This sweating chamber, which was also very frequently used by the Romans, is very similar to the nowadays very popular sauna. Laconium is considered as an intense impact room.
The walls of the premises are covered with tiles or marble.
At an average stable temperature of 55 to 65 °C the human body after a maximum duration of 15 minutes starts to sweat heavily. This is how the purification and detoxification process starts. It strengthens the immune system, increases congestion and in the long term it helps to cope with stress. It has a beneficial impact on the cardiac operation and it also regulates the blood pressure. Recommended twice a week for a duration of 10 to 20 minutes, but at a time a maximum duration of one hour is allowed.