Bath: how to steam?
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Bath procedures, massage with a broom, saunaor baths, it seems ordinary and simple things. But, in fact, how correctly steamed is considered to be a whole science, which began to develop even at the origins of the first saunas and baths, besides not only Finnish or Russian, but all the others that are known to date. Therefore, without knowing what a bath is, how steamed, how to behave in such a place, you can read the article and learn about everything.
General recommendations and principles
- Bath does not accept fuss. It is best to make several visits to the therma, with breaks between them, followed by a long rest at the end.
- You should not visit the bath after eating. It is better to wait a couple of hours, and then steamed.
- It is paralyzed, and it is undesirable to drink alcoholic beverages, since an additional load is created on the body, and everything can end badly.
- Do not continue to steamed, if you feel unwell.
- Smoking in a bath is not allowed.
- After each treatment in the steam room, before taking a dip in the pool, you need to take a shower to observe hygiene.
Now let's take a closer look at how to bathe in a bath. The video, of course, can tell you everything in brighter colors, but the text is remembered better.
Great popularity in our regionit is this kind of bath. Its distinctive feature is high temperature combined with low humidity. The Finnish sauna can be characterized by dry steam and a temperature sometimes higher than 100 degrees. In the sauna, as in any bath, there are certain rules for hovering.
- The first approach serves to warm up. The body needs to adapt to high temperatures. Initially, do not go up to the upper shelves, but rather lie down. Over time, you can move to the next higher shelves. After you have well dribbled, get out of the steam room and rest for 10-15 minutes.
- In a Finnish sauna, adding water to the stonesis limited or completely excluded. Add water can be, if the humidity in the steam room has become unbearably low. In this case, water is not added to the stones, but to the ceiling or walls, sprinkling them. An exception to this are the infusions of medicinal plants, for example eucalyptus. They can pour stone, because the volume of liquid is not so large.
- In the Finnish sauna a broom is not used, but simplysweat, lying down or sitting on shelves of various heights. As the first call for warming up, you are in a steam room for about 5-6 minutes, then take a cool shower and relax. The subsequent visits may be longer. Depending on your health, they can vary from 5 to 20 minutes, with the condition of a break between them. After each steam, take a cold shower, reducing the temperature of the shower again and again. Between the approaches, you need to drink a small amount of liquid, in small sips. You should not drink cold, mineral water or tea. So you can ensure a profuse allocation of sweat.
- When you visit a Finnish sauna, it is worth consideringthat the air there is very hot and dry, so breathe only with your nose, because when the air passes through the nasopharynx, it is moistened and cooled. In addition to all this, you need to put on your head a hat, usually a woolen or felt cap. This is done in order to prevent hair drying and overheating of the head.
The main feature of Turkish baths areheated benches, walls and floor. In the steam room there is a soft and moist, foglike steam. Usually it is not hot, around 55 degrees, it is also often flavored. What a Turkish bath looks like, a photo of its special features, and the main differences you can see on the net. Turkish baths, according to the principle of their construction are similar to the palm, they have five niches around the main steam room. The temperature in the niches rises in order, from 50-60 degrees in the first, and up to more than a hundred in the latter. The temperature in the waiting room is 30 degrees. Here people warm up. In the center of the steam room is a large stone-lounger, on which they are soared, lying on their stomachs.
In the Turkish bath are three swimming pools with differenton the temperature of water, from cold to hot. After starting the procedures, warm up well, then visit all the niches in the steam room, turning to hotter ones with breaks and rest. After that, lie down on the central stone, water it with hot water and sweat well. Massage is also an indispensable condition for Turkish baths. After you have visited the steam room, its turn comes. Massage should be relaxing and at the same time intense.
After the massage, you bathe in the shower with plenty of foam. After you are washed, you visit the pools, from the hottest and to the cold in the ending. As steamed in a Russian bath, how to steam a broom for a bath, you can learn by reading another one of our article, dedicated to our folk steam room: "How correctly to steam in a Russian bath?".