So you’ve had a particularly manic week at work, and you fancy a day at the spa. The only thing is your bank balance doesn’t accommodate such an extravagant outing. Don’t worry – all hope is not lost. Instead of venturing out into the country to partake in a range of reiki massages, mud facials and aromatherapy pedicures, you can keep yourself in the black by ensuring your pad is ready for a home pampering session. Switch off your smartphone, put the tablet away and whip on your favourite soothing tunes before giving yourself the boutique spa treatment in the comfort of your own humble abode.
It doesn’t matter if your bathroom is the size of a mere postage stamp; you can still prepare it for a mammoth spa and beauty session. Light some freshly scented candles, dim the spotlights and get hold of some aromatherapy oils. Try to get hold of your favourite smelling bubble bath and fill the bath as high as you can before relaxing into the sweet smelling water. The scents filling the room should be calming and allow you to switch off from the stresses of modern life. By also undergoing a technology detox, you are allowing your mind to be occupied with things other than funny YouTube cat videos and Holga filtered Instagram shots.
If you always go for the mud pack face mask, head into town to pick up the highest quality home product that funds will allow. There is a great range on the market available to suit all budgets. You may wish to opt for a Vitamin C infusion facial kit, the traditional green tea mask and cucumber slices or you might go for a mineral and antioxidant infused ultra glow facial. The possibilities are endless and could leave you with radiant looking skin.
If you would rather focus on your weary feet, consider an at-home pedicure. The kits can now be bought directly from spas themselves ensuring that you have as near to a real-life pampering experience as possible. If you have a job that involves a lot of heel wearing, walking or simply being on your feet all day, a soothing pedicure could be just what you need.
Add a spot of luxury into your pampering weekend at home by treating yourself. Get some hotel quality bath robes in the same style as those plush ones you wear at the spa. Get some healthy yet delicious food in so you can partake in some nutrient rich delights. If you enjoy cooking, experiment with some new recipes, enjoy rustling up a new culinary creation and don’t forget some sweet treats to accompany your spa-like pampering.
Spa days are fantastic and a great way of de-stressing when time, budget and effort will allow. However, don’t ever feel like you have to miss out simply because you can’t make it to the sauna, jacuzzi bath or massage suite at your local spa. Instead, have your own spa day at home by following this comprehensive guide.