Which is better...saunas or steam rooms?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Sandyz, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    Which do you think would be better for our FM? My husband and I are thinking of looking at some and possibly buying one or the other. I want something will help with pain but also help detox me. I feel very toxic. Anyone had experience with either? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
  2. sabimax

    sabimax New Member

    for me either is disaster....as heat seems to trigger me into vertigo...or numbness tingling....or other sx....although that is why I thought I had MS ...but specialist says fibro....
    anyhow good luck, I bet if heat doesnt bother you the sauna...or actually either sound good fro the aches and pains....sorry not much help...sarah
  3. EgyptStarr

    EgyptStarr New Member

    but I would think a steam room would be best, especially since you're trying to detox. A steam room will help you sweat more and sweating is one of the #1 natural ways to detox!

  4. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    The far-infrared saunas are supposed to be the best for detoxing. According to Sherry Rogers ( Detoxify or Die!)they are better tolerated,particularly by ppeople who are ill. Apparently they penetrate deeper and you can get a therapeutic effect at a lower temperature.

    Good Luck
  5. onnaroll

    onnaroll New Member

    personally i like the idea of a hot tub cant wait to get one..lol but i think steam is better moist heat is better than dry heat for our pain.
  6. pepper

    pepper New Member

    As Kathy mentioned, they penetrate deeper into the tissues. My CFS doctor has been recommending them for years. A woman I have met who has cured her daughter says that an important part of her treatment was the far infrared sauna because it causes you to sweat out toxins. She did a lot of research and recommends Sunlight Saunas.

    I have not bought one yet but am saving up for it. I am going to buy the Solo Sauna. Part of the research this lady did suggests that you can release more toxins when lying down which you do in this type of sauna. But it only holds one person.

    My CFS/FM friend who is down in the U.S. being treated by an old friend (quite successfully, I might add) uses the Solo Sauna every day for an hour - two 30 min. sessions. In between she has a cold bath to wash off the toxins.

    Detoxify or Die is a book highly recommended by my CFS/FM doctor.

  7. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    Thanks for your replies. We are going to look tommorow at a store that sells spas and saunas. I have been looking online and doing some research. So far, the infrared saunas seem the best. I`m not interested much in the steam rooms any more.
  8. jfrustrated

    jfrustrated New Member

    I tried both and both make me worse -possibly over-detoxing. I would definitely try before you buy. Good luck.
  9. pepper

    pepper New Member

    The solo sauna is about $2400 here in Canada, including S&H. All the multiple person ones I have seen cost $4000+. Maybe there are better deals in the U.S.

    I would still go for the Solo Sauna because it will fit in my bedroom and supposedly you release more toxins lying down.

    If you are very toxic, you have to start with 5 min. in the sauna. More than that will make you very sick once the toxins start being released from your liver.

    You have to drink lots of water and replenish the electrolytes you lose through sweating. It is also important to take a cold bath or shower afterwards to wash off the toxins.


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