One way of relaxing after a long day at work is by sitting down in your bathroom and enjoying a soothing steam bath. Add in your favourite aromatic oil and play your favourite mix of relaxing music. Ah, what an effective way to calm the nerves!
If you don’t have a steam shower yet, then you’re missing out on a lot of health benefits. With this bathroom add-on, you can enjoy a spa-like treatment right in the comfort of your own home. This fabulous bathroom structure makes a fantastic addition to any house. Installing one is easy, and you can choose from a variety of colours, shapes and sizes.
In ancient Rome, they had public steam rooms used for cleansing and relaxation. All kinds of people went to public baths that were supplied by natural hot springs. They spent hours sitting in the room, socialising with the folks and enjoying the beautiful effects of the steam.
How does a steam bath work?
Thankfully, you don’t need to go to a public steam bath to relax anymore. Modern-day steam showers are equipped with pumps, pipes and water heaters. There are also steam showers that come with digital adjustment knobs that will allow you to choose the steam temperature and set up the timer.
By pushing the buttons or turning knobs, you will trigger the flow of cold water inside the steam generator. After a few seconds, the electric element of the generator will start to boil the water. The pipe attached inside the steam shower channels the vapour from the generator to the shower head. Then, the vapour accumulates inside the sealed cabin.
Optimal temperature is maintained throughout the session, so you don’t need to worry about your skin getting scalded. In 20 minutes, the steam generator needs to heat up at least 2 gallons of water. Because it takes up a lot of energy to boil this much water, you may expect your electric bill to go up.
Professional Installation or DIY?
It does pay to call in a pro to help you set up the equipment because it requires a lot of finesse and precision. You will need to contact a dealer for the generator, a shower installer and a tiling expert for the shower enclosure and an electrician and a plumber for the wiring and plumbing work.
It’s better to call in an expert because you don’t want to spend a steam bath session in a poorly installed shower enclosure, not to mention, an ineffective steam shower. Also, it can be expensive to call in a contractor to undo your installation mistakes.
While it can be expensive to install your steam bath, it will surely pay off at the end of the day. To maximise your investment, you must pick the right model. Check the specifications and its features too. Most importantly, you should entrust the installation job to a real professional to avoid any inconveniences and unnecessary expenses.