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About Steam Showers

The floor grid is made of PVC composite material for easy maintenance and lightweight.

Steam showers offer effective treatment for respiratory and sinus conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and allergies. They help rid the body of toxins and waste by destroying pathogens within. As you steam, circulation throughout your body increases with the expansion of blood vessels and a feeling of revitalization sets in. In addition, steam showers strengthen the immune system, increase flexibility and enhance the tone of your skin in only a short period of time.

Chromotherapy is also known as color therapy. Our bodies need the sun’s light to live. And that light can actually be broken down into a seven color spectrum. Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms.

Color and light have been utilized by healers for thousands of years. Color therapy possibly has roots in Indian medicine (Ayurveda), ancient Egyptian culture and traditional Chinese healing.

Here are the colors and their benefits:

  • Red is believed to increase the pulse, raise blood pressure and increase the rate of breathing. Red would be applied to support circulatory and nervous functions.
  • Strong pink acts as a cleanser, strengthening veins and arteries.
  • Pink activates and eliminates impurities in the blood stream.
  • Orange is a mixture of red and yellow. Activates and eliminates localized fat. Assists with asthma and bronchitis
  • Strong yellow strengthens the body and activates internal tissues.
  • Yellow, the brightest color used in chromotherapy, has been used to purify the skin, help with indigestion, strengthen the nervous system, treat glandular diseases, hepatitis and lymphatic disorders and assist metabolism.
  • Green, a color associated with harmony, provides a neutral, positive calming effect.
  • Strong green provides anti-infectious, anti-septic and regenerative stimulation.
  • Strong blue lubricates joints, helps address stress, nervous tension and infections.
  • Blue promotes relaxation and calm. Blue exhibits tranquilizing qualities often used to relieve headaches and migraines, colds, stress, nervous tension, rheumatism, stomach pains, muscle cramps and liver disorders. Blue is thought to have a positive effect on all kinds of pain.
  • Indigo is used to address conditions involving the eyes, ears and nose. It has a calming, sedative effect.
  • Violet is used to calm the nervous system, soothe organs and relax muscles. Violet has meditative qualities and is often used to treat conditions of the lymphatic system and spleen, as well as urinary disorders and psychosis.

Almost all Homeward Bath units start producing a heavy steam in about 4-7 minutes upon pressing the Steam button within the shower. From there, you are able to steam as little or as much as you would like. All of our units even provide the option for therapeutic oils during steaming for different outcomes such as relaxation, decongestion, romance and more.

Conserving water use is one of the most important things a household can do in an effort to Go Green. 75% of the water used in our homes comes from bathroom showers, toilets and sinks. At Homeward Bath going Green means adding luxury. 11 liters of water are used per minute in a regular shower. A 17 minute shower therefore uses about 187 liters of water (or around 50 gallons of water). When using a Homeward Bath steam shower, a 12 minute steam followed by a 5 minute shower (at 11 liters per minute) only uses a total of 55 liters (or around 14.5 gallons). This saves you more than 2/3 the amount of water you would have used in a regular shower.

All units are pre-plumbed and come with a ½in hot and cold water supply. The units are 220V power supply. Visit and check specification information specific to the unit you have purchased.

No, you do not need an exhaust fan. The shower is a self-sustaining system and the fan pushes the steam through the chamber.

Yes. We always recommend for ease of service that you have an access panel.6027 installed  access panel  access panel 2

No, you need a 220V, 12-2 line, 20amp GFC1 breaker, available at an electrical specialty store. All showers come with 2 hot wires, 1 ground and no neutral.

There is a steam cup inside of the shower at the bottom of the main control panel wall.steam

Benefits of a Galaxy Series Steam Shower: body jets on both sides of the shower, a touch glass keypad, and chromatherapy lights where you can choose the color from 8 different lights offered, 4.2kW generator.
Benefits of an Orion Series Steam Shower: unit available in white or black, keypad comes with remote control, 2 shower shelves available, 4 chromatherapy lights circulate 4 colors, 3kW generator.
Both showers can be assembled from inside and are free-standing.

Any non-abrasive cleaner will work: Windex, RainX, Kaboom (works well if you have deposits such as minerals). You also can use ammonia and water mixture.

Using Steam Generator Clean out Valve on the following units:

  • Jupiter
  • Jupiter Plus
  • Orion Series
  • Venus Series
  • Cascade
  • Hudson
  • Hudson Plus

Shut off the water supply to the unit. If you don’t shut off when you unscrew the cover, water will spray all over; Unscrew the cover to the valve; Have the cleaning solution ready — White Vinegar or Citric Acid about 2 to 3 cups;steam-clean Start steam generator (set the temperature to the highest) the water valve will open and will allow you to pour the cleaning solution into the valve; The valve will open and close several times to fill the steam generator; Keep filling the valve, once the tank is full the valve will stop opening and closing, shortly after steam will start to come out the steam outlet. As the solution is used the valve will start to open and close again. Let it cycle a few times and keep filling the valve.
After the steam Generator has been running a few minutes, shut off the power AT THE CIRCUIT BREAKER. If you use the key pad, the steam generator will drain after a few seconds and the solution will not have had enough time to work.
After 30 minutes or so, replace the cover on the valve, turn on the water supply and power and start the steam Generator as usual. You can let the unit run for about 1 minute, shut off the power (at the keypad) and wait about 10 minutes for the solution to drain from the steam generator. After that you use the unit as usual.

Using the Steam Generator clean out valve for the following units:

  • Universe
  • Universe Plus
  • All Galaxy models

Shut off the water supply; Open the valve cover; Pour in the cleaning solution (citric acid or white vinegar) until full.steam-clean Turn on the steam Generator, make sure time and temperature are set. As the unit begins to steam keep adding cleaning solution as needed; Leave steam generator on for a few minutes after steam starts coming out of the steam outlet; Shut off the power at CIRCUIT BREAKER. If you use the keypad, the Steam Generator will drain the solution before it can work.

Wait about 30 minutes reset the circuit breaker , replace cleaning valve cover, turn water supply back on and start the Steam Generator and let run for 5 minutes then shut it off at the keypad. This will drain the solution from the Generator. Resume using Steam Generator as usual.

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