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Steam Rooms: How They Work and Why You Should Get One

February 18, 2021

Steam rooms have a long tradition for medicinal and recreational purposes all over the world. Today, home steam rooms are becoming more and more popular as homeowners have decided to take this luxurious and highly beneficial practice into the comfort of their own homes. It has become more important now than ever to have access to this service considering spa options have been shut down due to the pandemic.


In today’s blog, we will walk you through some of the benefits of home steam rooms:


First, it is important to understand what a steam room is and how it differs from a sauna. Steam rooms utilize water-filled generators to pump steam into an enclosed space. The experience can be enhanced with therapeutic or essential oils as well. The temperature inside a steam room is generally at least 43 Celsius, with a humidity level of 100 percent.


The key difference between a steam room and a sauna is the type of heat produced. Steam rooms are filled with moist heat, while saunas provide dry heat from a wood or electric stove. Occasionally, steam can be generated inside a sauna through the application of water onto the hot rocks that are producing heat, but this will not work with an electric stove. Saunas also tend to be hotter, with a minimum temperature of around 70 Celsius.


Different people will have preferences on whether they prefer steam rooms or saunas. Much of this decision will come down to your medical history and how comfortable you are breathing in a steam room.


Nevertheless, both options provide immense health benefits. For instance, steam rooms are known to provide these benefits:


  • Improves circulations
  • Rejuvenates and repairs skin
  • Helps with workout recovery
  • Loosens stiff joints
  • Provides relaxation and stress relief
  • Opens up sinuses
  • Aids with weight loss


As you can see, there are many reasons to get a home steam room installed. Thankfully, this procedure is easier than ever thanks to the experts at A.S. Electrical. Call us today for more information!