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Topic: Can anyone tell me what the differences are between a steam sauna?  (Read 4296 times)
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« on: February 26, 2009, 12:03:31 PM »


We have gone to a few Bath shops and the sales people keep telling me that their is wet steam and dry steam but are not very informative when stating the differences.  All I would like to achieve is the same kind of enviroments that we experienced on our vacation to the Catskils.

 What is the difference  between them and which is better for asthma?

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 09:30:08 AM »

Steam is wet, Sauna is dry.

Steam is typically installed in your shower or other waterproof environment and all you see is the control and the steam head/outlet.  A Sauna is a room constructed of wood, generally cedar, where a heater with stones is visible in the room.  Accurate Industries does a nice job of summarizing the basic differences in this article www.accurateindustries.com/blog/?p=125.

Now, you can bring a little steam into the sauna environment by ladling water on the heater stones but generally a sauna room is a very dry environment.  As for your asthma, this is a chronic disease which requires strict and personalized symptom management so this question should be directed to your doctor.
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