There is nothing quite like coming home from a hard day at work to a wonderful, relaxing bath.
Filling the bath with bubbles and ointments is the perfect way to help you to relax and de-stress from a busy day.
Taking this into account if you have a beautiful bathroom suite to emphasise the mood then this will help you to relax even further. Mixer taps are also a wonderful idea as if you are having an extra-long soak then you are able to re-fill the tub whilst you are still sat in it without fear of being scolded or partially frozen. There's nothing quite like the water in the tub going cold to kill the mood of relaxation and the beach you were just at in your imagination with the ocean swirling around you as you drifted off in the hot tub.
Candles can also help towards relaxation as there are now various brands of aromatherapy and other relaxation candles that let off scents that invigorate your senses and cause you to relax. Just ensure you don't fill the bath too much as this could cause the water to distinguish the flames and then you could be left in darkness. As relaxing as the darkness may sound it is certainly not the safest of scenarios to be in.
For a really romantic bath and if your partner wants to help de-stress you. Do not fill the bath too full and have your partner massage delicate scented oils into your back and neck with upbeat music or even oceanic and whale sounds if you prefer in the background. Whilst your partner is massaging you turn on the tap and let the warm water flow over your feet so that your feet also get some attention. Mixer taps would be better for this purpose as the temperature can be set safely so that you do not all of a sudden get burned which of course would spoil the mood of relaxation. Being rushed to A&E for a nasty burn is certainly not going to help lift your mood and spirits.
Of course the favour should be returned to your partner if he so wishes with you massaging him (perhaps without the candles and oils though, he might not be too impressed with that). Even better would be for you to bathe together in a bath that is swamped with bubbles. If this doesn't help you to relax then I don't know what will. Of course please ensure that you can both fit in the bathtub first. Shouting your children or using your mobile phone to call 999 for the fire brigade can be a real mood-killer although I am sure that the fire brigade has seen this kind of incident time and again.
My advice would be that the next time you have a stressful day at work, take some time out for yourself. It's all well and good doing household chores but if you set specific days aside to clean then you will have more time for yourself.