How To: Simple Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Luxury Spa

Handheld massagers, foot and back massagers, face masks, calming music, and healthy foods can create a luxuriously calming experience at home.

A home spa? Yes, please! Here's how to make your home feel spalike

There’s nothing quite like spending a day at the spa. Calming, rejuvenating, and healing, spas offer an ideal environment for relaxation and recuperation. However, paying for spa services can be expensive, and when you’re working with a budget, sometimes it’s simply not doable.

But not to fret! Even if you can’t make it to a luxury spa on a regular basis, there are some simple ways that you can make your own home feel like a trip to one. If you’re looking for a little more relaxation from your home than you’re getting right now, take a look at these tips and tricks for turning your house or apartment into a soothing space you’ll always be excited to return to after a long day of work or running errands.

Invest In the Right Equipment

First things first, no home can feel like a spa without the right equipment. After all, a visit to an actual luxury spa often includes a massage or two. The good news is that you don’t have to pay a masseuse to come to your home to get the same great benefits of a massage you would pay for at a spa.

Purchasing a foot massager and back massaging chair can make it feel like you have a personal masseuse waiting for you at home every day, minus the long term costs. Furthermore, if you’re really needing to work out some knots in your back or loosen the muscles in your foot’s arch, there’s no need to pay extra for an extended massage like you would have to at a luxury spa.

When you invest in purchasing the right equipment for your home, you’re allowing yourself the freedom and resources to make use of massages whenever you need to — no appointment necessary! By the way, don't forget to stock up on your favorite scented massage oils, for the ultimate experience.

Create an Ambiance

As great as massages are, going to a luxury spa is just as much about the ambiance. Fortunately, you can recreate that ambiance in your own home for hardly any cost at all.

Firstly, make a soothing playlist for yourself that can be projected through a portable speaker system. If music isn’t really your thing, you can download nature tracks that feel calming to you, such as the sound of rain pattering on a roof, a rhythmic ocean track, or the sounds of crickets in a field late at night.

Next, decide what room you’re going to be relaxing in and fill it with a mix of different-sized candles. Nothing is quite as calming as soft lighting, so you’ll want to dim any harsh lights in your home as well.

Finally, once you’ve chosen a dedicated space in your home to serve as your own makeshift luxury spa, spend some time filling it with furniture and objects that you love. If there’s anything that’s an eyesore or is not serving the purpose of creating a relaxing environment for you, move it out of the space.

Purchase Face Masks That You Can Apply Yourself

If facials are your thing but you’re tired of spending an arm and a leg every time you get one done at a luxury spa, then consider purchasing at-home face masks that you can apply yourself.

These days, you can find just about any type of face mask at your local drug store or online. From hydrating masks and blackhead busters to overnight skin soothers and Vitamin C boosters, there really is no shortage of face masks available on the market today.

Fill Your Fridge with Healthy Treats

There’s no reason you should only be able to have energizing juices, healthy snacks, and hydrating beverages at luxury spas.

Stock up on coconut waters, fresh fruits and veggies, and whatever other healthy treats your heart and stomach so desire. Make sure you keep your fridge filled with all this revitalizing goodness, and after you’ve enjoyed a good foot massage and face mask, sip down your favorite spa-inspired beverage. It’s as simple as that!

The Bottom of It

At the bottom of it all, making your home feel like a luxury spa is not out of reach. Think long and hard about what makes a luxury spa trip so enjoyable to you, and then make those possibilities available within your own home.

Resources— Marie Claire, The Inspired Room, The Daily Meal