Water- or hydro-therapy can be traced to about 4,500 BC to the areas that are now Egypt, Iraq and Iran. Immersing the body in water has been shown to be very relaxing, therapeutic and a complement to a healthy lifestyle The deep muscle relaxation associated with a good hot bath helps to reduce cramps, tension headaches and improves muscle elasticity. The process is similar to a massage and beneficial for everyone from athletes to those who sit at a desk all day. It has even been said that taking a bath takes you back to a time when you were in the womb, thus creating a comforting and relaxing environment. So, next time you have a stressful day, draw a bath and use the tips below to create the ultimate soaking experience.
tip 1. Use Scented Bath Oil
Choose scented bath oil; floral scents like lavender, jasmine, iris and rose are associated with relaxation and can help to ease you into a relaxing state quicker. Add oils to the tub when the bath is halfway full, this will help them disperse evenly throughout the water.
tip 2. Bath Temperature
A warm bath is best for relaxing the body. Ideal water temperature for a warm bath is 92 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to use your wrist, not your hand to test the water since your wrist is a better gauge of how the water will feel once your entire body is submerged.
tip 3. Body Scrub
Most people are used to being active all the time, so when they get in the tub their minds start racing and they become unable to relax. Gently massaging your body with a sponge and body scrub will help engage your mind as the scrub buffs away dryness and leaves your skin supple and moist.
tip 4. Bath Salts
Tough workout? Bath salts are like external muscle relaxants. If you have soreness, pain or swelling, bath salts can help reduce inflammation and stiffness and help detoxify skin and increase circulation, which helps to ease tension and revitalize the body.
tip 5. Candles
Bright bathroom lights tell your body it’s go time, not bath time. Instead, light a few candles and place them around the room and on the edge of the tub.
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Μικρά πινακάκια από την Πρώτη ‘Υλη θα δώσουν προσωπικότητα στο δέντρο σας! Παραγγείλτε τώρα τα δικά σας εδώ.
Προσωπικά προτείνω τα πινακάκια με όνομα στις νέες μανούλες ώστε να θυμούνται τα πρώτα Χριστούγεννα των μωρών τους!
Η Ιωάννα επί τω έργω!
Πέρα από τους χριστουγεννιάτικους πίνακες μινιατούρες ζωγραφίζει εξαιρετικούς πίνακες για παιδικά δωμάτια, πάρτυ και γεννήσεις όπως έχω ήδη αναφέρει σε παλαιότερα posts. Ρίξτε μια ματιά στις τελευταιές της δημιουργίες.
Παιδικοί πίνακες για δωμάτια.
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He had been walking for a long time, ever since dark in fact, and dark falls soon in December…
Today is the day for my Christmas Countdown!
Friends are invited (…miss some of them), dinner is prepared, music is turned on and my little christmas tree is ready to be decorated! Personally I enjoy more the days until Cristmas than Christmas Night itself!
Σήμερα είναι η μέρα έναρξης της αντίστροφης μέτρησης των Χριστουγέννων!
Οι φίλοι μου έχουν ήδη προσκληθεί (…μου λείπουν πολύ κάποιοι), το δείπνο είναι έτοιμο, η μουσική έτοιμη να ξεκινήσει και το μικρό δενδράκι μου έτοιμο να στολιστεί. Προσωπικά, απολαμβάνω πολύ περισσότερο όλες τις μέρες προετοιμασίας πριν τα Χριστούγεννα παρά την Χριστουγεννιάτικη βραδιά καθεαυτή!
Stay tuned for my christmas tree post! Have a great Saturday night!
Μείνετε συντονισμένοι για το ποστ με το δενδράκι μου! Να έχετε ένα τέλειο Σαββατόβραδο!
” The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people”.
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Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.
The number of basic origami folds is small, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The best known origami model is probably the Japanese paper crane. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors or prints. Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo era (1603–1867), has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes cutting the paper or using nonsquare shapes to start with.
The principles of origami are also being used in stents, packaging and other engineering structures.