Top 3 Reasons to Use a Steam Shower

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Having a steam shower can be extremely beneficial, not only to your health and body, but also to the value of your home. Here are some of the top 3 reasons to use a steam shower.

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Skin Rejuvenation
Steam Therapy keeps you glowing as warm moisture opens your pores, leaving your skin softer and more supple. Steam cleanses and nourishes the skin, leaving it with a healthy glow. It hydrates dry skin. And, hallelujah, it can also aid in the fight against cellulite while boosting your metabolism.
That daily steam indulgence is a natural detox that removes harmful impurities from your body. It can also enhance your breathing, leaving you with an improved sense of tranquility, promoting restful sleep and wellness. Source: MrSteam

Relieves Muscle Stiffness and Pain
The heat of the steam can help relax tight, sore muscles. The hot steam dilates blood vessels, improves circulation and increases blood flow to the muscles. This allows oxygen and nutrients to reach the areas where they are needed, which in turn helps loosen tight muscles and reduce pain.
The steam therapy can also help get rid of the lactic acid build-up in your muscles and thereby reduce soreness.
Steam rooms are often used after intense workouts to help relax tired and painful muscles. According to a 2001 article in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20 minutes of moist heat is significantly more effective than 30 seconds of static stretching. Source: Youqueen

Instant Gratification
We’ve talked a lot about the tangible benefits of steam, but we can’t compile a list like this without giving credit to the actual ease, simplicity, and time commitment (or lack thereof) of steaming. Unlike so many other body/soul treatments that require extended involvement and hours of participation, just ONE steam session can inspire tremendous changes to your physical and mental well-being. And that one session can be all of 20 minutes to reinvigorate you from head-to-toe. Source: Thermasol

With an at-home steam shower, you’ll reap the benefits of all of these perks and more.  For more information, contact us now!

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4 Benefits of Steam Showers

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Steam therapy provides not just physical but also mental and emotional benefits, which can drastically improve your holistic well-being. Read on to learn more about the benefits of steam showers, including: detoxification, relaxation, skin care and increased circulation.

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Below are 4 benefits of steam showers:

Detoxification
Steam shower bath has health benefits like strengthening your defense mechanisms and improving your overall skin condition. Sinus issues and breathing problems can certainly be helped with steam baths. Many ancient cultures believed that a fever could cure anything. They used steam baths for the function of creating a mock fever. Toxins are released from your body once you sweat. Releasing these toxins can be quite good for one’s health. The heat from steam baths can also soothe aching muscles. Source: SlideShare

Relaxation
Over the centuries, steam therapy has been used to encourage relaxation and foster a sense of wellbeing. Though feelings of serenity and peace are subjective-and therefore hard to measure in a clinical setting-it is well accepted throughout the disciplines that most individuals enjoying a steam bath for 10-15 minutes find themselves in a pleasant state of relaxation. With significant evidence linking stress and anxiety to hundreds of ailments and disorders, any method to reduce everyday stress should be welcomed with open arms. It is, perhaps, this anxiety-reducing effect of steam that is its greatest benefit. Source:  WaSauna

Skin Care
Steam is often used for skin care because it opens pores and allows you to perspire freely. According to Green Planet, steam is an effective home remedy for cleansing your skin. Twenty minutes of steam, once a week, is enough to reduce blemishes such as pimples and blackheads. Steam also works as a preparation for shaving by softening hair and reducing razor burn. Source:  LiveStrong

Increased Circulation
Steam showers are an excellent way to naturally boost circulation throughout the body. Increased circulation brings more oxygen to cells and decreases the risk of hypertension and hardened arteries, and it increases muscle function. Increased circulation also means more blood flowing through the heart, which helps combat fatigue and exhaustion. Source:  OverStock

Want a great way to enjoy all of these benefits in your own home? Call us now or email us here to install your very own steam shower.

 

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Calgary, Alberta
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Is it healthy to take a Steam Bath Daily?

Is Taking a Steam Bath Daily Healthy?

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Numerous medical studies have proved that steam baths provide many health and beauty benefits. A steam bath not only opens pores that allow impurities to leave the body, but it will improve circulation, soothe achy joints and relaxes tired muscles. In a vast majority of cases, how often people use steam baths is a personal matter, but the question still remains, is a daily steam bath healthy? Fortunately, the answer is yes…but.

Yes…But?

In colonial times, Benjamin Franklin took daily steam baths by an open window. He believed that once the steam drew toxins from the body, fresh air would cause them to evaporate. In colonial times, hot baths with lots of steam were the prescribed treatment for many ailments.

Not much has changed from colonial times to the present. There are many people who enjoy the health–and social–benefits offered with steam baths. Fortunately, many medical practitioners endorse this, but with a caveat: watch the duration.

Generally speaking, a daily steam bath taken by a healthy person poses no health risks. The danger that hides in the shadows is when there are extenuating health circumstances that might be affected by those steam baths. For example, people with heart ailments should exercise caution when using steam baths due to the added stress posed by such a regimen. This is not to say that they should not use steam baths, just that they should exercise caution when doing so. The key, in these cases, is held by that patient’s doctor, who should be consulted prior to using a steam bath.

Even for people who are generally heathy, however, the duration of steam baths–not necessarily their frequency–should be kept at 20-30 minutes per day. Doing this every day by a healthy person should pose no health risks.

At Perfectbath.com, we’re not in the business of dispensing medical advice. The only person who should be advising you in such situations is your physician. We can point to the numerous benefits that have been and continue to be enjoyed by those who use steam baths for their health benefits. Further, anyone, healthy or not, should seek the advice of their physician prior to beginning a regimen of regular steam baths.

At Perfectbath.com, we can assist you with any questions you might have about steam baths and steam showers for your home. Contact us today for more information about how you can enjoy the full benefits of steam baths for both your physical and mental health right in your own home.

Contributed by:Aaron Gruenke foremost Sauna and Bath expert.

 

Steam Shower Indulgence Pays Relaxation Dividends

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Steam Shower Benefits

 

Imagine, It’s the end of a long day. You’re tired, or achy, or just want to chase away the winter chill. So you step into your bathroom push a button in your new shower stall, plop yourself down on a bench, and melt into a soothing cloud of eucalyptus-scented steam. Twenty minutes later, you emerge feeling relaxed, renewed, and feeling great.

That kind of indulgence used to require a trip to a health spa. But more and more home owners are opting to recreate the spa experience at home by turning their ordinary shower stalls into warm, vaporous havens called steam showers.

Along with the benefits to your skin and sinuses, there’s no standing around waiting for a whirlpool tub to fill or a sauna to heat up—and when you’re done steaming, you just turn on the shower for a refreshing rinse. To summon the steam, you simply hit the digital controls on the wall inside the shower stall. That triggers an electric valve to fill the small steam generator with about a 2 litres of cold water.

Then, just like a plug-in tea kettle, the generator’s electric element brings the water to a boil, heating the water to a steamy boil that takes only seconds as the steam generator is mounted right on the back of the shower and applies steam on demand as called for by the programmable controls inside the shower. A pipe channels the hot vapor to the steam outlet port, which fills the shower stall with tropical moisture that never gets above a safe 50 degrees Celcius.

Steam Shower Benefits

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Steaming for 20 minutes consumes a mere two litres of water and only costs pennies to operate your luxury steam shower, but the benefits are priceless. By that reckoning, steam is a “green” way to bathe as even a water-saving shower head sprays about 50 gallons of water in the same period.

Steam units are sized based on the stall’s volume in cubic feet, its shape, and what it’s lined with. In a typical 4-by-5-by-8-foot stall (160 cubic feet) covered with ceramic tile requires at least a seven-kilowatt generator. For a stall tiled in stone, you’ll need twice as much steam-generating capacity. By comparison for a free standing self contained steam shower with tempered glass walls you will only need a 3-6kw steamer to do the same job as they work more efficiently and the steam generator is mounted closer to the steam outlet with the steamer mounted right on the back of the shower wall.

 

Installation and Costs:

Installing one of these free standing steam showers at home can seem undaunting, but while they look like something out of star trek they are surprisingly easy to install and an average handy man can tackle the task usually in less than a day.

First, you’ll need a dealer; you can find one locally or online. Some good companies to deal with are Beauty Saunas and Baths in Calgary, Alberta or online at www.perfectbath.com where you can have your new shower shipped right to your door and they give free technical support to guide you along the way for your installation of your steam shower. For about $3,000 to $5,000, you can get a stand-alone, steam-ready enclosure that just needs to have the wiring and plumbing hooked up. These futuristic looking steam showers will be the WoW factor in your newly renovated master bath.

Steam-shower makers are betting their products will eventually nudge out the bathtub as the preferred place to luxuriate in the Canadian and American bathroom. Experts predict steam showers will be in 40% of homes in the United States and Canada by 2020 because of the push towards modular steam showers from developers, remodelers and custom home builders installing them in the majority of new construction and remodeled homes.

 

The Basics

What it is: A moisture-sealed shower enclosure equipped to deliver clouds of steam before, during, or after your shower.

  • How it works: Cold water piped into a steam generator is heated to the boiling point and then sends fresh steam to an aperture in the shower stall. Digital controls inside the shower let the user adjust the steam’s temperature and duration and can even add piped-in aromas, lighting, and music.

 

  • What to look for: Delivery speed. Better models take less than a minute to build up a head of steam.
  • Remote controls – That way, you don’t even have to get up from your bench to adjust steam time or temperature.
  • Auto-flush – Reduces calcium deposits on the heating element and saves you from a manual flush-out every 50 uses.

 

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