Good health is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of luxury, but it’s really EV-ERY-THING. You can have all the riches in the world, but if you don’t have your health, you have nothing. Tech innovators in the smart home arena have begun to make the connection between luxury and wellness. They’re looking at how to create homes that help reduce stress, improve sleep quality and enhance overall well-being. Hence, a new sub-category of smart home has been born: the wellness smart home.
Now more than ever before, people are looking closely at what they eat and make healthier food choices. They try to stay fit by following an active lifestyle. They are looking to create more balance in their lives, whether it’s through meditation, yoga or other means. Why wouldn’t they want to make their homes healthier spaces too? For most people, their home is the single largest investment they will ever make. It’s the place where their friends and family gather. It’s their sanctuary, and where they spend the most time.
There are already a handful of companies that have jumped on the healthier household bandwagon. There are companies like Delos that offer home wellness technology systems is comparable to Google’s Nest that focuses on light, air, water and indoor environmental quality monitoring. These systems help the home’s inhabitants regulate their circadian rhythms, which help in turn nurture the appropriate production or suppression of melatonin and serotonin, and improve energy levels, mood and sleep quality. Advanced air purification systems remove allergens, dust and other pollutants and state-of-the-art water filtration systems that reduce chlorine, organic contaminants and odor for fresher, cleaner, better-tasting water. Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) sensor platforms even monitor the residence, providing real-time data on air quality, including PM10, PM2.5, TVOCs, and CO, as well as humidity and acoustics. Eventually, wellness smart home technology won’t be considered a luxury item at all – but an expected amenity like electricity or televisions. In a sign that the smart wellness home is already going mainstream, volume builder KB Home announced at CES earlier this year that it would begin offering Darwin by Delos as an add-on to their homes across the United States.
The Smart Steam Shower: ThermaSol Total Wellness Package
The smart steam shower fits right into the wellness smart home trend. In the past, a steam shower would be considered a luxury item – but that’s beginning to change as more homeowners try to follow healthier, holistic lifestyles. Steam therapy has been known to help stimulate circulation, tone body tissues, alleviate pain, relax nerves and enhance overall well-being. If you combine the wellness benefits of steam with smart home technology, what you get is the opportunity to create your own daily wellness ritual right in your very own home!
A relatively new invention pioneered by steam shower innovator, ThermaSol, the ThermaSol Total Wellness Package is the first digital showering system of its kind that brings the multi-sensory powers of water, sound, steam and light together. The smart system allows you to set your water at a certain temperature, set shower duration, designate your preferred water outlet (classic shower head, rain head or hand-shower), control chromatherapy lights to lift your mood or play music via your favorite music app. While you don’t need a ThermaSol steam shower to operate the Total Wellness Package, you can always elevate your showering ritual later by adding a steamhead at a future time. You can even add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to your steamhead reservoir and breathe in the healing scent to start your day each morning. It’s like having a spa in your home!
Good health is a luxury, but it doesn’t have to be. It should be a given. To find out more about how you can integrate the ThermaSol Total Wellness Package into your bath space, call us toll-free at 800.776.0711.