1: Relax by candlelight
To relax in the hammam, it is important to give our senses soothing stimuli. We start with the eyes. In a normal home, the bathroom is fairly bright. If you have low light, turn down the lights. What you can do is turn off the lights and place candles around the room. Not without reason that this is something you see often at spas.
2: Ringtones to relax with it
With our ears. Music has more influence than we would like on our state of mind. Especially soothing songs reinforce your comfort. If you’re relaxing when you can sing along to uptempo songs, go for it. Need inspiration? There are real Spotify playlists specially crafted for relaxing moments in the shower. Search for “bathroom” in the application and make your selection.
3: in smells and colors
Fragrances can make you feel more comfortable in your home spa. Think, for example, of candles and bath products that smell lavender, eucalyptus, mandarin or chamomile. And don’t forget the soothing scents (and colors) of the plants. Makers of the atmosphere!
4: Natural materials bring peace
When you look at the resorts, they often use warm natural materials. Something not for nothing. It relaxes our bodies subconsciously. You can consider accessories like a bamboo bathroom shelf, natural looking storage baskets, wooden bathroom rug, and natural stone sink.
Wood in a damp room? This duo can get along well if you know the types of wood to look for. Teak, jatoba, iroko, merbau and bamboo (a plant) work well in a bathroom. In order to enjoy wood and wicker things for as long as possible, it is wise to open a window regularly for ventilation. In addition, it is important that you wipe the items with a dry cloth to prevent water residue from remaining.
5: Tidy neat
Tidy house, tidy mind. A cliché definitely applies to the bathroom. Make sure to clean all odds, ends, and (dirty) laundry. It is preferred to keep the room nice and quiet.
6: Soft towels
Here’s a very clear tip: Make sure your towels are silky soft. By wrapping yourself in a large, soft towel, you automatically imagine yourself being in a hotel. Put on your bathrobe and slippers and you’re done.
7: Avoid crowds immediately
As tempting as it may be, try to keep that relaxing feeling after your at-home spa ritual. Avoid directly reaching your phone. For example, plunge into wool early, read a good novel or watch a series where you can reset your mind. Stop thinking after you sleep at night and give yourself some time to recharge your battery first.
This way you can start the new week relaxed anyway.
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