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I don’t have to remind you of the benefits of relaxation or the dangers of stress. You know how essential relaxation is to your physical and emotional health. Stress wreaks havoc on every part of our bodies. It’s imperative, then, that we find ways to totally and completely relax – as often as possible.
Experts recommend that we spend at least 15 minutes each day completely still and relaxed. Sometimes it’s difficult to shut off the day and shut out the world. That’s when I especially love my wonderful little sound machine. The HoMedics SS-2000 Sound Spa Relaxation Sound Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver is one of my favorite relaxation tools of all time. It’s right up there with hot green tea and bath time!
- 6 Nature sounds, ocean, summer night, rain, rain forest, waterfall and heart beat.
- 15, 30 and 60 second auto off timer
- Battery or adaptor operated (adaptor included)
- Natural sleep aid
- Great for the baby’s room
My favorite settings are Summer night, rain and rain Forest (the sound of rain and the sound birds alway takes me to another level of calmness). The waterfall and ocean are also nothing short of amazing. I believe the ocean is my husband’s favorite. I’ve found him sprawled across the bed after a long day of work listening to the waves crashing on the shore quite a few times.
I often use my sound machine when I’m taking a bath – well out of reach of wet hands, of course. The illusion of taking a bath in the rain, in the middle of a rain forest, or even in the yard on a summer evening is all that’s needed to melt away the day’s demands. By the time the bath is over, I’m so relaxed I almost have noodle legs.
The heartbeat setting is pretty much one I leave untouched. However, it’s a setting that new parents – whether they’re the parents of a human, a kitten, or a puppy – swear by this setting for restless babies. They feel stress, too, after all!
As of today (December 20, 2009), if you jump over to HoMedics SS-2000 Sound Spa Relaxation Sound Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver and place your order, you can have one of these sound machines delivered by Tuesday, December 22, just in time for Christmas. Simply choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.
Whether you have one in mind for a gift for someone else – or a treat for yourself, this could be the smartest $20 you’ve spent in ages.
Make each relaxing moment count!