After the Christmas season, do you feel like you need to take a holiday… from the holidays? How about relaxing into a warm bath on a cold, cold, (say it with me one more time) COLD Edmonton day. If you’re looking to truly unwind and destress, try out these bathing tips today.
Seems kind of silly, doesn’t it? But if you have a quick rinse before you bathe, you can solely focus on relaxing instead of the hygienic chore of cleaning yourself. Bonus: you don’t have to sit around in a tepid pool of the day’s filth.
Warm Water is Best
Water that is on the extreme end of too hot or too cold can put a strain on your cardiovascular system. You should be able to slide right into your bath without the need for major adjustments. To find out the perfect “warm, but not too hot” temperature, test out the water on your wrist.
Invest in Bathing Accessories
If you’re planning on spending a decent amount of time bathing, it’s important to set the stage. A bath tray or table allows you to bring along some perfect bathing accompaniments, like a book or a glass of wine. A bath pillow can also help you relax by giving your head some added support.
Add Something to Your Water
Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy for muscle aches, inflammation, and stress. Sounds like the perfect addition to your bath, doesn’t it? Take a look at some essential oils, too. Lavender, lemongrass, and chamomile are just a few that can aid in relaxing.
You can’t rush perfection, and the same goes for bathing! Sure, baths can feel slow, especially if you’re used to showering, but remember – your bathing time is YOUR time. The only thing that should end your ‘me time’ is when you decide that you’ve had enough.
Ready to take your bathing experience to the next level of relaxation? Book a consultation today with one of our plumbing specialists.