Let’s face it – we all lead stressful, busy, and hectic lives. Work, kids, spouse, laundry, errands, cleaning, the list goes on and on…and on. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a spa of our very own right at home? What a heavenly retreat! Well, I’ve found 9easy ways to create a spa at home – without construction, remodeling, or high-costs. Bliss.
Make it rain - Turn your existing shower into a luxurious spa with a relaxing rain shower-head. Convert your standard fixed shower head into a spa shower — normally in less than 60 minutes and without the need to open the wall cavity. You can customize your shower experience by choosing from a selection of rain-head and hand-shower fixtures.
Turn up the heat - The next time you step out of the bath or shower, wrap yourself in a heated towel. There are several wall-mounted options, which offer easy installation for any bath and is one spalike amenity that the whole family will enjoy. The warming bars quickly, safely and evenly distribute heat to towels, robes or blankets. Wrap yourself in warmth!
Bring nature inside - Nothing is more evocative of the spa aesthetic than natural materials such as teak, bamboo and stone. If you love the look of river-rock flooring but not the cost, there is an inexpensive solution. Bring a stone mat into your home spa. Each stone mat is unique and wonderfully tactile underfoot. Mats are typically available in several natural stone colors: black, ochre, white and multi-colored.
Go Turkish? - A simple upgrade of your bath towels can impart the plush luxuries of a spa experience every time you step out of the tub or shower. Made of 100% cotton, Turkish towels are fluffy, supersoft and fast-drying — the perfect home spa amenity. Many assorted colors are available – you’re sure to find one (or several) matching your personal spa decor.
Create a mood – It’s no secret that the spa experience is all about creating a mood: one that soothes the senses and promotes well-being. One of the easiest ways to create that ambiance is with the soft, flickering glow of candlelight. Cluster candles on the vanity or window ledge or around the tub for a long, stress-relieving soak. Choose varieties that are infused with a relaxing scent, such as lavender, sandalwood and ylang ylang — all known to help in countering stress, anxiety and fatigue, and in fostering calm.
Enlist a caddy – There’s not just for golf! Few things are as relaxing — or spa-indulgent — as a nice, long soak in the tub. Bringing in a nice, wood tub caddy makes the soak that much more enjoyable. One provides a convenient place to set a book, a cup of tea or a glass of wine. And really, who doesn’t enjoy a nice glass of wine while relaxing after a long, hard day?
Listen to your playlist - The spa is all about pleasing the senses, and music plays an important part in that equation. Bringing in your custom playlist will only enhance your relaxation and add to the mood you’ve created.
Invigorate your soak - For just pennies a day, you can enjoy the rituals of a spa simply by adding natural, organic salts to your bath. Aromatic blends are designed to refresh, soothe and relax. There are specialty crystals to ease tired muscles and joints, or to stimulate circulation, enhance energy and eliminate toxins you can opt for a naturally invigorating woodsy scent.
Enjoy a massage – Nothing says “spa” quite like a massage. Create your own whirlpool spa at home with a thermal spa bath mat massager. These indulgent devices convert your standard tub into a relaxing, full-body whirlpool bath. Look for one with a floating remote, which puts the controls at your fingertips so all you have to do is lie back, relax and enjoy.
Don’t you want to start creating your home spa retreat right now? Relax. Enjoy. Indulge.