Chan-bath visits are becoming increasingly popular. The first soaring vats appeared in the carpathian village of Lumshory. In many respects, the effect of visiting the chan-sauna is similar to the effect of ordinary bath procedures. After all, the basis of the process remains the alternation of high and low temperatures. But still, this method is most different from others.
The procedure for visiting the chan-sauna is quite simple for lovers of steam rooms. Be sure to take a shower before your session. Then immerse yourself in water and enjoy unity with nature and chatting with relatives or friends (after all, an ordinary vat accommodates 6-8 people). As soon as you get too hot, plunge into cold water, after which you can return to warm again. The average duration of the session is 1 - 2 hours.
The body is heated with hot water, the temperature of which gradually rises in a cast-iron tub, and not with steam or heated air like in other bathes and saunas. Cast iron is the starting material due to its physical properties - it heats up for a long time, but also cools down for a long time. The temperature of the vat is usually 35 - 42 ºC. The vat is heated with a fire in which firewood is thrown. One of the pros of the chan-bath is also that it is usually located in the fresh air and provides the opportunity to combine swimming and enjoying the beauty of nature. The healing properties of the procedure provided by the water from mineral springs or by filling the vat with decoctions of medicinal herbs. There are various recipes for the preparation of healing vats: with medicinal herbs (mint, bird cherry, sage, nettle, rosemary and others); with coniferous extract; with rose petals; with wild berries. Using a vat for soaring improves blood circulation, calms the nervous system, helps get rid of insomnia, rejuvenates the body, strengthens the immune system.
Chan-bath conditions are much milder than in traditional steam rooms, therefore there are less contraindications. But they still exist:
- Oncological diseases.
- Problems of the cardiovascular system.
- Chronic diseases.
- Bronchial asthma.
If you aware of the contraindications and still want to visit a chan-sauna, you need to learn some rules:
- Do not swim longer than two hours, if you don’t want to worsen your wellbeing
- During the session, listen to your body. If it has become too hot it is better to leave the vat for some time. You can take a break and drink herbal tea, and after the second call, plunge into the pool with cold water.
- If you care about your comfort, it is better to choose a larger vat, where there will be a lot of space. Also, a flat-bottomed tub will be more convenient.
- Take care of your safety and sanitation, ask an administrator how often do they change the water and whether you can take a shower.
- Before visiting, make sure there are no contraindications for you and consult your doctor.
In general, a steam chan-bath is an excellent choice for those who are looking for something new and unusual. During the session you have the opportunity to get enough fresh air, relax and improve your health and enjoy communication with friends and loved ones.