ISTEAMX TRIUMPHS WITH RED DOT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCT DESIGN

ISTEAMX TRIUMPHS WITH RED DOT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCT DESIGN

The ultimate steam shower and spa experience is about quality.  MrSteam won the 2024 Red Dot Award for the design of the iSteamX steam shower control. This international award chose the iSteamX for its impeccable design and the complete control over every steam shower experience that it provides.

Learn more about the Red Dot Award and how you can have your own premium steam shower with the highest level of product design and quality in your home.

WHAT IS THE RED DOT AWARD?

Red Dot is all about impeccable, innovative product design, and every year, well-crafted products achieve awards in product design, brand and communication design, and design concepts. The organisation has been identifying top-tier workmanship and products since 1955, and the product design category focuses on industrially-produced goods that are breaking new ground in innovation, functionality, and aesthetics. There are 51 categories from lamps to furnishings to showers, and competing products are evaluated by approximately 40 different international experts who carefully weigh every aspect of design.

The MrSteam design team is proud to be a Red Dot Award winner for outstanding product design, and we look forward to continuing to give our clients a luxurious, top-tier steaming experience through our digital controls, multi-sensory experiences, and decades of experience building the perfect steam showers.

THE ISTEAMX

When you have the iSteamX, you don’t just have a steam shower that fills the air with hot, rejuvenating steam that can relax your muscles and sink into your skin. You have a full spa-like experience that you can control every aspect of. Digitally control the steam temperature and timing, the audio, and the AromaTherapy supplements, either through pre-programmed preferences, saved options, or steam controls you can adjust to suit your exact mood.

The iSteamX digital control panel gives you control over entertainment and media, sound, light and ChromaTherapy settings, AromaTherapy options, and even the length of the shower. Learn more about the award-winning features so you can imagine your perfect shower experience.

WI-FI CONNECTIVITY

The team is Wi-Fi-compatible and can easily connect to your home network. Why does this matter? Imagine this luxury experience:

  • Tune into your playlist and enjoy your favourite pre-selected music options.
  • Pick up your latest podcast exactly where you left off. If you were listening to a new episode in the car or didn’t reach the end of a gym show, start it from the same point without having to search or adjust the settings.
  • Plug into suggestions for Aromatherapy and ChromaTherapy “recipes” so you can try new multi-sensory combinations for energizing, destressing, preparing for sleep, and everything in between.
  • Plan your steam shower ahead of time. Looking forward to a steam after a long day at work? Set the stage ahead of time by pre-planning the settings and plugging them in so you can just walk straight into your favourite shower. You can even time it so you don’t ever have to wait.

SLEEK DESIGN

Wi-Fi-compatible showers can be an incredible luxe experience—or they can be a tedious inconvenience. It all comes down to the product design, and our Red Dot award highlights just how luxe the experience is with our digital control panel. Our controls are intuitive, easy to operate, and convenient. You can easily find what you’re looking for down to the last detail, whether you want a fine-tuned AromaTherapy program for your shower after the seasons change or this is your first time operating the panel.

The panel also fades into the background once you’ve made your selections. So, you can lean back and enjoy the serenity without a beeping or harshly glowing panel interrupting your moment.

MEDIA OPTIONS

Want to mix some entertainment and media into your steam experience? This is a great option for a long, gentle steam shower where you can catch up on your favourite media or a quick steam when you need to double up and catch up on the news at the same time. With the iSteamX’s Wi-Fi connectivity and easy controls, you can plug into all your favourite media sources, including:

  • Amazon Prime and Amazon Music
  • Audible
  • ESPN
  • Netflix
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • Weather

Enjoy your favourite music, shows, podcasts, and books without interruption. Get everything from energetic podcasts to relaxing nature sounds and background music, all with great clarity over the whisper-silent steam.

CHROMATHERAPY

Add therapeutic elements to your shower through the lighting, not just the steam. MrSteam’s ChromaSteamX System allows you transform the environment of your steam shower with a flood of pleasing light suited to your own moods and preferences. If you’re not convinced, give it a try—we think you’ll see the light.

AROMATHERAPY

AromaTherapy uses the power of scents to add extra energizing, clarifying, and relaxing effects to your showers. With a single tap of the screen, you can change your aromatic infusers to release eucalyptus and mint for a great start to the day, rose and lavender before you sleep, and lemony or herbal scents if you’re relaxing after a long workout. All the options, pre-sets, and manual settings are right on your screen.

MUSICTHERAPY

MusicTherapy options let you choose your own adventure as you steam. When you want to relax or recuperate instead of stay plugged in, choose from a wide array of music, beats, nature sounds, and white noise. If you have multiple users in your household, everyone can create their own custom profile for a conveniently customized therapeutic experience.

Come home to an award-winning iSteamX digital control and luxurious steam shower with MrSteam.

FOCUS ON BESPOKE

FOCUS ON BESPOKE

Mr Steam UK have partnered with Nordic, who for some time, have chosen Mr Steam generators and components to power their beautifully crafted bespoke steam rooms.

Sophie Wallace, General Manager at Nordic, talks us through their latest masterpiece and explains why they continue to choose Mr Steam at their heart of their projects.

Commissioned by the wonderful ‘Alex McIntyre Architects’, Nordic were briefed to design, build, and install a bespoke steam room and sauna for a private client wanting the convenience and health benefits of wellness in their home.

We were asked to create a contemporary, softly lit, spacious and comfortable steam room for the client and their family to enjoy. The clean lines and angled benching lend itself well to a smart appearance alongside the soft pink tiles contrasting with the matt black hinges, handle, control, and linear steam outlet head.

We particularly like how easy the Mr Steam controls are to use with touchscreen technology and induvial programs for each member of the family. The AromaSteam Essence System by Mr Steam is literally aromatherapy at your fingertips and the program settings offer a real personal experience.

Mr Steam have created a range which is no more complex than it needs to be, the focus is on ease of use and quality which is why it is our ‘go-to’ for bespoke projects. The choice of controllers and range of therapeutic components covers everything we need, and we trust that Mr Steam’s quality aligns with Nordic’s.

Sophie Wallace, General Manager, Nordic

STEAM SHOWERS AS YOUR PASSPORT TO WELLBEING

STEAM SHOWERS AS YOUR PASSPORT TO WELLBEING

When was the last time you really relaxed? It’s hard to find those moments of peace in your busy life, but simple wellness routines can make a huge difference. In recent years, more and more people have installed a steam shower in their homes. Far from being pure luxury, steam showers may rejuvenate your body and mind with multiple wellness benefits.

So, what does a steam shower do for you? Find out how installing a steam shower may make a difference in your mood and overall wellness.

A GATEWAY TO RELAXATION 

You come home after a long day at work and step into your steam shower. Tension melts away from your muscles. Your steam shower is the perfect environment for relaxation, enveloping you in warmth.

This soothes tired muscles and helps relieve and manage stress. You get to spend time in an oasis where nobody can bother you, and with MrSteam steam showers you can also add other benefits, such as colour therapy, aromatherapy, and your favourite relaxing music.

DETOXIFICATION AND CLEANSING 

You know how a really hot shower makes you feel clean? A steam shower is even better! The steam opens your pores and encourages you to sweat, flushing out impurities and refreshing your skin. This natural detoxification process improves your appearance and health.

Inhaling steam may also help relieve respiratory symptoms. It opens your nasal passages and loosens mucus. If you have a cold, hopping in your steam shower may provide temporary relief from symptoms. Same if you are being bothered by allergies. It may also help with irritation caused by dry air. It will not help you recover from a cold or respiratory infection faster but may help reduce your suffering while you fight it off.

IMPROVED CIRCULATION AND HEART HEALTH 

When your body is exposed to warm air and water, your blood vessels dilate, improving circulation. This then delivers oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and organs. It may also help maintain low blood pressure by causing your blood vessels to relax and stay relaxed. Overall, it will keep your circulation active and flowing.

This may reduce the risk of heart disease. It also feels good, especially if you have been out in the cold and everything feels tight…your blood vessels contract in the cold to preserve heat in your body. Steam will open them out again and help you warm up faster. You won’t just feel warmer, you will be warmer.

STRESS RELIEF AND MENTAL WELLBEING 

Everyone seems to be stressed these days. If you have had a bad day (or week, or…) then some time in a steam shower helps. The warmth, humidity, and ability to hide from your problems for a bit all help.

In fact, a steam shower stimulates the production of endorphins, which may improve your mood and reduce anxiety. You will feel mentally rejuvenated when you step out. Luxuriate in the steam and appreciate one of the finer things in life. Having your own steam shower means that you have access to relaxation whenever you need it.

ENHANCED RECOVERY AND MUSCLE RELIEF 

Steam showers may help your muscles recover after an intense workout or a competition. A steam shower soon after a workout or an event helps relax your muscles and reduces your risk of experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness…that’s that ache that shows up the next day. It may also help preserve your muscle strength and soothe nerve endings.

The heat also increases blood flow to your muscles, speeding up the healing process. Also, it feels good and helps you wind down and relax after the intensity of competition. Make a steam shower part of your recovery routine, ideally as soon as possible after finishing and cooling down.

TIPS FOR MAXIMIZING YOUR STEAM SHOWER EXPERIENCE 

To get these benefits, you must use your steam shower properly. Here are some of our tips:

  1. Stay hydrated: Steam causes you to sweat, which may dehydrate you. Make sure to drink plenty of water both before your steam shower to maximize detoxification and after to replenish water lost to sweat.
  2. Use essential oils: Add your favourite oils to the steam generator to add aromatherapy to your experience. Always use essential oils responsibly. Don’t use oils if you have damaged skin and if you have an allergic reaction, don’t use that oil again.
  3. Set the mood: Dim the lights or use our ChromaTherapy add-on, choosing colours you find relaxing (blues and greens are often best). You can also use our MusicTherapy add-on to play quiet, soothing music. Experiment until you find the perfect combination.
  4. Gradual cooling: Don’t step out of the steam shower and immediately dry off. If you do, it will feel shockingly cold. Let your body cool down slowly and dry yourself steadily so you reacclimate to normal room temperature.

Your wellness routine is part of your life. Incorporating a steam shower may help you relax, relieve stress, detox your skin, improve circulation, and speed recovery after working out. They are holistic and anyone may benefit! Steam showers are part of your journey to health and happiness.

Install a steam shower as part of your dream bathroom remodel, building wellness into the most relaxing room in the house.

Want a Steam Shower at Home But Don’t Know Where to Start?

Want a Steam Shower at Home But Don’t Know Where to Start?

So, you’ve decided a steam shower would be a perfect addition to your home, but what do you need to know?  Firstly, the Mr Steam UK team love talking about steam so don’t be afraid to just pick up the phone and start the conversation.

It would be great if you could provide us with some information to help understand what equipment would suit you best, so what does that look like?

WHAT INFORMATION WILL WE NEED?

The internal dimensions of the steam shower or steam room is essential to calculate the right size generator for you, so width, length, and height.  Materials vary in thermal conductivity and porosity so be sure to share that with us, and if your chosen material changes along the way, that’s no problem, we can just re-calculate so we land on the perfect amount of steam!

Check if the power supply in your home is single-phase or three-phase, the good news is, either way, the price is the same we just want to ensure it all works perfectly once your new equipment is installed.

HOW DO I CHOOSE WHICH CONTROLLER I NEED?

We have a selection of controllers that range from a standard on/off, temperature control and timer to sophisticated touch-screen controllers loaded with apps.

HOW DO I CHOOSE?

The iTempo controller is perfect for those wanting to enjoy steam without any additional therapies. It is available in round or square and comes with a matching steam head.

If you fancy something a little more luxurious then you we do have the Linear Steam Head which looks great and provides a more gentle entry of steam. This is also perfect for small spaces as well as the use alongside large generators (sound reduction).

For those wanting to enjoy aromatherapy, Chromatherapy (light therapy) or music/audio, the iSteamX is loaded with apps such as Netflix and Spotify and is touch screen. So, you can enjoy your favourite show or playlist while you steam!

If your shower cubicle is already in place, it may be difficult to feed cables behind your wall. The AirTempo controller may be the solution in this case, as it works via Bluetooth and is completely wireless.

CAN I ACCESS THE CONTROLLER REMOTELY?

Yes! The Steam Linx is a web app module so you can control your steam shower from your smart phone or Alexa. Perfect for when you want the steam waiting for you or to save 2 trips to the bathroom!

If you have a Mr Steam system and would like to add this, it could be possible. Contact the team who can help.

WHAT IF I WANT TO ADD SOME OF THESE THERAPIES AFTER I’VE INSTALLED MY STEAM SHOWER?

Planning ahead is crucial. With the exception of the Aromasteam, it will NOT be possible to install these components to a completed shower/steam room.

As mentioned above, it may be possible to install the steam linx.

 

Check out our ‘Top 10 Considerations Before Installing a Steam Shower’ article for more planning tips!

Top 10 Considerations Before Installing a Steam Shower

Top 10 Considerations Before Installing a Steam Shower

Steam provides numerous health and wellness benefits. To enjoy your steam shower worry-free, you’ll want to do your due diligence before installing your new steam shower system.

To help you out, we’ve compiled this list of the top 10 things to consider before installing a steam shower so you can relax and fully enjoy your first steam.

WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE INSTALLING A STEAM SHOWER 

  1. EASY ACCESS TO THE NECESSARY UTILITIES FOR THE STEAM GENERATOR

For starters, you need to make sure your steam generator will have access to plumbing and electricity. Plumbing connections include a water line to the steam generator, a steam line from the generator to the steam room, and a drain line from the generator. You will need a single phase 240 volt supply (or a three phase 415 volt supply) with a dedicated circuit breaker for the electrical supply.

  1. THE SHOWER CEILING HEIGHT

Ideally, a steam shower’s ceiling height should not exceed 2.2m. You can go as high as 2.4m, but that will require a higher-rated steam generator that can accommodate the larger volume of the space.

Get help with properly sizing a steam shower generator by visiting the MrSteam configurator. Simply enter the dimensions, and our configurator will match the generator that’s right for your size enclosure.

  1. PROPER SEALS ON THE SHOWER DOOR AND ANY WINDOWS

Make sure that your shower is fully enclosed and sealed so that water vapor doesn’t escape and lessen your steam experience. The seal on the door does not have to be airtight, but the shower doors should be watertight, and any windows need to be double-paned. A gap of 8-12mm on the underside of the door will allow colder air to meet the steam and assist density.

  1. WHAT TYPE OF WALL AND CEILING MATERIALS WILL YOU USE FOR YOUR SHOWER?

Avoid using porous materials like marble, granite, or concrete for your steam shower’s walls and ceiling. The higher the material’s porosity, the quicker it will dissipate heat and the larger a steam generator you will need. Use nonporous materials such as ceramic or porcelain tile that will retain heat instead.

  1. WHERE WILL THE STEAM GENERATOR AND COMPONENTS GO?

A MrSteam generator can be installed anywhere within 60 feet of the steam room, such as in a closet, vanity, or heated attic. Make sure it will be in an upright position. Do not install the generator inside the actual steam room or in an unheated (or uninsulated) location where water might freeze.

  1. WHERE WILL THE STEAM HEAD BE LOCATED?

The steam head should be located approximately six to twelve inches above the floor on a wall opposite the seating area and away from the entrance.

Our Linear SteamHead mounts flush to the wall and disperses whisper-quiet steam evenly and smoothly. The faceplate is available in 7 designer finishes, and an aroma oil reservoir completes the ultimate wellness experience.

  1. WHERE WILL YOU POSITION YOUR STEAM CONTROL?

The steam shower control has an internal thermostat and controls the temperature of the space. It should be positioned away from the steam head, near the seating area in a location that is easy for the user to reach. Ask yourself where it will be most convenient for you to control your steam experience in the shower.

As a rule, keep the control between four and five feet above the floor and away from direct steam flow. MrSteam also offers the fully automated, water-resistant AirTempo wireless remote control.

  1. PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS

Choose your shower floor material carefully and avoid slick, potentially slippery material. You can also add anti-skid strips on your steam room floor to mitigate the chance of slipping in the steam shower.

  1. REMEMBER THE SEATING!

The importance of seating in a steam shower cannot be overstated when it comes to relaxing and fully embracing the steam experience.

Built-in seating is optimal, and remember, if you do install a built-in bench, create a slight slope for drainage and comfort.

Some of these tips might seem basic, but they can be easily overlooked in the excitement of installing a steam shower. It’s important that you plan to avoid more costly fixes later. Taken together, these tips will allow you to make the most of your new steam shower.

  1. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

We have a wealth of online support and virtual tech to aid in the selection and installation of your components. We also have a team of knowledgeable experts who are passionate about steam!

Clearing the Steam: Busting Popular Myths Surrounding Steam Showers

Clearing the Steam: Busting Popular Myths Surrounding Steam Showers

Steam showers have emerged as a highly sought-after feature in the modern home, offering a luxurious and spa-like sanctuary that transports individuals to a realm of ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. With their innovative design and advanced technology, steam showers have the remarkable ability to elevate the ordinary shower experience to extraordinary heights.

Imagine stepping into a steam shower, enveloped by a gentle cloud of warm, soothing steam that envelops your body. As the steam gently penetrates your pores, it opens up your skin, promoting deep cleansing and detoxification. The warm mist envelops you, releasing tension from your muscles and relieving stress, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

But the benefits of steam showers extend far beyond the physical realm. They create a serene and tranquil atmosphere, providing a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. As you immerse yourself in the enveloping steam, all your worries and troubles seem to melt away, allowing you to enter a state of pure bliss and tranquillity.

However, despite the growing popularity of steam showers, there are still numerous misconceptions surrounding their benefits and functionalities. In the upcoming sections, we will delve into these misconceptions and debunk them one by one. Through careful examination and exploration, we will unveil the true essence and unparalleled benefits of the steam shower experience, guiding you through each step of this serene journey.

So, get ready to embark on a transformative experience as we delve into the captivating world of steam showers. Discover the secrets that lie within and embrace the true potential that these remarkable fixtures hold.

MYTH #1: STEAM SHOWERS ARE ONLY FOR THE WEALTHY 

While steam showers are often associated with luxury spas and high-end homes, they have become increasingly accessible over the years. Advances in technology and design have allowed for more cost-effective solutions that may be installed in a variety of home settings. By incorporating features such as adjustable steam settings, integrated aromatherapy options, and chromotherapy lighting, modern steam showers offer a customisable and immersive relaxation experience.

Moreover, the initial investment is often outweighed by the long-term benefits. In addition to the potential for increased property value, regular use of steam showers may contribute to improved circulation, stress reduction, and respiratory health. The soothing warmth of steam may help relieve muscle tension and promote a sense of tranquillity, making it a desirable addition to any home spa.

Steam showers are not just an indulgence for the affluent; they are a feasible upgrade for the discerning homeowner seeking both relaxation and health benefits. With their accessibility, versatility, and potential for personalisation, steam showers have become a valuable asset in creating a spa-like oasis within the comfort of one’s own home.

MYTH #2: STEAM SHOWERS ARE ONLY FOR RELAXATION 

Contrary to the common belief that steam showers are purely for relaxation, they offer numerous health advantages that extend far beyond mere stress relief. The steam generated during use may help open up airways, improving breathing for those with respiratory conditions such as asthma or allergies. Additionally, the warm and moist environment created by the steam may promote healthy skin by opening pores and facilitating the removal of impurities, leaving the skin refreshed and rejuvenated.

Furthermore, steam therapy has been shown to support the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells, which help fight off infections and diseases. The increased blood circulation stimulated by the steam may also contribute to improved cardiovascular health and faster healing of wounds or injuries. Moreover, the soothing effect of steam on muscles may aid in workout recovery, reducing muscle soreness and promoting relaxation.

Clearly, steam showers serve multifunctional purposes that contribute significantly to overall health and well-being, providing benefits for respiratory health, skin care, immune system support, cardiovascular wellness, and muscle recovery.

MYTH #3: STEAM SHOWERS ARE DIFFICULT TO INSTALL 

The misconception that steam showers are complex and challenging to install deters many homeowners from considering them. However, with modern modular units designed for easy assembly and detailed instructions, the installation may be straightforward. Often, it’s a matter of connecting the unit to existing plumbing and electrical systems, a task that may typically be managed by a professional with standard installation know-how. Some manufacturers even offer customer support and troubleshooting guides to assist with the process.

Additionally, the modular design allows for customization options, such as choosing the type of steam generator or adding additional features like aromatherapy or chromotherapy. With these added details, it becomes evident that while the installation of a steam shower may require professional assistance, it is not an insurmountable project and should not dissuade interested parties from pursuing this luxurious and personalized addition to their homes.