Steam Showers pay for themselves!

Many of us do not need a reason to purchase a steam shower enclosure for our own home, as there are already many obvious explanations including health and relaxation benefits. One reason that may have already been overlooked by yourself and many others is how much financial gain you can get from installing a steam shower in your home. According to real estate experts, individuals who install steam showers or saunas can expect to gain back at least 5 times what you initially paid for it, increasing the overall value of your home.

The Cascade Duo – A popular 1200mm x 900mm corner model

In addition to this, having a steam shower or private home sauna immediately makes your home unique and compelling to buy. Luxury additions such as these are considered just that – Luxurious. If a potential buyer finds themselves torn between your home and another with very similar price tags, the inclusion of a sauna or steam room may be the exact thing that sways them towards you. Not only does it increase the overall value of your home, you improve the chances of selling your home quicker.

A typical freestanding steam shower enclosure combines standard showering features such as a shower head, with the added benefit of a steam generator. Users can then enjoy a 30 minute steam session followed by a cold invigorating shower to wash away all the toxins – All in the same space. There is no need to allocate the steam generator at another point in the house, as typically they are built onto the back of the unit itself. This results in a straightforward installation that’s completed at a fraction of the cost of a wet room.

Unlike a wet room, you dont’ need to worry about creating a water resistant enclosed area, inclusive of membrane and selective tiling. Furthermore, you need to ensure your door system is air tight to ensure that water and steam alike stays in the room. Creating a waterproof membrane can be quite costly, especially if not done correctly in the first place.

If you’re looking to add instant proven value to your home, consider the option of a steam shower enclosure when upgrading your bathroom. You’ll be benefitting both your body and your wallet.

Creating a home spa with the Cascade

Di Vapor have been supplying shower enclosures for almost a decade, working with a varied level of customer bathroom requirements. We thought it would be a good idea to talk about one of our popular corner quadrants cabins under the spotlight this February – The Cascade steam shower enclosure. If you’re looking at renovating your bathroom or shower space, it really doesn’t get much better than this.

The Cascade (S-DV6007) Quadrant Steam Cabin

Divulge in the dream bathroom

If you’re in the middle of a bathroom renovation, you’ll be familiar with what’s available in the marketplace. Buyers tend to go down two routes – ultimate practicality or luxury at any cost. Cabins from Di Vapor provide a delicate balance of both, ensuring that you have an option for everyday showering whilst providing a solution to relaxing in your very own private spa.

With most renovations limited by the space available, it is important to remember that a steam room doesn’t require a large 3m x 3m space or bigger. All that’s really needed is space of approximately 1m x 1m – enough room to fit a one person cabin. Di Vapor offers plenty of one person solutions including the The Cascade quadrant shower enclosure, standing at a size of 900mm x 900mm.

A Collision of Contemporary

The Cascade achieves a contemporary look by combining bold features with straight edged transparent glass panels. The simplified design is coupled with a practical large bench seat, offering comfort to the user during a 30 minute session.

With the cabin being constructed from a combination of reinforced acrylic fibreglass, aluminium and glass, the sheer weight of such material requires a strong foundation. This is provided through a raised acrylic fibreglass reinforced tray (for easy plumbing) that’s also finished in white for continuity throughout. This unit would settle well in a brightly decorated bathroom finished in large black or white marble tiles – this is your home spa haven after all!

All the bells and whistles

Now it’s all well and good if something looks the part, but can it provide everything that you need in order to class the Cascade as a complete home spa solution. To get things started, the Cascade comes complete with an overhead monsoon shower mounted flush into the top piece – perfect for getting completely drenched. This is coupled with a handheld shower (great for cleaning) and hydro massage body jets lined across both back panels.

But it’s the built in steam generator that really appeals to the wellness cravers amongst us – a simple press of a button kick starts a constant flow of warm steam into the cabin. Temperatures can get up to 60 degress celcius but for health and safety reasons, it’s important that you don’t stay in for too long – 30 minutes is enough for most users. Partner this with a fully programmable FM radio and you’ve got yourself a true spa escape in the comfort of your own home.

For more information on the Cascade steam shower, head on over to Di Vapor today. There’s something for every size, shape and taste so be sure to take a look – your body will thank you for it.

 

An affordable luxury en-suite ensemble

Di Vapor specialise in providing an alternative to the standard shower enclosure, designed to offer our customers the added luxury of steam without paying over the odds. If you’re planning a bathroom renovation or en-suite refit, it may be worth considering a sealed steam shower enclosure instead of a standard tiled or over bath option.

The Ivela is a perfect example of combining a standard everyday shower with the optional luxury of everything needed for a relaxing steam generator – Built in steam generator, programmable time and temperature settings. What more could you ask for?

We focus on the Ivela in this instance as it still stands as one of the best selling 900 x 900mm 1 person cabins in our product range. To celebrate this, we’ve upgraded the cabin to include the added feature of FM radio with speaker seen on some of our higher end cabins. The best part is – For a limited time only, the price won’t be increased so you’ll be getting all these extras for nothing . Terms and conditions apply.

For more information on the Ivela corner quadrant, please visit the main product page here: http://www.divapor.com/ivela-steam/steam-showers-ivela.php

Di Vapor Helping You to Keep Your New Years Resolution

Taming the bulge and losing weight is at the top of many people’s New Year’s resolutions. After a Christmas season of snacking, eating and drinking you may feel like you need to lose a few pounds; and you’re probably right! The most effective ways to lose that weight is to eat sensibly sized portions of healthy foods and to exercise. Healthy foods include fruits, vegetables, nuts & seeds, grains, seafood, beans & legumes, spice & herbs, eggs & low fat dairy, poultry and lean meats. Integrating foods that have rich portions of necessary vitamins and minerals is important and should become part of a healthy diet. Please see the food pyramid below, recommended by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Even though the obvious ways to lose weight are to eat healthily and to exercise, some people may still find it hard to lose weight. This could potentially be because there are chemicals, toxins or heavy metals trapped in the fat cells in your body, which need to be excreted to continue with weight loss.

Even though the obvious ways to lose weight is to eat healthily and to exercise, some people may still find it hard to lose weight. This could potentially be because there are chemicals, toxins or heavy metals trapped in the fat cells in your body, which are actually hindering the boy’s natural weight loss process. These chemicals may need to be excreted to continue with weight loss.

Case Story: The following story has been shared by one of Di Vapor’s customers. A woman was severely overweight which was causing many health problems. As a result she went to the Doctor and subsequently the Doctor placed the woman on a weight loss plan. After a period of time the woman had lost a significant amount of fat and weight but she found her weight loss plateauing and found it very difficult to lose any further weight. She went back to the Doctor and shared the frustrating problem. The Doctor said the reason the woman was finding it difficult to lose any further weight was because there were chemicals, toxins and heavy metals inside her body which were hindering the natural weight loss process, and recommended the woman use an infrared sauna to rid her body of these free radicals.

It’s likely that the weight loss problem this woman had is also an undiagnosed problem of many other people who are trying to lose weight but can’t understand why they are finding it so difficult.

On top of the detoxification benefits, sitting in a Di Vapor sauna can burn up to 600 calories in 30 minutes. The heat inside a sauna causes the circulatory system to work harder, which burns calories.

Consider a Di Vapor steam shower or sauna to help aid in your weight loss and to keep you on track with your New Year’s resolutions.

Steam Shower Enclosure

4 reasons why you need a steam shower this Christmas

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy a steam shower, and even if you haven’t, here are 4 great reasons why you should buy one:

1. Improve General Health

Steam showers enclosures are good for your health.  The hot steamy environment causes the core body temperature to increase, causing the user to sweat.  The body happens to use sweating as a way of both cooling itself and ridding itself of toxins that are harmful.  As a result, when we sweat in a steam shower, the body will push some of these toxins, which were sitting just under the skin, out of the body through the sweat and oil glands.

Steam Shower Enclosure

2. Improve Skin Appearance

The Finn’s have a saying, ‘You look your best 2 hours after a sauna‘.  The same principle applies to steam showers.  When you are relaxing in the steam, tiny capillaries which are at the surface of the skin are filled with blood.  This is in an attempt to eject heat out of the body, however the process has great benefits to the quality, look and complexion of the skin.  Along with the heat, the blood carries nutrients and oxygen which are life giving miracles to the skin, which make the skin look healthier, more vibrant and simply makes you look better.  Steam room benefits are many and varied.  Try it, you’ll see real results.

3. Reduce Stress

When stressed out, a lot of people find the best solution is to just get away from everything and relax, to clear their mind.  The steam shower not only causes great relaxation through the warmth which heats up the muscles of the body, it’s also a place where you can escape and be by yourself.  A perfect place to unwind and think.

4. Desirability of Your Home

Steam Showers
also add desirability to your home.  If you’re ever wanting to sell your home, owning a steam shower will certainly add desirability and value.  A steam shower shouldn’t be seen as a luxury but rather an investment into your home.  In the meantime you’ll be the envy of all your friends!

So there you have it; 4 fantastic reasons why you should buy a steam shower.

Salt Baths shown to Soothe Arthritis pain

A new study completed by Vincent Compan at Manchester University’s Faculty of Life Sciences has shown that bathing in saline solutions can ease the agony of arthritis. Simply soaking in a bath filled with your favourite bathing salts can help reduce the inflammation that a growing percentage of the population experience each day through arthritis. “The research has been said to open up exciting new opportunities, with endless potential to help so many patients” said Dr Compan.

The research demonstrated how soaking in a saline solution can cause the cells that cause arthritis to “dehydrate” resulting in a reduction of the swelling that can become painful for sufferers. The salt showed the same results when injected directly into the body or when absorbed through the skin when soaked in a saline bath. The research reflects the common beliefs shared by those that make annual visits to natural hot springs. These springs are extremely high in saline levels, causing them to often be resorted to by patients looking for a “natural miracle cure.”

A National Issue

More than 10 million people currently suffer from the pains of arthritis, causing crippling pains and inflammation within joints commonly found in the hands, feet and limbs. Many sufferers are in constant agony to the point where daily life can become stressful. At present there is no cure for arthritis, but there are a number of both commercial and home remedies available for sufferers to help ease the pain and slow the condition down considerably.

Commenting on this research, a spokesperson for the charity Arthritis Research UK said “It’s been known for some time that salt solutions can have some benefits towards the aches and pains of arthritis , but it never been known why this was the case. This study has shed some light on this and by identifying the molecular target for these hyper tonic solutions we can hopefully block the molecule that progresses inflammation” – Daily Mail 21/09/2012. 

The Ultimate Home Remedy

In addition to the above, it’s common knowledge that breathing salty air can reduce the inflammation and swelling of airways. Salt therapy can also be used to ease asthma, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections, hay fever, most respiratory allergies and even cystic fibrosis.

Combining the benefits of salt therapy with the warming comfort of a steam room is something that anybody can install in the comfort of their own home. Di Vapor offer a variety of different sized free-standing steam rooms that can be installed in most environments including bathrooms, en-suites, extensions, garages and even bedrooms.  For more information on sizing and features, visit the following link: http://www.divapor.com/steam-showers.php

Di Vapor also offers a walk-in bath for those with mobility issues. Our exclusively designed glass hinged door is specially designed to open and close easily, for simple independent bathing. Add a few bath salts for the ultimate soothing relaxation experience. More information can be found here: http://www.divapor.com/varedo-walk-in-bath/walk-in-bath.php