When you’re cooped up in your office for six hours a day, and your back is killing you from being crunched up behind a desk, all you need is a nice relaxation down at the spa. However, spa services are usually very expensive, even for just a relaxing massage. Luckily, you can now call a masseuse to come to your house, but if your house doesn’t have the right ambiance, the relaxation won’t be so satisfying. So why not turn your home into a spa?
Check out liveHome for decorative things you can pick out to turn your home into a spa. Other than that, here are a few things you’ll need to turn your home into a spa.
One of the most important aspects of creating a relaxing mood is the scent. Aromatherapy oils and candles can bring you to a deep relaxation mood because the smell is the only sense with a direct connection to the part of the brain that controls emotions. Scents like lavender and chamomile work best to calm your emotions, while eucalyptus offers anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit you when you have a cold.
Jamming out to songs when you shampoo your hair might seem like your forte, but when you are trying to relax its best to stick with calm sounds. You can try the sounds of trickling water or ocean waves. If you don’t have these, you can go for instrumental music that suits your taste and won’t provoke any thought. Classic music or acoustic is usually very satisfying to hear when you’re being massaged.
If you notice, the lights in the space are always very dim. This is because low lighting can help turn off your mind, which is why doctors always recommend us to sleep with our lights off, because when the lights are on, our eyes work harder and in turn, our brain works harder too. If you have a light dimmer, you can easily dim your lights before your home spa session. If you don’t, be creative and set up a few scented candles. Or, you can also invest in small lantern lighting that usually emits a deep yellow color of lighting.
Live plants will not only freshen the air, but it also offers the soothing scent of outdoors, even when you’re indoors. Place small plants inside your designated spa room along with other natural textures and elements, such as pebbles and wood.