A steam bath opens pores, soothes sore muscles, increases circulation, and provides a generally relaxing and healthy body. The steam will soothe sinus irritation due to allergies or colds and chest congestion from asthma or bronchial infection. Other benefits of a steam bath include improving the symptoms of certain respiratory infections, such as nasal congestion and coughing, and even relieving the symptoms of asthma and airway constriction. It helps to promote wound healing. The steam bath can also provide significant pain relief to those with arthritis and other muscle and joint problems. Steam baths bring more oxygen to the surface of the skin, giving it a warm, healthy glow. Steam bath benefits also include helping to reduce acne breakouts, and reducing the visible signs of aging.