Christmas time can be a wonderful time of year, but they’re often incredibly stressful as obligations and expectations mount.
You might find yourself thinking a little more often
But how do you do this in the midst of chaos?
It’s not easy, but it’s also a conscious choice to create some space for yourself and BREATHE.
A bath can sometimes be a time set aside where you know you’re not going to be disturbed, behind a door with a “do not disturb” sign on it.
A lovely relaxation can be and some serious grounding is an Epsom salt bath.
This week I’ve had several patients come to see me who needed reminders to start up their bathing ritual again. It’s an easy one to forget but it’s so, so helpful for:
It is easy to forget how lovely it is to cut yourself off and relax in the bath, a long soak can;-
– easing nervous system tension
– relaxing muscles and connective tissue
– enhancing circulation
– gently detoxifying
– improving sleep quality
– encouraging good lymphatic flow (an important part of your immune system!)
For a GREAT experience in the bath try out this;-
Add 4 CUPS of Epsom salt to warm water and soak for 20 to 30 minutes. You want the water toasty enough that you’re warm for the entire time but not sweating buckets.
Upgrade your experience;-
Add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil for an aromatherapy session.
– Turn off the lights and add candles
– Add a cup of dead sea salt to your bath for a mineral boost
– Turn on calming music
Don’t have a bath? Do a foot soak! Add1 cup of Epsom salt
to a bucket or container of your choice and relax for 20-30minutes. Make yourself some tea. Zone out and relax.
Also to help Christmas or Post Christmas exhaustion have some Traditional Five Element Acupuncture contact Hannah