So long stress! How to turn your bath into a calming oasis

written by Bronni Page | WELLBEING COMMUNITY BLOGGER

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Have you ever had one of those days? Work’s stressful and horrible, (the commute home even worse!), your feet ache and your head’s not far behind. At home, the house resembles a bomb site, the cat’s MIA and your eight-year-old casually reminds you her school books need to be covered in contact paper by tomorrow… eeek!

Hello, stress!

Exhale.

Now imagine leaving these aches and worries behind you to sink into a soothing mini-sea of serenity; a place where you feel supremely calm, warm and nurtured ahhhhhhh…

With a little preparation, it’s easy to transform your very own bathroom into a private, healing haven, a million miles away from everyday stressors.

Well, head down the hallway and take the first door on the left —your humble bathtub awaits! Yes, the bathtub. Taking a bath is not just for the kids and rubber ducks. With a little preparation, it’s easy to transform your very own bathroom into a private, healing haven, a million miles away from everyday stressors.

We humans have been bathing for a long, long time, both to keep clean and to relax, and it was — think ancient Roman baths — (and still is in some parts of the world, for example Japan) often a communal affair. Now, with our busy lifestyles and advancements in plumbing, most of us favour the option of a quick shower, not to mention washing in private!

Evenings are ideal for a good soak, and a bath makes a wonderful addition to a regular wind-down routine.

Here’s how to create a calming bathtub experience:

Enjoy!


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Bronni Page | WELLBEING COMMUNITY BLOGGER

Bronni Page is nuts about about health, wellness and living a vibrant, lit-up life. She’s quite the "word nerd" and uses this super-power as a writer, crafting engaging articles to express her knowledge and inspire everyday people to be the healthiest, most awesome version of themselves.

She’s also a qualified yoga instructor, specialising in restorative yoga (the super-relaxing, snoozy, cruisy style). Bronni has led classes in Australia and Canada, and developed the online yoga course Create Your Calm.

When she’s not mucking around with yoga props, finding the perfect words for her clients or embarrassing her three kids with hilarious mum jokes, you’ll find Bronni searching out the best cappuccino in her hometown of Newcastle, Australia.