There is nothing quite like a spa day to feel completely pampered. It is invigorating and a way to recharge the batteries so you can face the stresses of daily life. Yet, not everybody has the time or money to go to a spa for the day. Luckily, you don’t have to book an expensive trip to the spa.
There are ways that you can replicate the experience without leaving the house. You can do a lot of things they offer at the spa yourself and feel just as rejuvenated after. It’s probably one of the best cheap date nights you can do if you decide to do this as a couple, in fact. In this article, we will go over several ways that you can pull this off.
Create an atmosphere
One of the things that you notice most when you go to the spa is how the mood there is so relaxing. They’ve perfected the atmosphere to help you get into a relaxed mood as soon as you finish checking in.
It’s important to do the same thing when you have a day spa set up at home. You’ll need to create a relaxing vibe at home to get the most out of the experience. The first thing to do is to get the lighting right. Use a lot of glow candles placed randomly around the house. Bonus points if they are scented with essential oils that will also provide some aromatherapy benefits.
You should also look into setting up a few diffusers to spray mists of essential oils that will help you relax. There are a lot of different oils that set your brain up to relax when you smell the aromas.
Focus on revitalizing treatments
Another thing that people love to take in at the spa are all the treatments that are on offer. Things like facials and masks are all part of the program and leave you with glowing and rejuvenated skin after.
There are a lot of products on the market that you can use at home for the same effect. Plan out a treatment routine and go through the steps. For instance, you can get an exfoliating scrub and start with that. Wash your face and the rest of your body with the scrub. Then shower it off and work in some moisturizing creams. The exfoliation step allows the creams to more easily absorb into the skin.
To finish off the treatment you can use a facial mask and lounge on a chair while it works its magic on your skin. The last step should be a relaxing massage with some beneficial oils that will leave you with loose muscles and supple skin. You can do a self-massage if you are doing this alone. Otherwise, invite a friend or partner to join and give each other a relaxing rub down.
Make good use of water
One of the highlights of the spa is the use of its water treatments such as a whirlpool or steam room. While You may not have those in your home, you can replicate them somewhat so you can enjoy the relaxing effects of the water.
The first step is to recreate the effects of the steam room. You should set up some aromatherapy candles or a diffuser in the bathroom. Then run the shower very hot to get as much steam as possible. Once the room is steamy then turn the heat of the shower down to a manageable level and take a long hot shower.
If you have a big tub then after running the shower for the steam effect, you can fill the tub with warm water, add a bath bomb with your favourite scent and then soak there for a while and let the warm water relax your tight muscles.
Set up some snacks
A day at the spa is usually topped off with a healthy snack that helps you beat off the hunger pangs while also not undoing the benefits that you just enjoyed. Have some healthy snacks set up for when your routine is finished and cap the experience off right.
One of the most popular snacks served at a spa is smoothies. Get the ingredients ahead of time and ready to go and then use your blender to create the smoothie. Think about things like raw spinach or kale with some vegan yoghurt, bananas, pineapple, and a sweetener like an agave syrup.
In the end, it is important to remember that this is a day that you get to spend with yourself and perhaps your loved ones. A day when you can relax and focus on your own needs. A time to indulge in the things that you enjoy and take care of your body.
It's important to find a balance between self-care, relaxation and indulgence. Make sure to plan ahead so you have everything you need for a successful home spa day. And don't forget to schedule some time for yourself in your busy schedule!