A steambath is an ancient type of bath, popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans.
It differs from a
sauna, in that it depends upon steam. [ [http://www.dayspaassociation.com/mainpages/steambath.htm DaySpaAssociation.com] ] rather than simply heat.
Some forms of steambath are referred to as
Turkish baths or steam rooms.
Banya (sauna)-- A Russian steambath
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