Frequently Asked Questions
Every steam room is unique; therefor different procedures may be required to correctly size a steam generator to your shower enclosure. Please view the directions below:
STEAM GENERATOR SELECTION
To select the proper size of steam generator, calculate the cubic footage in the following manner:
1. Depth x Width x Height = CUBIC FOOTAGE. (Do not deduct for seating.)
2. Add to Cubic Footage Calculations for Wall and Ceiling Material.
|Acrylic or Fibreglass||0%|
|Ceramic Tile, Cultured Marble, 1/4″ thick||30%|
|Ceramic Tile, 3/8″ or thicker||100%|
|Glass or glass block wall||15%|
|Natural Stone (marble, onyx, slate) or ½” thick material.||100%|
|Steam lines over 20 feet (Insulate heavily)||25%|
|Cast iron tub||25%|
|Exterior walls subject to freezing||30%|
3. RELAX-A-MIST SIZING:
|Maximum Calculated Cubic Feet:||90||175||260||375|
4. LINE VOLTAGE
The line voltage must be specified when ordering. Single family dwellings usually have 240 Volts AC while condominiums usually have 208 Volts AC. Note: Use Copper Wire Only.
The above information represents suggestions only. Each steam room is unique. RELAX-A-MIST manufactures steam generators only and therefore cannot warrant information given regarding steam room materials or construction techniques. Final selection of the steam room temperature setting and the duration of stay, is at the discretion of the operators or owners.
The purpose of a steam bath much like a sauna is to make you sweat. The average body temperature is 37°C (98.6°F), therefor; your steam room temperature should be hotter than your body temperature to maximise the benefits received. Generally steam bathing temperature ranges from 100 ~ 110°F (37.7°C ~ 43.3°C). Always remember to listen to your body and remove yourself from a steam room if it is too hot.
*Disclaimer* Pregnant women, people with heart complications and / or high blood pressure should avoid using a steam room unless otherwise directed by their respective physicians.
Place a few drops on the “tear shaped” recess on top of the Relax-A-Mist™ steam Nozzles. The oils will diffuse into the steam giving you the aromatherapy experience you’ve dreamed of. For Commercial installations, a scent pump that injects essential oils directly into the steam lines can be purchased as an add-on to the commercial SG series steam generators.
*Disclaimer* Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils may result in illness or complications and users should consult their respective physicians before using any aromatherapy.