Whether it originated from east (the hammam) or the west (the Finnish sauna),
the steam bath helps in the overall wellness of a person, helping
eliminate numerous toxins accumulated during a working day or a day
and intense physical effort. Relaxing and purifying, they help to
relieve stress, relax muscles and promote sleep. To find out more
about the sauna, click here.
But, if you want to learn more about steam baths, keep reading!
What are the benefits
of a steam bath?
bath, otherwise known as the Turkish bath, is a wet steam bath. In
the Philippines, the bath usually consists of only one room, and the
maximum temperature is around 50 ° C but the heat is saturated with
100% moisture, which makes it tolerable for a 45-minute session at
the most. The vapor is then released and gives the impression of
being in a fog. Moist heat causes intense sweating and thus dilates
the pores of the skin and blood vessels, which is why they are highly
recommended after some muscular activity. It provides an intense
relaxation that will relax the muscles, relieve or even avoid muscle
aches and pains. It is also considered a good solution for
decongesting the bronchi and improving one’s sleep.
What are the basic
materials used for building a steam bath?
materials must have a good thermal resistance and must be
hydrophobic. Some examples would be extruded polystyrene, expanded
polystyrene, hemp wool, rock wool, expanded cork and exfoliated
vermiculite. Tadelakt is also one of the more popular materials used
in Moroccan-style baths. It is a waterproof lime-based coating with a
shiny effect and can usually be bought in any hardware store. It is
aesthetic and hygienic and, like concrete, possesses antibacterial
properties, thanks to the fungicidal and bactericidal virtues of
lime. And it is not negligible, it is rather easy maintenance since
only soapy water is enough, especially with black soap. A cheaper
option, however, are tiles. Aside from being cost-effective, it is
also the most effective surface for these type of rooms because it
offers many advantages, especially in terms of hygiene. Ideal for
damp rooms, the tile is both easy to maintain and waterproof. Beyond
its practical aspect, it also allows to decorate your “hammam,”
according to you tastes!
would it cost in the Philippines?
can always go to a spa or wellness centers for a session, there is nothing better than
having one in the comfort of your very own home! So, if you want to
build one, the first thing to consider is your budget. Do you want to
build your bathroom? Or is it built by a professional? Or investment
in prefabricated bathroom? A bathroom that is pre-made is much more
cheaper than a customized bath. For a specially designed bathroom by
bathroom professionals (click here to consult professionals), the
cost would be much higher. To get a quote for your projects, you can
go to our free consultation page for professional advice!
What accessories can
make my steam bath session much more enjoyable?
To be able
to enjoy every session, you have to make sure that your room is
designed properly. One of the important things to consider is the
lighting. Like a sauna, the light must be soft. You can also add
colors to the room to make it more lively. Also, make sure that your
lights are waterproof and to consult with an electrician or pool and spa professional to ensure
safety. You can also add aromatherapy by installing a perfume
I get inspiration for my steam bath?
many places to get inspiration from! Aside from spas, hotels, and
other wellness centers, you can also browse through thousands of
books and magazines dedicated to bathroom designs. Apart from that,
you can also visit our website, which features thousands and
thousands of images you can peruse and save in an ideabook. All you
need to do is create an account on homify Philippines, which is