A steam shower is a great addition to any bathroom. It’s easy to add steam to a tiled shower, I definitely recommend looking into one for your home. Adding steam has many health benefits, you’re certainly aware of that. Below you will find my top five reasons you should add a steam shower to your home.
Perhaps the best reason you should add steam is to decrease your recovery time from working out. If your job is physically demanding a steam shower can help your recovery as well. Gyms know that steam decreases recovery time, that is why steam showers are common there. As we age we need all the help we can get decreasing our recovery time. Of course there are other benefits as well.
Due to the increase in temperature your veins widen making it easier for blood to flow. This increases circulation to all parts of the body, also assisting in faster recovery. Increasing the blood flow also reduces soreness and pain from sore muscles.
Detoxes your Body
The increase in temperature causes your body to sweat. As you sweat the toxins and chemicals leave your body, leaving you a little healthier.
Good for the Environment
Unlike a jetted tub, a steam shower uses very little water. The average steam shower uses less than 2 gallons of water for a twenty minute steam. Another benefit is that a steam shower heats up faster as well. Instead of waiting several minutes for your bathtub to fill up, steam will typically start in less than a minute. Adding steam to your shower also allows you to take a steam, then immediately shower all in the same room. When you shower the steam condenses back to water vapor and goes down the drain. There’s no need for special venting that way.
Other Benefits of a Steam Shower
Steam can act as a moisturizer improving your skin and make you look younger. Since steam increases your heart rate your metabolism also increases. A steam shower can also reduce stress and make it easier to fight off colds. There are many benefits to adding a steam shower in your home.
Can I Just Crank up my Existing Shower?
A steam shower is far more different than just trying to turn the heat up on your shower head. For starters, the water coming out of your shower actually cools the space preventing you from reaching the needed temperature. A typical steam shower should reach room temperatures of 110 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees. This is also what sets a tiled shower steam unit apart from the spaceship looking things you can buy online. Many of those units can’t go over 100 degrees
Steam showers are great for most anyone. I wouldn’t recommend adding one to your home if you are diabetic or have high blood pressure. If improving your health is something that interests you, talk to me about installing a steam shower in your home. I am happy to walk you through our process and explain in more detail the benefits you will see. As with all our tile installations, you will get a lifetime warranty on the tile assembly. For the best tile selection in Columbia, check out our store Legacy Bath & Tile.