Missing spa days and hotel getaways? Why not replicate the feeling in the comfort of your own home with your very own steam shower addition. Quickly gaining popularity for their amazing health benefits, luxury feel, and reasonable price point, more and more bathroom designs in Burlington are featuring steam showers. Here’s everything you need to know.

What Are Steam Showers?

Much like the steam rooms you see at a spa or hotel, steam showers are powered by a steam generator to fill your shower with relaxing hot vapour.

Incredibly easy to install, steam showers can likely be added to your existing bathroom during a routine bathroom renovation. Whether you’re working on a small bathroom renovation and choose a basic model, or you’d like yours fitted with all kinds of bells and whistles (think coloured lights or hydrotherapy – ooh la la!), they’re a great addition to any list of bathroom ideas.

Are There Any Health Benefits?

From Roman bathhouses to Turkish Hamams, steam showers have been used across the world for thousands of years. They offer incredible health benefits for both body and mind. Some of these may include:

  • Stress-Relief: At the end of a long day, there’s no better feeling than stepping into your own personal oasis and losing yourself in the steam.
  • Improved Circulation: Studies have shown that moist heat, like that found in your steam shower, has been known to improve certain aspects of cardiovascular (heart) health, including circulation.
  • Muscle Relaxation: Tense and tight muscles and joints are released in the heat, and tend to feel better after a session in your steam shower.
  • Skin Health: If you’ve ever experienced a facial, you’ll notice that your aesthetician applies a hot towel or steamer on your face. The moist heat opens up your pores and improves your skin health – the same effect can be achieved by hopping in your steam shower!
  • Detoxification: By raising your body temperature and making you sweat, steam showers could potentially flush toxins out of your body, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day (or night)!   

Sounds Great, Should I Install One In My Bathroom?

For over 40 years, Opal Baths has been specializing in bathroom renovations and bathroom designs in Burlington. We can help set you up with the bathroom of your dreams, including amazing luxury features like a steam shower addition. During our free consultation, a member of our team will assess whether this feature is right for you, working with you to determine your exact needs (and wants!) If you decide to move forward with a steam shower installation, our trusted contractors can assist you with that too!