Well I went on a journey of self discovery (inadvertabtly) on friday as my partner had arranged for a spa experience for my birthday. Massage (not a deep tissue one like my last one which made me feel worse the next day) and facial were good, jacuzzi was heaven… it was only when I got to the steam and sauna rooms I hesitated and turned to my partner and said I didn’t think it was such a good idea.
To which my partner replied. ‘Well it’s a good way of finding out whether it’s just baths or a particular type of heat that makes you feel worse.’
So after a bit more debating I decided to try it out.
Here was my verdict:
Steam room was terrible, I was only in there for 10 minutes and my pins and needles were flaring up, my tongue was feeling strange and I really felt uncomfy. The worst part affected is usually my left hand which as the time progressed started to curl - my partner calls it the claw - same sort of thing happens after a bath and as well as pins and needles my fine motor control is off and it feels horrible if something touches it. I felt better a good 30 mins and cold shower later and almost back to norm.
The sauna was more palatable. I had residual symptoms post steam room but didn’t feel notably worse.
So in conclusion I think it’s the humidity that triggers off my symptoms. Just thought I’d share with fellow limbolanders.