I have read and heard many stories about the benefits of a nice, hot bath. I have seen pictures where there are frothy bubbles and scented candles surrounding a tub. There are spongy loofahs, wooden book holders, calming flute music…yadda, yadda, yadda. I have foregone all these relaxing dunks. I am sure that if I did try just soaking for awhile my mind would wander off to the fairy forest and my brain would stop overplaying lists of things I could be doing were I not sitting around in a watering hole. I am sure I can hear your gasps of dismay and your degrading comments of how I am missing out on the special relaxing quality of the spa. Maybe I’m just not that relaxing kind of gal. Well, I thought I wasn’t until Wiseguy installed a new shower head.
My “new-to-me” Moen shower head was actually a gift that I bought for Wiseguy five years ago. He is a tall man and I thought the two part shower head would assist him in washing off more quickly and efficiently. (Yup, always looking for ways to increase productivity haha). Wiseguy decided to reno his bathroom and remove the ancient green tub and put in a stand up shower. I discovered he NEVER used the rainfall part of the shower head. Meh, his loss. The silver lining here is that he got a different shower head for his shower and I got gifted with the Moen. Lucky me!
I was looking forward to using it, but not super excited. I believed I knew what it would feel like. I was wrong. So wrong. I used it for the first time today and I seriously almost fell down in the tub as this mini rainfall sprinkled upon my body. I started with the small, main shower head. Usual pressure. Nothing crazy. Then I turned on the rainfall shower head. I cannot explain what it feels like to have little water droplets cascade from the top of my shoulders down to my thighs. I will give it a try though.
Rain fall shower heads disperse the water so that it feels like little massage fairies walking around your body. Little tap, tap, taps. These hot droplets hit various pressure points all at the same time. Your mind can’t function because you are enthralled with little wet fingers that keep gently striking you. How can you think about anything while you are becoming jelly under these rain forest-like conditions? You don’t realize how sensitive your skin is until you stand under a rainfall shower head. I would recommend it to anyone!
For you bath people, I am sure that your method works well for you. A nice, hot, steamy bath where you can feel your muscles unknotting as you soak. Please continue to enjoy your method of decompressing. I am happy to have found this glorious hot rain that won’t let me think about anything because I am too focused on where each water droplet is tapping on my body. My mind gets erased. My stress is removed. The hardest part is realizing that I will eventually have to turn off this glorious stream and continue with my day.
This concludes my enjoyment sharing for today. May you find and appreciate the little joys you have in your life. There are many and we oftentimes miss them because our “want list” always seems longer and more desired than the “already have list”.
Quote for the day: Life is like a rainfall shower head. Feels good! (author: Maryann Jurcich)