Mr. Steam is one of the sponsors for BlogTour Cologne- They will generously be sponsoring a spa night and dinner after a couple of cold wintry, event filled days at the IMM and Living Kitchen show, providing the luxury for the #BlogTourCGN group that they provide for you in your own home. Needless to say, we are all excited about this. Thank you, Mr. Steam!!
If you are not familiar with Steamtherapy by Mr. Steam, let me fill you in on it.Their products will turn your bathroom into a luxury retreat, with sensuous amenities that are likely to transform you into a hard to please spa customer anywhere else. If you are remodeling a bathroom or building new, make it luxurious, healthy and relaxing with Steamtherapy technology brought to you by Mr. Steam. You can achieve health and beauty advantages of a steam room right in your own home for a lot less than you might expect. “I have long recommended steamtherapy for its health benefits and use it frequently myself,” says Dr. Weil. “It relaxes mind and body and neutralizes stress.”
Constructed from ceramic tiles, glass blocks or other waterproof, nonporous materials, a steam shower is incorporated into your existing shower requiring no additional space – unlike a sauna or whirlpool. That’s because steam generators – about the size of a briefcase – fit neatly inside a closet, under a bench or in a vanity.
While the technology is fairly straightforward, people turn to steamtherapy® for a variety of reasons:
- Boost Breathing. Unlike a dry sauna, the higher moisture concentration available in a steam shower may be more effective than vaporizers for soothing breathing passages and increasing moisture content in your lungs, throat and nose.
- Stress Reduction. A steam shower is a great means to escape and recharge after a long, stressful day. Some people even jumpstart their day with a quick morning steam session.
- Soothe Tired Muscles. Heat has been known to be effective against joint and muscular pain. Steamtherapy may help reduce the lactic acid build-up in your muscles and increases blood circulation. As a result, more oxygen and nutrients can reach damaged muscle tissue.
- Healthy Skin. Steam can help create a beautiful, healthy glow. In addition to hydrating the skin, warm moisture opens your pores, leaving skin softer and more supple. Steamtherapy allows deep-seated grime and dead cells to be flushed from the body (through perspiration), and cleanses the skin. This is one reason why steambaths can be such a useful treatment for acne and some other skin conditions.
But steam is about more than simply sweating. Today’s “intelligent” steam generators provide an expandable operating platform for other plug-and-play, spa-therapy accessories, such as ChromaSteam™, AromaSteam™ and MusicTherapy®. Various combinations of temperature, colors and tantalizing aromas all help to personalize the experience.
For example, maybe you prefer to relax to Sinatra, while savoring a lavender-scented steam with the temperature set at 105°F. After 10 minutes, you’re done and on your way. Or you may prefer being blasted by Bono’s U2 or Jon Bon Jovi, bathed in a red glow and enjoying the pungent aroma of eucalyptus for 20 minutes at a balmy 115°F.
In short, whatever your preferences, steambathing enables you to create your own, highly personalized therapy.
I often say that home should be the ultimate destination, better than anywhere you can think of to travel to on vacation. It should be your spa, your sanctuary, your 19th hole. It’s all in the details. Mr. Steam Steamtherapy is one of those details…