After two long BlogTour days on our feet at IMM and Living Kitchen, Modenus and Mr. Steam were thoughtful enough to arrange a lovely evening at a European Spa for the group to relax and learn first hand about the benefits of steam.
Claudius Therme is a deluxe spa, perhaps it replaces the American notion of a country club, what a healthy concept. Locals have memberships and head there straight after work, well aware of the value of stress management in the bigger picture of living well. The place is fascinating- first timers receive a map because of its size and scope. There are spa service areas, dining rooms, saunas and steam rooms for those seeking heat (see Paul’s post for his experience of being “that American guy” in a german sauna), …and the pool for the rest of us. The big saltwater pool is indoor/outdoor and in one outdoor area the pool encircles a giant elevated hot tub.
This is where most of the group convened, talking design in the warmth of jetted water and steam while snow fell from above…a surreal experience. The pool that encircles the hot tub has a current that carries swimming or floating spa patrons around repeatedly like kids at an amusement park. Afterwards the extremely relaxed group went upstairs to the dining room for a luxurious 4 course dinner – attire: bathrobes over swimsuits. Yes, white spa bathrobes! No cameras were allowed, thank goodness.
So what did we talk about? Of course about the Mr. Steam showers that we would all be ordering for ourselves and our clients – decked out with the options of chromatherapy, music AND aromatherapy. We discussed the respiratory, relaxation, anti-aging and sleep benefits of steam… and the must have towel warmers that come with the option of aromatherapy as well. After an evening of pampering generously sponsored by Mr. Steam, this group is now officially steam obsessed!!
Here are a few reasons to get a Mr Steam Shower, besides the fact that they are cutting edge cool, healthy, state of the art bathroom upgrades:
- Beautiful, healthy skin. Warm moisture hydrates your skin and opens your pores, leaving skin softer and more supple. Steamtherapy allows dirt and dead cells to be flushed from the body (through perspiration), and cleanses skin more thoroughly than soap and water. Steam can be a great treatment for acne and some other skin conditions.
- Soothes Tired Muscles. Heat is known to be effective against joint and muscular pain. Steam showers may help reduce the lactic acid build-up in your muscles and increase blood circulation so that more oxygen and nutrients can reach damaged muscle tissue. A steam session can also be a great way to warm up muscles before a work out.
- Promotes Restful Sleep. After a chaotic day, a steam shower can help reduce stress andencourage a good night’s sleep. The heat penetrates your body and tells your muscles to relax, providing the perfect soothing atmosphere to unwind and calm your mind.
- No need to travel or go to the Spa for this, make your home the ultimate destination…
thank you very much, mr steam!!!
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