The Difference Between A Steam Room And A Sauna

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What is the difference between a steam room and a sauna?

The Difference Between A Steam Room And A Sauna

Both steam rooms and saunas are associated with making the bather sweat; but what is the difference between the two?

• Steam rooms only generate heat with steam. Saunas can use dry heat or infrared heat as well as steam to warm the body.
• Steam rooms are usually made of glass, while saunas are usually made of wood.
• Steam rooms have an external steam generator, while saunas usually have a stove located in the sauna that generates the heat.
• The primary goal of steam rooms is to make the bather sweat. Saunas, especially those that use infrared or dry heat, have other goals such as muscle stimulation.
• The environment inside a steam room is much wetter than the environment inside a sauna.

   

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