My Relaxation Routine: Soaking in the Bathtub

How do you unwind after a demanding day?

When I’m extremely tired, my go-to solution is soaking in a bathtub. I love to add salt and lavender oil to the water, then spend an extended period just floating and letting my mind wander. This simple ritual has a wonderful relaxing effect on my body and mind.

Sometimes, I like to take books or my iPad with me and watch movies while enjoying a drink in the tub. In my country, it’s common to take a bath almost every day, so just taking a shower doesn’t feel quite enough for me.

When I was working at a traditional Japanese inn, I used to soak in a hot spring every day after work. While the experience can vary depending on the hot spring, my favorite type is the Hinoki bath, made from Japanese cypress wood. The soothing aroma of the Hinoki wood provides a healing effect that I truly cherish.

Thank you for reading this article about my personal relaxation routine.

7 thoughts on “My Relaxation Routine: Soaking in the Bathtub

  1. Willow says:

    I haven’t have a bath in a very long time. It’s been showers for me for as long as I can remember. Probs because of my bad back. Getting in and out of the bathtub is a chore. But I do recall that having a bath was very relaxing.

    1. Tasty line says:

      I think bathtubs in North America are designed more for taking showers, so they are not very deep and it might not be possible to sit and soak in them. In Japan, the culture is not centered around showers but rather baths, which are more common, so it’s reassuring.

      1. Willow says:

        I think you’re right, the bathtubs here are very shallow.

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  3. vermavkv says:

    nice one.

    1. Tasty line says:

      Thank you.

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