Shower time isn't just about cleansing your body; it's also a sacred space of self-care and unplugging from the busy world around you. Beyond the usual rinse-and-repeat routine, your shower holds the potential for mind and body-soothing surprises that can enhance your well-being.
Let's dive into four unexpected ways to transform your shower into a DIY haven of relaxation and self-care.
1. Use the Shower as a Sauna
A cosy sauna right in your bathroom? It’s a thing. Simply adjust your shower's temperature to a warm and comfortable level, allowing steam to envelop you. This steamy session can help improve circulation and induce a sense of relaxation. To maximise the sauna effect, seal off the bathroom and consider using a thermometer to monitor the ideal steamy conditions. Be mindful of the water temperature, especially if you're pregnant or sensitive to heat.
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2. Use the Shower as an Inspiration Zone
Often it feels like our brain decides to switch on the creativity faucet the moment the shower starts. Maybe it's the soothing sound of the water or the sensation of those refreshing droplets hitting our skin that unlocks the floodgates of inspiration. Suddenly, that lightbulb moment you've been waiting for strikes, and you find yourself contemplating life's mysteries or plotting your next big move – all while covered in shower foam and shampoo. So, next time you're brainstorming, consider taking your quandaries to the ‘shower thoughts’ zone.
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3. Use the Shower for Meditation or Yoga
Elevate your mindfulness practice by adding water, or at the very least incorporating it into your shower routine. The serene atmosphere of the shower can be the perfect place for meditation or gentle yoga. Dim the lights, play soft music, or use essential oils to create a peaceful vibe. Remember to prioritise safety by using a non-slip mat and avoiding hot water that might disrupt your zen.
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4. Use the Shower for a Massage
Why limit massages to expensive trips to fancy spas when you can create your own oasis at home? Simply let the warm shower water cascade over your body as you indulge in a self-massage. Use gentle, circular motions to release tension in your muscles. Just make sure your shower floor isn't slippery, and avoid extremely hot water that might take away from your relaxation.
THE SPRINKLES ON TOP: You can enhance the experience with massage oils mixed with your favourite shower foam.
See, your shower holds more potential than you might have imagined. From a sauna-like experience to mindful meditation or eclectic brainwaves, a shower can be a versatile space for various self-care practices. Whether you're aiming to improve your circulation, clear your mind, or simply enjoy a massage, these surprising shower rituals can transform your daily routine into moments of serenity and indulgence. As you experiment with these methods, remember to prioritise safety and tailor each experience to your personal preferences, with your preferred Whipped Shower Foam in tow.
So, the next time you step into your shower, consider it an invitation to a world of unexpected self-care that can transport you to a truly relaxing place, well outside the ordinary.
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Written By: Lizzie Waley (Sundae Co-Founder & Body Care Enthusiast) | LinkedIn
Fact Checked: Charnnie Frimpong (Sundae Content Marketing Manager) | Linkedin