Create The Perfect Spa Experience From Home With This Essential GuideSaturday, August 20, 2016
Many of us love the opportunity to relax in a spa. Perhaps enjoy a lovely massage, or indulge in some other treatments of relaxation. Doning our soft towelling robes and comfortable slippers. Enjoying spa facilities including hot tubs and even the daintiest glass of champagne. Have I set the scene? However, to bring you crashing back down to earth those opportunities can be few and far between. But we all deserve a little luxury and pampering every now and again, right?
This is why creating an at home spa experience is perfect. It will enable you to get that spa feel from the comfort of your own home. Some regular time for you including pampering, relaxing in water and taking care of yourself is proven to reduce anxiety and stress. Want to know how you can experience this as often as you want? Then follow my essential guide to creating the perfect spa experience at home.
Think of the accessories
When we go to a spa, we all know part of the fun is placing your feet into those slippers and wearing the comfortable robe. There's just something about them. The towelling effect gives a sense of wearing something luxurious. So if you want to set that scene at home then invest in a great robe and set of slippers. You could stick with white, which you often find in spas. Or you may want just to invest in something that makes you feel comfortable. After all, no one is going to be seeing this. That is the beauty of an at home spa.
You may also want to think about getting some products you could use. Perhaps investing in an expensive face mask for your spa experience. Or maybe some luxurious bath soak or body products. Just to give you that indulgent feeling.
Set the scene
What is it about a spa that makes it so relaxing? It’s the low lighting, the candles, and the scent. This is where you can help recreate this effect at home. Dimming the lights should be easy, if you have a lightswitch with a dimmer. But don’t be disheartened if you just switch the lights off. This is where candles can be your form of lighting. The soft glow of a candle is always going to set a relaxing atmosphere.
The scent will be important. You want something that will help relax your mind and body. Lavender and chamomile scents can help with this. You could utilize scented candles or add some oils to tealight burners. Another thing to consider would be the sounds of a spa. Often natural noises or low playing relaxing music can often set the tone of your day. So get the best of both worlds and consider an aromatherapy diffuser with sound. Lastly, many people indulge in spa afternoons and breaks. So why not indulge yourself with a small glass of wine and bubbles. This could work well for a friday evening after a tough week at work or a nice sunday afternoon pamper session.
Invest in some indulgent treats
If you are serious about creating an at home spa then why not consider some changes to your bathroom. Giving you the ultimate spa experience. The things you could consider would be adding a jacuzzi option to your bath. Allowing you to get that sense of bubbles in your own bathtub. Not only can a jacuzzi be relaxing, but it can also help ease aching muscles. Another great suggestion would be to consider a steam shower option. Allowing that steam room effect from the beauty of your bathroom.
However, if your bathroom can’t have the upgrades then don’t despair. Many people opt for hot tubs in their back gardens. The heated mini pools with bubbles is a great party piece. But would work very well for an at home spa experience.
Think about how to utilize the time
So now you have your scene set, your robe and slippers ready. Your candles are all lit, and the low, comforting music is creating a relaxing atmosphere. What next? Now is the time to consider how you are going to utilize your spa time. You may want to indulge in a deep cleaning face mask. Perhaps give yourself your very own facial with products and time. Maybe run yourself a hot bath and relax in some essential oils. Taking the stress out of your day or week.
Of course, there are many other options to consider. Many people choose to have manicures and pedicures at a spa. So you may want to consider giving yourself one. You can purchase at home foot spas that give that sense of a spa feeling. Or why not paint your nails and take some time on performing a manicure. If you are unsure what might be involved in them, then rest assured the Internet has plenty of resources. Other people have massages on spa days and breaks. So if this is something you might want then perhaps asking your partner nicely to indulge you will be your best bet.
Add a bit of meditation to help clear your mind
Spas are often linked to wellness centres. Meaning there is much more than just having some treatments and relaxing. It can also mean taking some time out to clear your mind of worry or stress. A great way to do this is in the form of meditation. Meditation is a form of sitting and concentrating on your breath. It enables you to focus your mind and clear it. It can last from five minutes or longer, and can be very beneficial to help relax you. If meditation isn’t something you have tried before then don’t worry, anyone can give it a go. Just follow a simple tutorial online to get you started.
I hope this guide helps you get that spa experience from your home. Much of it is down to preparation, but once you have all the aspects you are good to go. I hope it enables you to relax more.