The Medicinal Powers of Steam Baths Demystified

High Tech Steam Bath

A steam bath is not the same thing as a sauna. Each has their ups and downs, but both are therapeutic and medicinal. The steam room is the one where the heat is carried on thick clouds of mist emitted from steam heads, and although it might feel more intense than a sauna at first, it is actually a little bit cooler.

Steam Room in Master Bathroom
Steam Room in Master Bathroom

Your steam shower at home must be sealed in by vapor tight walls. Above the steam room on the far right is sealed off by a glass door.  The walls need to be made of materials like acrylic, tile or marble.

Chestnut Beach Glass Mosaic Tile
Chestnut Beach Glass Mosaic Tile

Chesnut Beach is always a lovely choice. The steam rooms take only two to five minutes to heat up, just like a regular shower.

Round Wall Control from Mr. Steam
Round Wall Control from Mr. Steam

Any time you have a cold, or you ache from overexertion, press the buttons on your wall control and your steam bath will clear your sinuses and relax your muscles. Doctors frequently recommend them for patients with asthma, bronchitis, bursitis, rheumatism and even common allergies.

Wall Mounted Wooden Bench from Mr. Steam
Wall Mounted Wooden Bench from Mr. Steam

It really helps with any ailment, because the heat will improve your circulation and boost your immune system. Take a seat on a wall mounted wooden bench and let your mind wander. Because it is mounted to the wall, you can always fold it up if you want more room to move about in the steam chamber.

Steam Head from Mr. Steam
Steam Head from Mr. Steam

While all of the warm and soothing steam is floating elegantly out of the steam head, it may be easy to loose track of time, or possibly even fall asleep. For this reason, many people install a timer that will run for thirty minutes and then let you know when it’s time to get out.

Elegant Steam Chamber
Elegant Steam Chamber

Myths Busted
“Steam baths waste water resources.”

  • Steam baths do not waste water. They save water immensely using approximately 1.5 quarts of water in fifteen minutes while a shower will use 40 gallons in the same amount of time. Knowing this will help you relax in your misty sanctuary.

“Too much steam will ruin your hair.”

  • Steam baths do not damage hair as they use the same water molecules as a normal shower. You hair will only get wet.
Enclosed Steam Shower
Enclosed Steam Shower

“Steam baths are only for huge bathrooms in mansions.”

  • The steam generator is no bigger than a toolbox and can be installed within 25 feet of your bathroom. The ceiling only needs to be 7 feet tall. A smaller bathroom is ideal if you can make the door to it vapor tight. Or you can build an enclosed steam suite inside.
Modern Steam Room
Modern Steam Room

Now let’s kick it up a notch with a steam room sound system. Mr. Steam manufactures water proof speakers for your private sanctuary where you can play ambient sound effects of the ocean or the rainforest, or even your favorite Pink Floyd remix and let your worries float away. Mr. Steam dedicates all its resources into producing the finest products in the steam bath market for luxury homes everywhere.

Square Alarm Speaker from Mr. Steam
Square Alarm Speaker from Mr. Steam

The standard square speaker can play music or just be there for an audible alarm at the end of the allotted thirty minute period.

Round Speakers from Mr. Steam
Round Speakers from Mr. Steam

These beautiful round speakers blend into the walls, blanketed by steam.

Chroma Lighting from Mr. Steam
Chroma Lighting from Mr. Steam

They make water proof lighting for obvious reasons of being able to see, but it’s the kind of lighting that is easy on the eyes. The Chroma lighting shines softly amidst the clouds of steam.

Chakra Essential Oils Aroma Therapy
Chakra Essential Oils Aroma Therapy

So they’ve found something for almost every human sense, the touch of wet heat, the sight of soothing light and the sound of beautiful music. Mr. Steam can equip their generators to produce aroma therapy if the owner desires. This adds to the holistic experience of healing in the steam bath. The seven bottles of Chakra essential oils can help you search for spirituality as you sink into meditation. If you want all three perks, the light, the speakers and the aroma therapy, you can save money by buying everything in a mr. steam spa package.

High Tech Steam Bath
High Tech Steam Bath

Mr. Steam baths can be installed for around $3600. If the shower is where you find the most peace and relaxation, this might end up being what you spend your Christmas bonus on. It’s an investment in one’s health and happiness.