Steam Can Cure Winter Blahs

Temperatures have dropped and the East Coast is talking about the Blizzard of 2016. Unfortunately, colder weather brings dry air along with it. The resulting low humidity environment and home heating can irritate both skin and nasal passages.

Steam Therapy for Winter | KitchAnn Style


“The Healing powers of hammam were known for centuries. Famous Arab doctor and scientist, Avicenna (Ibn Sina) considered it to be one of the exceptional means of improving health and general well-being. Echoing the opinions of Greek doctors he believed that “physical exercises, healthy lifestyle and regular visits to hammam will render all medicine useless”.

Steam Therapy –

If you prefer not to take over the counter drugs to combat congestion and stuffiness, steam is a proven natural remedy. Steam loosens mucus and relieves inflammation allowing you to breather better.

Dried-out nasal passage ways are unhealthy. Your body needs moistened airways as a part of your defense system. When sinuses get too dry, the mucociliary transport system that traps and moves irritants stops working. Steam showers help promote sinus drainage, soothe a sore throat and act as a natural expectorant.

Steam Therapy for Winter | KitchAnn Style

Glowing Skin –

Outdoor winter activity and constant washing to ward off winter bugs can leave you with dry, chapped skin.

Steam opens up your pores, allowing your skin to breathe, and releases toxins promoting healthy glowing skin. For you gentlemen, steam softens up the skin making it easier to shave.

Steam Therapy for Winter | KitchAnn StyleMood Enhancer –

All this gray weather can also cause many people to experience “lower mood” and reduced energy this time of year.

There are some very effective treatments available for treating the winter ‘blahs’ – one of those is chromatherapy.

Ayurvedic medicine practitioners believe the body has seven chakras, each of which is associated with a specific color of the visible light spectrum, and a function and organ or bodily system.

Whether you believe in the deeper spiritual meanings of color or simply recognize that they have a profound effect on our emotions and intellect, incorporating color into our lives can raise our relaxation to a deeper level.

Steam ChromaTherapy for Winter | KitchAnn Style

This is why chromatherapy and steam work so well paired together. To achieve this in your home I like the iSpa Package from Mr. Steam.

The iSpa Package works with the innovative iSteam Touch Control and uses just two-gallons of water per 20-minute session.

Therapeutic Healing –

When in need of sensual renewal, why not immerse your chakras and your body in steam powered therapy with aromas too? The therapeutic properties of scent have been cultivated since antiquity.

Plus, essential oils and herbs, unlike chemical drugs do not remain in the body, leaving toxins behind and causing side affects.

Mr. Steam offers specially formulated essential oils and Chakra oils extracted from organic flowers and plants specifically to relax and revitalize the body. There’s nothing more therapeutic than aromatherapy, warmth, steam and chakra oils!

Steam AromaTherapy for Winter | KitchAnn StyleThe iSpa system includes the Mr. Steam AromaSteam system which evenly infuses oils into the steam shower via an electronic delivery system for balanced, seamless integration of aromatherapy.

I get much relief from the Mr. Steam Eucalyptus as I tend to catch colds when I travel. (Thanks, Martha a.k.a Mrs. Steam)

(Although not exhibiting at KBIS this year, Mr. Steam is a sponsor if BlogTour KBIS. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine.)

iSteam with Mr. Steam

black and white iSteam controls | KitchAnn Style
The BlogTour NYC countdown has begun and I’m super excited. One week from today I’ll be in a Spa in SoHo  courtesy of Mr Steam and the company’s charismatic leader Martha Orellana.

High Line NY | KitchAnn Style

After strolling the New York High Line the group will enjoy a relaxing Sunday at Ancient Baths in SoHo. I checked out their website and the services offered look amazing. I had to look up the terms effleúrage and pétrissage because I don’t speak Massage. The Red Wine Ritual looks quite incredible.

Aire Ancient Baths | KitchAnn Style

I met Martha Orellana, VP of Sales and Marketing for Mr. Steam, on my first BlogTour trip to London last fall. She is living proof of the benefits of steam (hydrates the skin, relieves stress, removes toxins from the body, etc. ) and is passionate about her company and it’s products.

Martha Collage |KitchAnn Style

Mr. Steam has been in the news lately with the many awards their new leading-edge iSteam steam shower control has been receiving.

The iSteam’s revolutionary touch screen display and feature-rich menu offer an unsurpassed, customizable user experience. Along with a stunning graphic interface and bespoke design by world-renowned Industrial designer David Farrage, whose experience with Movado™ and Lamborghini™ is evident in iSteam’s contemporary styling.

“We set out to create the best possible user experience, integrating all the benefits of steam
bathing and accessories into one highly intuitive control,” —
Mike Pinkus, Mr. Steam President

High tech meets high touch with the iSteam home steam shower control. As easy to use as a smartphone, the highly intuitive LCD touch screen features beautiful graphics and high-performance in wet environments.

Swipe-touch simplicity controls temperature, duration, aromatherapy, chromatherapy and music, turning your steam shower into a sensory spa.
– The iSteam microprocessor deciphers between a touch or drag of a finger to perform the correct action.
– The iSteam’s Auto-fading display incorporates a real-time clock, individual user preference settings, and screen dimming technology.
– iSteam displays only the function the user wants, instead of a confusing array of tiny buttons or complex navigation.
– Manufactured with the highest-quality, fused silica glass and polished cast aluminum, iSteam has attained a high level ingress protection rating of IP-67, and is capable of full water immersion of up to three feet.
– iSteam employs an exclusive three-tiered safety system with passcode protection, temperature limit and time-out features built to ISO-9001 certification.
– Featuring an optional Bluetooth® Audio Streaming System, iSteam pairs up to eight devices and four in-shower speakers.
– iSteam can be used with all eSeries Generators, as well as the wireless iGenie® control.
Available in black and white finishes.

black and white iSteam controls | KitchAnn Style

With an e Series generator, a complete iSteam home steam system starts at about $4,000, not including installation.

Mr. Steam is a leader in innovation, has the highest quality steam products, affordable pricing, best-of-class warranties, and unparalleled customer service.

Mr. Steam has been proudly manufacturing products in the U.S. since 1917.

(Mr. Steam is a sponsor for BlogTour NYC May 2014, but the views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine, and I will be honest in what I share. You, the reader, are my top priority and it is my goal to make sure you can trust the content and integrity of this blog.)