Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? In serious need of some quality “you” time? A home spa day may be exactly what you need to relax and unwind.
Taking time to pamper yourself at home is an easy way to get a spa experience for a fraction of the price. Whether it’s a DIY mani/pedi day with friends or a professional at-home massage, you can choose exactly how you want to treat yourself. Plus, it means you don’t have to leave your house, fight traffic, or deal with parking!
Since the goal of this is to be as relaxed as possible, we put together a complete guide on how to have the best spa day at home. Follow this checklist, and you’ll be on your way to bliss in no time.
7 Steps to Create the Perfect Home Spa Day
1. Create a plan
If you want to have the most relaxing home spa day possible, you’ll need to do a bit of groundwork first. This will allow you to dive into your spa experience without having to make any decisions at the moment or being caught without the right tools.
First, pick your time frame. Is this going to be an all-day venture or just a few hours? When are you going to start, and when will you be ready to enter the world again? Try to avoid scheduling your relaxing day at the same time the loud garbage truck comes barreling down your street, or when you’re expecting a package. Otherwise, there really is no “best” time to have your spa day, other than the time when you’ll be able to fully unwind.
After you have your time frame, you can set your intention. What are your goals? What do you want to focus on? How do you want to feel at the end of it?
If you have all day, you’re only limited by your imagination. Go for the full beautifying experience, complete with a hair mask, manicure, jade rolling, and a mobile spa massage for a Swedish session and a facial. But if you only have a few hours, it’s best to focus on just one or two things so you don’t feel rushed.
2. Choose your location
If you plan on doing a manicure, you’ll need a comfortable place to set up and plenty of light. If you want to soak in some bath salts with a face mask on, well…a bath would be pretty handy.
Once you decide what you want to do, then you can choose where you want to do it. Consider dedicating a room or two for your makeshift spa. Try to choose a location that’s quiet and comfortable, in addition to providing all the resources you need.
3. Gather your tools
You’ve made your plan, and now it’s time to procure your supplies! Based on your intention, you’ll know what you’ll need to have on hand. Here are some items that can help you melt into full relaxation mode:
- Foot massager
- Mani/pedi tools
- Face masks and eye patches
- Body scrub
- Bath salts
- Dry brush
- gua Sha or jade roller
- Hair treatments
- Comfy clothes
If you’re not into a DIY adventure, consider bringing in a professional. Soothe makes it easy to book a professional masseuse for an at-home spa massage or facial. This brings the best of both worlds together, by letting you experience a spa-quality massage within the comfort of your own home. And going this route doesn’t add any preparation details to your plate. With their mobile spa massage, Soothe brings all the equipment to you, and they can tailor the service to exactly what you need. Who knew an at-home spa massage was this easy, now anybody can have a spa day right in the comfort of their home, hotel, or a venue of their choice.
4. Set the scene
Transforming a room into a serene setting is easier than it may seem. Start by focusing on two senses: smell and sound. Set out some candles or an essential oil diffuser. Opt for calming, stress-reducing scents, like lavender, jasmine, peppermint, or ylang-ylang. If you haven’t used these scents before, it may be worth testing them out before your big day. Playing soft music is another way to create a calming atmosphere, especially if you know there will be noises in the area beyond your control. Luckily, there are tons of spa day playlists online that you can choose from. Cue one up, and the scene is set.
5. Get snacks and refreshments
Whether this is an all-day experience or just a few hours, you’ll want to have some refreshments on hand. Spas are known for their water for a reason!
Put together a pitcher of cold water so you can stay hydrated throughout your spa day. Consider refreshing additions like lemons, limes, cucumbers, rosemary, or basil. Herbal teas are a great option, as well, and can help to promote even more relaxation.
If you think you might get snacky, pick a few healthy bites to munch on during the day. Think small, simple, and healthy: a veggie salad, pre-made smoothies, cucumbers or carrots with hummus, small wraps or sandwiches, or cheese and crackers.
6. Eliminate potential distractions
Before your spa day, try to eliminate anything that will pull you out of a blissful state. Alert your family and friends about your plan, and politely ask them not to disturb you when you’re getting into your zen. If you have any two or four-legged friends in your care, you could also kindly ask your friends or family members to watch over them during your spa time.
7. Begin your spa day!
Now that you’ve done all the planning and prep, it’s time to enjoy your perfectly curated home spa day! Sit back, relax, and let yourself be transported into tranquility. Remember that this is all about you feeling your best. You deserve to be pampered.
There you have it, 7 easy-to-follow tips to have an at-home spa day.
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