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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.

 

The importance of Detox

Each day the food that we eat and the air that we breathe causes a build up of toxins inside the body, causing many of us to feel tired, lethargic and unhealthy throughout. Many health experts believe the toxins we take in are a primary cause of many health illnesses, pains and disease.

How do I get started?

Taking the above  into account, many of us are making detoxing part of our regular routines, rather than just an annual event. Founder of BeautifulBreak, a detox food, states “More than ever, people want to cleanse their bodies through detox treatments to prevent obesity, diabetes and even cancer.”

First and foremost, in order to detox you must learn to prevent the build up of toxins. Here are some top tips that must not be ignored:

  • Avoid smoking entirely – This requires no further explanation!
  • Limit the amount of alcoholic units you intake or cut them off completely.
  • Avoid coffee, saturated fats and refined sugary foods!
  • Increase your intake of fruit and vegetables that are high in anti-oxidants and free of pesticides

Why is detoxing so important?

Serious detoxers tend to point towards colonic therapy, helping to expel toxins directly from the inside body. Herbal enemas and fasting with special herbal tea based drinks are also popular methods. In the US, it has been known that 3% -grade hydrogen peroxide ozonated water is popular for extreme detox whilst popular celebrity Beyonce Knowles  turns to a master cleanse diet of hot water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Extreme for some I’m sure!

So why bother with detoxing? In short detoxing helps to keep your body working like a well oiled machine, helping vital organs work more efficiently. Detoxing naturally helps us keep a healthy weight whilst putting life back into dulling skin, hair and nails. The above methods may seem a little extreme, so why not get started with a more gentler approach.

Start your detox today!

Anyone looking for a gentle introduction into detoxification can get started by increasing their cardiovascular exercise, sweating your toxins out using a steam cabin or sauna, or by booking yourself in for a lymph-circulating body massage. It is important to note that these treatments will leave you feeling dehydrated and thirsty, so drink plenty of water during and afterwards.

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at some popular detox methods used around the world so be sure to bookmark us and come back!

Tragedy at Sauna World Championships

The latest Sauna World Championships ended in tragedy on Saturday 7th August 2010 when one of the finalists died. Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy, a Russian amateur wrestler in his 60’s, along with rival veteran Timo Kaukonen both collapsed with severe burns after about 6 minutes into the round.

Sadly, Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy died late on Saturday. Hakon Eikesdal, a Norwegian photographer reported that both were shaking and bleeding from what appeared to be severe burns. Ossi Arvela, a competition organiser said that the competition will never be held again after this tragic occurrence. Timo Kaukonen is reported to be in stable condition in hospital as of Sunday.

Tapio from Lahti, Finland comments: “I’ll begin by saying that the temperature or the duration of the stay aren’t the worst parts, it’s the humidity that hurts and in this competition 0.5 litres of water is tossed on the hot stones every 30 seconds. That’s what I call insane! Most Finns don’t look up to these people who just want to see who has the biggest tolerance for pain by scalding themselves. I for one enjoy bathing in a sauna and feel that sauna is a nicely warm place for people to escape daily routines, not about searing oneself. If anyone of you ever visit Finland and still – after this horrible incident – dare to visit a sauna, please do! It just might change your minds!”

10th Annual Sauna Championships!

It’s that time of year again – Quite the challenge if you ask me, but one that these folks take on board with great dedication. The concept – Stay in the sauna the longest and you win. Seems pretty simple really, but when you realise the temperatures they’re playing with, this is no relaxing endeavour. This is an event that works up a great deal of sweat whilst competitors simply sit still.

The 10th Annual Championship took place in Heinola, Finland, over the space of a weekend with 160 men and women from 23 countries pitting their wills against one another. It was to no surprise of the audience, to see the Finns dominate for the 10th year running.

Finnish born Timo Kaukonen won the men’s only event by lasting in the sauna for 3 minutes and 46 seconds. The women’s title was taken by Russian born Tatyana Arkhipenko with an impressive 3 minutes and 9 seconds.

Now you may be scoffing at those times, especially with my use of the word “impressive”. However, please take into account that the saunas they used were heated 110C with half of litre of water being poured onto the stones every 30 seconds! This makes it everything a relaxing sauna isn’t, which is normally heated to around 70-80c.

Organiser Ossi Arvela admits “It’s no fun after two or three minutes. It’s difficult to watch.”

One man and his sauna.

Former President of the Philippines, Mr Joseph Estrada has revealed that the secret to his trouble free health has been due to his daily use of a sauna. Estrada claims that he doesn’t believe in skin care products, health supplements, surgery that defies ageing or sunblock. He states that his sauna health regime quite simply involves a 30 minute sauna session every single day, which he has kept strict to over the last 50 years.

“I don’t take vitamins, I just make sure I have my sauna once a day for 30 minutes. I’ve been doing it for 50 years and it’s the reason I don’t get sick,” said Estrada, at a television interview for THE STAR who at 72 claims that he in perfect health. After having a complete executive health check at the Cardinal Santos Hospital in San Juan City, Estrada requested that the results of the check-up be made public.

“The figures speak for themselves. You see, I’m pretty healthy” he declared with confidence. Besides from having recovered from osteoarthritis just over four years ago, where he underwent knee replacement surgery, Estrada’s records show just how well he has kept himself.

An individual instance such as this one is yet another testament to how remarkable using a sauna regularly can actually be for your health. With many different sauna options now easily accessible to the general public it seems that you can’t deny yourself this life luxury any longer.