There is strong precedence for sweat therapy to be incorporated into medical, mental health & substance abuse treatment. While there are a multitude of medical and psychological problems that may be helped by sweat therapy, there are some that the available research suggests a high likelihood of benefiting.
Mental health problems likely to be responsive to sweat therapy include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, conduct disorders, and eating disorders.
Specific areas of physical therapy that would likely benefit from sweat therapy are cardiopulmonary, geriatric, and orthopedic where exercise is used as a stimulus to improve cardiovascular functioning. Sweat therapy is especially well suited to address chronic pain and issues of lifestyle related diseases.