There’s nothing more calming after a long, busy day than a soothing soak in a nice, warm bath. Not only helping to reduce stress, bathing has been shown to promote better circulation, relax muscles to improve sleep, encourage mindfulness and improve overall health and wellbeing. At Inner Bath, our professional bathtub refinish service has revitalised bathrooms in homes and hotels across Australia. We understand the importance of having a great bath to soak in whenever you need some tranquil alone time. Whether you’re already bath connoisseur or are just starting to see the benefits that a bath can offer, here’s how you can create an amazing bath experience in just a few steps.
Get All Your Essentials Together
Transform your bathroom into a decadent day spa. Make sure you have everything you need so you’re not having to hop in and out of the water to get things. Find a nice bath soap, a book or your favourite magazine, candles, essential oils or bubble bath and have them all within easy reach. A bath caddy might be a wise investment to keep all your items organised and in reach.
Get the Temperature Right
For a soothing bath, it needs to be the right temperature. A warm bath is best for relaxing your body. If it’s too hot, you could get dizzy and if it’s too cold you won’t be comfortable enough to soak and relax.
Add A Scented Bath Oil
When your bath is halfway full, add a scented oil. Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants that contain tremendous healing properties. Lavender is a great choice because of its calming effect, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile and Frankincense are other essential oils that have anxiety reduction benefits.
Calming, serene and minimalistic – that’s the scene you need to create. Dim the lights, light a few candles and place them around the bathroom. Put on some relaxing music, try to find something soothing, calm, and positive. Creating a tranquil ambience will help to loosen tension, alleviate muscle aches and promote detox and self-care.
Make Yourself Comfortable
Invest in a plastic bath pillow with suction cups that can attach to any tub, or roll up a hand towel to put under your neck to make your bath feel a bit more luxurious. Making sure your head and neck are comfortable will allow you to spend sufficient time soaking in the serenity.
If you decide to bath for more than 20 minutes you may find you get a little dehydrated. Keep a glass of water nearby so you can sip on as you start to relax. You could also brew a cup of green or chamomile tea, or even treat yourself to a nice glass of wine or champagne for the ultimate day spa feel.
Put On a Face Mask
For all out luxury, put your hair up and lather on a face mask while you soak. A face mask can be very relaxing when used while you’re taking a bath, and you can even make your own out of natural pantry ingredients such as oatmeal and honey. Let it sit for 10 minutes on your face and then wash it off with a warm washcloth.
Wrap Yourself in a Fluffy Towel and Bathrobe
There’s nothing more luxurious than drying off with soft fluffy towels. Even better, place your towel on a heated towel rail or over a heater vent to warm it up for the ultimate comfort on a cold winter night. Once dry, throw on a comfortable robe and slippers to wind down before you put on your PJs.
Moisturize Straight Away
Hot water tends to dehydrate and actually takes oils out of your skin. Applying moisturizer immediately after a bath can trap water in the surface cells promoting supple and smooth skin. So moisturize once you have towel dried your skin with a body lotion or a natural body butter.
Continue to Relax
Once your bath is over, enjoy some time for yourself. Sip on a glass of tea and watch your favourite show. Take a deep and well-earned nap or pop yourself into bed for a night of soothing slumber.
While a shower might be at the heart of your regular routine, a bath comes with some amazing health benefits. Bathing, in fact, can be used to combat and heal all kinds of health issues from stress to muscle pain and even high blood pressure.
If your bath is looking a bit worse for wear, get in touch with the team at Inner Bath today on 1300 BATHTUB. We specialise in bath repairs and bathtub refinishing so you can get that clean, polished bath to create a luxurious, relaxing bathing haven. Call us today on enquire online for more information.