Steam showers are a kind of bathing where water vapor is dispersed around a person’s body to cleanse the skin. This vapor is usually produced by a steam generator that produces a humidifying condition in the shower stall by converting water into steam through heat. Apart from that, a steam shower offers all the same typical features found in a normal bathroom showers. In order to prevent the water vapor from escaping into the rest of the room, the shower is usually place inside a self-contained and airtight container. If the steam leaves the stall it can cause damage to wallpaper, drywall, and even paint.
Some steam showers fit more than one person and in some parts of the world it is regarded as a social affair. Steam rooms are a room-sized shower and have many other additional features as well. Steaming showers can be made from a variety of materials, and the most popular are tile, fiberglass, wood, stone, and acrylic.
Steam baths were first thought to have been invented during the peak of the Roman Empire. In ancient Roman society, roman baths served as an area where many social and community functions were held, officials often met at the baths to discuss topics ranging from personal matters to issues of state. These baths were usually supplied by naturally hot springs found beneath the ground. Artificial steaming was not developed until the 1950s.
A steam shower can also be a regular shower except with steam capabilities available. In addition to creating plain steam, some modern showers provide features like ceiling rain showers, foot massagers, radios, televisions, and many more. The most popular place to find this type of shower is at a public area like a spa or swimming pool. This is because running a steam generator usually requires a large amount of electricity. It also takes a lot to maintain a steam room because the area needs to remain airtight and relatively clean. Some people may have steam rooms inside their home, but they are usually quite small and can still be expensive to keep. However, having a steaming room still costs much less than running a sauna where the heat needs to be generated from coils. Some may also use solar thermal technology to create the steam. This method uses the rays from the sun to heat the water and can drastically reduce the high electricity consumption of a generator.