There are many ways to relieve the body from stress. For me, the element of water is a great way to alleviate stress. A long bath can already help the body relax. After a long day, I make it a point to rest a little before taking a shower. The cascading water from the shower has its way of helping the body relax. Our shower has a jet stream feature which is very soothing to the tired muscles. Sometimes, I even light some scented candles and it’s like having your own little spa at home. My favorite scent is jasmine. Aside from the typical scented candles, I also have an oil lamp where you put a few drops of jasmine oil scent. I put a tea light candle under and as the jasmine oil heats; the fragrance explodes in the air. It’s a light and wonderful aroma that makes you want to close your eyes and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
I would like to have a bathtub added to one of our bathrooms. I like the style of a claw foot tub. When we had our house built a few years ago, we weren’t able to consider putting bathtubs to the upper and lower bathrooms. Lounging in the bathtub is a lovely treat for me. Whenever we’re in a hotel during a vacation, I always take advantage of the bathtub. Whirlpool tubs are one of the nice perks that some hotels offer. I like staying long in the bathtub because I love bubble baths. I prefer scented bubble baths. The wonderful smell helps my body and mind relax. I guess it’s one way of stressing the power of aromatic therapy.