by Dave Logan
Valentine’s Day is coming up, so how about taking your romance skills to a whole new level by installing a steam shower in your home. You can go for a pre-packaged steam shower (typically at a higher cost), or you can transform your existing shower into a spa for as low as a couple thousand bucks. These systems are digitally controlled and you can quickly install them. The result is a highly relaxing and enjoyable steam shower that is as good as any experience you can get at your local health club.
The steam generator houses the element that creates the heat necessary to produce steam. The steam then moves through the steam head and fills the shower area. You can install the steam generator in a location that is out of sight: the bathroom vanity, under the floor, or in the bench seat. The steam generator runs on electricity (208, 220 or 240V is common) and connects to your home’s existing water supply.
You can get some pretty nice upgrades with your steam shower, too, including aromatherapy features. These allow you to add essential oils to an attached steam head reservoir, and when the steam head heats up it vaporizes the oils and mixes with the steam. Steam and aroma therapy offer many health benefits:
- Reduces stress
- Encourages relaxation
- Cleanses toxins
- Increases circulation
- Relieves aches and pains
- Enhances your respiratory system
- Destroys pathogens in the body
- Increases your metabolism
- Enhances cardiovascular fitness Call your trusted plumbing professional to discuss which system will work best in your home. A quality plumber can guide you on features, too, like custom spray systems, steam heads and generators, hand sprays, multi-directional shower heads, and any upgrades. Once you get your steam shower system installed, it will require little maintenance other than regular cleaning and component inspection.
You will be able to enjoy reduced stress and an overall increased sense of well being by regularly enjoying your steam shower. And I’m sure your significant other will want to enjoy the experience right along with you.
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