Steam shower installation is a… well “hot” bathroom trend. When you’re considering your next bath renovation, talk to us about steam showers.

Steam Shower Health Benefits

It is believed that steam baths date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. In those times, the bath was a communal place to gather, socialize, and network as well as get clean.

You may have used a sauna or steam room at the gym or spa. They’re recognized for their health benefits like relaxation, soothing aching muscles, improving heart health and circulation.

But the difference between a sauna and a steam bath is simple: humidity. A sauna generates dry heat, while the humidity of a steam bath can provide additional benefits like:

  • Clearing congestion
  • Detoxifying the skin and unclogging pores
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Calorie burning

It should be noted that there are some risks to using a steam shower. For example, pregnant women and people with very high or very low blood pressure should avoid steam showers or saunas.

What is a Steam Shower?

A steam shower looks like a typical shower stall. But it’s a little different. It’s fitted with special equipment to deliver steam before, during, or after your shower. The shower stall is moisture-sealed to keep the steam inside and help you enjoy the full benefits.

You turn the steam on or off and adjust the temperature using digital controls. Some steam showers even feature the ability to add aromas like eucalyptus, lavender or citrus for added relaxation and health benefits.

If you have enough room, consider adding seats or benches to your steam shower, allowing you to sit and relax while the steam winds its way around you, soothing tired muscles and easing the strains of the day.

What Should I Know About Steam Shower Installation?

Steam showers don’t require any more space than a traditional shower stall. Look for models that heat water up to steam in less than a minute. Digital controls and a remote control are very handy. With a remote control, you can adjust the temperature or turn off the steam without even getting off your comfortable bench.

Calcium deposits can build up on the heating elements of steam showers, requiring manual cleaning. An auto-flush system reduces this calcium build-up, saving you a little work.

Steam showers are lightweights on water use. For example, a 30-minute steam uses 2 gallons of water or less! In contrast, a traditional shower uses that much water in about a minute. But the electricity costs make a steam shower a little less of a green option.

Once You Decide on A Steam Shower Installation, You’ll Never Go Back

Many homeowners who have decided on a steam shower installation say they’ll never live without one again. Being able to enjoy a relaxing steam in your own home is a luxury that is difficult to give up.

Steam shower installation can increase the resale value of your home, as well. That means it is worth considering as part of your next bath renovation. The money you will spend will pay off if you sell your house down the road. If you keep your home, you’ll never regret a penny spent on your steam shower installation. We practically guarantee it!

For Oakville and Burlington bathroom design, choose Opal Baths and Design. We’re a great source for bathroom renovation ideas. We’re family-owned and have been in operation since 1983. We take great pride in the quality of our work, and take a detailed approach to every bathroom project, working with you to fit great bathroom renovation ideas into almost any sized budget.

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