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Spa Level Relaxation At Your Own Home – Steam Showers 101

Lisa Morgan

Looking for a way to bring the spa right at the comfort of your home? How about installing your very own steam shower in your bathroom for an at-home private spa treat? More and more homeowners have decided to turn their bathrooms into their very own relaxation chambers, and it’s not surprising why.

Once installed, steam showers are quite easy to use and have a lot of health benefits that help you unwind. Moreover, you might actually save more money in the long run instead of having to renew your spa membership every year. They are also quite compact, so they save a lot of space and require less maintenance compared to a standard sized steam room or sauna. If you want to find out more about how steam showers function and what benefits you could get, keep on reading and you might even want to have one of your own!

How does a steam shower work?

Steam showers are sealed enclosures that trap moisture within the shower. You only have to press a button on its control panel to turn on the steam generator that heats water and creates steam. The steam then emerges through the steam head and fills the shower with a relaxing mist. Newer steam showers have extra features such as a waterproof sound system, ability to include scents to the shower, and multicolored LED lights to set the mood.

Benefits of a steam shower

If you think they only serve as luxurious bragging rights, guess again. You’ll be surprised by the number of benefits of a steam shower, and you might find yourself wanting to get your own by the time you finish reading this article!

  • Steam is great for those with frequent nasal congestion, especially for those with chronic allergy.
  • If you work out a lot, taking a steam shower is the best way to wind down. The warmth from the steam allows the capillaries to open, promoting blood flow and effectively removing metabolic waste. The steam also opens up other blood vessels which helps lower blood pressure.
  • Steam opens pores and clears the impurities and prevents blackheads and acne.
  • Steam showers are generally relaxing, and they’re an effective way to calm your mind and body from your day-to-day tasks. The feeling of relaxation induces better sleep, so you can finally say goodbye to those sleepless nights.

Cost and installation

You can either purchase their own steam generator or buy a steam shower kit. On average, steam generators cost $800 without installation cost. Adding these to your bathroom isn’t an easy task, so it’s best left to the professionals. While this may cost you more, it’s more economical to have it installed the proper way instead of Macgyvering with the equipment and pay more for the repairs.

Steam shower kits consist of a steam generator, glass enclosure, and other shower tools such as the shower head and the massage jets. They cost around $3000 and probably more, if you decide to include sound systems and mood lighting. Do not attempt to install these on your own, just leave it to the pros.