Maintaining your health can be challenging in today’s busy world. Hours of work, kids, household chores—they’re all excuses not to maintain our well-being. But here’s the thing: You deserve it. You deserve to spend some time for yourself and de-stress after a long day at work or spend some time doing something healthy for yourself on the weekends.
Here are our top tips for creating a spa day at home:
1) Give your body a break from stress with 20 minutes of exercise or stretching before you shower. A short 15-minute daily run has been shown to improve sleep quality and reduce tension from chronic anxiety due to stress hormones. Then, do a few stretches to open up your body and release tension. Yoga is also an excellent option for a relaxing body-and-mind workout.
2) Showering is an essential part of any spa day, so use a rich shower gel or soap instead of bathing with regular soap. A quick shower with warm water will help loosen up your muscles and relieve any tension you’ve been holding in all day.
3) Wash away the day’s food grime with a good face wash before you get into the bath. Next, choose an exfoliating scrub for tired skin and follow it with lotion to brighten dullness and smooth out wrinkles. You can also add some essential oils to your bath for aromatherapy.
4) For the final touch, moisturize your skin to make it feel soft and smooth. Slather on a thick layer of moisturizer before you put on your pajamas or take a long soak in the bath. You’ll feel rejuvenated and ready for bed!
How often should you do this? Do this at least once a week, if it’s just once, but do this every day if you’re training for any endurance race, like the marathon or anything else.-Brett
Items You Need For Your Home Spa
1) Aromatherapy Bag to Soak In
The aromatherapy bag serves several purposes. First, it has the essential oils to calm you down, and secondly, it is a way to experience weightlessness in your body. Most people do not experience what it is like to be weightless that often. Most of us are in gravity for most of our lives, so floating in water can give you a glimpse of what flying feels like.
To make an aromatherapy bag at home, fill a small plastic bag with 4-6 drops of essential oil. Add one teaspoon of rice or regular beans, depending on the size of the bag that you purchased. Close the bag and tie it off at both ends with string or twist ties.
2) Candles for Aromatherapy
Candles can create a more relaxing setting in your home. Most of us are not aware of how much scent creates an atmosphere or mood in a room. The fragrance of the candles can help to calm your mind and relax you.
3) Bath Tea to Drink
Bath tea is made from the same herbs as teas you drink, but they are made to be steeped in water and absorbed by the body through the skin. It’s soothing and relaxing. These make great gifts for friends or close family members during the summer or winter holidays, too! They’re easy to make and give as gifts at holiday time, and you can purchase them at your local health food store or herbal shop.
4) Bath Salts to Soak In
Bath salts are suitable for people who are tired of standard bubble baths. They come in several different scents, and they are great for helping you feel relaxed before bedtime. They are easy to make at home, too. You can find many recipes on the Internet or purchase some at your local health-food store or herbal shop.
5) Deep-cushion chairs for hanging out on after your bath
Chairs are made to be sat on, but deep cushions have a different effect on your body. A deep cushion will allow you to sink into the chair, allowing the chair to cradle you as you sit there. Try to find a chair that is at least 18 inches deep. If you are short, it may be hard to get into the chair with a cushion-like that.
Is this practical in today’s busy world? Our fast-paced and stressful lifestyles do not always allow us time for ourselves. But, if you can’t escape to a spa in your city, you can still create our home spa and pamper yourself with these easy ideas. We all deserve it!
6) Relaxing Music
Music can be anything from soft classical to light jazz. It is said that classical music can relax your mind, reduce stress, and lower blood pressure, but that is not always true. Whatever you like to listen to will be fine. The only thing that matters is that you enjoy it, and it does not have a beat or lyrics that will distract you from relaxing.
7) A Good Book
Reading can be an excellent way to relax, especially when it is your favorite book. Just put on the lightest mood-inviting music you can find, and read a relaxing book to yourself. Next, consider starting a “book club” at home with your friends. The theme of the books for this group can be anything from romance novels to practical guides on how to care for your health care.
Creating your home spa is not hard to do, and with these tips, you can make it happen. Whether you want to relax at the end of the day or clear your head before work, there’s something here for everyone. Take time for yourself; make it a priority. It’s worth it!