If you have just recently installed a whirlpool bath in your bathroom, then you know you’re in for a treat for years and years to come; not only does the whirlpool bath elevate your standard of living and add value to your home, it also ensures you will be able to relax in ways you’ve never done before and enjoy the numerous health benefits that come with it. However, you can take it a step higher and make that relaxing experience even better with a few simple tricks. Ever wonder how to make the most out of your bathing session? Here are the best ways to have the ultimate whirlpool bath experience.

Temperature first

Most hot tubs give you a wide variety of choices when it comes to temperature, but the most popular preference seems to be around 38-40 degrees Celsius. Naturally, it’s a personal choice – there’s no perfect temperature. However, getting the heat right from the start is important. Aim for about two to three degrees hotter than ideal temperature for you, so you can spend more time in the tub as it slowly cools down.

Bubbles and scents

Never underestimate the power of fragrances and smells in whirlpool baths – they have the power to make you recall pleasant (or unpleasant) memories, after all. There’s actually a whole science around it, so don’t be afraid to experiment with bubbles and oils to see which you enjoy the most.

Time it for a better sleep

Take your bath around two hours before you plan to tuck yourself in for an optimum sleeping experience. Your body will need some time to cool down and get back to normal – but don’t wait too long; you don’t want to lose your relaxed state of mind.

In-house entertainment?

Of course, there are plenty of things you can do whilst enjoying your bath. Read a book. Watch a DVD or listen to your favourite music. Make sure that all electronic devices are a safe distance away, though.

Check the PH level

Try to keep the PH level of the water to neutral (meaning, 7). If you get the PH level wrong (due to too many products) the water may smell bad or may damage your skin.

Another trick that always works: have your snacks and drinks ready for easy grabs – spend a few minutes beforehand preparing what you will need in terms of food and drink. However, regarding this, there’s an important health consideration to keep in mind: whilst snacking and drinking may be fun and enjoyable, it’s important not to overdo it. Too much food may make you sleepy and careless, and alcoholic beverages (whilst perfectly fine within limits) can dehydrate you. Make sure to drink plenty of water before the bath, and prepare healthy snacks and food for your enjoyment.

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