Besides the use of equipment, some of the best benefits of a gym membership are the sauna and steam rooms. There is a different feeling when using one of these rooms to get the sweat flowing. It is therapeutic and it also helps to relax the muscles after a hard workout. This is a routine, which has been followed through the centuries by various ethnicities around the world.
It can be said that modern civilisation, as we know it, is not complete without the hot water shower. The portable water heater, which connects to the shower unit is proof that convenience can be had by anyone. These units are affordable, and they are a necessity. They have become something that we have taken for granted. In fact, one of the chief complaints of most UK citizens when they vacation in tropical countries is that the showers are cold. Or at least this is true for the less expensive accommodation because they don’t have hot water units.
For the home, the modern convenience that people would like to have in their bathroom is the modern glass enclosed shower stall. Some of those who have these units have also installed steam showers. This is a luxury, which not everyone understands.
Having steam showers at home means that you can de-stress with a hot steam bath in the privacy of your own home. After a cold and dreary day, a steam shower can help relieve the stress and muscle tension. Steam has a contrary effect to the body. First off, cold water closes the skin pores. After a hard workout, you want the pores opened and spewing out body waste through sweating. Steam delivers heat to the body without drying out the skin. It adds to the humid air and makes the body sweat more.
Steam is a lot hotter than what a hot water unit can produce. The use of a separate steam shower unit is necessary to get the water to boil and produce steam. These units use a lot of power and energy to produce a large amount of steam. However, since the shower stall is smaller than that found in most gyms, spas or health clubs, there is no need to buy a large boiler. When you buy a shower enclosure, you can choose a model, which is steam capable.
When you sit in your shower stall and take in some steam, you are actually recreating an experience, which the ancient Romans, Greeks and Ottomans enjoyed. This is not an isolated luxury. For them, from ancient times, until today, this has been a necessary part of life. Enjoying a steam bath in your home should not be considered a luxury but a convenience that anyone with a high stress job or lifestyle should have access to.