You may not have heard of a “steam shower” but you’d be forgiven for this. Despite being around since ancient times, the steam shower is still a relatively rare feature in most homes. And yet, this addition is sure to make any shower a far more luxurious and comfortable experience. Steam showers take old technology and add some high-tech bells and whistles to bring it into the modern era of microchips, LED lighting, and HD audio.
As such, steam showers are for those that love to indulge themselves and appreciate the finer things of life. As with a steam sauna, steam baths can be quite relaxing and have many health benefits. So a steam shower bath is also a great option for those remodeling their bathroom and looking to better both their mental and physical health. Self-care is more important than ever in this topsy-turvy world of ours, and a steam shower is a bathroom trend that just might be your future cocoon from the cacophony of everyday life.
What It Is (And How It Works)
Steam baths have been around for a long time and first became popular during the golden age of the Roman Empire. Since then the steam shower bath has been adopted by many different cultures and has been modified and modernized over the centuries. The steam shower is essentially a 21st-century interpretation of this ancient idea.
Unlike the geothermally powered steam baths of old, the steam shower generates steam electrically via water vapor. This steam is then dispersed around the user’s body. In essence, the steam shower is a steam bathroom that has all the standard shower features. Steam showers are usually enclosed so that the steam cannot escape and damage paint and drywall.
They can sometimes be integrated into a regular water shower as an extra feature. Some steam showers also incorporate other features such as massagers, TVs, music players, telephones, and other techy features. They can even be designed to run off of solar thermal technology, which is great if you’re aiming to live more sustainably.