Definition of steam bath in US English:

steam bath


  • 1A room that is filled with hot steam for the purpose of cleaning and refreshing the body and for relaxation.

    • ‘How will the Turkish Baths accommodate Nell Dunn's tale of six women finding companionship from their time together in the local steam baths?’
    • ‘Presidents don't use the hotel's immaculate swimming pool, spa, sauna and fitness centre - the suite comes complete with a mini-gym, a steam bath and a sauna.’
    • ‘We also added a sauna, a steam bath and double shower, and a sports-equipment storage room.’
    • ‘On-site Spa Essencia offers massage, wraps, herbals, steam baths, and aromatherapy; deep relaxation is the goal.’
    • ‘To meet our guests needs, we are establishing a spa with gym, sauna and steam bath as well as a squash court.’
    • ‘Or if you're in the mood to relax, the Hyatt's fitness centre offers Swedish-style saunas, Turkish steam baths, a jacuzzi spa pool and an outdoor heated swimming pool.’
    • ‘The happy Finns travel en famille to the local steam baths and cleanse themselves before settling down to a meal of boiled codfish.’
    • ‘The massage and Ayurveda centre has a steam bath, a Jacuzzi and, most importantly oil massages - all useful in de-stressing and relaxing.’
    • ‘Businesses offering massage, steam baths, haircuts and traditional massage are also subject to the 12 midnight closing time.’
    • ‘The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor plunge pool, and there's also a small fitness centre with a sauna and steam bath, and services on offer range from massage and aromatherapy to hairdressing.’
    • ‘On the hills by the ski jump, the Log House Corp is building houses for the new rich, twin-garage wooden houses, with elaborate towers and balconies and banya steam baths.’
    • ‘Hydrotherapy (water treatment) features cold compresses, as well as sitz, spinal, immersion and steam baths.’
    • ‘No sooner had he thought of the man did he see him walking out of the steam baths from across the datma.’
    • ‘And also check out the resort's Clay Cabana, with four mud baths, massage treatment rooms, steam baths and a sun deck.’
    • ‘It offered steam baths, sauna baths, salt baths, massages and physiotherapy.’
    • ‘Whaddaya think about that - a hot pool in the winter, steam baths and sauna inside, maybe some meeting rooms to accommodate parties or whatever?’
    • ‘However, if this seems a bit too much like hard work, why not try a steam bath or sauna?’
    • ‘What is fantastic about this health club is the placement of the sauna, Turkish steam bath, jacuzzi and showers all around the beautifully appointed relaxation room.’
    • ‘In 200 B.C. India, the steam bath, or ‘swedana’ was developed as part of a purification treatment.’
    • ‘Around the Liquidrom is an array of saunas, steam baths and an onsen - a Japanese open-air hot bath.’
    bathtub, tub, hot tub
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    1. 1.1 A session in a steam bath.
      • ‘Nature cure helps the human body get back into shape with Yoga and the use of most cost effective natural means/herbs, diet, massage and steam baths.’
      • ‘These are self-applied and absorbed into the skin via a eucalyptus oil-infused steam bath, then washed off with warm ‘rain’ which falls from nozzles in the ceiling.’
      • ‘All of the patients bathe endlessly, both inside and out, with salt baths, steam baths, showers, douches, and a high-powered enema machine, with the belief that cleansing the body would somehow cleanse the race.’
      • ‘In the morning, there's a sightseeing tour and the afternoon is free for haggling at the stalls or relaxing in a hammam steam bath.’
      • ‘People would dress in elaborate costumes and dance, take hallucinogenic drugs, take ritual steam baths, and play ritual games.’
      • ‘When you take a 20-minute sauna or steam bath, your body temperature rises to about 104 degrees, and you sweat out one pound of water.’
      • ‘After swimming, guests can take a sauna or gentle steam bath, tone up in the gym or have a jog on the beaches.’
      • ‘Water rituals - hot-tub soaks, steam baths, warm compresses make us feel deeply relaxed while also enhancing circulation and detoxification through sweating, say experts.’
      • ‘Among the treatments available is Rasul, a unique Asian treatment that includes a seaweed soap shower, medicinal mud pack, herbal steam bath and massage.’
      • ‘Time spent in a sauna or steam bath is considered a necessary luxury by Lithuanians.’
      • ‘Curative herbs can be consumed or used in medicinal steam baths.’
      • ‘He turned to hydropathy, a Victorian medical fashion in which a patient is given cold showers, steam baths, and wrappings in wet sheets.’