september 1

Happy Labor Day! Where did the summer go? Now, it’s time for back to school and back to work. But before reality sets in, let’s get together for a fun, backyard spa party.

Here’s what you’ll need.

Hire a local spa to come to you. Research spas and make a list of the ones you like. Are the professionals friendly and knowledgeable? Do the offer an array of services, massage, facials, pedicures and manicures? To make sure you keep to your budget, you can call a training school. They will provide professionally trained staff at a discount. You might also consider splitting the cost of the spa experience among your guests.

If hiring the local professionals isn’t a possibility, consider running the show yourself.

Pampered DIY. Unless you’re interested in giving your friends massages, you might want to center the whole experience on only some aspects of the spa. This is where your own home steam shower really comes in handy. Offer it to your guests after they’ve had a dip in the pool. Buy a basket full of natural hand creams and body lotions, and let your guests pamper themselves.

Set Up. Move large furniture out of the way, and set up seating hubs. Toss in some comfy pillows, fluffy towels and bathrobes. Slice up a large cucumber (for a spa-like eye treatment). Set out candles, too. Oh, and you’re going to have to give your house a really good cleaning. A sparkling, fresh home just adds to the ambiance and feeling of wellness.

Refreshments. Lay out a box of chocolates as well as a healthy variety of snacks (vegetables with dip, fresh fruit, crackers, cheese). Prepare fruit punches and have lots of plain water on hand.

What extras would you add to your spa party?


august 30

Today, I want to answer one of the more common questions we receive: Can the steam shower be used as a regular shower, too?

The beauty of steam showers lies partly in the way they bring the soothing and refreshing spa experience into your own home. All you need is 15 minutes in that steam environment, and you’re well on your way to achieving healthy skin and lots of other health benefits, too. If you suffer from allergies or have come down with a cold, a few minutes in the steam shower will clear the sinuses and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to go.

There’s no doubt that the steam shower offers a truly luxurious experience. But, most mornings, you probably just want to hop into a regular shower and go. In that case, you need to know that all of our steam showers double as either standard or rainfall showers. So, a steam shower can be part of your daily routine regardless of whether you’re after a long spa experience or a quick morning clean up.

Give our Support Team a call if you have any other questions. We’d love to help you out!

august 28

Our customers often ask: How much water pressure does the steam shower require to function normally?

Probably the last thing anyone wants to experience in the morning is to turn on the faucet in the shower, only to have a few streams of water drizzle out of the showerhead. That poor water flow is what most of us call low water pressure, and that can be due to a number of problems.

Our steam showers just require the standard amount of water pressure, somewhere between 60 and 80 psi. If you’re finding that the water pressure in your home is less than that, it could be due to a number of different problems. There could be debris in the water that’s clogging the little filter screen in the faucet head. If you live in a hard water area, excess mineral deposits might have built up inside the fixtures. It could even be that the problem is beyond your immediate control. Some cities set their water pressure regulator to low.

Whatever the problem turns out to be, I highly recommend hiring a plumber to help you investigate. Our Support Team is also always available to help you troubleshoot any issues you might run into. Give us a call!