9 simple ways to transform your home into a spa
There’s nothing quite like visiting a spa. It’s an experience like no other. The moment you walk through those doors you can feel all the stress and worry leave your body. It’s as though the building itself knows just how to calm your nerves. And that’s not by accident. Every element of a spa is designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
The thing is, you don’t always want to have to go away for the weekend to enjoy a spa and it can cost a fortune, especially when you want to go as a group with your closest friends. That’s why hosting a spa day at home can be an amazing experience. And it’s not as difficult as you’d think.
So, if you’re thinking about having your nearest and dearest friends over for a spa experience, here are nine simple ways to do that.
Clean the entire house This should be the first thing you do. Even if you don’t plan on your guests entering the main bedroom, it still needs to be cleaned. This will make you feel relaxed and comfortable in your own space. Simply knowing that there are parts of your home that are still dirty or messy will stop you from relaxing fully.
Start with the simple cleaning tasks and then move on to the bigger things. It’s also a good idea to stick to one room at a time as you won’t waste time moving from one place to another. Good housekeeping should be where you start. Once your house is clean, you’ll be ready to set up.
Put fresh linen out If you’re using the guest bedroom for the spa treatments then make sure you put fresh linen on the bed. This is a must, even if you changed the bedding a few days ago and no one has even been in the room since. The fresh linen should be ironed and carefully placed on the bed so that it looks crisp and neat. Lightly spray the linen with a relaxing scent like lavender.
Open all the windows You want fresh air in your home so open all the windows and doors for at least an hour before your guests arrive. If it’s hot weather then this will let in fresh air and it’s a good idea to keep most of the windows open during your spa experience. However, if it’s cold, raining or windy, then you should close the windows when you get started as the noise or temperature could be a problem.
Rearrange the furniture This spa day is as much for you as it is for your guests so you should make your home feel like a different place for you as well. That’s why you should move around the furniture in the main areas you plan to use. It doesn’t have to be a remodel, you could simply move a coffee table and a chair.
Clear out all the junk This is the house you and your family live in so obviously there is going to be junk lying around. But now is the time to pack it away and clear it out. Having things lying around will take away from the relaxing feeling of a spa. It’ll also remind you of your kids or the things you need to do around the house. So, use this as a good opportunity to clear out some of the rooms in your house.
Put soothing music on This is not the time to get out your playlist of old school eighties music. Instead, make sure you have soft, relaxing music that will encourage your guests to take a load off and forget all their worries. You should avoid music with lyrics and rather stick to instrumental tracks. If you can get it, try some whale noises as that’s pretty popular at spas.
Think carefully about which scent you use Aromatherapy is an important part of creating the spa experience. You need to find the perfect scent that calms the room and makes everyone relaxed. You can easily put out some aromatherapy diffusers in certain places. In fact, you should try our Mangwanani Spa range to give your home an authentic spa feel. Just make sure you do this at least half an hour before the guests arrive so the heavenly scents have time to spread throughout the house.
Make sure you have all the essentials You obviously cannot host a spa day without the right equipment and products. You don’t necessarily need to have the most expensive stuff on the market but you should look for quality. Do your research beforehand so you don’t end up buying things you simply don’t need. You could also ask your guests to bring at least one thing from the list so you don’t end up paying for everything yourself.
Hire a professional masseuse If you can hire a professional masseuse, then you should do this. Getting a massage is a big part of the spa experience but it’s not something that should be left to an amatuer. So, if you can afford to, find a masseuse who does home visits and get all your friends to contribute towards the cost.