Though some of us may not be able to leave our homes at the moment, that does not mean that we must miss out on a trip to the spa! You can transform your very own bathroom into a luxurious retreat. During this unprecedented time of stress, don’t skip out on the therapeutic effects of indulging in a warm bath. Hydrotherapy works wonders on the mind and body with the healing powers of hot water.
Submerging yourself in warm water can relieve aches and pains by calming the nervous system and increasing oxygen. A warm bath also helps you to sleep better by initiating the production of melatonin, preparing you for a wonderful night’s sleep, encouraging a deep and more peaceful night’s rest. Regularly partaking in warm baths is also known to increase heart health by using heat to increase blood flow. Not only do baths have wonderful benefits for the inside, but they also have great skin benefits! Using essential oils in your baths hydrate the skin and even act as aromatherapy. Additionally, using loofahs or exfoliating washes are a great way to treat your skin to a refreshing new glow.
If the benefits of indulging in a luxurious bath does not persuade you to take a soak, I certainly have something that will. To aid in your relaxation, I have curated a variety of bath boxes that are now available for 30% off on Etsy. I have included wonderful bath components such as soaps, bath bombs, and even a shower steamer to aid in your relaxation.
Have you ever compromised your wellbeing for someone or something else, such as a family member or job? Have you ever juggled so many tasks at once that you found yourself unable to complete them? Did these activities lead to irritability or even physical pain?
This is called “bad stress”. This type of stress is detrimental. Long-term stress has a significant impact on your mental and physical health, as well as your brain make up. However, self-care can be the best preventative medicine in some cases. A small investment in yourself now saves a great deal of time and effort correcting issues later in life. Did you know that simply having a peace of mind significantly impacts your overall health? Relaxation helps to prevent the risk of chronic stress and protects you from damaging your health in the long run.
Some of the benefits of de-stressing include:
- Improved physical and mental health
- Decreased anger and irritability
- Improved memory, focus, and other brain functions
- Increased energy
Some ways of de-stressing include:
- Breathing deeply
- Getting enough sleep
- Listening to music
- Being creative
Deep breathing relieves body tension and gives you extra oxygen. Getting enough sleep boosts your mood and sharpens your mind. Listening to music lowers heart rate, blood pressure, and decreases levels of stress hormones. Being creative is proven to lessen anxiety and relieve tension in the body.
If you find yourself struggling with these activities, feel free to browse my Serenity Shop or bath products in my Etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/aromareveal) where I have handmade soaps and bath bombs. I also offer a four-piece skincare set made from natural products. Each of my products are created to encourage inner peace and to unveil your serenity.