There’s nothing quite like a day at the spa to melt stress away and put you on the right path for facing whatever comes your way. Unfortunately, if you’re like most people, it’s simply impossible to afford as much time at the spa as you’d like. This doesn’t mean you have to give up on the notion of enjoying some serious relaxation whenever it’s needed. You can create your own “spa” at home.
Creating your own personal spa experience in the comfort of your own home can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. You can craft an incredible “getaway” even on a shoestring.
So, what do you need to put together your own, personal spa retreat? These things can help you transform your home into a sanctuary:
- The right bathroom setup – The bathroom is the key to creating your own personal spa. It is in this room that you already have the tools to sooth away tension from your muscles and relax your mind thanks to the tub. Take it to the next level by considering such things as aromatherapy candles, bubbles, a whirlpool addition for the water and so on. Add in the right sponges, a back scrubber and some pampering lotions and you’ll be well on the way to enjoying a day at the spa in your own home.
- A dry place to relax in – To add to your home spa experience, consider creating your own spiritual retreat. Stake out a place in your backyard or even in your bedroom for enjoying some quiet time. It is incredibly relaxing to have your own place to go to meditate and think about the mysteries of life and the little things that truly matter.
- A massager – Half the fun of going to the spa is getting a great massage. While you might not be able to afford having a masseuse come in once a week or even a month, you can compensate. Consider getting a massage chair or even a more affordable hand massager.
- The right atmosphere – Consider the mood that is established in most spas. The colors are neutral and relaxing. The lighting is low and intimate. The music is soothing. The air is filled with the scents of incense or aromatherapy candles. Try to replicate an atmosphere that calls to you on a personal level.
While it would be spectacular to spend at least an hour a day at the spa, this just isn’t realistic for most people. If you’d still like to be able to get away from it all, creating your own personal spa experience at home can prove to be just the ticket.