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Everyday Can Be Self-Care Day

Homeowners Can Turn Their Bathrooms into Luxurious Oases 

Many people deprive themselves of essential self-care treatments. They say, “After Friday, I’ll take that bubble bath,” or “I’ll have a long relaxing shower after my mother-in-law's birthday.” However, these benchmarks are unnecessary. Every day in a newly remodeled bathroom can be a spa day with only a few minor adjustments. 

Jet-powered baths, rain showers, and LED lights can transform a sterile bathroom into a luxurious oasis. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on spa memberships and massages, homeowners should consider bathroom remodeling services. It adds value to one’s home and is invaluable for comfort. 


There Are Countless Benefits of Taking Baths 

Cleveland Clinic notes that cleanliness is just one benefit of regularly taking a bath. Other health benefits include: 

Mental health benefits: Sitting in a bathtub at 104 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes alleviates depression. The steam, aroma, and sensation prompt the body to produce serotonin, the “happy” chemical. For many, regular baths improve anxiety by promoting deep, consistent breaths. 

Pain-relieving qualities: When someone submerges themselves in a warm bath, the water promotes blood flow, which can reduce inflammation and, in some cases, break down scar tissue. By adding Epsom salt,s one can get even more out of the bath’s pain-relieving qualities. 

Infection prevention: Some surface-level wounds can benefit significantly from being submerged in warm, clean water. Not only does this kill germs that could enter the body, but, as mentioned above, it reduces the injured tissues’ swelling and inflammation. Yet, some wounds should be kept dry, so it may be wise to consult with a doctor before regularly doing this. 

Regularly taking baths also removes dead skin cells, leading to a softer, smoother, and brighter complexion. 

A Splash of Color Makes Everything Better 

Color therapy, or chromatherapy, can provide many benefits. Chromatherapy is the practice of using lights and colors to help mental health and improve moods. While many doctors dismiss this as “quackery,” some studies show that it can improve one’s mental health––if even for a few hours. 

Here’s a great way to set the mood in one’s bathroom: 

  • Fill a bathtub with warm water, ideally matching the temperature of a hot tub. 
  • Crumble a “bath bomb” into the water, turning that ordinary bathroom into a spa tub. 
  • Turn on LED lights that alternate between soft colors, like blue, green, and purple. 

Based on one’s preference, they can turn on music or “white noise.” In doing so, they activate all five senses, creating a truly luxurious experience. 

“Feel the Rain on Your Skin”: Turn that Shower into a Rain Shower

showerWhen considering shower installation, a homeowner should consider installing a rain showerhead. Sometimes, these devices are installed on the ceiling. Other times, they attach to the showerhead’s faucet. 

They can also: 

  • Connect to a smartphone using Bluetooth and play music 
  • Create light shows 
  • Remotely control the temperature 
  • Save water 


About A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions 

A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions gets an “A+” for bathtub installation, home remodeling, and other spa-inspired installations. Parties looking to turn their bathrooms into relaxing havens can call these professionals today to learn more about their home solutions in Austin, TX.