5 Tips for Creating a Relaxing Spa Experience at Home
Now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to relax at home and enjoy a spa-like experience. During these stressful times, a spa experience is the perfect way to relax and treat yourself. Whether you are feeling stressed about isolation, or you are juggling chores and getting worn out from keeping the kids entertained all day, here is how you can enjoy the spa experience from the comfort of your own home:
1) Set Aside the Time
The first step to creating this spa experience, is booking yourself in. You have to make sure you commit yourself to the experience and allow yourself to truly enjoy the time you are setting aside. Choose a time that works well in your daily routine and prepare for it. Get your tasks done, or you will spend your valuable relaxation time with these unfinished tasks still on your mind. You should also set aside distractions like your phone, tablet and laptop.
2) Massage Therapy
One of the harder things to enjoy at home is a massage. If you are lucky enough to be married to a masseuse then you might not be having any problems, but for the rest of us, there are other ways to enjoy some massage therapy. A great way to enjoy a massage from home is with a massage chair. These are an investment item and you might need a little help with picking the best one for you, but they are well worth the price. Massages can help to relieve muscle tension and help you to relax, so if you enjoy regular massages, a massage chair could be the solution for massages at home.
3) Cleanse and Refresh
An easy way to feel cleansed, refreshed and relaxed is to enjoy a soak in the bath. Run yourself a relaxing bath with your favourite bath products like salts or bubble bath and remember to prepare a fluffy towel and robe to step into when you get out. If you don’t have a bath don’t feel left out! You can make your shower more luxurious by adding a couple of drops of essential oil to the shower base, which will fill the shower as it evaporates into the steam. Don’t forget to exfoliate and moisturise to make your skin feel smooth and luxurious.
4) Home Facial
To enjoy a facial from home, you will need to prepare a cleanser or exfoliating wash, a face mask and moisturiser. You can use store-bought products, but there are also plenty of great recipes to make your own skin care products from home. Gently cleanse the face and use warm water to help open the pores. Apply your face mask for the required time – make sure to use a hair band to keep your hair out of your face. You could also apply a hair mask for double the treatment. After you’ve washed away the mask, make sure to use a good moisturiser too!
5) Use All of Your Senses
Whilst the treatments you choose will make the most impact initially, many spas make full use of the senses to help you relax and go into a more meditative state, making your overall experience even better. Light a candle with soothing scents like sandalwood, vanilla or rose. The smell should not be overpowering, but gently scent the room. Play some music – not the kind with lyrics – in the background; you can find relaxing playlists on apps such as Spotify or YouTube. To stay hydrated and feel refreshed, create some infused water by adding sliced fruit, cucumber and mint to a hug of iced water.
With all of these tips combined, you are sure to enjoy a relaxing experience. Enjoy relaxing!