A spa is a place of tranquility and peace. It’s where you go to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.
The good news is that you don’t need to book a retreat at a fancy spa for that full relaxation experience. There are many ways you can create a soothing atmosphere at home; all you need is a little time and TLC.
How to Create a Spa at Home
Creating a spa at home is the perfect way to take care of yourself every day. If you want the full experience, here are five things you can do to create that perfect home spa. You might already have some of the tools and products you need to get started.
Thermasol specializes in creating unique at-home steam showers to make your bathroom feel like a spa getaway. We offer a wide array of shower customizations, from built-in bluetooth speakers to complete shower packages and in-home steam showers with aromatherapy and chromatherapy capabilities.
1. Replicate the Small Details
From the honey ginger tea the receptionist greets you with, to the soft slippers and robes, every detail at a spa immerses you in the experience. You can’t forget the details if you want your own little mini-spa at home.
To put yourself in the headspace for an at-home spa retreat, make a cup of your favorite tea. Drinking tea has been shown to relax muscles and improve circulation.
Put on your most comfortable slippers and a robe. Spa apparel like robes and slippers can further enhance relaxation by making you feel like you’re being pampered.
2. Add Music to Create a Spa Atmosphere
Music soothes the spirit and can be an integral part of the spa experience. The right music will transport you to a resort nestled deep in the mountains or relaxing on a tropical beach.
Music increases relaxation and improves your mood. Spas often use sounds from nature coupled with delicate piano, flutes and harps to create a peaceful atmosphere. If you want to create your own mini-spa at home, do what the professionals do and incorporate music into your at-home spa treatment. The Thermasol steam showers offer products like the HydroVive rainheads with built-in speakers and water resistant in-shower bluetooth speakers that make it easy to incorporate music into your steam shower routine.
3. Turn Your Shower Into a Steam Room
If you want to reap the additional benefits of a spa retreat in the comfort of your own home, create a more serene shower by turning it into a steam room. You can install a steam shower and enjoy the benefits associated with steam rooms, such as:
- removing toxins
- cleansing your skin
- decreasing your blood pressure
- relaxing your muscles
For extra relaxation and luxury, consider installing shower seats in your steam shower. If you don’t want to worry about all of the steam making it difficult to get ready for your day afterward, install fog-free mirrors.
4. Excite Your Senses With Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils extracted from plants to promote well-being. These oils and their scents can be applied to clothing or furniture, added to a diffuser, or even added to an at-home steam shower kit.
Professional spas use scents to transport you to a refreshing place. You can experience this same bliss in your daily self-care by bringing relaxing organic scented oils into your bathroom.
Some great scents to create your ideal spa atmosphere are:
- orange blossoms
5. Indulge in Unique Features Like Chromotherapy
Chromotherapy is a practice that uses colored light to improve physical and mental health. Different colors can have specific effects on the body and mind. Adding colored lights to the room you use for your at-home spa can be quite meditative. Some steam showers actually come with built-in colored lights that bathe you in your preferred color. The Thermasol Serenity Rainhead, for example, can have built-in lights and sound, automatically filling your steam shower with calming lighting and music. We also offer many options for built-in chromatherapy and style with the HydroVive 14 rainhead.
This is something very few spas offer, so this feature might even take you beyond the experience of a professional spa.