june 15

When you think of a spa day, what comes to mind? Probably a bunch of women wandering around in robes sipping on fruit cocktails and snacking on tasting sweets, right? It’s no secret that the spa industry has peddled its wares directly to women for a very long time. Women should enjoy that pampering.

Men may not come right out and say it, but they would love to sink into the comforts of a spa day, too. They might not like hanging around in robes, but they would absolutely love the treatments.

Looking to take dad out for the day? Look for spas that offer a “Just For Dad” service. These are treatments that specialize in overall health and wellness. He’ll get a relaxing massage, time in a steam shower, and depending on the facility, many other amenities, too.

Look for packages that offer a haircut and scalp massage. Men love facials too, especially if they’re paired with a locally brewed beer. Your dad probably spends a lot of time on his feet. So, treat him to a foot massage. He’ll also appreciate hot herbal towel therapy followed up with deep tissue back massage.

Feel like staying in? Check out DIY Home Spa Day For Dad.

How will you be treating dad?

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This Ariel Platinum DA324HF3 Steam Shower is a dream come true. It comes loaded with accessories and the promise of a truly supreme home spa experience.

The steam shower cabin is just shy of 5 feet deep making it very spacious for one person, but also comfortable for two. The allow frame won’t rust, the tempered glass adds strength and durability to the whole unit. This steam shower is pre-fabricated. But, don’t worry about trying to fit it through the door. It comes in separate panels which fit together and seal with minimal effort.

Not sure whether you want a steam shower, regular shower, or a whirlpool tub? No problem. This steam shower literally comes equipped with all three.

It features acupuncture massage, a rainfall ceiling shower head, a handheld shower head, 12 body massage jets, whirlpool massage jets, chromatherapy lighting, aromatherapy system, FM radio, 2 built-in seats, computer control panel with a timer, overheat protection, a ventilation fan, and more.

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Apart from the whole relaxing spa experience, one of the best features of this steam shower is that it comes with a cleaning function. After you use the unit, activate the cleaner, and the shower and tub will be ready to use again without you having to break out the rags and cleaning solutions.

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june 9

Let me start by saying that steam showers make wonderful additions to any home and any family. They are part of a huge trend of upgrading a home with a spa bathroom. They add that extra bit of luxury and uniqueness to a home.

There’s also no denying that steam showers offer us an array of benefits. Add a chromatherapy lighting system to your steam shower along with an aromatherapy dispenser, and you really do have your own home spa experience. You’ll emerge from your steam shower feeling revitalized, healthier, and happier. Your skin will be moisturized, hydrated, and radiant. Because the steam is so cleansing all by itself, you won’t need to use soap at all. That little bonus is just one of the things that makes steam showers environmentally friendly and energy-saving.

Having said that, there are segments of the population that need to be a little more careful when using a steam shower. Before looking at who those populations are, remember that no one, even the healthiest of people, really shouldn’t spend more than 10 or 15 minutes in the steam. Prepare your body by drinking a couple of glasses of water before stepping into the steam shower. Then, drink another 1 or 2 glasses of water after your steam shower.

Babies under the age of one should not spend any time in the steam shower. Their little bodies are not quite equipped yet with the temperature regulation system that an older child and adult have. In other words, even though the temperature in a steam shower is quite mild, a baby can still over heat very quickly.

There is some research that indicates that men who have fertility issues should avoid heat, including baths. The heat has been shown to lower sperm production. The effects, however, are not permanent.

Anyone with high blood pressure should also be cautious. Limit your time in the steam shower to about 5 minutes. While you’re in there, you should be monitoring your heart rate. If you begin to experience chest pain or shortness of breath, you should obviously remove yourself from the steam shower immediately.

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