Sauna or Steam Room? That Is the Question

Both Sauna and Steam Rooms have a number of benefits that are good for one’s health, but rather than focusing on which one is better one should focus on their own needs. In short, the individual will have to make up their own mind, after all, only they know themselves.

Saunas

The heat in a sauna causes the heart to beat faster, and the blood vessels will widen. This improves circulation, as blood can now move freely around the body without any resistance. This can also help with muscle soreness and improving arthritis conditions.

Studies provide evidence that men who use saunas are less likely to die from cardiovascular diseases or cardiac deaths.

Spending time in a sauna can help one lose calories, twenty minutes being the marker for weight loss of 500 calories. When in a sauna the body’s metabolism speeds up similarly to when actual exercise is done. If exercise isn’t a part of the daily routine, all the elements absorbed in the skin on a daily basis like lead, arsenic, and cadmium are still there deep inside the skin. By sweating in saunas, the human body flushes out all those toxins. The last and final benefit one could guess from saunas is that it relieves stress, because just like when you exercise, releases endorphins into your brain, endorphin reduces pain but in massive quantities is known to also reduce stress and anxiety.

Steam Rooms

Similar to saunas, having bath with steam can improve circulation, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and burn calories, though unlike saunas, staying inside steam rooms for more than fifteen minutes isn’t advised, as they lose water weight. Steam Rooms create an environment that warms the mucous membrane and encourages deep breathing. This breaks or clears up congestion inside the sinuses and lungs. Studies have shown that children with respiratory infections recovered faster when they used steam bath than those who didn’t use them. (Don’t use when feverish). Everyone knows that steam is good for the skin, but inside the room, the steam opens up the pores and rinses away any dirt and dead skin that typically result in breakouts. Continued use can result in clear and even-toned skin. Exposure to steam can also stimulate cells that fight off infection, making the individual more immune to illness.

Steam Rooms like saunas can help with sore muscles but more specifically it loosens stiff joints and can be used as a cheat warm-up for activities such as yoga, pilates, or running. Studies have also shown that steaming before exercise made the knee joints more flexible.

In Conclusion

Both Steam and Sauna Rooms are said to be dehydrating, they can help with exercise before or after but it should not be used as a substitute for exercise. Saunas can result in dry mouth, while it’s unhealthy to sit fifteen minutes or longer inside steam rooms, they are also more likely to host germs if cleaning is neglected. Nowadays germs are something, everyone, worries about, so getting an indoor steam/sauna room or DIY sauna kit is understandable. Saunas use dry heat, while Steam Rooms use steam from steam generators. So, in short, Saunas are for relaxation, heart and sore muscles or arthritis, meanwhile, Steam Rooms are for those with sinus/lung congestion or for those with skin issues. Always make sure to hydrate after using either one.

Emotional Freedom Technique – A Personal Development Plan

Using the Emotional Freedom Technique you work with the body’s electrical energy systems to release limiting beliefs and actions by changing patterns of reaction to experience focused self development. Emotional Freedom Technique is simple to do, can give you a huge boost in personal development and doesn’t require that you believe in it to be successful.

Personal Development in High Gear

What a great personal development plan. You can change the way you react to situations by working with your subtle energy systems. These subtle energy systems were mapped out over 5,000 years ago and form the basis for the success of acupuncture in healing. Needles aren’t necessary for this. A simple tapping on various points on the body can result in the release of limiting beliefs and emotions, changing the body’s patterns and reactions developed in the past and opening the individual up for rapid self development.

Emotional Freedom Technique represents a personal development plan for your life. It works in all areas and on all types of situations, personal or business. You might have nightmares that are affecting your sleep and performance at work. You might want an edge for your sports or business performance. Maybe you suffer depression or a craving for alcohol that you can’t seem to get away from and it is having a negative effect on your life. Maybe you fear speaking to people but your job or business requires you to be on the telephone setting appointments. Perhaps whenever you approach success you become unable to follow through or sabotage yourself in some way. Your business may be failing. You can form a simple affirmation to address any of these situations and perform a simple tapping sequence to release the self defeating, negative patterns which are controlling you.

The process of Emotional Freedom Technique is easily learned and performed by a beginner. There is a lot of information about how and why the emotional Freedom Technique works as it does. You can certainly gain a great understanding of how the body/mind connection works by studying that. But, luckily, the process is kind of like driving a car. You don’t have to understand how the engine works or the brakes. You just need to know what kind of gas to put in and basic maintenance procedures and you can drive away. The same is true with the Emotional Freedom Technique.

Basic Emotional Freedom Technique Procedure

To begin your personal development Emotional Freedom Technique session, you first choose a specific situation or quality you want to change. You then fill in the blank in this statement to form your affirmation. “Even thought I have this____________, I deeply and completely accept myself.” One I worked with was blocked creativity and writing. My statement would be “Even though I have this block to creativity and writing, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

Next you follow the Basic Recipe. which consists of the Set-up, the Sequence, the 9 Gamut Procedure and the Sequence again. The Set-up aligns the polarity of your energy lines, you repeat the affirmation 3 times while rubbing the first meridian point on your chest, 3 inches below your collar bone and 3 inches to the right or left.

For the Sequence you tap about 7 times with your first and second fingers on each of 13 points on your face, hand and chest. The face points, either right or left side,are the inside edge of the eye brow, outside of the eye, one inch beneath the pupil of the eye, half way between the nose and upper lip and half way between the lower lip and chin. The hand points are on the outer edge of the thumb at the base of the nail and on the base of the nail of the index, middle and little fingers on the side closest to the thumb. The last hand point is the Karate chop point, the middle of the fleshy part of the outside of the hand.

For the 9 Gamute Procedure you repeat your affirmation and tap on the back of the hand point while following 9 actions which help reprogram your brain.

1. Eyes closed, 2. Eyes Open, 3. Eyes hard down right, 4. Eyes hard down left, 5. Roll eyes in a circle right, 6. Roll eyes in a circle left, 7. Hum 2 seconds of a song, 8. Count to 5, 9. Hum 2 seconds of a song.

Finally, you repeat the Sequence again. Once you have memorized the Basic Recipe, the whole process will take about 1 minute.

Will Emotional Freedom Technique Work for Me?

Skepticism is good. But you don’t have to believe Emotional Freedom Technique will work, to get results. Just give it a try. Maybe you have doubts about the validity of the electrical systems of the body. OK. But keep in mind that you may some day have an EEG or and EKG. An EEG records the electrical activity of the brain and the EKG describes the electrical activity of the heart. This electrical activity is not visible but it is vital to your well being-whether you believe in it or not. Emotional Freedom Technique is the same.

Skeptical or not, you can tune your electromagnetic energy system to remove your stumbling blocks to success and positively impact all areas of your life, personal and professional. Even a beginner can follow the simple, free, process and be successful.

Claire Covington coaches individuals and business owners to gain the knowledge, skills and training needed to achieve their goals and build a strong, balanced life. She supports clients to create a personal development plan and utilize various strategies and techniques to make a profound impact on their personal and business life.

If you are ready to move your life and business to a new level, use EFT to remove your resistance to change.

Claire is an educator in the areas of self-development, health and weight loss and business development and internet marketing. She enjoys article marketing, too, and focuses on topics of interest like diet and fitness, food and weight loss, dogs, gardening, autism and helping people earn money on the internet with marketing, too.