You may know that steam showers are trending in bathroom remodeling, but you may have not known how effective steam showers are at cleansing the skin. In fact, there is a long list of health benefits derived from showering with steam.

Steam showers in the home provide a form of steamtherapy. Modern steam shower units come in many dimensions so you can install one in almost any bathroom. Steam generators also use less water than the average shower. Two gallons of water fuels steam for twenty minutes!

Bathing with steam cleanses the skin by making the body sweat in an environment with high humidity. As a result, the body is cleaned better than with a normal shower. First of all, the steam completely covers your body. In a normal shower, only the areas hit by the shower head are cleansed.

English: A complete diagram of the human skin.

English: A complete diagram of the human skin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The process of sweating releases toxins, dirt and bacteria from the body. This deeply cleanses the skin and empties the pores. This treats blemishes and acne. The skin looks better and the skin tone looks better after a steam shower. It’s also believed that bathing with steam reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Steam showers also improve the body’s circulation. As the blood travels around the body, more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the organs, muscles and skin. This is good for the entire body and the appearance of skin.

Steamtherapy also boosts the immune system. The heat creates an artificial fever, which signals to the body that it needs to kick start immunity to fight an infection or an illness. The body swings into a defensive mode and produces more white cells to fight infection. This will also help your body fight skin problems.

Making the skin look good isn’t the only health benefit of bathing with steam. It’s also believed that steamtherapy boosts the metabolism and helps in weight loss. Steamtherapy also treats pain by increasing blood circulation to sore and tired muscles. Steam also opens up the respiratory system’s air passages, decreases the amount of mucus in the body and makes it easier to breathe. This is a great treatment for allergies, a cold, the flu, asthma, bronchitis and more.

Steam showers are also a great retreat for when you need deep relaxation. Taking a shower with steam is more relaxing than taking a regular shower; furthermore, modern steam shower units make it possible to shower with your favorite music playing, with essential oils placed in aromatherapy systems and with chromatherapy lighting.

The Ariel Platinum DZ972F8 Steam Shower is an example of a modern modular steam shower unit. It has a 6KW steam generator, 20 acupressure massage jets, chromatherapy lighting, rainfall ceiling shower, a handheld shower head and two stools. It’s also retrofit to fit into a standard bathtub space or standard shower space. Call us at 800-304-3598, and our experienced staff will answer any of your questions about steam showers. We can help you pick out the perfect steam shower for your home.

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The image below is of a rainfall ceiling shower head inside of a corner steam shower. This is one of the many trends appearing in corner steam showers. As we move into the future, bathrooms are becoming more luxurious and spa-like. The bathroom isn’t just a place to take a shower anymore. It’s a place to rejuvenate the body and mind.

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This rainfall ceiling shower head is encircled with lighting. Corner steam showers come complete with white LED lighting and some models also come with another popular lighting trend. Chromatherapy lighting is becoming more popular in bathroom items, like steam showers and whirlpool bathtubs. Chromatherapy lighting is a form of alternative medicine, in which colored lights are used to influence mood and health.

The shower head itself is a big trend in showers right now. People are including larger shower heads in their bathrooms. They are also including multiple shower heads in the same shower. The corner steam showers on SteamShowersInc.com come equipped with rainfall ceiling shower head and handled shower heads. Both showe heads serve different functions. The rainfall shower head gives the option of bathing in a luxurious rainfall. These shower heads are large and located in the middle of the steam shower ceiling.

Other trends appearing in corner steam showers include making the showers as aesthetically pleasing as possible, circular-shaped shower enclosures and spa features. Corner steam showers come in modern designs with tempered glass. Some models are rectangular and some are circular. Many of these units are retrofit to fit into the place of a standard bathtub or shower unit. This makes installation easy, which requires no remodeling or renovation. Steam shower units also come with modern technology, which allows the user to use a wide array of relaxing features.

Many corner steam showers include an aromatherapy system, so essential oils can be infused into the shower. Additionally, some units are equipped with FM Radios, Bluetooth and surround sound speakers so the user can enjoy their favorite, relaxing music while bathing with steam. These units are all-in-one, including benches or stools. Depending upon the model, some stools may fold up or they may be made of wood.

Other common bathroom remodeling trends going on right now include the installation of freestanding and soaking bathtubs. (However, there are corner steam showers with built-in whirlpool bathtubs for those who would like to save space.) People also desire more storage in their bathrooms to make the space cleaner and less cluttered. After all, it is a place dedicated to relaxation. Other trends include Roman showers, unique tile designs and heated flooring and towel racks.

If you have any questions about corner steam showers, do not hesitate to call us at 800-304-3598. Our experienced staff is available seven days a week to assist you in browsing steam showers. We are here to help you build your dream bathroom. We have a wide selection of steam showers, bathtubs, toilets, shower panels and vanities. Our knowledge high inventory level will make your shopping experience a positive one.

We live in a hectic age, in which most of us have busy schedules and barely have time to prepare a healthy meal or make some serious time for relaxation. However, you shouldn’t always sacrifice your health and well-being to make time for other things. After all, how can you accomplish all of your goals if you’re burnt out?

 

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Review this list of ways to relax and try to incorporate one or two into your daily routine. You can even rotate relaxing activities throughout the week.

 

  1. Eating well. Our bodies are machines and it’s important to give them the right fuel. Have you noticed how sometimes certain foods make you feel horrible? Pay attention to how food makes you feel, and put food in your body that makes you feel good.
  2. Practice breathing exercises. Taking deep and slow breathes will help you practice mindfulness and help you calm down. Practicing your breathing will also help you during meditation and yoga.
  3. Rub your feet. You can rub your feet on a tennis ball to give yourself a foot massage. You may recognize this from yoga class.
  4. Journal. Sometimes writing out your feelings is just the thing you need to get them off your chest. You can write a letter to someone you’re upset with and without ever having to show it to them.
  5. Adopt a pet. A pet can ease loneliness and provide stress relief. Petting a cat or dog will lower your blood pressure and give you a special relationship with someone who will love you unconditionally.
  6. Get in the sun. Many of us don’t get enough sunlight. We wake up, go to work and go home without sitting outside. This can mess with our internal clock. Get some time in the sun to help your sleep schedule and to help decrease depression.
  7. Alone time. Alone time can be hard to come by, especially when you have a family, a job and commitments. However, it’s still important to carve out that special me time, in which you can de-stress and allow yourself to recharge.
  8. Take a steam shower. A steam shower is an excellent use of alone time. Steam is a natural stress fighter. It will increase blood circulation, cleanse your skin and allow you to breathe more easily. You can relax in steam with your favorite music playing through surround sound speakers, infuse essential oils into your shower with an aromatherapy system, use a built-in foot massager and enjoy the body massage jets. Take this time to focus on the sensations and relax. In the end, your mind and your body will feel better.

 

You can browse for the perfect steam shower for you on SteamShowersInc.com. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 800-304-3598, or contact us via our Live Chat Online feature. We are here to help you pick out the perfect bathroom for you to help you relax and enjoy your time to the fullest.

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