3 Main Benefits of Steam Showers

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At Bender, we love helping our customers add luxurious touches to their homes. Whether you want to add  a simple upgrade like a towel warmer to an existing bathroom or you’re working on a complete overhaul of your kitchen to make it more efficient and spacious, our products can help level up your everyday routine.

Our clients often ask us how to achieve the ultimate in bathroom luxury, and a product we almost always recommend is a steam shower. While they of course have a reputation for encouraging relaxation and relieving stress, steam showers are actually even more beneficial than that. In fact, they offer various health and wellness benefits. Here, Mr. Steam, a leading brand in steam showers, lists over 40 ways in which steam showers are advantageous. Below, we’ve explained a few of our favorite advantages that you can enjoy with your own steam shower.

General Wellness Benefits

Steam showers have a variety of benefits that may help the entire body. First, research says that steam showers may benefit the body’s circulatory system since the heat and moisture they provide can improve circulation, specifically in the extremities. Similarly, they may also help boost the body’s metabolism and promote muscle and joint flexibility.

Taking a steam shower has also been found to be great for muscles and ligaments. The heat can help encourage ease of movement by decreasing stiffness and can help release lactic acid buildup that occurs from strenuous workouts. This makes for increased muscular flexibility and soothing can help with soreness or pain in joints as well.

In addition, steam showers may help your body’s detoxification process. The warm temperatures combined with the moisture they provide help create the ideal conditions for the body to sweat out impurities.

Relaxation Benefits

Steam showers feel particularly luxurious because they encourage relaxation. They offer an ideal way to unwind after a long day. By soothing the body and mind, they can help create the right conditions for a truly restful sleep; taking a steam shower is undeniably relaxing. But there’s also science that backs up the benefits of a hot shower or bath before bed. Studies show that elevating your body’s core temperature before bed can help release your body’s core heat which then drops your internal temperature by a couple of degrees. This temperature drop is ideal before sleeping. That, combined with the way a steam shower releases muscle tension and promotes relaxation, may have you sleeping like a baby in no time.

Respiratory Health Benefits

Since steam may help reduce inflammation, steam showers can greatly help with respiratory swelling that comes from colds or sinus infections. The steam soothes inflamed respiratory passageways and helps provide relief from the discomfort. Steam also serves as a natural expectorant and assists with providing better breathing when you’re feeling unwell. 

While this is by no means an exhaustive list, steam showers undoubtedly offer a variety of both mental and physical benefits. By installing one in your own home, you can take advantage of the ultimate in relaxation in your day-to-day routine. Our showroom consultants are happy to discuss your perfect shower today.

*Please keep in mind that we at Bender are not medical doctors. Consult with your physician if you have questions or concerns about steam showers. *