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10 Ways Steam Is Both a Luxury and a Necessity

If these uncertain times have taught us one thing, it’s that physical and mental health are intertwined and will remain a top priority. In a recent survey, 79 percent of respondents said they believe that wellness is important, and 42 percent consider it a top priority. Incorporating wellness into the home is the new norm, and steam showers have become the choice of wellness-seeking homeowners. 

Adding a steam shower to your home might be the ticket to your wellness lifestyle. Steam has numerous physical, emotional and mental wellness benefits, but did you know that it’s also a good investment? Let’s explore the top 10 benefits of having a home steam shower. 

10 Benefits of Steam

1. Respiratory 

Most people experience a stuffy nose and chest congestion from time to time.  Steam may help reduce those symptoms.  Steam may act as a natural expectorant and help clear nasal passageways and airways. And unlike a public steam room or sauna, you can use your personal steam shower anytime you like...even when you’re sick.  

2. Exercise recovery 

After an intense workout at the gym, the first thing you want to do is jump in the steam room to help ease your aching muscles. Imagine being able to do that at home. With a home steam shower to help with post-exercise recovery, you may just have the stamina to run that extra mile or exercise just a bit longer to be in the best shape of your life.  

3. Improved Circulation

Sitting in your steam shower may also help improve circulation. The heat of steam has been shown in some people to dilate blood vessels and capillaries which allows blood to flow more easily, transporting oxygen throughout the body.  

4. Healthy Skin 

Skin health requires pores being opened allowing the skin to breathe. A steam shower could be the perfect way to sweat out the toxins that may be harmful to our bodies and promote a radiant complexion and more supple skin.  

5. Stress Reduction

Given the events of the previous two years, it’s no surprise that 84% of adults experience symptoms of prolonged stress. A steam session may help reduce stress and may even help to decrease your cortisol levels, the hormone the body releases in response to stress while promoting a sense of wellbeing. 

6. Reduces Joint Stiffness

In the next 20 years, the number of arthritis-afflicted individuals is expected to skyrocket to 78 million – or more than a quarter of all adults in the U.S.! Incorporating wellness into your home could help you ease some of those symptoms. Using a steam shower may help loosen up joints, increase flexibility, and reduce joint discomfort.

7. Adds Value to Your Home

Updating bathrooms is often one of the first renovation projects property owners undertake when looking to increase a home's appraised value. Adding a steam shower may raise the value of your property by 31%

8. Self-contained

A steam shower takes up no extra space. Whereas a sauna needs its own separate enclosure, a steam shower is installed as part of an existing shower enclosure. Added space is not a requirement.   

9. Form and Function

Steam showers are custom designed to fit any style or aesthetic. Stylish features include natural materials for tiles, shower seating, and high-tech controls. Smart designs like aromatherapy steam heads elevate your steam shower experience while also bringing wellness into your home. 

10. Saves Time and Money on Spa Memberships 

Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy a good steam without having to drive someplace and pay for access? An in-home steam shower provides you with all the benefits in the comfort of your own home. You'll save time and money on spa memberships that you might not even use.   

Because a home steam shower is typically installed in an existing shower space, bringing the wellness of steam into your home is now easier than ever. Let MrSteam help you experience the necessary and luxurious benefits of spa-quality steam. 

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Topics: Benefits of Steam, Health & Wellness