Archive for the ‘Home Spa’ Category

Draped in Comfort: 10 Things to Consider When Buying a Bathrobe

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The bathrobe has been around as long as the public baths that were popular in ancient cultures like Rome, Turkey and China. Today, the tradition of slipping into a plush bathrobe after a warm bath or steam session is still thoroughly embraced by home spa enthusiasts. Depending on what you’re looking for, buying a bathrobe can be as simple as buying gas or as complicated as buying a car. After all, all bathrobes are not created equal; they vary in quality, they’re available in a variety of different materials and offer a plethora of options from which to choose. The following are some key points to consider when selecting a bathrobe:

People enjoying their bathrobes

10 tips for picking out a bathrobe

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Game-Changer: ThermaSol Introduces Bluetooth Technology to the Steam Shower

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

steam shower bluetooth

ThermaSol has long been known as an industry leader in advanced steam shower products. They’ve managed to raise the bar again with the release of their game-changing, Bluetooth equipped Serenity Light & Music System.

In true ThermaSol style, they are the first to bring Bluetooth technology to steam shower products and have effectively created the next generation of steam shower technology. With ThermaSol’s new Bluetooth offering, now instead of using a docking station or a hard wire receiver, you can simply enter your bathroom with any Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smart phones or laptops, and start streaming music at the touch of a button. All ThermaSol Serenity Light & Music Systems will now be Bluetooth-equipped, enabling you to create the ultimate steam shower experience in the home through the harmony of light, music and steam. The Bluetooth technology allows you to wirelessly control the audio in your steam shower from anywhere in the bathroom.

Additionally, with the use of a waterproof case, your devices can be brought directly into the steam shower, allowing you to conveniently customize your experience with whatever audio selections you like. ThermaSol’s Serenity Light & Music System also provides you with the therapeutic benefits of Chromatherapy and music therapy; both are ancient healing practices that are still used in upscale spas today and you can actually have them in your own home steam shower. The system includes an all-in-one, high intensity full spectrum LED light system for the ultimate light therapy session, as well as a high-performance speaker set. The system features a built-in FM receiver and an additional input source for Bluetooth-enabled MP3 players, TVs, cable tuners, stereo receivers or even DVD players.

ThermaSol never ceases to amaze with their technology enhanced and design savvy product offerings. There’s no doubt Bluetooth technology in the steam shower takes the art of steaming to a whole new level.

Steam for Sheen: Winning Spa Treatment for an Actor on the Edge

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

charlie_sheenActor Charlie Sheen, a three-time Emmy nominee, winner of a Bronze Wrangler Award in 1989 for Young Guns, and coiner of the popular phrase “winning”, has been getting plenty of press lately after his departure from hit show Two and a Half Men, and for waging a personal war against the show’s creator.

While there has been widespread speculation that substance abuse is involved in facilitating the actor’s seemingly disturbed and blatantly outrageous behavior, there is one thing that we know for sure: the man is tired and stressed. There is no doubt in our minds that Sheen could benefit from a relaxing steam shower. Just a half hour could do wonders, softening his edge, relaxing his mind, not to mention his tense muscles and clenched jaw. The shower itself would give him an opportunity to enter a place of tranquility and leave the loud and distracting world behind – if only for a brief time. Emerging with a renewed sense of calm, tiger blood gently pumping though his veins, Sheen could then face his detractors and competitors with a fresh perspective.

There’s no doubt that steam and Sheen is a winning combination.

goddess enjoying a steam shower

A goddess enjoying a steam shower

The above comments and statements about steam therapy have not been medically evaluated. You should always consult your physician before beginning any such therapies.

5 Reasons to Take a Steam Shower

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Steam Shower with Rain & Tile

Here are five reason why you might want to consider taking a relaxing steam shower today:

1) You’ll Look Better

Are there any people in the world who don’t wish they looked better? If there are, we don’t know them. Restoring vibrant complexion to your skin has never been easier than with a 20 to 30 minute foray into the steam shower. Steam penetrates the skin and opens up the pores, releasing dirt and grime and leaving you looking healthy and shiny. Take a steam bath once a day for two weeks any you’ll look so good that friends will be begging to know what your secret is.

2) You’ll Feel Good

When you really think about it, it’s pretty amazing the amount of abuse we put our bodies and minds through. We work too many hours, we strain our bodies and we ingest foods and drinks that do not facilitate optimal health. In a nutshell, we leave ourselves feeling depleted, unmotivated and lifeless. Entering a steam shower is the ultimate way to rejuvenate after an unforgiving day. It not only detoxifies you, but melts away your stress so you can feel good and emerge with a calm, renewed perspective.

3) You’ll Sleep Well

It’s a fact: poor sleep is linked to a myriad of health problems and can even lead to brain damage. People with stressful lives and pent up stress and anxiety can have trouble falling asleep and/or experience overall poor sleep quality. Rather than take potentially harmful medications that force you to rest, why not take a gentle, natural steam shower? Steam creates warmth in the body, which leads to a state of natural relaxation. A steam shower 15 minute before bed time can work wonders, allowing you to get a full night of deep rest.

4) You’ll Be On Your Way to Forming a Good Habit

How do you form a good habit? Make a concerted effort to do something every day for two weeks and it will then become an automated habit. Steam showering is not just something you do when you’re desperate for relaxation or stress relief; it’s a commitment and a lifestyle that brings long lasting health when engaged in regularly. So take your steam shower today, remember to do it tomorrow and the day after, and you’ll experience a whole new level of well being.

5) The World Could End at Any Moment

Scientists with the Russian space program are estimating the asteroid Apophis will collide with Earth in April of 2036. The ancient Mayans predicted that December 12, 2012 will be the end of the Earth. For all we know, there could be a doomsday prophecy that predicts tomorrow is the last day of civilization. We hate to be so pessimistic, but if you don’t take a steam shower today, you may never get another chance.

The above comments and statements about steam therapy have not been medically evaluated. You should always consult your physician before beginning any such therapies. The above comments about the world ending have also not been evaluated.

Another Epic Hangover? Steam it Away

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

hungover woman

We’re now more than half way through the month of January; for many of us, that means we bailed on our New Year’s resolution to curb our alcohol intake for the year about a week, week-and-a-half ago. As a result, 2011 is well on its way to being yet another year of imbibing great beers, wines and liquors, and also a year of suffering epic hangovers that will make us want to curl up in a tiny little ball and die. So what do you do when Advil, ramen noodles and that old wives’ tale – hair of the dog – fail to make you feel better? Not to worry – just steam your hangover away.

That’s right – nasty hangovers, caused by a number of factors associated with drinking alcohol including the dehydrating effects of ethanol in the alcohol, chemical reactions which impair the liver’s ability to produce glucose to feed the body and brain, and congeners produced during fermentation that exaggerate hangover symptoms, can all be quelled by a gentle steam bath. How is this possible you ask? There are two primary reasons why.

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Breathe Easy: Steam Therapy for Sinuses

Friday, December 10th, 2010
Cold Season

Cold and Flu Season

It’s official – we are deep into the dreaded winter cold & flu season. Contracting a seasonal illness can result in what feels like endless bouts of sneezing, coughing and sinus congestion. Perhaps more than any other symptom, it’s clogged sinuses, resulting in the inability to properly breathe – and subsequently sinus headaches – that make our lives most miserable. With severe colds & flus sometimes taking weeks from which to fully recover, it can amount to long and uncomfortable stretches of anguish and suffering.

For some, the first choice of remedies is over-the-counter medications from the drug store. But much research has suggested that such medicines only mask and suppress symptoms, and some would argue that they contain too many ingredients that could potentially be harmful to the body. If antibiotics are required, visiting the doctor is a good option, though there still can be a lengthy recovery time with such medications, and not everyone is comfortable taking them. Drinking plenty of fluids, popping vitamins and taking herbs like Echinacea and Goldenseal can help shorten the duration of the illness, but they do not directly provide immediate relief for those stuffy, nagging sinuses.

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Chill Out! Your Guide to Cold Spa Treatments

Monday, December 6th, 2010
Cold Spa Treatment

Kneipp Pool and Ice Fountain at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Imagine lying in the sand on a hot summer day, the warmth of the beach rising around you – knowing that absolutely nothing would feel better than diving head first into the cool ocean. Sound familiar? It should. That’s because of all the stimuli our bodies respond to, the results effected by a change in temperature are amongst the most powerful to our physiology. And that’s the science behind the growing trend in cold spa treatments.

The term “cold spa treatments” is slightly misleading, as such services rarely just involve the use of “cold.” Typically, they incorporate a combination of heat and freeze to generate positive health results and relaxation. Blood circulation is directly connected to the expansion and constriction of our arteries and vessels, as dictated by the temperature around us. Therefore, drastic changes in the thermostat of our atmosphere can have an amazing impact on our body’s functions, including circulation, metabolism, and our ability to detoxify. Cold spa therapy treatments also promote balance, deep relaxation, and help to minimize inflammation and recovery from injury.
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What is a Body Polish?

Monday, November 29th, 2010
Body Polish

Body Polish

Not long ago, I was a complete novice when it came to body polishes. Was it a massage, I asked myself? No, my spa mavens told me. Was I going to be laden in creams that would clog my pores? Negative, they reported, astonished that I had yet to try the mother-of-all body treatments. Turns out that a body polish – which always sounded to me more like a car repair service than a body regimen – is one of the most luxurious and refreshing spa activities one can indulge in. Just take it from the newly converted.

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Quick Tip: Maintaining a Home Spa

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
ThermaSol Steam Shower

Steam Shower

A home spa can be a joy to experience, but in order to keep it “running” a maximum relaxation and efficiency there are a number of steps that need to be taken to maintain the cleanliness, functionality and safety of your home spa space.

Cleaning

When cleaning your home steam shower or steam shower it is important to use a cleaner that is recommended for the type of materials that your room is lined with. For cleaning the tile used a tile-manufacturer recommended cleaner. Make sure that it has an antibacterial component and clean the room thoroughly at least once a week. The moist environment of a steam shower is perfect for the spread of bacteria and constant cleaning is necessary to avoid this bacteria taking hold. Nothing can ruin a spa experience like an unclean spa environment. Don’t forget to use a nonabrasive cleanser as to avoid damaging your fixtures. If you’re using a steam shower generator remember to drain it often. We recommend once every sixty steam showers.

Maintenance

Steam showers and steam rooms can undergo some wear and tear over time – including crack in the walls, floors and ceiling. Moisture can seep into the cracks and allow bacteria to grow and spread. Any cracks should be sealed up as soon as possible with sealant once the steam room has dried.

A steam room should be a leak-free environment. Monitor the steam room doors and make sure that no steam is escaping because over time this moisture can ruin your bathroom and lead to costly repairs down the road.

Follow these tips in your home spa and the little bit of extra time spent on cleaning and maintenance will pay off in the long run-both for your pocket book and for your overall spa experience.

Tech-spa-logy: Embracing Technology in the Spa

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
ThermaSol Digital Controls

Steam Shower Digital Controls

In the recent history of technology, we’ve all seen a slew of gadgets come across our plates. iPods, iPads, iPhones, laptops, desktops, flatscreens, widescreens – all intended to grant us greater freedom, ease of use, increased flexibility, and the luxury of getting exactly what we want when we want it, without compromise. And while electronics manufacturers have been busy upping the ante in the world of computers, gaming, and television, advanced technology has also been making its way into the spa world.

When it comes to the home spa experience, the leader-by-a-longshot in technology integration is steam shower pro ThermaSol. In fact, they’ve done to the home steam shower what DVR did to television – made it advanced, on-demand, fluid, and infused with unlimited possibilities. What makes ThermaSol’s technology integration so unique amongst other brands is their 100% fully networked digital technology. Even though other manufacturers boast digital controllers, their infrastructure is still analog – which is about as productive and advanced as having a dial-up connection while everyone else has high-speed internet.

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