How Music and a Steam Shower Can Create Wellbeing and Soothe Your Soul

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“If music be the food of love, play on,” said the great Bard, Shakespeare.

If you’ve ever felt a rush of emotion (happy or sad) when listening to music, there is actual science involved as to why. Music may lead to the release of neurotransmitters associated with reward, such as the feel-good chemical dopamine.

Listening to music is an easy way to alter mood or relieve stress, and luckily our ThermaTouch Control, which programs our Smart Shower with steam, allows users to listen to their favorite mood-enhancing music during their shower experience. People use music in their everyday lives to regulate, enhance, and diminish undesirable emotional states (e.g., stress, fatigue). There is also an intellectual component to the appreciation for music.

Are you someone who cries listening to opera? This type of emotional response is a common reaction to certain types of music, according to researchers, as is the ability of music to inspire us to move.

We love this experiment: babies were made to listen to “Twist and Shout.” Guess what happened? Within a minute of listening to the insistent drums and guitar riffs, the babies started to move in synchronicity with the song. They fell, as they were bound to, but resumed immediately even as they were sitting or lying. This proves that one does not have to learn dancing to break into a spontaneous dance routine!

We’ve done a bit of our own research and checked out some of the most popular playlists in various musical categories (oh poor us..having to listen to music all day!)

Check out these songs and let us know what you’re listening to in the shower!

To help you sleep, Classical FM radio suggests this playlist. 

Feeling Stressed? How about listening to this playlist while indulging in one of our peaceful pairings of chromatherapy and aromatherapy while in the shower.

We thought this was an interesting selection—it’s songs to motivate your entrepreneurial spirit:

With our Smart Shower with steam programmed with the ThermaTouch control, you can enjoy all the music your heart desires while enjoying a regular or steam shower. Music and steam—what a perfect combination! As William Shakespeare says…“Play on!”