The bathhouse is a storehouse of health. But is the steam room compatible with workout, exercise and fitness? Is it possible to go to the bathhouse after an intense sports activity? Experts answered this question and offered their recommendations to athletes.


Experts have conducted a number of studies. They tried to find out how the bath affects the human body. Moreover, an athlete. It turns out that after a steam room, blood flow improves. During your stay in the bath, toxins and salts are removed. This allows the body to recover quickly and painlessly after exercise.

The opinion of the former powerlifting coach of the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan Boris Sheiko

The specialist believes that the steam room helps athletes recover from stress. At the same time, he believes that you need to go to the steam room once a week. Moreover, on the same day. I try to go to the steam room on Saturdays. At the same time, Boris argues that before the start of the competition, the bath is of no use. Accordingly, it is better not to visit the steam room a week before the starts.

Masseur and bather Roman Timokhin

Referring to the Institute of Physical Culture, Roman claims that a sauna is more useful for an athlete than a bath. That is, a steam room. Experts note that after each workout, you can and should go to the steam room, but only for 5 - 10 minutes. This procedure should not be abused.

It is important to note that you do not need to enter the bathhouse or sauna immediately, after training. Between exercise and going to the steam room should take about 20-30 minutes. The body should recover from stress.

The specialist believes that a trip to the steam room should be done at least once every 7 to 10 days. This is not only physical relaxation, but also psychological relaxation. The procedure itself is a complete ritual.

What can replace a Russian bath?

If a person does not have the opportunity to go to the steam room once a week, then you can look into the infrared or Finnish sauna. It is shown after every workout. Infrared waves penetrate the skin more efficiently. They have a positive effect on the human body. Moreover, it is lighter than an ordinary Russian bath.

Some conclusions

Bath is the best tool that helps a person's body to cope with various physical activities. In particular, it helps out during the fight against various viruses. You need to go to the steam room regularly. Set aside one day a week and then you will not be afraid of seasonal viral diseases. The body will be able to withstand high physical activity. But, do not forget that you need to take a steam bath correctly! In no case should you abuse high temperatures. I believe that the most real steam room can be considered the one where the temperature is above 100 - 110 degrees. After the bath, lightness and relaxation are felt.