With the alternatives offered by the market, you will not need to leave home to enjoy the physical and emotional benefits that a good bath offers you. Discover all your options.
In recent decades the bathroom has gone from being a place of mere hygiene to being conceived as a space for comprehensive self-care, making it almost a sanctuary where you can enjoy, escape and pamper yourself inside and out.
Creating your perfect spa bathroom is not complete without using some essential oils, such as lavender, eucalyptus, or citrus.
Candles can also provide some pleasant aromas, but they can also help to create a more relaxing environment when the lights are off.
You can also take a more minimalist approach to your bathroom, therefore storage may also be an option.
Depending on the space, budget, physical needs, and personal tastes there are different options to transform the bathroom into a place of self-care and relaxation.
Replacing your windows with larger ones will allow more light into the bathroom, or you can add sky lighting.
Adapt your space to fit your needs. You can use simple showerheads for saunas, through columns and hydro massage bathtubs, airtight cabins, or tropical rain showers installed in the ceiling.
If you prefer, you can also add some plants that like high humidity, such as ferns.
Another idea is to add a few bird feeders at the windows or on the windows using a bird feeder hanger with suction cups.
1. CHANGE THE SHOWERHEAD
The showerhead has gone from being the simple hole through which the water came out to an accessory that can bring harmony and balance.
Showerheads according to the relaxing effect
Some showers bring nature into the home with its effects of mist, fine or powerful rain, and massage with rain.
For this, the showerhead can be placed at a height between 7 to 8 inches or 20 cm or more depending on the desired effect from the top of the head of the tallest person in the house.
Ecological and healthy showerhead types
In addition to being able to create these effects, there are ecological heads that consume less water and even ions and balls that filter minerals from the water.
Of course, depending on the hardness of the water, you will have to clean the calcium buildup from time to time.
To clean the calcium buildup, you can use a brush and vinegar or you can remove the showerhead and soak it in vinegar.
2. INSTALL A SHOWER COLUMN
For greater well-being, there are shower columns that can be placed both in the bathtub and in any existing shower.
Types of shower columns
The main types are, exposed which is simple and easy to install, or recessed, and both consist of a fixed upper shower head, hand shower, mixer tap, and a system of hydromassage jets at the level of the cervical, dorsal and lumbar areas.
3. ASSEMBLE A HYDROMASSAGE CABIN
The hydromassage cabins allow combining the advantages of the hydro massage columns with the sauna function because, unlike the classic showers, they are closed.
Types of hydromassage tubs
There are corner units and they offer many features depending on the range with up to dozens of jets, shower head, seat, speaker radio, steam bath function, digital panel, or chromotherapy.
4. ADAPT A HOT TUB
The spacious bathtubs appear in every ranking of desires and characteristics of the ideal bathrooms.
The recessed ones are the most common, but they can be freestanding island bathtubs with a beautiful design.
In the same way, they can also be basic or hydro massage, which is the option that will best help you to recreate a spa at home.
Types of hot tubs
The hydro massage bathtub works the whole body with the movements of the water created from three systems, air, water, as well as an air and water mixture.
With the first, the bubbles will give you a gentle massage with a relaxing effect.
With the second water system, the massage is more intense and activates blood circulation, slows down cellulite, and helps relieve joint and muscle pain.
There are also models with both functions.
Bubble mats for bathtubs. Some bath mats produce bubbles and massage the body.
They are simple to use and install and offer various types of massage and features.
5. BUILD A SAUNA AT HOME
Saunas are thousands of years of history and are beneficial in multiples aspects, to cleanse the skin of impurities, clear the airways, relieve pain and discomfort in joints, and, of course, help relax the muscles.
The mechanism of the sauna is simple, it is a steam bath in a closed space at a very high temperature that produces rapid and abundant perspiration.
Whether installed outside or inside the home, saunas only need a socket and a well-ventilated space.
Types of saunas
Two types can be distinguished, depending on how the heat is generated and the final temperature.
The Finnish sauna is a system that uses electrical resistance to heat the stones, which give off dry heat.
The second type of sauna is called a Turkish bath and gives off wet heat.
6. HARNESS THE POWER OF CHRONOTHERAPY
Some showerheads include led lights that change color depending on the water temperature.
If you do, you will take advantage of the effect of colors on your body and mood with the force of the water and its temperature, which you can adjust according to how you want to feel.
- Between 86° F and 89° F, is energizing.
- At 98.6° F, provides well-being.
- Above 100° F, is more soothing.
As for the colors, the red lights revitalize, the yellow lights stimulate, the green lights strengthen the immune system, and the blue lights are calming.
HOW TO PREPARE THE SPA AT HOME
To maximize the experience, you can be accompanied by the following elements.
Candles will be the perfect ally to immerse yourself in an environment of total escape.
Relaxing scents, with candles, essential oil diffuser, incense, Mikado’s, or the gels or cosmetic products themselves, the relaxing aromas will enhance your time and feeling of well-being.
Silence, sounds, or evocative music.
The important thing is to get away from the outside and delve into the moment.
Natural products. Natural scrubs, gels, creams, or sumptuous body oils are ideal for the self-care ritual.
Massage the whole body, starting with the feet and remembering the forgotten areas, such as the heels, hands, knees, and elbows.