Steam shower stalls have been popular at gyms and health clubs for decades, thanks to their ability to help relax muscles, soothe aching joints, and invigorate tired bodies. Now, steam shower stalls are focusing on the home, offering homeowners a range of products from complete steam shower units to equipment that can add steam capabilities to a conventional shower. In today’s modern bathroom, steam shower stalls are relatively easy to install or retrofit into the space. A steam shower stall is, in basic terms, a small, shower space, with a steam generator where water is brought to a boil and the vapor is released into the stall. The generators are connected to the building’s plumbing and can be installed up to twenty-five feet away from the shower itself. The power of the generator is based on the size of the space it is servicing and should provide a temperature control to avoid burning. Modular units are available that can be retrofitted in an existing bathroom with minimal construction, replacing a standard bathtub.
Families may be interested in taking advantage of the health benefits of steam shower stalls, but they might not have enough room in their bathroom for both a bathtub and a shower. For this reason, steam shower stalls with built-in bathtubs exist, allowing homeowners to fit this kind of bathroom feature in even the smallest room. Additionally, homeowners can often get a whirlpool tub, allowing them to sit and relax with a massage at the end of the day.