Dry sauna Dry sauna is a room of low moisture, which creates exceptional warmth in order for the body to be able to sweat. There are two main types of dry saunas; both of them have their own pros and cons. Traditional saunas use heating element with sauna stones in order to heat the room convectionally. On the other hand, infrared saunas use infrared rays, which penetrate your skin and warm your body. Both of these saunas can reach a high temperature in order for the body to sweat profusely. Traditional saunas can reach up to the maximum temperature limit of 90°. Usually, infrared saunas are heated up to a maximum temperature, which is approximately 72 °C. Dry saunas have a lot of benefit for your health. Some of these advantages are better health condition of hearth and blood vessels, decrease of weight, detoxification, cleaner skin, better sleep, heightened immune system, breathing advantages and so on. Other pros of dry sauna are relaxed mind, body and increased self worth. Steam sauna Steam sauna is a large moist room, which uses steam in order for the body to be able to sweat. With the help of the generator being used, which is meant to heat the water in the steam, the steam sauna is moist. This creates a highly moisturized room, which is also very hot, but at the same time much colder than many dry saunas. Usually, steam sauna can reach a temperature of 44 – 45 °C. Steam sauna is very useful for your health. It betters the health condition of the airways, increased condition of hearth and blood vessels, enhances the immune system, betters the skin, sleep, induces weight loss, detoxification and so on. Steam sauna if for those people, who want to relax their body and mind, and to increase their self-worth. The differences between dry and steam saunas Impact of moisture. The sense of moisture in the air is one of the aspects why steam sauna is valued. Steam sauna has 100% moisture level. Such high level positively impacts the airways. The moisture is soothing and may ease your breathing. Additional moisture also moisturizes your skin. Thus, when you finish using the steam sauna, your skin will feel a lot better. However, you should not forget that moisture is a hospitable medium for the accumulation of bacteria. Thus, in order for the steam sauna to be safe for use, you should regularly clean it. In which sauna it is more pleasant to be? A certain experience in the steam sauna is much better than in dry sauna. It is because the moisture in the air creates a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. Furthermore, the room’s temperature is a whole lot lower. Which is why, it is a lot easier to be in the steam sauna for a long-time. Much moisture also helps to sweat profusely. All of the moisture accumulates on your body, so it seems that you are sweating much, but this is not so. This mind-trick helps some people, because they feel better while sweating in steam sauna than in dry sauna. Which option allows you to sweat longer? Honest answer to that question is that there is yet to be a scientific study, which would answer it. Steam sauna creates a sense of profuse sweating, but this is due to moist air. /Translation from Lithuanian/ On the other hand, there were some studies, which show that dry saunas are better when a person sweats. Although, these studies have yet to be affirmed, but they provide knowledge about the fact that dry sauna may be more useful. Which sauna is better – dry or steam? Finally, dry sauna as steam sauna creates the same elemental effect – good and plentiful sweating. They also have the same impact on health. Thus, when we are talking about which one of them is better, everything depends on personal wishes of a person. If you want something, which you could easily withstand, then steam sauna would be a right choice. This is because moist suits the body. Moreover, steam sauna is a whole lot smaller than dry sauna. It is also more effective, if you want to better your breathing system and airways, than dry sauna. The moist, which the steam sauna produces, cleans out all of the sinuses and airways. Steam inhalation is very effective for treating sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma and cough. Thus, if you have any of these illnesses, then the steam sauna is most suitable. However, it would be best, if you’d test both of them. This is the only way how to make sure, which of the saunas is mostly suitable and likeable. But you have to remember that steam sauna provides additional benefit, even though, in the effect’s point of view, it is practically the same as dry sauna. Thus, find out which one of them is mostly suited for you and start using it. You will be astonished with how well your health has been increased. You need to remember that prior to using dry or steam saunas you should always consult with your doctor. This will ensure that you are healthy enough to use the sauna. If at any time you feel dizziness or itch, then you have to leave the sauna. Wait till you cool-off and drink plenty of water. Those people, who can’t tolerate hot and moist places, should not use steam sauna. This includes people suffering from acute rheumatoid arthritis, acute infection or active tuberculosis. Those people, who are suffering from heart inefficiency, should also consult with their doctor. Thus, be safe and enjoy dry and steam sauna.