The art of relaxation in your own home

In a world where we all seem to live our lives at a frantic pace, taking time out for some, quality relaxation time has never been so important to our well-being. You need to relax to keep mind and body both healthy and performing well. It doesn’t matter if you have 5 minutes or a whole hour to spare, there are so many ways to relax that require no special pieces of kit but are guaranteed to rejuvenate your spirits.

The best news is that for many you don’t have to travel any further than your own bathroom.  If you tense muscles are pinching or your head aching from a long day of mental challenges, try and set yourself some time aside to try one of the following great methods of relaxation?

Take a Shower

If you do not have much time to spare, but need to relax ASAP then taking a shower is probably your best bet, especially if you have a powerful shower head. If your existing one is not up to scratch, try browsing for a new one as the head can be simply screwed in. While in the shower, opt for soaps, shampoos and gels with a lavender, chamomile, sandalwood and/or jasmine scent as these are all known for their relaxing properties.

Get a Massage

One of the best relaxation methods anywhere in the world is getting a massage, because it relieves tension and gives you the opportunity to be in your own carefree world for an hour or so. Do not despair if you are unable to get to a spa, because with the right bathroom suite a massage is still possible. Whether you have a whirlpool bath or an at home massage kit, you can easily escape into your bathroom to recuperate and de-stress, working the kinks out of muscles and unknotting tenses back, neck and shoulders.

Sink Into a Bath

Slipping into a bath tub with a glass of wine surrounded by aromatically scented candles or incense is a tried and tested relaxation technique that never fails to soothe. Like taking a relaxing shower, be sure to amp up the serenity factor by using relaxing scents in and around your bath. Top picks when you need to wind down includes lavender, chamomile, sandalwood and jasmine as well as mandarin, vanilla, bergamot, rose and lilac.

Pamper Yourself

If you are feeling the wear and tear of a long, hard week then taking an afternoon off to pamper yourself is a must. If you can, go out to spa or beauty salon to get away from your everyday routine, but if that is not a possibility take the time to pamper yourself at home. Stick a sign outside your bathroom door declaring that you are taking the morning or afternoon off and that no one is to enter the bathroom until you have been fully re-energised. Inside you can do whatever you want: take a long bath, give yourself a facial, treat your hands and feet or even put on some make-up so that you feel beautiful inside and out.

Organise and Clean

We know that this may sound odd, but if you are the kind of person who finds it impossible to work or relax when your home or office is messy then the best way to get started is to clean up and get organised. Taking your stress out on the dirt and grime around you is a surprisingly effective relaxation method. Investing in some home organisers and storage units can really help to de-clutter your home and make you feel a bit more at peace with your surroundings. Once done, take a bath or get a massage, because you deserve it!