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Types of Infrared Sauna Heaters. Which is right for you?

Friday, 01 August 2014

Ceramic Sauna Heaters vs. Carbon Sauna Heaters

We often get the question which heater is best Ceramic or Carbon Fiber? While both types of heaters have distinct advantages and disadvantages, the following information should help you determine which heater type is best for your situation.

Ceramic Heaters

Ceramic heaters have been around for a while so they are tried and true. Technological advancements have also improved the durability of ceramic heaters and helped reduce the cost. Therefore saunas with ceramic heaters typically cost 15-20% less that their newer carbon fiber...

Custom Steam Shower vs Steam Shower Enclosures

Monday, 05 September 2016

Installing a Custom Steam Showers vs. a Steam Shower Enclosure

Article 1 of 3

We often get asked whether one should buy a steam shower enclosure or custom build their own steam shower. In this series of articles, we will discuss the pros and cons of both so you can make an informed decision on which one is right for you.

Steam shower enclosures provide a quick and effective way to enjoy a steam bath without the added effort and expense of building a shower from scratch. Building a steam shower from scratch requires planning and customized work like installing a tile enclosure, glass...

Health Benefits of Saunas vs. Steam

Thursday, 06 October 2016

If you are considering adding a steam shower or sauna in your home, it’s important to know the differences between the two and evaluate your specific health needs before choosing the option that is right for you.

Both saunas and steam showers invoke the use of high heat to relax muscles and promote sweating. The most significant difference between the two is the type of heat. Saunas use dry heat generated from carbon or ceramic heaters to increase the room temperature to between 160 and 180 degrees. Steam rooms operate at lower temperatures, typically around 110 degrees, but keep...

How to Clean a Whirlpool Bathtub

Friday, 07 October 2016

How To Clean a Whirlpool Bathtub

Whirlpool tub manufacturers recommend you clean your whirlpool tub once every six months. Over time, soap scum, body oils and dirt can build up in your bathtub's pipes causing problems in the circulation of water. It is therefore important to flush and clean your whirlpool bath on a regular basis to keep your tub properly maintained.

Here's how to flush your whirlpool tub:

1. Fill the tub with enough hot water to cover the jets.Bathtub-Crescendo-CMYK-1

2. Add a half cup of household bleach and two teaspoons of low-foaming dishwater detergent, such as Cascade or Calgonite....

Building a Custom Steam Shower - Article 2 of 3

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

This is our 2nd installment in our series on building a custom steam shower.

In this article we will discuss the major considerations when building a custom steam shower including the materials to be used, layout of the steam shower and key features of the shower to plan for.

The steam shower will need to be enclosed and insulated meaning that you will need to have a ceiling for the enclosure (unlike other walk in showers) as well as seals or other type of insulation to keep the steam inside while in the shower. Most custom showers are constructed of glass, tile, marble or other...

Benefits of Steam Baths

Sunday, 06 November 2016

Benefits of Steam Baths

Steam baths are considered an important method for purifying and detoxifying the skin and body, increasing circulation, stimulating the immune system and encouraging complete physical and mental well-being. Many specialists are aware of the wide range of benefits of steam: Massage therapists use steam baths in preparation for massage as a means of increasing the suppleness of the muscles and creating a deep sense of relaxation in the body and mind.

Aroma therapy treatments can be added to steam baths by placing essential oils directly onto the steam head. The...