Wellness Routines to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa
While travelling to a resort and visiting spas are not so feasible, even in 2021, give yourself a Christmas present that will keep on giving and renovate your tired bathroom into an oasis with these simple and mostly affordable additions.
After the wild year we’ve all had in 2020 we deserve to start the new year more grounded, energetic, and balanced with a modern bathroom design. Start each day mindfully, reduce anxiety, increase productivity and energy, so you can put more effort into the stuff that matters – your work, hobbies and relationships.
Do Baths Really Relieve Stress?
For the lucky ones blessed with a bath, yes, it is scientifically proven that baths improve health, so, you finally have a good excuse to buy those $20 bath bombs. Science says so!
Hydrotherapy is a form of water therapy where the temperature, pressure and movement of the water are controlled. This has been practised for centuries and has proven to improve blood circulation, calm the nervous system and help relieve intense pains, among many other healing benefits.
For extra therapeutic benefits include bath salts into your bath routine, particularly Epsom Salts have been used for over 400 years. Proven to remove harmful toxins from the body, help with weight management, gain relief from sore muscles, increase overall health and relaxation. In need of a bath upgrade? Check out an impressive freestanding bath in a recent Novale bathroom renovation near Alexandria here.
Although if you’re with a bath, we have some cleaver shower hacks for you, which similarly reduce anxiety. Make your shower experience more luxurious with a massage shower head – with totally adjustable settings, get a hydro-massage to your liking. Or try a shower melt to get the same effect as a bath bomb, place it by your drain and watch the water release aromas into the air.
What’s the Deal with Aromatherapy?
Essential oils are highly concentrated extracts from natural sources. Scents such as lavender, frankincense and rose, are known as ancient remedies to mentally and physically calm the body.
Oil diffusers are efficient devices which turn oils into vapour, allowing aromas to reach all parts of the room. These devices are quite popular today with many affordable options available, starting at $20 for basic models. To use essential oils without a diffuser, put a few drops on a cotton ball and place it in a dry spot in your shower, the steam will naturally release the oils into the air.
For people who don’t want to spend big, try hanging eucalyptus leaves from your shower head, the hot water will activate the sweet-smelling leaves, giving you the same oil diffuser benefits. Although you might have to replace the leaves more often than you would with essential oils, but this is an excellent plastic-free option.
Candles are also a great way to incorporate essential oils into your relaxing bathroom routine; not only does the aroma boost your mood, but the dim lighting gives a Zen feeling. It is an excellent thought to keep matches next to your candle and a bottle of room spray in an easy to access spot, so guests can cleanse the room if they feel the need.
Add Some Audio Spice
Contrary to common belief, not all smart technology should be banned for a relaxing routine. Singing has been proven to release endorphins! So, you shouldn’t skip on bringing a portable speaker into your bathroom, not everyone’s bathroom should be a tech-free zone.
Particularly a speaker with control buttons to skip, pause and play are most beneficial. As this eliminates the need to ever bring your phone into the bathroom and avoid getting distracted with never-ending notifications from social media apps.
Choose from nature sounds, mediation music, your favourite groovy jams, or if you relax better with educational content, cue up some relaxing podcasts or an audiobook. Discover more smart technology that Novale recommends for modern bathroom renovations.
Get the Perfect Lighting
Good lighting is always difficult to achieve; an easy fix is to opt for a light dimmer in your next bathroom renovation. As you can precisely adjust the lighting in your bathroom according to how you want, working with how much natural light your bathroom gets at different points in the day. Choose low lighting for relaxing baths or encourage a blissful and Zen mood; on the other hand, turn up the lightening for that perfect mirror selfie.
Start Your Distressing New Bathroom Renovation Now
In addition to the helpful tips on this list, it is also necessary to do a deep declutter before you purchase new wellbeing products. For some, it is relaxing to clear out products which no longer spark joy, read more about Novale’s secrets to detox your bathroom.
No matter if you are looking for a large bathroom renovation in Penrith, or a small bathroom renovation in Redfern, Novale’s highly experienced teams are available to help you produce a beautiful and highly functional contemporary bathroom design.
If you are beginning to research bathroom renovators for your new bathroom renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations from the Eastern Suburbs to the Hills District of Sydney, as well as bathroom renovations in Bondi, Newtown and all the way to bathroom renovations in the Central Coast and Newcastle. For a full list of the Areas We Service, see here.
Our teams are ready to start building you a fantastic new bathroom. We implement a unique 4 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience that others have had renovating with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.