Sauna, Steam Room, Dream Showers… all available at Azia Medical Spa in Birmingham, Alabama.


De-stress and take care of yourself with a getaway, without going away.

The Relaxation Center at Azia Medical Spa offers:

  • Sunlight Far Infrared Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Dream Showers

Azia Medical Spa’s far infrared sauna was featured on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey show as part of a segment on longevity with Dr. Oz.

With so much stress and daily schedules that are tight and exacting; it’s no wonder so many of us feel stressed out at the end of the day. However, there are ways to unwind and relax such as with a steam room or sauna.

Relaxing in a sauna is a wonderful way to unwind and relax muscles that are tight. It is important to note that the heat that comes from a sauna also soothes jaded nerves and can be especially helpful for those who suffer from migraine headaches and arthritis.


Most importantly, saunas can also induce healthy sleep; especially if you suffer from insomnia. It is the heat from the sauna that releases endorphins, that wonderful chemical in the body that reduces the effects of stress on the body. On the other hand, a steam room is wonderful in improving breathing and relieving congestion. It is the wet heat of the steam room that opens the nasal passages, which in turn, relieves the pressure and congestion. Steam rooms are beneficial for those who suffer from bronchitis and asthma. Some may not know it but a steam room can also help you lose weight. Sweating in a steam room also works to cleanse the body and remove harmful toxins.

Keep in mind that a steam room also clears impurities on the skin; which is quite helpful for those who have acne. Most importantly, saunas and steam rooms are also helpful when it comes to lessening arthritis pain and fibromyalgia. In addition, those who suffer from emotional disorders such as depression may find relief from a sauna or steam room experience.

Many have also found relief from chronic sinus infections or chronic congestion because the steam helps to loosen and clear the mucous from a person’s chest, nose and throat. Of course, as with any kind of treatment, it is advisable to limit your time in a sauna or steam room to the recommended limits for your first several visits and always drink several glasses of water after a treatment. This will help to prevent dehydration.

It is important to note that for those who have a weak immune system, a steam room can kill off harmful microorganisms that can harm the body. This microorganism cannot tolerate the raised body temperature and therefore they die. This is a boost to the immune system and a definite benefit of enjoying a steam room experience.


Relaxing in a sauna also improved the circulation of blood; which increases the flow of oxygen to various organs in the body. This, in turn, enhances the quality of breathing in a person. Most importantly, when a person’s breathing is enhanced, stress and anxiety lessens and that can prevent certain diseases from entering the body.

To conclude, with the many health benefits that come from sauna and steam rooms; it is a no brainer that these healthy methods are important and necessary for your good health!

For a free tour of our beautiful Relaxation Room, call 205-980-7772 to schedule an appointment or drop by the spa during business hours and a member of staff will be happy to give you a tour of the spa!

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