Steam bath

Steam baths with event factor

In contrast to the 90 degree Finnish sauna, the steam bath has mild temperatures of 40 to 47 degrees Celsius. While in the sauna the dry heat stimulates sweating, in the steam bath it is the high humidity that heats the body. Gentle herbal scents spread in the room and, together with the warm steam, have a soothing effect on the respiratory tract. The intense heat relaxes the muscles, and pains in the limbs and joints are considerably relieved. Steam baths are therefore particularly popular among people suffering from rheumatism or arthritis. The alternation between heat and cold by means of a cold plunge pool or snow shower stimulates circulation, and the high humidity also has a moisturizing effect on the skin. Kurland steam baths are exceptional spa facilities that offer guests more than just dull sweating. Experience the magic of a hay bath in the Kraxenofen®, discover the secrets of the Turkish Hamam or benefit from a therapeutically valuable treatment in the Salve-in-terra®. To ensure that every Kurland steam bath is an unforgettable experience, we offer very special features including integrated systems for Rasul® and soap foam applications, special ceiling fans that can let rain ice flakes, mist jets, romantic and playful light arrangements, Hamam flair and much more.

Everything at a glance

  • Customized steam baths with event factor
  • Different versions available: Hamam, Rasul®, Salve-in-terra®, Kraxenofen® or a classic herbal steam bath
  • Mild temperatures: mostly between 40° C and 47° C
  • High humidity of up to 100%
  • Individually adjustable procedure: Steam production, ventilation time, seat and room temperatures, etc.
  • Intensive herbal aroma due to a steam system with real herbs
  • Numerous treatment options: Peelings, soap foam massages, Rasul treatments, etc.
  • German top quality and craftsmanship in perfection
  • We guarantee suitability for commercial use
  • Low maintenance and staff costs
  • High profitability
  • Short installation time due to prefabrication in the factory
  • Interval controlled ceiling fan
  • Building physics safety due to the blower door test
  • Integrated power saving mode
  • Safety for your guests and staff

Kurland steam baths: Design and technical details

We manufacture the walls of our steam baths in sandwich construction made of hard PU foam (polyurethane, 90 kg/m³). The wall surfaces are netted with fiberglass mesh and troweled. For the ceiling, we use glass fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester (GRP) with silky matte gelcoat surface and thermal insulation on the back side. Whether as a pyramid, barrel, gable roof, straight or even as a dome – we manufacture the ceiling according to your wishes. We are also happy to additionally equip them with different starry sky systems. We also produce our benches in sandwich construction from hard PU foam (polyurethane, 90 kg/m³), the surface is netted with glass fiber mesh and troweled. Electric heating is integrated into the bench. We produce the benches with or without backrest, angular or ergonomically curved, single-level or multi-level – depending on the design requirements. Our trained specialists take care of the installation on site and are also there for you afterwards with a professional maintenance and repair service. We will adjust the tiling of floor, walls and benches to the style of your premises. However, you can also tile our steam bath cabins by yourself.

Equipment and design of the steam bath

When designing our steam baths, we fully cater for your wishes and needs. If you already dispose of a usual steam bath and would like to add one or another “event effect” for your facility, we will be happy to equip it with these extras according to your wishes. We offer integrated systems for Rasul® and soap foam applications, special ceiling fans that make ice flakes rain down, mist jets, romantic and playful light arrangements or Hamam flair. Moreover, we can also provide a combination of a steam bath and a Hamam, where you can carry out peelings and oil treatments in addition to soap foam massages. You can easily set the required climate (humidity and temperature) for the respective function via touchscreen. All our steam baths consist of a completely waterproof and steam-tight cabin and benches. Unlike saunas, benches in steam rooms are often on one level, as temperatures are much more even throughout the cabin, but a two-level bench system can also be used.

Roman Caldarium: History and procedure of a steam bath

The Caldarium is the Roman precursor to the steam bath and was the hottest room in ancient Roman baths. The temperature reached up to 50° C and it had the highest humidity. The heat and steam came from an underground fire source that heated a basin or boiler with water. The contemporary steam bath reaches 100% relative humidity and has become a standard in spa and wellness areas. The procedure in a steam bath is always the same: Before entering the steam bath, the guest should take a shower. Ideal are up to three sessions in the steam bath, each slightly shorter than the previous one. Between sessions, guests can rest for 12 to 20 minutes. After the stay, the guest should cool down slowly and drink plenty of water.

What is the difference between a sauna and a steam bath?

In contrast to the classical sauna, the steam bath has rather moderate temperatures of 40 to 47 degrees. However, the steam bath has a very high humidity of up to 100%. The water vapor settles on the skin and inhibits sweating. As the body can no longer cool itself by sweating, it heats up. In addition, the hot steam opens the pores, improves blood circulation and stimulates metabolism. Inhaling the steam has a soothing and cleansing effect on the respiratory tract, as the mucous membranes are moistened. Brine or herbs such as eucalyptus enhance this effect. Due to the mild temperatures, the steam bath is more suitable for beginners or for people with cardiovascular problems than the classic sauna.

Turkish Hamam and Hamam Experience Room

From a cold icy mist to a warm tropical shower, from a traditional soap foam massage to a classic Rasul treatment, guests can expect more than a simple steam bath in the Hamam Experience Room. This innovative Kurland facility is the combination of a Turkish bath, a bath for all senses, a Rasul treatment and a regular steam bath, as well as numerous other functions. The spa employee selects the desired program via a touch screen. Decorative marble basins, a sparkling ceiling of stars, changing light effects, relaxing music and wonderful herbal scents characterize the extraordinary atmosphere in the room. Your big economic advantage: While a conventional steam bath only causes operating costs, the Hamam Experience Room generates revenue through its many treatment options.

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Rasul®, the oriental steam bath experience

The oriental Rasul bath is closely related to the Turkish Hamam and carries on the idea of a relaxing, almost ceremonial beauty treatment. In the Rasul® you will experience the millennia-old knowledge of oriental culture and its beneficial effects on body and soul. The secret of the purification ritual is based on the interaction of different elements: fire, earth, air and water. While hot steam clouds pass through the room and nourishing healing muds pamper the skin, guests breathe in the wonderful herbal scent that fills the air. A warm tropical rain is the unforgettable conclusion of the bathing ritual. This Rasul®ceremony developed by Kurland is a worldwide protected brand and has become standard not only in European spas and wellness facilities. Due to its effective and skin-caring effect, the Rasul bath is used internationally – even on cruise ships and in day spa salons.

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Soothing hay bath in the Kraxenofen®

Our Kraxenofen® combines the long-standing tradition of hay bathing with state-of-the-art medical wellness. While guests snuggle into the cozy seating niches, warm steam penetrates the Alpine hay, spreading a delightful aroma. This steam, enriched with the active ingredients of the hay, gently strokes the back and warms the pelvic muscles. The combination of a pleasant temperature (physical effect) with the inhalation of herbal steam (mental effect) makes the Kraxenofen® a therapeutically valuable spa facility focused on holistic wellness. By slowly warming up the muscles, the guest is ideally prepared for subsequent massages. It is excellent for spa suites, hotel rooms and day spas, as well as for use at home.

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Salve-in-terra® - steam bath with therapeutic effect

The Salve-in-terra® is a wellness facility that offers you an extraordinary experience with a therapeutic effect. It can be used both as a steam bath and with dry heat through infrared technology. The system and application were developed in collaboration with Prof. Dr. med. Müller-Oerlinghausen of the Berlin Charité hospital. He researched how the gentle touching of skin affects the psychological state and the limbic system. In contrast to conventional treatments, the guests do not lie still on a couch during a Salve-in-terra® treatment, but is gently moved by slight vibrations. While they surrender more and more to the pleasant swinging and relaxes, high-quality care products pamper the skin and enhance the gliding on the couch. The permanent movement loosens the muscles and stimulates blood circulation. During couple applications, the gentle touch releases the “bonding hormone” oxytocin, which is responsible for trust and allowing closeness.

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You are interested in a steam bath? Here you can download the specification sheet with all technical details.


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Discover the appropriate wellness treatments for the steam bath such as the soap foam massage.


10 reasons why you should choose a Kurland® steam bath.

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