The humidity in a steambath is extremely high at 98% with a temperature of around 45 degrees Celsius, which makes it difficult to breath and sweat. This raises your body's temperature and puts it to work. The heat opens your pores, after which steam can start having its cleansing effect.
Bodily toxins are pushed out through the skin and carried off through perspiration. This also improves the natural resilience and flexibility of the skin.
The steam causes a soothing sensation in the muscles, stimulates the blood circulation and takes away daily stress, tension and tiredness. The steam also contains essential oils which have a beneficent effect on your respiratory system.