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Top 3 Differences Between Steam Showers & Saunas

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

With regards to misconceptions in the bath and shower industry, the one where people think that steam showers and saunas are essentially, or even exactly the same thing is one of the biggest. The fact is steam showers and saunas have distinctions in areas including health benefits, heat emission and construction; distinctions to which you should pay close attention if you are considering adding either to your home bath environment. To help you better navigate the two products, the Talk Spas editorial team has put together the following list of the top 3 differences between steam showers and saunas:

3) Materials & Construction

One of the primary differences between steam showers and saunas is the materials utilized to construct them. Steam showers typically utilize a steam generator, like one made by ThermaSol, to pump moisture into an airtight enclosure often made of ceramic tile and glass. Since the moisture is intentionally trapped in the enclosure, typically the ceiling will be slanted to allow condensation to run down the side rather than drip directly down on you. Saunas on the other hand utilize stones placed under a heater to generate heat. The heat rises into a room, often made of wood and well insulated to trap the heat, where the occupant sits on a bench to enjoy the benefits of the heat.

A ThermaSol Steam Shower

A ThermaSol Steam Shower.

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