There are few things more relaxing than spending time in a steam room. Many ancient cultures used steam as a purification ritual. The use of stimulating steam and regulated heat can benefit our circulation and lymphatic systems and help remove toxins from the body.
Today, simple devices such as Rogerseller’s ‘Hammam’ allow us to enjoy the relaxation and detoxification benefits of steam in our own homes. All you need is a small space with access to plumbing, the right fittings and a little creativity and you can transform it into your very own private steam room.
The positive effects on the mind and body are endless. Relaxing in a steam room helps eliminate stress, tension and anxiety. It improves the look and condition of your skin by creating a deep cleanse through sweating.
When designing your own steam room, keep in mind that it is an intimate, private space. Use finishes that will encourage calming energy. Think jewel-like mosaics, perfumed timber understated and moody hues. For a completely luxurious experience that will treat your mind, body and soul you could also consider upgrading your steam room with chromatheropy (colour light therapy), music and aromatherapy.