Steam showers are becoming more and more popular these days, and there are very good reasons for this. Not only do they provide enormous health benefits for body and mind, they are now easy to install and fit in most any bathroom. Who doesn’t love a great steam shower? However, few people understand what exactly all that steam does to you, and how your body and mind reacts to it. Understanding what is happening can help you get the most out of your steam shower. So how do we ensure we get the most out of it? Here are a few hints on how to properly maximise your steam shower time.
Take your time
This may seem like a common sense issue, but working mothers and busy fathers especially need to pay attention to this – make it clear to your family that you are going to enjoy your time and don’t accept disturbances unless the police or ambulance are required. Set time apart. And a good amount of time for it.
Consider the main purpose
If you are not feeling well or are feeling troubled by a cold, flu, or allergic reactions that plague your pulmonary functions, have a pot of vapour rub at your side. Use oils to moisturise your skin after the steam shower if you have dermatological problems, and take time to alternate between cold showers and steam sessions if you feel you need to speed up your metabolism or improve your blood circulation. Whatever your purpose may be, there are things you can do to enhance the experience.
Dim the lights – or if your steam shower comes with LED features, use them to create a soothing environment. Have a scented candle nearby to complement the calming of the steam, and relaxing music in the background can do wonders as well. Enjoy it to the fullest and make all your senses active.
Take another shower afterwards
Taking another shower afterwards – whether it be a cold, hot, or lukewarm shower – will ensure that all your perspiration runs away and your skin can build up its natural protective oils. It will also give you a boost of energy.
A steam shower is great – not only does it offer us many health benefits, it also gives us a feeling of luxury and helps us raise our quality of life. But with a little planning and foresight, we can take the advantages of the steam shower and increase its potential – with a little bit of extra effort, we can ensure the steam shower lifts our spirits to another degree. It’s all about health and pleasure, after all. It’s about making the most of it. It’s about taking care of ourselves, and enjoying it to the fullest.
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