At this time of year, as the nights darken and the temperatures drop, it’s important to indulge in some slow living. For some that might mean a good hour or so soaking in the bath with a glass of wine, for others it might mean a quick 10 minutes to yourself with the latest issue of enki.
Waters Baths of Ashbourne recently flagged up the Japanese art of bathing in the forest – known as Shinrin-Yoku – which is said to be the antidote to the stress and bustle of modern life. This practice not only encourages us to rekindle our relationship with nature and organic healing, but will – according to studies – reduce stress, promote mental wellbeing and provide a variety of physical benefits too.
We spoke to Waters Baths of Ashbourne who provided some top styling tips to pair with the Shinrin-Yoku philosophy…
#1 “Position the Breeze Freestanding Bath directly in front of a garden-facing window, providing a relaxing focal point.”
#2 “Bring the garden inside – placing plants around the bath can purify the air and help to recreate a woodland feel. Opt for the Brook2, Dawn or Spa Freestanding Baths, with their organic curves to compliment the environmentally informed aesthetic.”
#3 “The Hydra Drop-In Bath embraces nature in both concept and design, embedding itself within the environment of the bathroom itself. Why not be bold and create the sensation of stepping into a natural spring by placing the Hydra Drop-In Bath at ground level.”