Life just gets busier and busier. Commuting, work, family, friends, gym, Love Island – when is there time to just sit back and relax? And when we do find time, the majority of us invariably end up staring at a screen – on a tv, gaming machine or smartphone.
Instead of having to factor in time to go to the gym for a workout, or book a spa day in advance to make time to relax, why not bring wellbeing and relaxation into the home? Encompassing wellbeing into your daily routine is becoming increasingly popular as everyday stress levels rise.
Saunas and steam rooms are a great way of relaxing and offer exceptional health benefits and whilst many people have experienced thermal bathing at their local gym or health club, they probably don’t realise that having their very own facility at home is quite a simple matter. Residential properties can easily incorporate a sauna or steam room with space for one or more people. Even where space is tight, and cost an important factor, a steam shower can still be easily incorporated into the space of a normal bathroom shower and can be tiled to complement the existing surroundings.
The whole family can sauna bathe together, sharing quality time together without the need for screens. The temperature between the top benches and lower ones can vary between 10 and 20 degrees centigrade making it easy for everyone to find their comfort level while they catch up on the day’s events with each other. One of the benefits of having your own personal sauna is that you can bathe at a temperature that is comfortable for you, not for the whole gym community!
Infrared saunas are a very easy way to bring wellbeing into your home. Most infra cabins can be plugged into a normal socket and the heat warms human tissue without raising the air temperature. To enjoy, sit and relax in the warmth emitted by the infra red panels and feel the deep penetrating heat ease any tension in your muscles. You can also benefit from adding chromotherapy lighting. Grab a book and enjoy the peace in a single person cabin or go larger and have some company ….
Aromatherapy helps to calm or revitalise depending on your mood. Add a few drops of your selected essence to your sauna or steam room, or just add to a fragrance burner and let the aroma permeate throughout your home.
Bring home the benefits of halotherapy or salt inhalation by using Himalayan salt lamps, or candle holders around the house. It is claimed that the negative salt ions released by heating can boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm allergy or asthma symptoms.
So don’t stress unecessarily about fitting everything in, or never being at home due to work, travel and finding time to be at the gym – combine family and wellbeing at home and take the worry level down a notch or two.