After a long and stressful day at work, nothing beats a long warm shower for getting rid of the tension in one’s body. In fact, it has been proven to work much better than alcohol when it comes to ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep. Warm showers are also great for beating the cold weather. Spring may be here, but the sun isn’t always as cooperative as we want it to be, and a bit of extra warmth and pressure may be just the thing for getting the chills out of one’s bones.
However, Gessi, a renowned company for its beautiful and innovative bathroom fixtures and designs, has gone the extra mile. One of the offerings from its Private Wellness Luxury Shower line, aptly called Colour, combines the undeniable comfort one gets from a warm shower massage with the benefits of chromotherapy.
The Different Shades of Well-Being
Chromotherapy, more often known as color therapy, involves the use of both light and color to regulate the body’s energy. However, it is different from light therapy, which involves the use of light of specified wavelengths in order to alleviate depression and other physiological conditions. Chromotherapy works under the premise that different colors correspond with specific chakras in the body and as such, have different effects. Red, for instance, is associated with passion and the need to survive, thus giving energy. Blue, on the other hand, is often connected with relaxation. This is also the color used for treating patients with severe jet lag.
However, whether one is interested in the benefits of chromotherapy or not, it doesn’t really matter. Just stepping into an illuminated shower which can change colors if you so desire is already an experience in itself.
The Gessi Experience
Gessi takes the idea of private wellness to the next level as it combines the luxury of adjustable shower settings – from a strong hydromassage to a gentle drizzle or a fine mist – and a completely customizable aesthetic experience. One can choose to freshen up with a single color or move through the entire spectrum during the course of one shower session. It is also possible to turn off the colored lights for those rushed mornings. In any case, the clean and elegant lines of the shower unit allow it to stand alone as a beautiful bathroom centrepiece.
With this, Gessi has elevated the shower routine into something much more luxurious and aesthetically-pleasing. While the price may be somewhat steep, it is worth knowing that coming home every night means being rewarded with a warm and relaxing shower that soothes practically all of one’s senses.
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Originally posted on March 31, 2011 @ 11:10 pm