A Steam Shower and Tub: Is it for You?
Often we hear the terms steam bath, steam shower and steam sauna. Do they mean the same thing? Steam baths have been a popular way of bathing for thousands of years. They were known to the ancient Greeks and have long traditions in both Turkey and Russia. Today, steam baths can be found in many spas and gyms. They are also becoming increasingly popular for home installation. Thanks to recent developments in steam generator technology steam baths can be installed in almost any residential bathroom. Tip! Indulge in a warm and soothing steam shower if you want a great way to start your day or when you want to relax…
How to Build a Steam Room – Part One
Do you love steam baths? Feel that you can’t survive without them? If you are one of those who live for steam, consider getting a steam bath installed in your home. Having your own is the ultimate for many steam bath lovers and getting one may be easier (and less expensive) than you think. There are two basic choices when installing a steam bath in your home. You can convert your existing bathtub or shower or you can install a modular steam bath. There are several steam bath designs which are self-contained and simply need appropriate plumbing and electrical connections. Converting an existing bathtub is also fairly easy. A steam…
Steam vs Sauna : Is a steam bath or sauna better for you?
There is sometimes confusion between the terms ‘steam bath’ and ‘sauna.’ Many people think they refer to the same thing. Not so. Even though they both are hot baths, a sauna uses dry heat while a steam bath uses moist heat. The sauna has very low humidity. This means it can be much hotter than a steam bath. Saunas are usually between 80°C and 100°C while a steam bath is usually about 40°C. If the steam bath was any hotter than this it could scald the skin, but the dry heat of the sauna is safe. Saunas are heated with stones placed on some kind of heater — usually electric…