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Steam Room Odor Common Complaint in Spas, Gyms, Hotels, and Massage Spas
As steam rooms become more and more popular in spas, gyms, hotels, and massage parlors, the complaints about odor are becoming more frequent. One customer was heard to ask: "I won't go if they smell. How hard is it to fix that odor problem?"
American's love to go to the gym or the spa. Massages are not just for the rich anymore. Workout centers are becoming as common as Wi-Fi connections in hotels and large motels. Steam rooms, always a fixture at the best gyms, spas, and hotels, are now finding their way into smaller facilities, and have become affordable for home use as well.
Wherever you have the kind of humid conditions that a steam room creates, you are creating the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and other nasty microbes, and in turn you have bad odors and unhealthy air. Understandably, folks who love to have a steam bath don't love a musty, smelly steam room.
Eric Snyder is president of Eurospa Chemicals and has been blending useful chemical products for over 40 years. He says the solution is centuries old. "If you ask the average person what can be done about steam room odor, they usually have the right answer, Eucalyptus Oil. In fact, most consumers of commercial steam rooms are incredulous that the owners aren't using Eucalyptus Oil to both solve the odor problem and provide the cleaning and healing benefits of this essential oil."
A quick search of the internet for eucalyptus oil will provide 100's of articles, studies, and expert opinions reporting about the health benefits of eucalyptus and the essential oils that come from eucalyptus leaves. The known benefits tend to be broken into three categories: Healing of skin and respiratory sysytem; reduction or elimination of mold, mildew, and other microbes; and pleasant smell that may even have beneficial aromatherapy effect on mood.
Snyder says it amazes him that hotels, spas, and gyms that offer steam rooms are willing to risk unhappy customers who may choose to go to some other facility where odor is not an issue in the steam room. "The cost per day is under $3. How can owners and managers ignore such an obvious issue when the cost is so low. They will spend thousands of dollars on the steam room and other equipment in order to provide the best possible facility and not spend $3 a day to keep the smell out?"
One solution is an automatic eucalyptus oil injection system called the Eurospa Mystifier. Using 100% pure oil, a blend of primarily eucalyptus with other essential oils, the Mystifier is a pump that can be located right next the steam generator line in the maintenance closet of the steam room. The Mystifier's injector line is connected to the steam generator line. Now the Mystifier injects the oil into the steam line at a rate set by the steam room manager. Check out a video about the system. http://www.youtube.com/
By using an injection system like the Mystifier, the amount of eucalyptus oil can be reduced to the minimum needed to get the cleansing, healthy, and odor reducing benefits. Unlike using spray bottles or sponges, the benefits are increased and the costs are decreased.
The Mystifier Automatic Eucalyptus Oil Injection System has been used in top hotels, gyms, and spas for over 30 years. Learn more at http://www.EurospaChemicals.com