Are Steam Showers Really Healthy? Things To Know Before Getting One

In the past steam showers were found mostly in spas or high-end hotels and potentially even some motels. Today however steam showers have gained popularity in homes. The demand has increased substantially over the past ten years thus resulting in increased construction. Although it looks like a regular shower it really isn't.

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Are Steam Showers Really Healthy?
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There are a number of benefits to having a steam shower, however certain aspects of your lifestyle should first be considered. One may especially wonder if there are any health benefit to having a steam shower. While there are actually numerous health benefits, here are just a few that may convince you to have one installed in your home.

Youthful Skin

Yes it's true, steam showers are quite healthy for your skin as the steam not only causes you to sweat tremendously but at the same time opens the pores of your skin and feeds your skin with beneficial vitamins giving your skin a younger looking appearance. Sweating is simply a way of the body releasing toxins from within,

which you can rinse away with a quick shower. With a regular shower this is often hard for your body to do. When using a sauna at the gym or spa, if you don’t enter the shower rather quickly, the toxins within the pores that have just been open, will remain within the pores especially when your body dries.

When having a steam shower in your own home, you are able to immediately rinse your body and eliminate all the toxins in your pores, giving your pores no time to close and keep in the toxins.


When you’re in a steam shower your heart begins to pump more blood, thus increasing overall circulation. Of course better circulation leads to better overall health. However, as many people age, their circulation begins to slow down resulting in body cramps as well as many other internal health issues.

When your circulation is maintained, longevity can be increased as well as overall health. A steam shower along with other healthy activities such as exercising and a proper diet will not only help your circulation but can improve your sleeping pattern.

Breathing With Your Lungs

Saunas and especially steam showers are well known for the breathing benefits they deliver.
The steam opens up the air passages and the vapor relieves most respiratory congestion, allowing more oxygen to pass through your body. Many smokers and others who have difficulty grasping for a deep breath may see an increase of ease in their breathing after multiple uses of a steam shower.
As many of us know, our health impacts us emotionally and of course physically.

Whether you are improving your health, or maintaining good health, a steam shower could be just what you need. With all the benefits a steam shower has, and especially when it is installed in your very own bathroom, you may be convinced that the benefits can help boost your overall health or maintain it. Of course, if you currently have any health issues, you should consult with your physician prior to using a steam shower.
About the Author:

Ben is an interior designer and coordinator. He especially focuses on bathroom and kitchen designs. After having experiencing the process of remodeling his very own home and included every single detail, even purchasing the best shower head for his bathroom, he then decided he wanted to assist other homeowners through this same process.

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