After spending 10 to 12 hours a day at the office, your everyday lives can be increasingly characterised by deadlines and ever-growing demands in the workplace. Add to this, the long commuting hours. Worse, if you are driving through peak traffic yourself. The result: stress! Most employers have realised that one of the keys to productivity is having happy and healthy employees. They are aware that periods of stress at work should be effectively neutralised by periods of relaxation so that you are free of any physical and psychological illnesses; to sum up in one word: wellness! Quite a few companies, therefore, have come up with wellness centres in their offices. But what if you don’t have one at your office? You visit a spa to rejuvenate during weekends. Or you may even consider creating a wellness zone at home.
Wellness A Way of Life:
According to the findings of the FICCI-PWC Wellness Living report, India’s ever-growing young population, especially millennials, armed with rising income levels along with their increasing need to look and feel good, consciously seek wellness solutions and prefer wellness featured homes. As a result, developers today have already started offering wellness services to meet their hygiene and curative needs by assuring them the quality air, pure water, and a healthy atmosphere in which they can thrive.
Wellness is not considered a short-lived fashion or a trend any more. It is quickly becoming a much more serious part of our lives than we ever thought. Wellness is evolving as a way of life. A whole industry has sprung up around the word ‘wellness.’ It’s also a fact that our moods, behaviour, physical and mental health are all influenced greatly by the environment of our home in which we live, and it reflects at our workplace.
On the other hand, lack of time, a need for privacy and the want for personalised services is leading more and more people to create their own wellness zones at home, just like the one you would find in a spa to de-stress and stay fit. So why not turn a corner in your home into a wellness zone and create the experience?
How to Create a Wellness Zone in Your Home?
One of the best things you can do for yourself is create a relaxation area at your home, where you can switch off, escape from all your worries and reconnect with life. Water, air, heat and light can work wonders for your body, and your mind. All these aspects should be at play when you create a complete wellness zone in your home for complete healing.
Where, then, can you begin with, a wellness-zone at home? For most people, the bathroom is where they do their whole personal-care routine, so it makes a lot of sense to start a detox there. You can make it your personal haven by enhancing it with your favourite scents, and decorating it with favourite indoor plants and art objects according to your taste. Be sure to install a comfortable chair or mat for meditation, prayer, yoga, music-listening or reading — whatever relaxes and sustains you.
Planning Your Wellness Zone:
If designed properly, your bathroom can be transformed into your private wellness retreat. You start and end each day in your bathroom, so having a room that exudes a calming effect on stressed out nerves can be a great way to ensure that you are living a peaceful and healthy life. But you have to begin with a plan so that you come home to the soothing power of hydromassage, airpool jets, dry heat, cleansing steam, chromotherapy lights and much, much more. Here are some ideas before you invest in wellness products:
Invest in Wellness Products:
Invest in a Sauna and experience the therapeutic benefits of natural dry heat. Sauna, originates from the Finnish word, referring to the traditional Finnish bath, or a bath house itself, which can be a small cabin. In Finland, there are built-in saunas in almost every house. Today a modern sauna is a bathhouse or room, usually made of wood, which uses dry heat to induce perspiration. When a person sits in a sauna, their heart rate increases and blood vessels widen. This increases circulation, depending on the duration of sauna use. This may bring some health benefits such as:
- Pain Relief – Increased circulation may help reduce muscle soreness, improve joint movement, and ease arthritis pain.
- Reducing Stress Levels – As the heat in a sauna improves circulation, it may also promote relaxation. This can improve feelings of well-being.
- Improving cardiovascular health – The reduction in stress levels when using a sauna may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular events.
- Sauna sessions can also improve performance in endurance sport.
PICTURE OF A SAUNA
Everyone seems to live the ‘Spa’ life today – from day spas to weekend spas to weeklong spa getaways. The reasons cited are stress reduction and relief, soothing sore joints and muscles, and simply feeling better about oneself.
“Going to a spa is a way of getting taken care of that is psychologically and culturally acceptable — and we can carry that feeling of being cared for with us for a period of time, and very often that can help us cope better with stress,” says NYU professor of psychiatry Virginia Sadock, MD. Moreover, she says, most spa treatments involve being touched, a key element in helping us relax and feel better. Physical contact is necessary to our well-being, and even if the touching is from a stranger, if that stranger is a professional there to pamper you, that touch will have a beneficial effect,” says Sadock.
So how do you turn your bathroom into a personal spa? How will it be different from a normal bathtub? The essential difference between a spa and a bath tub is that a spa continuously recirculates warm water through pressurised water jets. The heated water is then pumped into the pool through the water jets. Many of today’s spas use an air induction system that mixes air with water to increase the thrust of the water.
Spas are a wonderful way to relax and restore equilibrium. These are technological marvels whose ‘wellbeing circuits’ comprise of various seats and a common footrest in the centre. Each seat is strategically fitted with different types of massage jets in various positions, oriented to massage different parts of the body. By moving from one seat to the other, one can enjoy a complete and satisfying massage that stimulates and relaxes all parts of the body. Cushioned headrests, ergonomic seats and a host of high performance features make them the ultimate home spa experience.
PICTURE OF A SPA
Get a whirlpool and bring wellness into your home with great style and panache. Their jets project water in a flowing, circular motion, which offers a wide array of health benefits, including relaxation, improved blood circulation and sore muscle and joint relief. Whatever you desire, whether hot or cold water massages, long relaxing soaks or even chromotherapy, a Jaquar whirlpool gives you all these and more. Whirlpools today have easy to use manual or remote functions to flawlessly switch water modes for the following benefit:
- Hydromassage – A gentle jet stream massage bath that stimulates from the surface of the skin onwards. The deep tissue massage stimulates blood vessels and nerve endings. and relaxes your body’s entire muscular system
- Air Massage – An infinite number of air bubbles provide a caressing sensation on the skin and allow the water‘s soothing warmth to penetrate deeper into the body‘s tissue. This sensational feeling, akin to weightlessness, is accompanied by a deep experience of healing warmth.
- Chromotherapy – The use of various coloured lights offers additional therapeutic benefits when used in conjunction with the whirlpool’s massage. These include:
- Green: has harmonious effects on the digestive system.
- Yellow: radiates sun-like warmth on the body.
- Blue: is calming and soothing and lets you float away in to your dreams.
- Red: infuses energy and vitality, giving lost strength to the entire system.
PICTURE OF A WHIRLPOOL
So are you still dreaming of your own peaceful retreat where you can relax and unwind in solitude? Go ahead and transform your bathroom into a personal wellness zone, so that you can come home and get your regular dose of stress-busters every day.
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