Steam Inhalation 101

Everyone at my gym is sick right now!!!

Unfortunately, I caught the plague too. I guess this is what you can expect being surrounded by a cest-pool of infectious people.

Since I’m a relentless optimist, I saw this as an opportunity to demonstrate a hydrotherapy technique I prescribe quite often in my practice when my patients have sinus or chest congestion and sore throats.


Although it’s pretty uncomfortable, it works really well.

I love being able to teach my patients simple techniques like steam inhalation that they can do at home and don’t require a prescription or going out to buy a supplement.


1. Assemble items: glass bowl, towel, face cloth, essential oil (optional), hair clip, timer, ice water

2. Boil water and pour into glass bowl.

3. Add 2-3 drops of essential oil, if using.

4. Sit with face over water, and arrange towel like a tent and hold in place using hair clip.

5. Wait ten minutes.

6. Wash face with ice cold water.

7. Wait 5 minutes, then repeat this entire process 🙂

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