It’s time for a spa day! But how do you find one? When you need to relieve that built-up tension and rejuvenate/revitalize your body and mind. You can’t seem to find one that is accessible and you can’t wait for social distancing to end. However, you don’t have to put yourself at risk either. An at-home spa day may be in the cards for you. You just need to follow a few steps to get it right. Any of these suggestions will help, but if you do all of them, you will have the most amazing at-home spa day you ever could have imagined.
Side note: If you have a full house, try to clear it out. Don’t count on an interruption-free spa time with children still lurking about.
At-Home Spa Time Suggestions for the Perfect Spa Day
Clean Your Room
If your house has the appearance of a pristine model home or an HGTV makeover reveal, then you are already there. For the rest of us, we have clutter. laundry we need to get to, mail we need to sort, unfinished projects, and general evidence of having an actual life. What that means is, it’s really hard to relax both because we have all this extra stuff going on and also because our chaotic environment does not foster renewal and rejuvenation. The first step to having an at-home spa day is to try and make your home more spa-like. So, start cleaning. Then you’ll really need the rest.
Stock Up on the Products
A proper spa has all the bells and whistles. You need to pamper yourself with the same products major spas use. It’s not enough to add moisturizer or exfoliating scrub to your grocery list. Luckily there are lots of subscription boxes that include beauty treatments for a fraction of retail, so you can easily amass a selection of spa products, this way. First, think about what you want your spa day to be. Then seek out the products that will allow you to truly pamper yourself.
Add Some Atmosphere
It isn’t a spa without the right atmosphere. Everything around you should subdue your anxiety and melt you into a relaxed state. That includes scenting the air with essential oils or candles. Avoid aerosol sprays if you can. You should also plan the right kind of music to soothe you and help you drift into that spa mentality.
Use an App for Meditation
The perfect way to enhance your at-home spa day is to download and use a meditation app. There are several apps available for free that you can use during your spa time to help you sink into a more meditative state and let the aromatherapy and beauty treatments work their magic. Apps like Headspace and Calm do a great job of this. It’s especially useful to run these apps while enjoying a long soak in a hot tub.
The most difficult part of an at-home spa day during social distancing is the massage. If you are lucky, you can enlist the help of someone close to you who is good at massages. Let’s assume that isn’t an option. While most massage therapists will not condone the use of massage appliances, desperate times call for desperate measures. Plus, there are really great options on the market now that you can easily order on Amazon. To complete your spa day, settle onto a massage mat or chair, or even a handheld appliance that will help work out the excess tension.