Self-care is essential. Sometimes there’s no better way to nourish the body, mind, and soul than with a relaxing shower. And after a long, hard day, there’s nothing quite like being enveloped in a soothing cloud of steam.
A History of Steam
Steam’s therapeutic qualities have been touted for years, dating back centuries – as far as the Neolithic Age!
As it happens, spa treatments today are not so different from the steam baths and cleansing rituals of the ancient world. These early civilizations prized ‘vapor baths,’ and Hippocrates, the Greek father of modern medicine, advocated the benefits of aromatherapy.
So what can we learn from this ancient wisdom? Modern science has proven that steam showers have numerous health benefits, both mental and physical.
Benefits for Your Body and Mind
The heat and moisture from steam allow for vasodilation—the widening of the blood vessels—increasing blood flow, which helps relieve joint pain, stiffness, and sore muscles. Sweat helps your body shed toxins, and the heat increases your pulse and opens your airways. No wonder athletes love a steamy shower after training!
Beyond that, steam is also excellent for your beauty routine. It unclogs your pores, giving you amazingly bright, clear, and hydrated skin. But there’s more. Along with the physical benefits steam provides, it also eases mental stress. When your body releases pain and tension, so does your mind.
Are you feeling a bit stuffed up? No problem, steam can help with that too. In addition to flushing out your pores, steam also clears your sinuses, acting as a decongestant. If dried-out mucus membranes restrict your lungs and airways, the winning combination of moisture and heat loosens it all to help you breathe easier.
Although it’s not a lasting cure, steam therapy has been medically proven as an effective short–term remedy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). And, in the era of COVID-19, having access to respiratory relief in your own home is comfort you can’t deny.
Under Your Own Steam
A spa-worthy steam shower may seem indulgent, but considering all its therapeutic benefits, it’s a worthwhile investment. Keep in mind, however, that steam showers can pose risks to anybody with heart disease and diabetes. Talk to your doctor to see if steam shower therapy is right for you.
Choosing a Steam Shower For Your Home
If you want the healing power of steam in your own bathroom, upscale brands like Mr. Steam, Kohler, and Steamist offer ultra-modern, high–quality steam shower packages. The system consists of the generator, the steam head, and a control panel to customize your steam experience. Many also offer aromatherapy features to enhance your steam and take your relaxation to the next level.
In conclusion, a steam shower is a beautiful and elegant addition to any home. If you want to bring the steam heat to your Silver Spring home, connect with Touchstone Fine Home Remodeling today. Our team is passionate about exceptional home craftsmanship and we would love to be a part of your next remodel. Connect with us today to learn more about what we can do for you.