New York City in 1917 was a dynamic hotbed of historical change – and that’s putting it lightly.
<a href="http://www.atgstores.com/framed-art/amanti-art-dsw01615-times-square-framed-art_g964431.html?isku=7579196&linkloc=cataLogProductItemsImage" rel="attachment wp-att-8389"><img class=" wp-image-8389 alignleft" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" title="New York" src="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/New-York-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="144" height="144" /></a>The Industrial Revolution’s impact was reshaping how people lived and worked, and new advances in engineering and production were turning impossible dreams into reality, particularly with energy derived from steam. Coal-powered steam was driving everything from trains to industrial machinery, and no shortage of historians would say that the gears it turned were propelling the nation into a new era.
Sussman Automatic was already a leading pioneer in steam technology in NYC and had been commissioned by the U.S. Navy to supply steam power in the city's shipyards during the first World War. It was to be the birth of a legacy, although perhaps not one that could have been predicted at the time …
As a recognized name in steam, Sussman quickly began to branch out. Steam boilers and generators were revolutionizing commercial heating and the company was quick to respond to the city’s growing needs. It wasn't too long before that need also encompassed the commercial spa industry, and so Mr. Steam was born.
Of course, back then spas were probably better described as bathhouses with stronger ties to the ancient baths of yore rather than the deluxe steam accommodations available in modern homes and hospitality suites. The Greeks and Romans couldn't turn their steam baths on with the push of a button and their music selection was probably a bit more limited, but the therapeutic properties haven't changed.
These days, <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/mr-steam_m796.html?linkloc=newSearchRedirect">Mr. Steam</a> is a household name in high-quality home steam and sauna products that are designed and manufactured right here in the United States. Mr. Steam has the know-how to convert standard enclosed showers into private spas that can be equipped with aromatherapy modules, chromatic light therapy and in-shower speakers, and the overall effect can rival the best any commercial facility has to offer.
Why steam? Well, that's easy. Steam baths have been around for centuries and there are literally dozens of scientifically-proven benefits. A few of the big ones include:
<li>Improved breathing and respiratory health</li>
<li>Rejuvenation of the skin through cleansing and hydration</li>
<li>Help with circulation and detoxification</li>
Combine this with a fragrant scent and soothing light and music, and all of a sudden you’ve got a little slice of heaven right in your own bathroom – that can be activated by remote control, no less.
Studies show popularity in home spas is stronger than ever. The National Association of Home Builders frequently rates bathroom remodels as the most common home improvement project in the U.S., and adding a home spa/steam bath is at the top of the list. Mr. Steam's line is priced in tiers to fit any budget, which makes it even more attractive considering other kinds of home updates can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
<a href="http://www.atgstores.com/">ATGStores.com</a> is a proud partner with Mr. Steam and looks forward to helping people relax by getting them really steamed up.