The steam shower has gained a lot of popularity since it first came out, and more homes already have their own steam showers – and homeowners are exceedingly pleased indeed. It may be an investment, but it’s an investment that has proven worthwhile in more ways than one. The steam showers of today can come as modular units, and these units are pre-built and simply need to be installed – and often, this takes less than a day. Once it is installed, you can use it, and you’ll have your very own spa experience right in the comfort of home. If you are thinking of installing a steam shower, however, it’s a good idea to gather as much information as you can about it. Here, then, is everything you need to know about steam showers – and why they are more popular today.
How it works
The modular steam shower is self-contained, and this makes it more compact and a lot easier to clean and maintain than steam rooms or saunas. The stall is completely sealed so no steam can get out. To use it, you just step inside, press the control buttons, and the steam shower will start working. Every steam shower will come with a generator, and this will heat the water to boiling point. The boiling water will then turn into steam, channelled through the system, which then emerges through the shower’s steam component. A modern steam shower will have digital control panels, making it easier and more convenient for use. These controls allow you to choose the length of time you would like the shower to operate, and it lets you adjust the temperature as well.
The best part of it all is that some steam showers come with amazing extra features, such as sound systems (FM radios and Bluetooth connections), aromatherapy, mood lighting, and rain shower heads as well as body massage jets.
The difference between steam showers and steam rooms/saunas
As mentioned, steam shower units are a lot more compact, and they already have whatever features are needed for you to operate them efficiently. Also, steam showers will start operating immediately as soon as you activate them, and you don’t have to wait for a long time for the steam to exit through the heads. And here’s another advantage over steam rooms or saunas – steam showers will consume less electricity and less water because even when you use it for 20 minutes, it will only consume around two gallons compared to 50 (or more) consumed by conventional showers.
Their true advantages
Steam showers present you with the ultimate experience in the shower – much like being in the midst of nature in a combination hot spring and waterfall. It’s not only eco-friendly because it consumes less water, but it is also known for its benefits to health. If you are tired from a day’s work and just want to relax, there’s no better way to relax than to jump in the steam shower and let it work its magic. It can relieve sore muscles and joints, and if you have a cold, spending time in the steam shower can clear out your nasal passages. It’s also good for your skin, and it’s completely relaxing, allowing you to de-stress and soothe yourself – and sleep better as well.
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