Forget conventional showers that simply clean your body by spraying you with water. Units like the Rainforest 29 can replace a conventional shower but will give you a spa-like experience every time you step inside.
This freestanding, computerized steam shower takes up about the same space as a conventional shower-bath combo and has a sleek appearance with a rounded front, aluminum alloy frame and an enclosure made of 5mm-thick tempered glass. Plus, its computerized controls allow you to listen to your favorite radio station while you take a steam sauna -- you control the temperature on an LCD keypad -- or acupressure shower massage. The shower part of the unit is equipped with adjustable spray nozzles that deliver a hydraulic massage, with settings that allow you to rotate jets at 6-second intervals. It is designed to improve your body's circulation, invigorate your cells, rejuvenate your senses and, some claim, avert chronic disease. An oversized showerhead and decorative lighting result in a rainfall-like shower. The steam sauna also promotes circulation, relaxes your body and reduces fatigue, and reportedly has positive therapeutic effects on rheumatism, arthritis, back pain, asthma, bronchitis and can even aid in weight reduction. The Rainforest 29 also includes a whirlpool with a headrest and eight jets that deliver an acupressure hydro massage or you can adjust the settings for a relaxing wave-like massage. A removable foot massage has water jets and roller bars.
The push of a button will activate the self-cleaning function of the ozone sterilization system, killing bacteria and viruses. There is a fan and ventilation system that keeps heat and air density at your desired level. Displays and controls also allow you to maintain a safe and constant water temperature, and there's even a hands-free telephone.
The Rainforest 29 costs $2,999 and is available through www.mybath.biz or by calling (800) 949-2204.
- My Bath Inc