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Stressed? A Soothing Soak is All You Need

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There are a lot of things that you can think of to stress yourself right away. Whether it’s a pending bill that you have to pay for, a meeting with your kid’s teacher or a report that you have to pass right on your work, there could be an endless list enough to make your day busy and bustling right? At the end of the day, all these hustle would leave you tired emotionally and even literally. So how do you remedy those tired and aching joints? Unless you have the luxury of time and money, spas would be the place to go where you can relax, close your eyes and remove every stressor that comes in your way. But what if you don’t have the time and the money? Why go outside to find the relaxation time that you’re looking for if you can find it right up your home?

How? Get a nice, hot bath.

Now, don’t get me wrong telling you to soak up a bit and such. Taking a good soak needs no in-depth knowledge and you do it every day anyway. The day’s been tiring and your last stop for a rest would be your home. Why not take a few minutes off and use that bathtub? Studies show that warm water soothes your tired muscles and helps your body take off the sore, tautness and tension in your joints. Nothing beats a hot bath because it helps you sleep better, relax faster and de-stress in a way that is the easiest to do for you. There are no rules, no restrictions and certainly no guidelines as to what you should do and how you should do it. but if you want to maximize de-stressing and make your bath heavenly, here are some extras that you can do to fully relax and take the stress and tension off you.

Add Epsom salts. Made from magnesium sulphate, Epsom salts are perfect for sedating your nervous system. You might not know it but your stress levels are showing on your skin. Use Epsom salts and your skin will absorb them. Wait just a few minutes and you’ll feel yourself calming and relaxing. You can add some touch ups like scented candles and soft music. Sip a half glass of wine for a full-effect but remember not to fall asleep or else you’ll shiver when the water runs cold.

Aromatherapy. They say that the human brain can register 50,000 smells and remember each one relating to a memory. That’s quite cool. But it’s cooler because you can actually utilize the benefits of these scents through aromatherapy. Studies have shown that incorporating scented bath oils is proven to be relaxing and relieves your stress upon inciting a happy or relaxing event. Choose lavender oil if you want the usual sense of calm or pick from other pleasing scents that you can find whenever you shop for aromatherapy products.

Detoxify and heal. Besides calming the mind and soothing your body, your hot bath can do wonders in curing you and may prove to be therapeutic for several kind of disease you might be feeling. Having a cold? Add 15 drops of eucalyptus oil on your bath and you’ll breathe easier. There are herbal oils too that improves healthy blood circulation aside from melting away your stress too.

So what are you waiting for? Heat up the water and throw in some Epsom salts or bath oils in there. Take your bath, enjoy a nice long soak and congratulations to a stress-free night.

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