Having a Therapeutic Spa Day at Home
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Being able to have a spa day even at home can do you wonders. Not only will you get to relax, but you’ll also get the many benefits that come with going to the spa. The Wellness Magazine article ‘All the Reasons to Go to the Spa’ notes how a spa trip at least two hours a week is one of the fundamental aspects of a healthy lifestyle, along with eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting good sleep. That’s because it can, among other things, help rejuvenate your body and relieve your stress. Now, you can always go out to get some relaxing spa treatments, but you don’t necessarily have to do it every time you want one, as you can actually bring the spa to your home. With that being said, here are some easy do-it-yourself spa ideas:
The Candle-Lit Bath
Spending time in the bath tub is a great way to unwind, and you can set the stage better with a simple trick. Glamour senior beauty editor Lindsay Schallon recommends lighting a candle before bath time, then taking a few deep breaths in front of it. You can enter the tub afterwards, and just take your time there. Just make sure you choose a candle with a “personality” that gives you joy, like a lavender-scented candle or a smokeless votive candle. Make sure, too, that you slow down and take as much time as possible — as if keeping pace with the slow-burning candle. You can even level up this experience by getting your own spa accessories from Warm Buddy, like anti-stress oils that you can use in your humidifier, or our stress-reducing bath salts. Then, what better way to finish off this relaxing bath than by wrapping yourself in a Warm Buddy ultra spa robe.
Massages are popular spa treatments, and London-based holistic skin specialist Alexandra Soveral suggests you do it at home via self-massage. The face, according to Soveral, harbors emotional and physical stress, so you’ll need to massage it from time to time, preferably with the aid of oil that you can wash off afterwards. To do this self-massage, just make circular motions upward and outward towards the extremities of your face, then downward until your reach the neck. Make sure, though, that you apply moderate to vigorous pressure for this self-massage to be effective and release toxins from your face. You can self-massage your feet and hands, too, adding a gentle scrub for more relaxation and stress relief.
The Skincare Spa
Skincare rejuvenates the skin and aids in stress reduction, and Marie Claire writer Gina way explains how skincare can be turned into a routine — one that can provide a sense of control and solace. A good routine is to first give your skin a thorough cleaning using a water-based cleanser and exfoliator and then applying toner and some essence. You can finish with a facial mask that you can infuse with some chia seeds. Pretty Me writer Sheena Dizon details how chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help prevent the production of cell-damaging free radicals that can cause signs of aging. To make this chia-infused face mask, mix 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and a teaspoon each of honey and olive oil. Strain, apply to your face for 20–30 minutes, then rinse off.
The Warm Buddy Time
Having a spa day is all about relaxing and getting comfortable, and you can do that by simply retreating to your place of solace or comfort — be it your room, the garden, or your favorite couch — and then covering yourself with a Warm Buddy Weighted Warming Blanket. This state-of-the-art heat therapy wrap not only helps you relax, but also promotes the healing of damaged muscles and even relieve and block pain. That means you’re relaxing and rejuvenating your body at the same time, which is what spa days should be all about.
Written specially by Lara Croft for warmbuddy.com