Steam Rooms

Congested, sore muscles or wanting improved skin complexion?

Harnessing the rejuvenating advantages of a steam room or sauna is a tradition embraced by ancient cultures like the Romans and Greeks, who were avid patrons of such bathhouses.

Consistent use of steam rooms has demonstrated benefits such as enhanced circulation, accelerated muscle recovery, diminished inflammation and joint pain, and stress reduction.

Book your initial relaxation session now at our Spa in Brisbane.

Available at: Sunshine coast, Brisbane
for 20 min total
Group bookings available

Benefits of Steam Rooms

Steam utilization involves brief passive exposure to intense heat at maximum humidity. This induces mild hyperthermia, an elevation in the body’s core temperature that triggers a thermoregulatory response, restoring homeostasis and conditioning the body for subsequent heat stressors.

Moist heat, as produced in a steam room, has the capability to boost circulation by dilating the small blood vessels or capillaries. This expansion promotes smoother blood flow, facilitating the efficient transport of oxygen throughout the body.

Relieve Pain and Maintain Muscle Strength

Administering moist heat immediately after a workout can help alleviate pain and maintain muscle strength. The heat has a soothing effect on nerve endings and induces muscle relaxation.

Reduce Stress

A steam room has the capacity to reduce cortisol levels, the hormone released in response to stress. As cortisol levels decrease, individuals may perceive an increased sense of control, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Improve Skin Health

The steam enveloping your body permeates the pores, facilitating the removal of dirt and debris through sweat. This cleansing process not only purifies your skin but also enhances its radiance.


The gentle warmth and high humidity in our spa facility are likely to prompt a light sweat, with the steam helping to open your pores. This process assists in flushing out toxins through your skin.

Pro tip
Having difficulty choosing between a Traditional Sauna and the Steam Room? Explore our Nordic Cycle protocol for a blend of both, interspersed with an ice bath for a refreshing cooldown!

Try one of our Steam Room protocols

We have combined Steam Room with other equipment into specialized health protocols


60 mins
  • Sauna: 20 min
  • Contrast therapy: 10 min
  • Steam room: 20 min
  • Cold exposure: 1
By actively engaging the body’s thermoregulatory system through a sequence of both hot and cold therapies the nordic will work to improve your circulation, reduce stress and enhance muscle recovery.


40 mins
  • Steam room: 20 min
  • Contrast therapy: 20 min
During this protocol, begin by relaxing your muscles and mind in the warm and humid environment of the steam room that will work to improve blood flow, reduce inflammation and help you relax and recover. Pair this with the rejuvenating and energising benefits of both contrast therapy and compression which work in combination to alleviate muscle soreness, reduce inflammation, boost blood flow, and foster relaxation – all crucial elements for enhancing overall recovery.

Understanding Steam Rooms and Their Operation

Frequently found in spas, bathhouses, or gyms, a steam room is a heated space, similar to a sauna but with 100% humidity, created by water-filled steam machines that disperse humid air into the room.

These steam machines can be infused with essential oils, introducing invigorating or relaxing scents, which may offer additional health benefits.

A steam session can be complemented by a dip in a cold pool to engage in a form of contrast therapy.

In this heated environment, you can choose to sit or lie on a towel, inhaling the steamy and humid air to aid with respiratory issues or simply to unwind and relax.

Schedule Your Steam Room Session in Brisbane Today

Our spa facilities in Brisbane provide a diverse selection of relaxing amenities, including traditional saunas, steam rooms, and infrared saunas. Our Nordic Cycle protocol, a client favorite, allows you to alternate between sauna, cold pool, and steam, maximizing the benefits for your body and mind.

Steam Room FAQs

Can’t find the answers? Get in touch with us today, and our team of experts will happily assist.
It is recommended to inhale through your nose and exhale through either the nose or mouth while in a steam room. The steam and heat are utilized to help loosen mucus and open up your sinuses. Initially, the hot air might be slightly irritating in your nostrils, but you should acclimate to it over time.
It is recommended to limit your steam room sessions to a duration of 20 minutes, approximately two to three times a week.
You have the option to use a steam room either before or after a workout. Opting for a steam session before a workout can assist in muscle relaxation and joint loosening, similar to a warm-up. The same effect is beneficial post-workout, helping to relax your muscles and promote recovery.
When using the steam room, it is required to wear a bathing suit. We do not allow regular underwear to be worn within any of our wet therapies (contrast pools, ice bath, saunas or steam rooms).

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