roman steam bath. While you are sitting and being surrounded and covered by cosy steams, your respiratory ducts and your lungs are being cleaned through deep breathing. The temperature lies between 40° and 45° Celsius but the most important thing is a humidity of 100 %.
Steam baths and saunas induce perspiring to provide a comprehensive cleansing of the skin and sweat glands. Skin is the largest organ in the body. 30% of body wastes are passed through the skin. Profuse sweating enhances the detoxifying capacity of the skin by opening pores and flushing impurities from the body.
When taking a sauna, skin temperature rises to 40° Celsius and internal body temperature rises to about 38° Celsius. Exposure to the high heat creates an artificial fever state, a process known as hyperthermia. Fever is part of the body’s natural healing process. Fever stimulates the immune system, resulting in increased production of disease fighting white blood cells, antibodies and interferon (an anti viral protein with cancer fighting capability).
Steam inhalation is an excellent treatment for many respiratory problems. For example, the moist air in saunas can relieve throat irritation. Steam also loosens secretions and can stimulate discharge of mucous from the lungs and throat, giving relief to sufferers of bronchitis. Finally, steam can also aid sinusitis by relieving congestion and inflammation of the upper respiratory mucous membranes. An occasional secondary occurrence caused by breathing in the steam.
After some time at the steam bath you can get yourself a cold shower and leave the vital oasis in a perfect shape.