At Xcite, we train our team on an ongoing basis, to ensure we provide the best service possible and so you can train and play in a safe environment. Xcite Broxburn Swimming Pool will open at the later time of 09:30 tomorrow morning to allow monthly staff training (Wednesday 26 September).

Close
Skip to main content

How to use steam room properly:

  • Undress and place belongings in a locker or other secure place.
  • Remove any metal in the form of watches and jewellery as they can become very hot in the steam room.
  • It is advisable to remove contact lenses for they can become uncomfortable.
  • Have a thorough warm shower to cleanse your skin and remove all traces of soap, perfume etc.
  • Enter the steam room and sit down.
  • Relax for six to twelve minutes in the steam room or less if it is not comfortable. This will raise the body temperature and the perspiration will clean the pores of the skin.
  • A steam bath is not an endurance test, when you feel uncomfortable, leave the steam room and cool down either gradually or immediately by taking a cold shower.
  • Always have a shower before entering the pool.
  • Return to the steam room for a further five to ten minutes.
  • The hot/cold cycle can be repeated as often as comfort allows. For most, two exposures are sufficient as the real benefits of relaxation and stress reduction only occur at the next stage. Too long a steam bath exposure may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.
  • When you are ready to complete the steam session, leave the steam room, cool down and you may wish to take a final cold shower or plunge.
  • Sit or ideally lie down under a towel and relax for fifteen to twenty minutes, or until the body temperature has returned to near normal before taking a final warm shower and dressing.
  • During the steam session, drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost during perspiration but avoid alcohol.
  • If at any time in the steam room feelings of illness are experienced, leave the steam room immediately and consult with staff or seek medical advice.

You should not use the steam room if you:

  • Have a serious illness, or have a heart condition, high or low blood pressure, or respiratory condition or any other medical condition which may affect your reaction to heat. Consult your doctor first.
  • Are taking medication for any of the above conditions or of which you are unsure as to the advisability of using steam rooms. Consult your doctor first.
  • Have a contagious disease, infectious skin condition, open sores or wounds.
  • Have an illness causing an inability to perspire.
  • Have had a heavy meal within one and a half hours.
  • Are under the influence of drink or drugs.
  • Have recently exercised. Time should be allowed to enable body temperature to return to normal levels.

The potential hazards are:

  • Adverse reaction to heat or rapid temperature change, resulting in giddiness, fainting or unconsciousness.
  • Scalding from direct contact with steam from the steam pipe.
  • Slipping injuries caused by wet flooring.

Be aware that:

  • Our steam room operates at a temperature of 40 – 50º C at 80 – 100% humidity. Ensure this is comfortable for you.
  • The steam room controls should only be adjusted by an authorised person.
  • Jewellery, watches etc should be removed before using the steam room.

ARE YOU IN ONE OF THESE GROUPS ?

  • THE ELDERLY: May gain great benefit from the use of a steam room but should exercise caution due to the stresses on the heart and circulatory system.

  • PREGNANT WOMEN: The steam room should be avoided throughout pregnancy since the raising of the internal core body temperature could result in ill effects.

  • DIABETICS: People with diabetes may need to check with their doctor before steam bathing. Where a person with diabetes can use a steam room, they should note that :

  • Diabetics with damaged feet or peripheral neuropathy should exercise caution when in close proximity to the steam vent.

  • Taking a heat treatment directly after activity may cause dehydration. It is therefore best to wait at least 20 minutes and to drink plenty of water.

  • Therapies such as steam bath treatments directly affect insulin sensitivity. Thus, people with diabetes who inject insulin may find that it is absorbed more quickly than normal and this may lead to hypoglycaemia – not enough glucose in the blood. If people with diabetes are aware of this risk and take precautions they may use steam rooms safely.

Latest tweets

The brand NEW fitness class timetables have landed and will start on Monday 1 October! There are over 400 fitness… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

1h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

It is National Fitness Day & to celebrate we are offering Bring a Friend For FREE to selected classes! So grab a f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

2h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

At Xcite, we train our team on an ongoing basis, to ensure we provide the best service possible & so you can train… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

5h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

Make the most of your membership and refresh your gym routine with additional Xcite Options. These one-to-one speci… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

15h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

Spacebugs softplay @ Xcite Livingston will be closed on Wednesday 3 October from 09:30 – 12:00 due to essential maintenance.

15h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

Ageing Well project wish to Celebrate Older People’s Day with showcasing a range of talents! On Thurs 4 Oct @ Stra… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

15h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

Visit the Golf and Driving Range @ Polkemmet this October Holidays! Check out our Facebook for more information: business.facebook.com/11723629835514…

16h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

Skills & Drills is designed to help adults develop their swimming technique & improve fitness & stamina. This sessi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

20h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

The brand NEW fitness class timetables have landed and will start on Monday 1 October! There are over 400 fitness… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

20h
Xcite Leisure

Latest tweets

The Ageing Well project are offering Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes! The classes include a range of different sty… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

23h
Xcite Leisure