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How to Create A Spa Day at Home

We live busy and hectic lives. Sometimes we just need a break, a massage, or a full spa day. But we don’t always have the time or the money. I’ve created a list of things that you may already have in your home. If you don’t, these items are all pretty cheap ($1-$10) and easily accessible at your local Target, drugstore, or dollar store.

spa day home

Candles

I love all kinds of candles and I always have one burning! For the purpose of relaxation, go for a calming and soothing scent like lavender, vanilla, eucalyptus, or peppermint. This will set the mood for your relaxing day. Be sure to dim your lights or take them off and use as much candle light as possible.

The Bath

Make sure your tub is clean! We don’t want any issues! Fill your tub with warm water. I like to put it as hot as I can handle but not hot enough to burn me. The warmth will loosen up your muscles and the steam will open up your pores and sinus cavities for better breathing. At this time you can play some soothing music or pick out a book you’ve been wanting to start for your bath.

Bath Bombs, Bubbles, & Epsom Salt

Add bath bombs, bubbles, or Epsom salt or any combination of the three to your bath water.

I just tried a bath bomb for the first time the other day. I don’t really see the hype about bath bombs. It was fun watching the Alka-Seltzer like fizz in the tub, but other than that, I don’t see the hype.

Bubbles are just fun to play with! Who takes bubble baths without bubbles? I mean it’s in the name!
The Epsom Salt is great for relaxing your muscles as well. Pair an eucalyptus scented Epsom salt with the steam from the hot water and you have a great environment for people with breathing and sinus problems. For me personally, the mint and steam opens up my airways. I also love the lavender scent. It’s so relaxing.

Epsom Salt

Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are great for exfoliating your skin. Exfoliation helps rejuvenate your skin by rubbing off the dead skin cells and revealing the new skin cells underneath. I got my scrub from TARGET. It’s cheap, smells great, and leaves my skin feeling soft with a glow. I use it on my face as well and I’ve noticed a drastic improvement in my complexion. My skin is even and soft. These are my own experiences. Your experience may be different from mine.

Moisturizing Body Lotion

After you soak for at least 15 minutes, I tend to get carried away and soak for 45 minutes, lightly dry your skin and use your favorite moisturizing lotion. Spend time massaging your body and use plenty of it. As you lotion apply more pressure than usual. Work out any tension you feel in your neck, shoulder, legs, etc. You know your body and you know what needs to be worked.

Doesn’t that sound relaxing?

Let me know how your at home spa day turned out.

Spa day

~Kelsey Sherri

52 WKC: 5 Something Someone Gave Me

For my 23d birthday last year (October 2015) my best friend got me a massage, something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve been to a spa where you go in different rooms of different temperatures and it had a jacuzzi area, but I’ve never gotten a massage.

I went this week and it was amazing! I was so relaxed and calm. I had a full body massage right up to my fingertips. Who knew that someone rubbing your hands with oil would feel so good. I couldn’t stop repeating in my head how good everything felt.

Indulgence Spa Day

My masseuse’s name was Irma. I went to the place in Long Beach called Indulgence. Here’s their website. Irma was amazing. She made me feel so relaxed and comfortable not only with her massage but with her spirit alone.

When I got there for my appointment, I signed in with the receptionist, who is great as well. She offered me wine or tea. I hesitated and she told me she’ll give me the wine because, “anyone who hesitates usually wants to say yes to the wine.” She was right. I did want the wine. I mean why not enjoy the total experience? I only hesitated because it was one in the afternoon.

I waited for them to prepare a room and they called me in on time. Irma took me to my room. Peppermint filled the halls and I later found out it’s from the warm towels they put on your back, legs, and feet after the massage. They were playing an instrumental soundtrack of calming noises and tunes. The room was painted different tones of brown and green.

I have to say there was a time when I was undressing that I got a little self-conscious. I realized that this lady was about to see my body in a very close up fashion. She would be rubbing my back rolls and seeing my two week old chipped nail polish fingers and toes. Side note: You know you could have the healthiest nails and nail beds but if your polish is chipped, it just looks so bad! Then I was trying to get comfortable laying on my stomach and having my face in that head rest thing, but my ginormous boobs kept choking me. She laughed when I tried tucking them in under me so I could breathe. She saw my struggle and offered me a pillow. I told her I had two pillows under me already and we both started laughing. But I had to remind myself that I was there to relax and I’m sure this lady has seen everything and if she hasn’t seen it yet, then she’ll probably see it eventually. I loosened up a bit and when I finally tucked my pillows away and she started massaging my sore shoulders all my worries and insecurities disappeared.

She was so kind and applied just the right amount of pressure. She caters the massage to where ever you need it the most. She asked me what area bothers me the most and I told her my back, shoulders, and neck. So she spent the most time on those areas.

I encourage you all to get a massage, a professional massage, even if it’s only one time in your life, get it! They’re super cheap on Groupon and Living Social and worth every penny. They’re different types of massages and different time lengths. Mine was an hour long full body massage, but if you only have 30 minutes or if you only want a foot massage, there is a massage that fits your needs.

~Kelsey Sherri

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