The human skin is the largest organ in our body. The skin has innumerable sweat pores and glands that eliminate toxins from our blood that would otherwise cause serious issues. In Ayurveda, it is known that the Sarvanga Ushna Swedhana or full body steam bath is a great way to remove unwanted waste from the body. With the help of special herbs that help open up the pores of the skin energize and open channels are used for the steam bath. The special properties of the herbs help reduce stiffness of the joints, reduce pain and helps relax and rejuvenate the body.
At Ayur Healthcare Clinic at Parramatta, NSW, Australia, the combination of a steam bath and oil massages provides the best results. Steam relaxes and detoxifies the body. The heat in the steam also helps in opening airways and relieving congestion. The steam room also helps in improving your breathing and alleviates congestions of the chest.
The steam room helps shin to open up mucous membranes of the body and thins the mucous build up. This helps relieve pressure and helps people suffering from asthma, sinusitis, and hay-fever. It helps relieve pain, stiffness, dullness, etc. A session in the steam room increases the metabolism of the body and aids in reducing body weight. As the body loses water due to the heat of the steam, a few pounds are lost along with toxins. This cleanses the body.
Normally the steaming session is preceded by a full body massage. Here warm medicated herbal oils are massaged into the body by hand using age-old techniques of Ayurveda by trained personnel at the Ayur Healthcare Clinic. The specific natural oils are chosen by the practitioner after consultation with the patient and understanding his physical and mental constitution and the condition of diseases and ailments that she suffers. Abhyanga massage is usually prescribed so that the imbalances are rectified and the body attains the balance.