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The Steamy Wonder

The Steamy Wonder is the only steam therapy equipment that keeps the head cool and the body supine - an important Ayurvedic requirements of the ideal steam bath.

Since ancient times, steam therapy has been used by traditional healing systems around the world to improve and maintain good health and beauty. Turkish baths, Indian sweat lodges, Finnish saunas, Japanese steam rooms-these are just a few examples of cultures that harness the power of steam. Even Hippocrates recognized that by creating an "artificial fever" cure many illnesses.

Today, most Western health practitioners are unfamiliar with the benefits of steam therapy as research in the West is very limited. Contrast that to Japan where steam bathing is recognized as an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions-mild depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, nicotine addiction, hypertension, chronic pain, respiratory conditions, and cardiovascular disease. 

Scientific Research: An artificial fever induced by Steam bath treatments can also help with mood elevation. A study conducted by H.I. Robins at the University of Wisconsin found that "mood states of cancer patients following whole-body hyperthermia show a significant improvement in depression. This was attributed to the increased B-endorphins, the same endorphins released with exercise.The skin is our body’s largest organ and is essential in eliminating impurities. As we sweat the pores begin to open and built-up sebum and impurities move out. Dead skin cells are softened and exfoliated as new softer skin can emerge.
 

Steam Health Investment
30 Minute Session/$40
In addition to any other Spa Services or Chiropractic Adjustment/$25 


Wrapless Wrap Treatments:
Prices Vary - see Spa Treatments Page for Pricing

Coconut Cool Down
The warm weather months are the perfect time for this delightful, good-for-the-skin cooling treatment. We start with a full body massage using all-natural, organic Coconut Oil followed by a Tangerine/Grapefruit Body Polish.  Then let the Steamy Wonder™ melt the polish right on your skin, leaving you silky smooth & hydrated.  We finish by sealing all that moisture in with Organic Body Butter.  A certain cure for over-exposed summer skin!

Detoxifying Steam
Enjoy complete mind and body rejuvenation with our auyrvedic mud and herbalized steam bath.  We start with a full body massage using organic detoxifying oils, followed by the mud and steam.  This process stimulates the circulatory system to remove impurities, resulting in increased energy and mental clarity along with soft, silky skin.
60 Minutes/$75
Best results achieved in 3-5 consecutive sessions while maintaining a special diet:


Jump Start Weight Loss
This treatment is for anyone serious about losing inches and burning fat.  By raising the core body temperature, the metabolism increases resulting in burned calories (not just loss of water weight).  Fat is soluble at 110 degrees, during the 6 week bi-weekly treatments you will be losing water weight while burning calories and fat.  See notes in FAQ below.  Sheri Beth is currently undergoing this treatment and will be blogging about it soon.

Please contact our office for details.

Steamy Wonder FAQ's:

How Steam Reduces Stress
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The most immediate benefit of a steam bath treatment is relaxation. In just a few minutes the gentle warmth of the Steam softens hard knots of stress by loosening up all the muscles and allows the clients to deeply relax in the privacy and silence under the steam canopy. With the addition of our custom, dried herbal blends placed directly into the steam generator you will experience deeper benefits of relaxation and rejuvenation.  

How Steam Aids in Detoxification:

Heat experienced during a Steam bath treatment speeds up the chemical processes in the body, making it one of the most simple and comfortable ways to rid the body of accumulated toxins. As the pores open up and the million of sweat glands start to excrete, the body rids itself of metabolic and other waste products. Sweat contains almost the same elements of urine, as for this reason the skin is sometimes called the third kidney.  Regular sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of carcinogenic metals (lead, mercury, zinc, nickel and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol.  Sweating is such an effective detoxifier that some physicians recommend home saunas to supplement kidney machines. Sweat also draws out lactic acid which causes stiff muscles and contributes to general fatigue. 
 

How Steam Assists in Weight Loss

As you relax in the steam your body is actually working hard to eliminate toxins and burn fat. Weight loss becomes possible because body fat becomes water soluble at 110 degrees and the body can sweat out fats, toxins, and heavy metals. During a heat treatment your heart works harder pumping blood at a greater rate to boost circulation, supplying the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase. Due to the increased rate of the metabolism during the Steamy Wonder treatment you are burning calories, not just water!
 

How Steam Improves the Skin:

The skin is our body’s largest organ and is essential in eliminating impurities. As we sweat in the steam canopy the skin pores begin to open and built-up sebum and impurities move out. Dead skin cells are softened and exfoliated as new softer skin can emerge.
The result is that many common skin conditions improve with periodic or regular Steamy Wonder treatments: 
 

Acne:

Perspiration emulsifies the fat of the sebaceous glands, clearing them of sebum and bacteria which is excellent for acne.

Anti-Aging:

Exfoliation treatments with steam opens the pores, allowing the superficial and deep layers of the skin to be receptive to the nutrients in natural skin care products. The deep penetration of vitamins, minerals, and moisturizers help restore and maintain skin elasticity and tone. The steam creates a seal on the skin's surface, enclosing the nutrients within the layers of the skin where they may be absorbed and processed.

Dry Skin and Wrinkles:

Increased blood supply rushes fluids to skin's surface enhancing the development of collagen and filling in the spaces around cells, plumping up wrinkles. Stimulating the skin on a regular basis helps combat the collagen breakdown that generally results in aging and sagging skin. The resulting effect is deeply moisturized, hydrant skin.

Tanning:

With the thorough exfoliation and moisturizing provided in the humid steam bath treatment the skin is prepared for a deeper and more uniform application of sunless tanning products resulting in a vibrant and longer lasting tan.  In addition, people who have been over exposed to the sun will benefit from the rehydrating effects of a Steamy Wonder treatment. How Steam Reduces

Cellulite:

Effective cellulite reduction can be achieved by increasing circulation, stimulating metabolism, detoxifying and eliminating excess fluids. The Steam session used in conjunction with detoxifying mud and essential oils and/or manual manipulation of the tissues accelerate effective cellulite reduction. 
 

Therapy and Respiratory Conditions:

Steam inhalation is an effective treatment in respiratory conditions and is highly recommended for treatment of sinusitis, bronchitis, allergies and asthma. 

1801 Breton SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 301-3000

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