Studies show that the average person spends greater than 90% of their time indoors. There are also studies that show that being around nature and being outdoors can affect our health for the better, so finding reasons to spend more time outside can be good for us. Having an outdoor activity or an inviting outdoor location to enjoy can help people to get outside, stay outside longer, and enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer, while potentially improving our health.
For example, in the Netherlands and Japan, people who live close to greeneries don’t just get a temporary boost in their mood, but they tend to live longer and enjoy a better quality of healthy life. The location and the proximity to nature appear to lower the heart rate and there are benefits to enjoying all of that fresh air. Under the research of Roger Ulrich, one of the leading researchers in this area, it was also found that patients’ recovery time is much faster if they have a daily view of nature from their hospital beds compared to those patients who do not. So, there are definitely good reasons to make your outdoor space as inviting as possible, not only to make your home look good, but to encourage you to get outdoors and live a potentially healthier life.
One great way to really embrace nature while enjoying something that is completely relaxing and rejuvenating is to install an outdoor shower in your backyard, or even better to install an outdoor steam shower. Combining an outside shower with the features of a steam shower can give your body the rejuvenation it needs while you get to be outside enjoying the great outdoors. Just imagine your outside steam shower room complete with windows and a glass door so that you get the double benefit of the relaxation of steam showers along with some inspiration provided by Mother Nature.
Picture yourself relaxing in an outdoor steam shower listening to your favorite soothing music, enveloped in hot, humid steam, while you admire the greenery and flora around you. You can listen to the birds chirping while watching the branches of the trees gently swaying in the breeze. Don’t you feel relaxed and rejuvenated already just thinking about it? Outdoor showers and outdoor steam showers can certainly go a long way towards helping to melt away the tension and stress of a hard and long days’ work.
If you’ve decided that installing a steam shower outside is a luxury you’re willing to splurge on for yourself, you have a few options. You can either install a prefabricated modular outdoor steam shower room with faux wood panels to blend in with the surroundings or you can build a custom outdoor steam shower to meet any specific specifications you may have.
With modular outdoor showers, they are fairly easy to install, since all you need to do is to set them in place and then hook up the electricity and connect the water supply (if however, you are not familiar with electrical and plumbing or the lines are not already there, you should hire a professional to handle this part of the installation). Outdoor shower kits are also more affordable than building a custom outdoor shower, and include all of the sections and parts needed for the steam shower, but you just have to handle the installation on your own. The main drawback is that prefabricated steam showers for outdoor use, however, don’t provide you with too many different options to choose from.
Custom made outdoor steam showers will require you to build your own shower enclosures (or have them built for you) that are specifically made for steam shower use. The good news is that you can design an outdoor steam shower in almost any way you want if you customize it – you can make it as large or as small as you want, include a few shower benches to sit on and enjoy either alone or with others, and can make the outside shower enclosures blend in any way you like with your backyard and garden decor, while still affording you all the privacy you need to enjoy this outdoor luxury. The only important point to keep in mind is that your outdoor steam shower has to be airtight and vapor tight, so that the steam will not escape.
Any type of outdoor shower can be a great way to encourage more time spent outside, enjoying nature and gathering the benefits that the great outdoors can provide in helping you to lead a healthier life. But by installing a pre-made outdoor steam shower, or building a custom outdoor steam shower exactly to your own specifications, you can take those benefits even one step further – providing the perfect way to relax, rejuvenate and reduce stress right alongside Mother Nature.