A Herbal Steam Bath treatment starts with a gentle application of warm herbal oil all over the body. Next the individual is made to rest inside a steam chamber that lets out herbal steam from medicinal herbs, making the individual perspire profusely; this promotes cohesion between cells. The steam helps open up the very small pores of the skin thereby removing all wastes and pacifying the three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Certain precious herbal leaves and herbs are boiled and the steam is passed over the whole body for 10 to 20 minutes. This is good for certain skin diseases, to eliminate impurities from the body, to improve the tone of the body, to reduce fat etc. By using special herbs specific to the doshas and ailments of a person, an herbal steam bath is administered which opens the pores and flushes and cleanses the system through the skin. Its effect is enhanced when taken after Abhyanga.
Herbal Steam Bath is a perfect therapy for toning the skin and giving it a special glow. It helps reduce skin acne by cleansing and dilating the pores and washing out toxin accumulation. A steam bath also eliminates toxins from the body, clearing the respiratory system and has an overall calming effect that relaxes your mind. It helps to slow down aging process and drooping of the skin by stimulating it.