Sauna and Steam Room

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Sauna and Steam Room
Enjoy a relaxing experience at our sauna and steam facilities that can help to support good physical and mental health. Always consult your GP if you have any medical condition such as high blood pressure or a heart condition prior to using sauna and steam facilities. Caution should also be taken during pregnancy, the minimum age to use our sauna steam facilities is 16 years. Please contact the leisure centre for further guidance on sauna and steam use.

Members can book 7-days in advance, non-members up to 2-days in advance. 
All sessions are bookable in the online leisure hub and are 90 minutes in duration
Price for casual use £6.95, included in the ONE Card membership

Haden Hill Leisure Centre:

Monday - Friday 
06.30 - 08.00 
08.30 – 10.00
10.30 - 12.00 Ladies only on Thursday mixed on other days
12.30 - 14.00 
14.30 – 16.00
16.30 - 18.00 
18.30 – 20.00

Saturday
10.00 - 11.30
12.00 - 13.30
14.00 - 15.30

Sunday 

08.00 - 09.30

10.00 - 11.30 

12.00 - 13.30 




Smethwick Swimming Centre:

Monday                         
06.30 - 08.00 MIXED
08.30 - 10.00 Ladies only
10.30 - 12.00 Ladies only 
12.30 - 14.00 MIXED
14.30 - 16.00 Men only 
16.30 - 18.00 Men only 
18.30 - 20.00 MIXED 

Tuesday
06.30 - 08.00 MIXED
08.30 - 10.00 Men only 
10.30 - 12.00 Men only 
12.30 - 14.00 MIXED
14.30 - 16.00 Ladies only
16.30 - 18.00 Ladies only
18.30 - 20.00 MIXED

Wednesday
06.30 - 08.00 MIXED
08.30 - 10.00 Ladies only
10.30 - 12.00 Ladies only 
12.30 - 14.00 MIXED
14.30 - 16.00 Men only 
16.30 - 18.00 Men only
18.30 - 20.00 MIXED 

Thursday 
06.30 - 08.00 MIXED
08.30 - 10.00 Men only 
10.30 - 12.00 Men only 
12.30 - 14.00 MIXED 
14.30 - 16.00 Ladies only 
16.30 - 18.00 Ladies only 
18.30 - 20.00 MIXED

Friday 
06.30 - 08.00 MIXED
08.30 - 10.00 Ladies only 
10.30 - 12.00 Men only 
12.30 - 14.00 MIXED 
14.30 - 16.00 Ladies only 
16.30 - 18.00 Men only
18.30 - 20.00 MIXED

Saturday 
06.30 - 08.00 MIXED
08.30 - 10.00 Men only
10.30 - 12.00 MIXED

Sunday 
06.30 - 08.00 MIXED 
08.30 - 10.00 Ladies only 
10.30 - 12.00 MIXED 

Last admission time will be 30 minutes before end of session customers are to be reminded that sauna will be cleared between each session for cleaning.


Benefits of using Saunas

The heat from a sauna soothes your nerve endings and warms and helps relax muscles, in turn relieving the tension from your body and minimizing joint pain. This is especially beneficial for those who suffer from illnesses such as arthritis, painful migraines, and headaches.

Saunas can be used as a means of calming the body and relieving it of stress. If you suffer from insomnia (one out three people have a mild case), it can also help induce sleep. The heat from the sauna helps the body release endorphins, a feel-good chemical that reduces the effects of stress on the body which can relax you enough to sleep better. The sauna heats up your body, so when you leave and begin to cool down, your body releases increased levels of melatonin, helping you feel more relaxed and therefore allowing you to have a deeper sleep.

Benefits of using Steam Rooms

The steam room helps to open up airways which improves your breathing and alleviates congestion. The wet heat from the steam room thins and opens the mucous membranes in the body, which helps to relieve the pressure. This is highly beneficial for those that suffer from asthma and bronchitis, as it helps with sinus relief.
The steam room also increases metabolism and can aid with weight loss. The steam room causes you to sweat, which means that your body is losing water. As water makes up a large part of your body weight, the emission of the sweat will cause you to lose a few pounds. The sweat also helps to remove toxins and cleanses the body.

Benefits for Your Skin

In terms of reaping the benefits for your skin, the sauna is better for muscle relaxation and lowering blood pressure whereas the steam room will help with overall detoxification of the body—the preference is yours. Saunas use dry heat whereas steam rooms use more moist heat. Both facilities open up your pores and increase blood and lymphatic circulation, which will effectively aid in softening your skin. You will notice a healthy pink glow in your skin, which will make you look younger, so not only will you feel good but you will also look rejuvenated.
The steam also helps to clear out any impurities from the skin which is especially good for those who have acne. Similarly, saunas will help to eradicate blackheads to give you clearer skin.
That being said, do make sure that you don’t stay in there too long as spending too much time in a sauna can lead to excessive thirst and too much time in a steam room can cause dizziness or even a rapid heartbeat.

Timetable

Sat 22/06
Sun 23/06
Mon 24/06
Tue 25/06
Wed 26/06
Thu 27/06
Fri 28/06
Time Activity Centre
07:00 - 08:30 Sauna and Steam Room Sandwell Aquatics Centre SAUNA - MIXED
09:00 - 11:30 Sauna and Steam Room Sandwell Aquatics Centre SAUNA - LADIES ONLY
12:00 - 14:00 Sauna and Steam Room Sandwell Aquatics Centre SAUNA - MEN