Steam rooms have been used for medicinal and beauty purposes for centuries. They promote healing and improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being. If you’re thinking of renovating your bathroom and creating something special, then here are 7 reasons to seriously consider installing a glass steam shower.
1. Skin Care
Steam is good for your skin because it opens clogged pores to absorb valuable minerals, vitamins and oxygen. Giving you beautiful, youthful looking skin! Steam also prepares your skin for shaving by softening hair and reducing razor burn.
Steam showers cause your body to perspire. This removes chemicals and toxins that have accumulated within your body. Eliminating these pollutants will make you feel healthy and energised.
3. Metabolism and Weight Loss
Steam can increase your pulse rate, which stimulates your cardiovascular system leading to increased metabolism. It’s not the best fitness regime but it can burn calories and reduce weight.
4. Stress Management, Pain and Sleep
Steam showers allow you to unwind and slow down. The heat physically allows your muscles to relax and reduce tension and pain in your muscles, joints and cartilage. When your muscles, joints and cartilage relax, your mind, body, and spirit relax as well. This reduced tension also allows you to sleep better too.
5. Improved Circulation
Steam increases your body temperature and improves blood flow to all parts of your body. This process of vasodilatation widens your blood vessels and decreases vascular resistance. Having an increase in blood flow and circulation to areas of your body helps promote cell growth and organ function.
Steam showers can help flush out metabolic waste from your system after you have worked out. For best results though you will need to alternate between you steam shower and a cold bath. This causes a pumping action in your capillaries and rids muscles of the waste.
7. Fighting off Colds
Steam loosens mucus in your nose, easing sinus congestion and frustration. The warm air of the steam shower will open your chest and ease your respiratory system.
As you can see there are so many benefits to having your own personal steam shower at home and the good news is you don’t need a massive space to do this.
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