Restorative Bathing Rituals
Bathing rituals have altered time and again over the centuries. From the milk and honey baths Cleopatra used to indulge in, to the Roman’s communal bathing experience, our rituals are deeply connected with our social and cultural practises. What makes the simple act of bathing a ritual?
The ideal space – The perfect bath starts by creating the perfect environment. Whilst most of us won’t have much of a choice when it comes to location, there are many other factors that can help create an inviting bath. Lowered lighting and especially candlelight creates a cosy touch and adds warmth to the room whilst different coloured lighting can also create a relaxing ambiance.
Make it cosy – Many people find a hot bath to be the perfect antidote to a cold day, whilst a cooler bath can be invigorating on a warm morning. Generally, the ideal temperature is around two degrees higher than body temperature, water that is too hot can damage the skin rather than nurture it.
Listen carefully – Whether you prefer a quiet experience or to indulge your hearing with music, sound can be an important part of bathing. If you prefer a quiet experience, many people find the sound of running water deeply relaxing, but several studies have also found music to have a positive effect on wellbeing and health, amplifying the bathing experience.
Amazing aromas – At Temple Spa we have created wonderful bath and shower therapies to create a spa like experience anywhere. Each of our products will take you on a scent journey. Whether it’s relaxing or invigorating our essential oil blends layer scents as top, middle and base notes, meaning they linger for longer. Our …And Relax Restoring Bathing Salts are the perfect way to soak away the stresses. Enriched with the regenerative extract of laminaria plus a relaxing blend of Mediterranean essential oils of eucalyptus, rosemary & thyme, and uplifting bergamot & grapefruit which will help to ease your overworked limbs and help clear you mind.