You take a shower pretty much every day. Usually, it’s those 10 minutes of time you spend on your day between commitments. Maybe it’s the first thing you do when you wake up or the last thing before you go to bed. In any case, one coat of shampoo and one of soothers and it’s all over. But do you remember when was the last time you took a bath? Sure, you need more time, but it’s a gift for your whole body. You relax, stretch your muscles, free your mind from the worries of the day. It’s the best way to fight stress and reconcile restful sleep. So, here are some tips for organizing a wellness center in your bathroom:
- Warm water: the heat will help your muscles to relax and the contractures that you have accumulated due to stress will melt. If you have backache or cervical pain, this is an excellent remedy for not immediately resorting to a painkiller.
- Move your smartphone away: these minutes are all for you, the distractions must stay out of the tub. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a work message or a call from your partner. The world can wait for a while.
- Warm up your towel: Spread out your bathrobe or towel that you will use to dry on the radiator, so as to prolong the benefits of a relaxing bath.
- Find a comfortable position: roll up a towel behind your neck to support your head and not have to rest it on the hard edge of the bathtub.
- A hint of aromatherapy: you can add essences directly to the water, or turn on scented candles and turn off the artificial light to promote relaxation. Choose the perfume that suits you: lavender, for example, helps to combat anxiety, sandalwood calms the mind and nerves, while thyme gives new energy. You can find them in the form of essential oils or bath salts. Among the latter, I would like to point out those of the Dead Sea, which are odourless, but stimulate microcirculation.
- Choose the bath foam that best suits your skin, better if you use natural herbal products.
- Listening to the right music: choose melodies that help you relax like a piece of classical music or at the piano.
- Read a good book: either in combination with music or as an alternative, a book can help you distract your mind from everyday worries. Choose something that helps you get away from reality like a novel, or in harmony with your passion or hobby.
- Stay in the water for 30 minutes. It sounds like a lot to you, but they’re the only ones you dedicate only to yourself. Ideally you should take a bath every day, but try to find the time at least twice a week.