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Why Women Love Steam

While the history of using steam for wellness dates back to ancient Rome, the popularity of private steam showers has only surged recently. Women, in particular, are big fans of this solution because of its triple purpose: health, rejuvenation, and pleasure. 

From advanced relaxation effects to supporting women's health, steam goes a long way toward boosting your quality of life. Learning why women appreciate steam showers can help you discover new opportunities for achieving your health and wellness goals. 

Menstrual Cramp Relief  

For many women, menstrual pain can be debilitating. Some of them have to stay home for days without an opportunity to engage in regular activities. The reason behind period pain is uterine muscle contractions, which are necessary to remove extra uterine lining. 

Some women may find relief from cramps with a steam shower. The heat and humidity inside the shower increase the blood flow to your pelvic area and help muscles relax. This reduces the power of contractions and eases the pain. 

Hormone Balance  

Hormone balance is key to a healthy mind and body. While occasional hormonal fluctuations are normal for women, dealing with them can involve significant emotional and physical discomfort. Even though a steam shower can't treat serious hormone issues, it can support the existing hormone balance. 

When a woman takes a steam shower, she triggers the release of the happy hormones called endorphins. These hormones make you feel better not just while you are in the shower but for a long time afterward. 

Stress Relief and Mental Health Wellness  

Today, stress seems to accompany women everywhere they go. From attending pressure-filled work meetings to filing taxes, life seems to get more complicated every day. Steam showers can help relieve this stress not just by stimulating the release of endorphins. They can suppress the stress hormone called cortisol. 

No matter how busy you are, getting a few minutes just to yourself can go a long way toward improving your mental health wellness. 

Skin Rejuvenation  

Steam showers have multiple positive effects on your skin. Some of them are: 

  • Cleansing – steam opens your pores and makes it easier to remove dirt and buildup. This can help prevent acne and other skin infections. 
  • Circulation – by improving blood circulation, the stream promotes healthy oxygen flow and makes your skin look fresh. 
  • Healing – when steam opens your pores, it promotes the natural release of dead skin cells and bacteria. This prevents infection and allows the skin to heal faster. 
  • Absorbing –steam makes it easier for moisturizing ingredients in beauty products to be absorbed (so applying a moisturizer right after the steam shower is a must-do) 
  • Soothing – besides the warm relaxation offered by the steam, you can get the maximum skin-soothing effect by adding aromatherapy. 

All the above benefits contribute to your skin's young and healthy appearance. Regular steam shower sessions support the skin's beauty and make you look more radiant. 

Reducing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) 

Women who implement a regular fitness routine know all too well about muscle pain. The condition called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness can last for days and keep you from enjoying everyday activities. The key to minimizing DOMS is giving your muscles an opportunity to relax as soon after the workout as possible. 

In a steam shower, heat and humidity promote muscle relaxation. This reduces muscle pain and speeds up the recovery process. It doesn't matter whether you exercise on a regular basis or go to the gym occasionally. Taking a steam shower before and right after the workout can have a positive effect on your muscles. 

Respiratory Health  

If you are dealing with respiratory issues, you know how uncomfortable and frustrating they can be. Women use steam to relieve some of the symptoms and improve their quality of life. For example, the hot steam generated by the shower may help open up airways and reduce the discomfort of an asthma attack. 

During the flu season, steam showers are especially useful because they may help relieve sinus congestion and headaches associated with them. Meanwhile, during the allergy season, they may also help wash out mucus and reduce the symptoms of pollen-related allergies. 

Immune System Support  

The stressful environment many women live in can have a negative effect on their immune system. A steam shower may provide much-needed support, especially when you are under significant pressure. 

Steam showers stimulate the immune system with moist heat. This heat can contribute to the release of infection-fighting cells called leukocytes. So, when your body faces many viruses and bacteria during the cold season, a steam shower can help it remain strong and fight back. 

Making the Most out of the Steam Shower Experience 

Women leverage steam for many different purposes. Besides enjoying a luxurious pampering experience, you can improve your physical health. Younger skin, a stronger immune system, and healthier muscles are just a few benefits of taking steam showers regularly. 

While it's possible to enjoy steam rooms in gyms and spas, it can be hard to do this on a regular basis. By installing a steam shower at home, you can take advantage of its benefits regardless of your busy schedule. 

Contrary to the common misconception, this luxury experience is affordable. To learn more about personal steam shower installation options, please contact our team today.  

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