A sanarium is a type of sauna. In fact it lies somewhere between a sauna and a steam room, combining the benefits of both in a more moderate form.
Temperatures are lower than a sauna, generally being between fifty to sixty degrees Celsius. A sanarium is also not as humid as a steam room with relative humidity averaging twenty percent.
What are the benefits?
Perspiring helps to bring toxins to the surface of the skin where they can be washed away. However, as a sanarium is less aggressively hot than a sauna, there is less chance of dehydration or overheating. The humidity is also good for your skin as well as easing breathing.
Aromas may be added for extra effect. As there is less steam used, the atmosphere is generally more pleasant. You can stay for longer and socialise easier as the heat is not overpowering. This is a particularly good way to lower your blood pressure. It therefore can be useful for those suffering from cardiac problems or high blood pressure. It also improves overall blood circulation, especially to your arms and legs. Increased blood supply can raise energy levels as your body receives more oxygen and nutrients. Repeated sessions can also help with psychosomatic conditions such as insomnia.
The aim is to provide an atmosphere that is deeply relaxing and enjoyable to be in. It's a way to escape the stresses and strains of the modern world. You'll leave feeling cleaner, fresher and invigorated as well as calmer in your mind.