In-home relaxation products are a very broad topic and range from products that heighten your senses to products that drown out disturbances. Some of these products can have a legitimate effect and will actually go beyond inducing a relaxed state and improve your all around physical wellness. The one thing that they all have in common is that they will all make your home environment a better place to live in and will break the routine at home giving you a way to enjoy yourself in a state that you may not have achieved in your home in the past. Here are three highly effective home relaxation products that are widely available and can be used frequently to achieve an improved mindset.
Mechanical massage loungers are a product that have gained much attention in other countries and while they are still gaining recognition in America the effect that they have on their users is consistent. In Japan for instance over 20% of households have a massage chair that they use as a preventative health tool and relaxation aid. The number of households in America that use these devices is a fraction of this amount but as awareness of the benefits of preventative health, and the positive effects of relaxation and stress relief grows, so does this percentage of homes that get the number of houses with massage loungers.
Massage chairs have come a long way from the mechanical feeling massagers with hard rollers that many people experienced at home technology stores at the mall in the early 90’s. The shiatsu loungers design, has become somewhat more conducive to home décor and many now fit into living spaces without sticking out like a daunting dentist chair waiting to rough you up in the corner. Though a massage chair will not replace a normal sitting chair, these advanced technological health products offer the heightened relaxation and health benefits of daily massage that are only available from a daily massage routine.
When searching for a massage chair there are a couple of important factors to consider.
You want to make sure that your chair will be covered in the future. This is also a testament to how much a company stands behind the reliability of their product.
2. Stroke length.
This is how far the rollers will reach from the bottom most point to the top most point. This is especially important for people over 5’8” as most massage chairs are not designed to accommodate people taller than this.
3. Brand longevity.
There are many massage chair companies that have not been around for a long time and may not be around long enough to honor their warranty. Find a company that has been in business for a while.
4. Don’t be fooled by bargain prices.
Many inexpensive massage chairs look great and will certainly provide a decent massage but will not necessarily last. Don’t be afraid to spend a little more, Massage chairs priced under $1,500 are often not going to use the best components available.
Indoor Water Fountains
Indoor water fountains and features are another good way to increase the relaxation in your home. They are also beneficial as far as the philosophy of feng shui. In home water fountains have many styles and can be used in many applications. Wall fountains are mounted to studs in the wall and add relaxing décor in the place of other wall hangings such as art, tapestries or simply bare space. Floor fountains are obviously set up on the floor and can be used in any area to a dimension of separated space or can emanate their relaxing white noise while filling the space of an empty corner. Table fountains are smaller fountains that can be placed on top of a desk or table and allow fountain lovers a chance to enjoy their benefit without giving up too much space.
Water fountains produce a relaxing white noise that drowns out disturbances and distractions; this consistent sound of flowing water allows the mind to drift off and creates a peaceful foundation of sound. The larger fountains do a good job to increase humidity in dry areas which helps to alleviate overly dry skin and lung issues while cleaning the air that you’re breathing. They also have been shown to create negative ions that induce such as those created by waterfalls and lightning.
Feng shui says that for certain people a fountain in the southeast corner of the home will bring success and fortunes to those who reside there. Water Fountains are available in many styles and materials. You’ll be happy to find that the art on your wall is not only nice to look at but is also providing a relaxing and beneficial function.
Aromatherapy is the act of heating specific plants oils and extracts to fill an area with relaxing and rejuvenating scents that help to ease the mind and effect specific ailments. This is an ancient practice and has been used in many areas of holistic medicine. One of the most popular scents in aromatherapy is lavender, due to its medicinal effects and its inviting scent. Lavender can be used to calm headaches and migraines and has an intrinsically calming effect. Sandalwood, useful aromatherapy oil is used to clear the mind; it helps to reduce the feeling of anxiety and to set the mood as an aphrodisiac.
Aromatherapy products can be found at holistic retailers or are vastly available through websites. Oil burners are relatively inexpensive and are a great way to change the ambiance of any room without having to change any physical element of the area. The important aspect is that you choose high quality oil that retains the qualities of the plant extract and will then pass that on to you.