Wine isn’t the only way to relax at home, this much should be at least somewhat obvious. Though much like great foods, many activities can be paired with wine for a synergistic effect. Always be careful and responsible of course, your safety is paramount. Here at North Coast Wine Challenge we’re all about treating ourselves, and there are many ways you can go about doing so right in the comfort of your home. Some of the relaxation methods we’re about to discuss are cheap and affordable, while others are more expensive and may be out of reach for others. Find something that makes sense for you and make the best for it.
Take a Mineral Bath
Something that is approachable for just about anybody is to draw a bath and add some epsom salts, then get in for a nice relaxing evening. You can even add aromas like lavender to add another element to the experience, or light some scented candles and dim the lights to compliment the mood. Settle in a read a book, put on some soothing music, and maybe even enjoy a glass of wine. Voila, you have your own little piece of heaven.
Go For A Dip In A Hot Tub
Taking a bath one step further would be to go for a dip in a hot tub. Hot tubs are a bit more difficult to come by for the average person of course, but they have the added benefits of water jets. Better yet, unlike with bath tubs that usually only accommodate one person, with a hot tub you can often accommodate two or more meaning your loved one can join you or even the whole family. You might want to leave the kids out of it though if you’re looking for particular relaxation, unless of course they can sit back and relax as well. Of course, your dog is better off enjoying the yard!
Try an Infrared Sauna Session
Saunas have long been known to be a great way to unwind, especially after a hard day of exercise or a stressful day at the office. It’s fairly common for them to be prohibitively expensive though, and it goes without saying that you probably don’t have a sauna in your house. There is an alternative though, and that is the infrared sauna. They are a relatively newer technology and can be found at much more affordable prices. Even if you don’t want to bring your own sauna into your home you can occasionally visit a spa or a fitness center where they are available to get your relaxation in.
Relax Your Muscles With A Massager
If you spent any time being physically active, your muscles will probably thank you handsomely for periodic massages. Unless your spouse in a masseuse, you’re probably not going to be able to afford 30 minute massages on the regular. However, for less than the price of a 30 minute massage you can probably afford a home massager. They are widely available and can really make a world of a difference for tense muscles and dense knots. I was a skeptical of them to get started, but they do actually work pretty well and get the job done.