The Maya Bath Valencia steam shower has been updated for 2020, and there are a lot of features to love. This steam shower is a premium model with high-end accessories that will turn any bath into a luxury spa experience. One look will tell you what the benefits of owning a high quality steam shower really can be.
To start with, the Valencia 2020 edition has a 4 kilowatt steam generator, which is a full kilowatt higher than most other models. That means faster and hotter steam on demand. When it comes to standard showers or baths, there are a total of 26 massage jets in the tub and the shower to work out all of your kinks and sore spots.
The Jacuzzi tub is built for two and can hold up to 95 gallons of water. There is a heater that continually keeps the water at the optimal temperature as it circulates, as well. Because it’s built for two, there are naturally two headrests. That way you and your bath mate can both relax.
While you’re relaxing in the Jacuzzi, you can luxuriate in the soothing scents of the aromatherapy module and listen to your favorite playlist from Amazon Music. Or if you’re not in the mood for music, you can watch a show on the 8.4 inch LCD television. And if someone is trying to get in touch with you, the integrated telephone lets you take their call without leaving the comfort of your soak.
This steam shower is made of premium materials, as well. Thick, tempered glass is held in a durable stainless steel frame. The base is made of fiberglass backing for strength and covered with acrylic for beauty and durability. This combination of materials is also easy to clean. Keeping it sanitary is exceptionally easy thanks to an ozone sterilization system.
Using Aromatherapy to Enhance Your Mood
Aromatherapy is the science which explores how smells can have a profound effect on your mood. Think of how the smell of freshly baked cookies makes you feel. Or think of how you are affected by the smell after a rainstorm.
You feel different after various scents because the center of the brain that is associated with directing smell around your brain is located in the thalamus. When you smell something, it is sent to your hippocampus and amygdala, which hold memories and learning. That’s why smells are such powerful memory triggers.
Additionally, there are some scents that can have universal effects, no matter what the memories are associated with them. Here are a few essential oils that you can use in your steam shower to help enhance your mood.
This is the most common aromatherapy oil,which is found in nearly everything. It has proven medicinal qualities when used as a topical treatment. But when used in aromatherapy, it is extremely calming and relaxing. You can use it before bed when you want to relax or when you’ve had a particularly stressful day.
Citrus Blends, Lime, or Orange
On the other hand, the smell of fresh citrus has a rejuvenating property, associated with getting people jazzed and excited about the next day. If you like to start your day out with a steam shower, try putting this combination in the aromatherapy module when you get your day going.
The Cost of Using a Steam Shower
It’s no good having a steam shower if it’s too expensive to run. Thankfully that isn’t the case. If you want to know exactly how much your steam showers cost, here’s how you figure that out.
- First determine how long you use the steam generator. In our case, half an hour is the sweet spot. (x minutes)
- Determine the wattage of your steam generator. For the Valencia, it’s 4 kilowatts. (k wattage)
- Find out the price of your electricity per kilowatt hour. The average in the United States is $0.1327. (p price)
- Use this formula: (k watts/1000) * (x minutes/60) * (p price)
- Example: (4000 watts/1000) * (30 minutes/60) * $0.1327 = $0.2654, or $0.27 for a half-hour steam shower.
Features of the Maya Valencia Steam Shower
Steam showers are not a spur of the moment purchase, and we know this process involves a lot of shopping and decision-making. That’s why we list all the features here individually, so you can easily compare them to our other steam shower reviews.
- 4 kilowatt steam generator
- 8.4 inch LCD television
- ETL listed
- 95 gallon tub capacity
- 16 whirlpool massage jets
- 10 acupuncture massage jets
- Aromatherapy module
- MP3 and CD Player compatible
- Mood lighting
- Ozone sterilization system
- Underwater lighting in tub
- Emergency alert alarm
- Rainfall shower
- Two adjustable shower heads
- Pedal drain
- Hands-free telephone
This two-person steam shower brings a lot of features to the table, which truly make this Valencia model a luxury spa experience. Whether you’re luxuriating in the warm waters of the Jacuzzi or enjoying a spore-cleansing steam shower, there’s a lot to love. If you’d like to see what other steam showers are available, we have a whole host of reviews you can read here.