when I was an athlete, it appeared heat packs before and ice packs after practice and games was simply a way of life. as I aged, the idea of netipots, steam baths, and sauna’s became a treat in life. if you go to most older fitness centers and gyms you find such perks for a post-workout reward. today, it was cold, wet, damp and the low pressure seemed to act like all the joints in my body were put into a vise, so the idea of a steam bath and clear sinus’s gave way to the sauna, of which when I walked into the warm, dry space, my joints seemed to say, “oh thank you, this is nice.”
as I sat there praying with a prayer rope, sweating out the stress, impurities and ick from life and the workout toxins my mind, body, and soul all seemed to have whatever was bothering me, melt away.
I have been reading research on the steam bath (my favorite for sinus with the netipot) and the sauna. the Finnish research says the sauna is good for reducing heart attack and strokes. which is interesting, as any patient who has had a heart attack is told to avoid them. so I am curious as to the conditioning and effect of a sauna on heart health.
the same goes for the steam bath, but what usually is missing is the essential oils like eucalyptus in the steam (or any other herbal additive) and I have to confess that since a dentist who was s kicker for the Washington redskins asked me “did you ever break your nose?” when he looked at my ex-rays and I went, “got me? no clue…I have been hit in the head too many times.” he mentioned it appeared that my nose was broken at some time…thus, the netipot became a part of my health program and when I found the steam baths and the really nice wet heat they provide, I added this as a treat for post exercise.
all you need, sort of like exercise, is a short time in it, and over time, your body appreciates it. I remember wondering about putting both in the loftwerks modules. I guess I have to figure out where I plant all this technology, machines, tools, and my derriere.
but my goodness, it was a rough day, and with all the drizzle and cold wet air, and this low-pressure system – wow…what a difference in mood and feeling in just 10 minutes of dry heat.