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Steam Showers for Health and Steam Showers for Luxury

Updated on March 11, 2011

To appreciate how steam showers developed, you need to appreciate how many people go to spa resorts to feel rejuvenated and detoxify themselves. The steam rooms in these spas are a great place to unwind, relax and eliminate toxins from your body. Until recently, the possibility of steam saunas in any place other than a spa was just a distant dream. But with the invention of the steam shower, you can now experience a steam room right in your own bathroom at home.

In this hub I will discuss how residential steam showers work, how they can save you money, the health benefits of implementing a steam shower in your home and then I’ll discuss how to select the best one for you.

Modern Steam Showers
Modern Steam Showers

A steam shower works quite like a regular shower, with a nozzle and a water spout. However, it has an additional function wherein with a push of a button you can activate the steam shower generator to give you the ambiance and health benefits of a steam room. With little effort you will have a little spa going in your own house.

Steam showers have a little steam generator that is activated the moment you start the steam program on the dial. Once you initiate the steam feature, you will warm up to the hot steam emanating from the little nozzles of your steam shower creating the feeling of your own home spa. 

Steam Showers May Save You Money

Steam showers are much cheaper than going to a spa if this is something you do regularly. If you have a home steam shower you won't need to spend money in a spa or on a membership plus you will also be saving time spent driving to the spa. Homeowners are now embracing the idea of having a spa treatment within the comfort of their own homes.

Steam showers have gained in popularity and are now a somewhat common feature of bathrooms in higher end homes. But they are affordable enough that they aren't reserved for just luxury or high end homes. Many health benefits are associated with a spa, and thankfully technology has made it possible for each one of us to enjoy the luxury of a steam shower in our very own homes.


Steam Showers
Steam Showers

Health Benefits Of Steam Showers and Sauna Showers

Imagine coming home from a long, stressful day at work and enjoying the relaxation a steam bath can provide. As you sit in the steam shower, you will find the tension leaving your body and you will feel relaxed and refreshed. Some people have noticed they sleep better after a good steam, especially when they had a particularly stressful day.

Steam showers help increase circulation, release toxins and they can help loosen sore muscles.  The moisture is also great for your respiratory system, as they can soothe dryness or irritation in the nose, throat and lungs.  They are great for people with respiratory problems or even just a cold.

A steam shower can help you feel recharged, refreshed and rejuvenated as you experience a new found glow in your skin from having all the harmful toxins washed away from your body.

Luxury Steam Showers
Luxury Steam Showers
Steam Shower
Steam Shower

Pick the Right Steam Shower For You

If you’ve decided to buy a steam shower – good for you! But now you have to decide which one is best for your situation. Steam showers come in different shapes, colors, and styles as well as an assortment of different steam shower accessories.

The most popular accessories that come with most steam showers include overhead monsoon showers, digital control panels to regulate temperature, music and even a hands-free phone connection. Some slightly less popular but still common features include side body jets, foot and calf massagers, matching head rests, hydro back massagers, padded seats, and even aromatherapy dispensers.

You want to make sure you select a steam shower unit with appropriate steam shower doors for your bathroom or home. Be certain the steam shower enclosures fits the place you intend to put it.

You will find discount steam showers available online so you can obtain these lovely stress-busters at cheap prices. Online you will find a wide variety of steam showers, like electric steam showers, infrared steam showers or even portable steam showers. The Ariel Steam Shower is popular one many love. But make sure you have your steam shower installed professionally.  They need to be heat-proofed and sealed properly so you don't have problems with them down the road.

One great thing is that you can have steam showers custom built or installed in your home, no matter the size of your bathroom. Make sure the one you select has a strong frame made of thick, aluminum material. Ideally, the fixtures should be made of chrome-plated metals instead of chrome-plated plastic. Make sure that the steam shower you buy is certified for quality from a quality control agency in your country. Thick glass, acrylic and overall metal frames represent quality and longevity.

Home steam showers are truly a great investment because they can provide a lifetime of luxury and healthful benefits.

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