Steam baths provide a variety of health and beauty benefits, suitable for almost anyone. Warm, moist heat supplies sink in to the skin, joints and muscles. The skin first responds by opening the pores, cleaning several layers deep into the dermis. Perspiration carrying the body’s toxins can seep out of the enlarged pores with ease. The body reacts by relaxing sore muscles and improving blood flow, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to all areas of the body, even the most delicate capillaries. A steam bath—also called steam shower, hot springs, sweat lodge, wet sauna, hydrotherapy and hot bath—is safe and beneficial for almost every age and medical condition.