The primary benefit of a sauna and steam is that it induces sweating. Perspiration has two essential functions: It cools you down, and it removes toxins from the body. While steam baths use moist heat, saunas offer dry heat sessions. Both these types of hot baths stimulate blood flow and promote healthy metabolism.

Aside from weight loss, both gives a number of other health benefits, from removing toxins to treating congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions. As the heart rate increases, the heart gets a gentle workout while the heat of the sauna dilates the capillaries and improves blood flow.