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What You can Really Expect from a Steam Shower – A Look at Your Two Options

The steam shower is becoming more and more popular – and for good reason, because not only does the steam shower give you a complete and relaxing showering experience, you are also able to take advantage of the numerous health benefits it offers. And we haven’t even talked about the value it adds to your home.

However, before you go out looking for a steam shower to install, it’s important that you understand exactly what it is, how it should be used, what it takes to install a unit, and what you should expect from it. The steam shower truly is a wonderful thing, but it requires some sober thought and consideration. Here’s what you can really expect from a steam shower – a look at your two options.

The regular shower

The regular shower – the traditional one – is by no means outdated, and will continue to have its place in the future. However, there are many ways in which the regular shower can become extraordinary, and that’s where the steam shower comes in.

The steam shower

The steam shower can perfectly function as an ordinary shower – so never think you are installing something that takes away the traditional function of the shower. However, the steam shower does a lot more – it produces steam, allowing you to indulge in a cubicle full of steam, which has enormous benefits when it comes to health, general well-being, and quality of life.

The advantages of the steam shower

When it comes to health, the steam shower (and the dry sauna) are without par. The steam shower offers more benefits than the sauna, however, because it surrounds you with moist heat – steam. Some of the major advantages are:

  • Opening of air ways (great for the common cold, sinuses, asthma, and other pulmonary conditions)
  • Relaxing of muscles and joints
  • Opening of blood cells and improving blood circulation
  • Opening of skin cells, leading to more naturally beautiful skin
  • Relaxation of the mind

Your two options

Your basic options are:

  • Pre-fabricated steam showers – a complete unit is installed, made according to factory models.
  • Custom steam showers – a steam shower installed according to your own specifications.

Whether you choose a pre-fabricated steam shower or a custom steam shower will of course depend largely on your own sense of style, your limitations when it comes to room, your personal needs, and your budget. Whatever you prefer, it’s important to have a sense of what both options require, and what the benefits or drawbacks are of either selection. Take your time and do your research; whatever you opt for, you are sure to upgrade your quality of life in ways you haven’t previously imagined.

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