Everything You Need to Know About Steam Showers

A steam shower is all you need when you come home from a long day at work. Getting into the shower will relieve all the tension in your muscles and provide relaxation. When you’re tired, and your muscles are aching from physical work, you can step into your shower and chase all the tiredness away. Steam showers are different from regular showers, in that steam plays a significant role in giving you the health and physical benefits you can get. If you already have one at home or are planning to install a steam shower in place of your old, regular one, you may want to learn a few things about steam showers.

An ancient form of steam bath

The concept of steam in a bath or shower is not new. Thousands of years ago, Romans already had this technology: the steam bath.

Economical

Compared to a regular shower, a steam shower uses less water. For a 20-minute session, you only need about 2 gallons of water. Twenty minutes inside your shower will already give you the benefits that your body needs. A regular shower uses about 50 gallons of water for the same amount of time. Not only is a steam shower economical regarding water use, but it also allows you to save on your electricity bill.

How to use steam showers

Newer models of steam showers are very user-friendly. You only need to hit some buttons to get the steam running. When you push a button on the control board, the electric valve signals the system to fill the steam generator with one gallon of cold water. The generator then powers up to boil the water. The vapour from the boiling water goes through a pipe to the steam disperser. The temperature inside the shower stall when the steam is running does not exceed 118 degrees Fahrenheit.

Benefits

If you are looking for reasons why you should have a steam shower at home, then look into the benefits it can give you. If you are suffering from clogged sinuses and breathing is hard, try taking a 20-minute steam shower, and you will step out breathing normally. Steam clears the pathways in your sinuses, allowing for better breathing. Another notable benefit is the elimination of toxins through the skin. Steam opens up the skin, thereby creating a way for the toxins inside the body to get out. It also moisturises the skin. If you have high blood pressure, getting into a steam shower for a few minutes each day widens your blood vessels, making it easy for blood to circulate inside the body, hence lowering your blood pressure.

It can be costly to install a steam shower at home, but the benefits that you will reap – especially if you are suffering from a health condition where steam can significantly help you deal with the symptoms – will be worth every penny that you will pay for the unit, installation and maintenance. What used to be an expensive trip to your favourite wellness spa can now be done right in the comfort of your own home.

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