Ways to Keep Your Home and Family Healthy
Got the flu or winter blues? Homes have become healthy sanctuaries for combating some ailments. We offer many potent plumbing options for remedying just about anything that ails you at Immerse in St. Louis.*
Healthy Kitchen Sinks and Faucets Designs
Installing an instant hot water faucet for easy and convenient, near-boiling water on demand will get you that tea or soup no matter how ill you feel. With a full line of designs & finishes, there’s an instant hot water dispenser with the style to match just about any kitchen and any sink faucet.
Healthy Bathroom Designs
Look to steam showers for congestion and sweating it out. Sitting in a steam shower and inhaling steam helps to ease congestion by opening up your nose and loosening mucus in your chest to relief the stuffiness. If you are in a position where you can add oils to the water source of the steam, this will help also. Oils such as eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary can aid your decongestion process, when added to the water. They also make the steam smell more fragrant.
Sitting in a desk job, car or airplane today? Stretch it out with an espalier like a Roman soldier. (It’s true, the design is similar to equipment they used and we know what battles they fought!) So get out on that battle field again after a good stretch at the start or end of your health ritual. Warm your muscles in the steam shower then stretch them out a little on your espalier and take on the Titans!
BainUltra’s Espalier’s compact design makes the espalier ideal for small spaces like bathrooms. It mounts to the wall easily and securely, is made of yellow birch (prized for its durability) and is then finished with marine varnish.
See the many ways the espalier can be used in the exercise booklet developed with the kinesiology team at Université Laval in Quebec City.
Feeling some Seasonal Affective Disorder with the plethora of cloud covered days? Light therapy uses natural or artificial light to treat various health problems. Daily exposure to light influences the cycle that regulates the production of serotonin and melatonin, two hormones essential to physical and psychological balance. A daily 10 minute light therapy session can have a remarkably energizing effect.
While it may not have scientific research linking it to longevity, we all know that towel warmer bars offer a warm hug and that is why we added them to this article on healthy homes. Who doesn’t like a warmed towel after a long shower? We are sure this is beneficial to everyone’s mental and emotional health, but don’t quote us to your doctor or anything. Just try it and see.
And it’s no secret that relaxing in a bath with bubbles (not champagne, but we don’t judge, if that works, do it too!) works wonders for healing you after a long day, week, or month! MicroSilk hydrotherapy super saturates your bath water with billions of oxygen-rich microbubbles, increasing oxygen levels up to 70% higher than common tap water. This luxurious cloud of oxygen blankets your body, energizing skin cells, stimulating the immune system, killing bacteria and promoting healing, leaving your skin soft and clean in a way you’ve never experienced. You can even try this one out in our St. Louis showroom. Bring a towel and swimsuit and find out how relaxing this hydrotherapy is. We are in Brentwood. Bring your designer or plumber and book your appointment online with us to discuss more options for upping the health value in your home.
* This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional.
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