What Are the Benefits of a Steam Shower?
If you’re a homeowner following some of the latest remodeling trends, you’ve probably notices the rising popularity of the steam shower as a way to up the ante in the bathroom. But really, what are the benefits of a steam shower? Firstly, a steam shower can actually be a great way to build equity in your home. Buyers love the idea and the look of a beautiful steam shower design, and one of the biggest selling points of a home is the bathroom. By installing a feature as luxurious as a steam shower, you’re automatically increasing the value of your home, which means the investment you make will definitely pay off in the end.
The Value of Vapor
Resale value aside, what are the benefits of a steam shower? As soothed as you may feel by the thought of increasing the equity of your home, the health benefits of a steam shower are also something to consider. For centuries, steam has been used as a highly effective method of treatment for relieving stress; calming the nerves; relaxing the muscles; improving the clarity of skin; healing infections in the respiratory system; increasing circulation; boosting the metabolism; and encouraging the process of weight loss. When used in conjunction with chromotherapy—a type of light therapy that uses a specially designed chromotherapy light to produce a range of colors that alter the mood—a steam shower can also be greatly beneficial to migraine sufferers.
Generating Some Heat
In addition to requiring the installation of a fully enclosed shower space, steam showers also require the use of a steam shower generator to heat the water to a boiling point that will produce steam. The hot vapor produced by the boiling water is then sent through a pipe to a steam head that releases the steam into the shower stall enclosure. Despite the dangerously high temperature of the water, however, the steam is completely safe, creating the luxurious and soothing atmosphere that spas all over the world have become so popular for providing.
Let things get steamy in your bathroom! Call the experienced team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc. for your consultation today!