Mr. Steam, an industry leader in steam therapy, was one of our amazing BlogTour Cologne sponsors. After two full days at IMM although we were excited by everything we’d just seen, we were exhausted! The night the Mr. Steam team had planned for us was very welcome. Us lucky BlogTour-ers were treated to a fabulous night at Claudius Therme. It’s technically a spa, but it’s not like any spa I’ve seen in the United States!
Claudius Therme consists of three levels which hold indoor and outdoor pools, hot springs, saunas and steams, a full massage area and a fantastic restaurant. Germans take their work life balance seriously, and we noticed that many in Cologne had memberships to spas similar to Claudius Therme. (Work/Life balance is something I really need to work on!) The most memorable part of the evening was when many of us were in the outdoor hot spring tub, in the freezing cold, while it was snowing! It sounds scary but it was one of the best experiences and I will never forget it!
While at Claudius Therme we learned a bit about Mr. Steam, and we even heard tidbits about Mrs. Steam, Martha. Everyone says that her skin is gorgeous because she steams every day, so I had to learn more. Last week I got to speak to Martha on the phone and found out a few things you may find interesting.
Daily rituals: Martha steams for about 10 minutes every morning. She takes a cold shower afterwards, which refreshes her and gets her ready for her day. She feels that its a nice soft way to enter the world in the morning. Many steam at night and follow with a warm shower. (Tip: it helps with jetlag!)
Spice up your steam: Martha has an aromatherapy pump in her steam shower. Her favorite scent is eucalyptus and it’s set to automatically induce doses throughout the steam. You can pick any scent you want!
Favorite accessory: Martha loves her towel warmer! There’s nothing better than stepping out of a cold shower, into a warm towel!
Stay healthy: Martha has a trainer that she sees 2-3 times a week. Post trainer she never misses a steam! She steps inside for just 10-15 minutes and it does wonders.
Fun steam tips: Martha had severe skin problems 7-8 years ago. I was surprised to hear this because I’d heard so much about her great skin. She now puts a scrubbing mask on before she steps into her steam shower and it removes all the toxins. Now, her skin is flawless!
It was great to catch up with Mrs. Steam and hear about how much she believes in this product. When someone is passionate about their product you can tell easily. She was so enthusiastic about the benefits of steam, which include removing toxins, reducing stress, and reducing illness (it’s great for a cold!). For more steam benefits read this.
After hearing about all of the benefits I was a little concerned about the cost. I’ve been assured that the Mr. Steam products are affordable. The goal behind Mr. Steam is to help, and because of that they insure that everyone can (and should) have a steam shower in their home!
There are a few cool new products coming out soon. Soon a touch screen control will be released that will be suitable for wet and dry environments. I love that everything is being automated!
What do you think about steaming? Do you want a steam shower in your home? Are you planning on installing one?