You may be familiar with a steam shower – you may have even enjoyed one in the gym or spa or salon. However, very few people know that steam showers are now available for personal use within a residential bathroom; and even fewer people understand the many benefits the steam shower offer. Not only are steam showers very practical and healthy - they transform your shower experience and elevate your lifestyle to a whole new level. Here are some of the lesser-known benefits of having your own steam shower:
Detox in your bathroom
You’d be surprised how many chemicals we ingest every day – it started a couple of decades ago (with the proliferation of preservatives and colourants) and we’re only beginning to get wiser now. Add to this the increase in pollution levels, and you see why detoxifying yourself is a very good idea. Building up a good sweat in the steam shower is an excellent way of ridding yourself of those nasty, harmful chemicals.
Steam showers have proven to be beneficial for people suffering from ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and various allergies that can affect the pulmonary system. Moist air and steam enter the airways and help relax the walls, unclogging them. There is an almost instant relief from inflammation and congestion, and people are immediately able to breathe more easily. Steam showers are also great for anyone suffering the symptoms of colds and the flu.
Boost your immune system
A hot steam shower automatically allows for better blood circulation, and this, in turn, boosts your immune system. At the same time, your body temperature is raised – just like what happens when you have a fever – and this helps eliminate any virus that might be hiding under your skin, simply because most viruses and diseases can’t survive at temperatures higher than the normal body temperature.
Revive your skin
Yes, your skin, too, will benefit greatly, because you have a good chance to sweat. The raised temperature and moisture in the steam shower opens your pores and allows them to be cleaned naturally with your perspiration. Steam showers definitely aid in improving skin tone and clarity.
Because your blood circulation dramatically improves whilst in the steam shower, your body organs receive more vitamins, oxygen, and minerals. Your muscles relax and your mind is released from stress. This doesn’t just create relief from sore muscles and aching joints, but also from unwanted thoughts and mental anguish, leaving you rejuvenated and fresh.
The steam shower has enormous health benefits – for both the body and the mind. No wonder more and more people are opting to choose a steam shower in their bathroom; it is, after all, a combination of traditional shower and steam room.