For most people, showering is a hygienic routine that ideally shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to get done with. However, showering can do more than just wash away the sweat – it can help relax and refresh your body and mind. This, however, takes a creative approach.
So, what goes into making a shower experience memorable? Here are some helpful tips and tricks.
You will need more than the typical 5-10 minutes for a memorable shower experience. You will also need to schedule your shower well to ensure plenty of time for preparation and relaxing later. Having a clear schedule will help prepare your mind and body, thus allowing you to make the most of your showering experience.
First, create time out of your busy schedule to ensure that you are free before and after your shower. For starters, you will need plenty of time beforehand to make the necessary preparation and create the ideal showering environment – this will be discussed in detail in subsequent tips. You will also need some free time afterward to relax and “soak it in” if you will – it wouldn’t make sense to step out of the ideal showering experience just to dive into your daily schedule.
How long is Too Long?
Some people do not spend enough time in the shower; others spend too much time, apparently. However, how much time is too much? The answer to this question is determined by your intended goals.
Staying under the shower long enough can help relieve fatigue and tension in the muscles. The sensation of water streams falling on the skin is sort of therapeutic. However, there is no fixed period recommended for showering with the intention of relieving fatigue. As such, you will have to gauge your body yourself to know when to stop. However, 15-20 minutes should be sufficient – remember, spending too much time in the shower also has its shortcomings.
Get the Temperature Just Right
Some people like it crispy-cold or lukewarm while others prefer it sizzling hot. Your choice in this matter will depend on your preference – just make sure that the temperature suits you just right.
However, if consulted, most experts would recommend warm temperatures for several reasons. For starters, warm water feels better on the skin compared to hot and cold water. In fact, warm water works better at relieving stress and tension in the muscles compared to cold water. Warm water is also more effective in cleaning compared to cold water – it opens up the pores and gets all the dirt out. It would also help to know that exposure to cold water can lead to illnesses such as the common cold and flu.
Music in the Shower Never Gets Old
Rocking to your favorite music under the shower may sound cliché but it never gets old. In fact, it is the first thing that comes to most people’s mind when planning an exceptional shower experience. Music occupies the mind and helps relieve mental stress and tension. It is arguable, but most people also believe that music is much more enjoyable when taking a shower.
As such, choose your favorite playlist and crank up the volume before getting under the shower. Feel free to sing along to every word and even dance a bit under the water – be cautious of your safety nevertheless, so that you do not slip and fall.
Good fragrance always sets the mood for a relaxing and enjoyable time. In fact, scientific research shows that fragrant scents help to stimulate certain parts of the brain that release hormones associated with relaxation and happiness.
You have two options to choose from when it comes to fragrance: candles and essential oils – you can also always go with both options.
Scented candles for the bathroom are a popular option not only for relaxing showers but many other occasions as well. They also have visual appeal in addition to their pleasing scent. If you choose to use scented candles then ensure that they all have one uniform scent – mixing up different scents can have just the opposite of the desired effect. Light as many scented candles as you need to get the right fragrance.
Essential oils are also an ideal option. They are more fragrant than candles and do not require so much effort to use. What’s more, they can also be mixed with bathing water to harness a wide range of related benefits including better skin tones and complexion. However, they lack the visual appeal of burning scented candles. You can even use essential oils in bath bombs.
Showering is a simple concept no matter how you look at it. However, the different types of shower heads available today offer diverse experiences. There are 5 common types of shower heads that you can choose from – be sure to choose one that suits you best for your comfort and convenience:
This is the common, almost-symbolic shower head. It streams a single spray of water and doesn’t need holding.
Rain System Heads
This system is designed to mimic rainfall. The head is large to provide a consistent, straight stream of water that falls over you like rain.
As the title suggests, these heads can be detached from their brackets and held by hand when showering. They offer greater reach and maneuverability compared to other types of heads.
Body Spray Heads
Body spray systems are luxurious and quite expensive. They are fitted from top to bottom on walls to give you a whole-body spray. They are quite refreshing and ideal for massage sensations.
Ceiling Mount Heads
Ceiling mount heads are also luxurious and expensive. They are extended to provide you with a steady stream of water. They also have an appealing appearance.
These tips and tricks will help you make your shower experiences unforgettable, refreshing, and fulfilling. It also goes without saying that safety and proper hygiene should also be adhered to.