Guest Author - BB Lee
In this article we learn about home spa secrets to nourishing your body and relaxing away stress. I'm sure many of us would love to experience the lavish lifestyles of those who often frequent health spas and receive their many rejuvenating and therapeutic benefits from various treatments. This is not always possible for most women because money or time constraints are an issue. Many women find it a bit inconvenient to visit spa's on a regular basis but would like to know how to create their own spa at home and pamper themselves even if it is just for a few hours. Always endeavor to use these pampering techniques when the house is empty and you can devote a few hours exclusively to pampering yourself. Let's get started with creating a personal home spa day! First, bathing rituals that relax and invigorate the body.
Invigorating Bath Ritual
Scented Bath Salts
Wrap your hair in towel for protection. Cleanse face and apply your favorite moisturizer. Start the pamper yourself day by scrubbing your skin and taking a long relaxing bath in scented bath salts like jasmine, rose, or vanilla to unwind. Take the scented bath salts and pour under running water. And while the water is filling the tub you are going to take a cup of sea salt and mix it with a cup of warm water. Use the paste and a loofah to gently scrub your body for several minutes. Once through scrubbing you are going to jump into the tub, settle back, and relax for a few minutes. Then bathe as you usually would for several more minutes.
Body Massage Ritual
Body Massage Oils
Soft Large Towel
Spas usually have a professional masseuse on board to give you a relaxing and stimulating massage. Since this is a do it yourself home spa treatment you are going to give yourself the personal massage treatment after the bath. Take your favorite scented body massage oil and sit in a comfortable position on the edge of the tub, a bench or chair. Pour the massage oil into the palms of your hands to warm it up, and rub the oil vigorously. Start massaging your shoulders, arms, hands with the massage oil. Use small circular motions and finish with a full sweeping motion across the arms.
Now massage your chest area, diaphragm, and abdomen with small circular motions using fingertips. Massage your legs one at a time with small circular motions starting at the ankles and working up to knee. Rest for a moment and continue from the knee up to the thighs where you sweep the hands up and down against the skin. Finish by sweeping hands up and down the entire leg. Perform the same technique on opposite leg. Stand up and stretch hands to the ceiling for a few seconds.
Relaxing Music (Optional)
Aromatherapy Candles (Optional)
After the personal body massage wrap your body in a large soft towel or pretty robe. Now relax in your bedroom on the bed. Play relaxing background music. Light an aromatherapy candle in a relaxing scent. Place the candle in a safe place. And take a well deserved rest after this invigorating bath treatment and soothing body massage.