How to recreate the spa experience at home according to experts

The next best thing to a spa weekend 🤗

Spa at home tips

by Aimee Jakes |

We don't know about you, but now would be the PERFECT time for a spa weekend.

A few days of saunas, massages and the only hard decision being what to order from the cocktail menu...

What dreams are made of, eh?

However, since spas are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, we are hankering for good tips on how to feel pampered and zen-like from your own living room.

We asked spa managers across the UK for their one tip on how to recreate the spa experience at home...

Check out: expert tips on how to recreate the spa experience at home

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How to 'spa' from your living room

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"Music is such an important part of the spa experience so ensure that you are making use of it at home too. Even better, why don't you try and make some music yourself by humming. Create a humming sound now. Can you feel that tingling sensation in your lips? There is a reason why humming plays such an important role when we meditate. Warming up the vocal cords and relaxing tense muscles, humming can also improve airflow to your lungs. Your voice box is actually attached to your vagus nerve and when activated by the act of humming will stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system to relax you. Don't forget to choose a cheery tune!"Says Steve Ewing, director at The Spa at Carden

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"Your sense of smell is one of your most powerful senses and it is actually proven to affect our actions and emotions. You can recreate the spa experience at home and also reduce stress by incorporating essential oils into your daily routine. Oils with a strong and calming scent such as Lavender is very popular in our spa. You can even make your own scented spritz by mixing 10 drops of essential oil and one ounce of water in a spray bottle". Says Rebecca Randall, Spa Manager at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel

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"Creating a relaxing place at home is vital to keeping your mind healthy. Dedicate one area in your home to simply relax, whether its meditating or stretching in your bedroom, practicing your self-care or beauty ritual in the bathroom or simply a quiet spot to read or unwind, and you will feel the benefits of compartmentalising these areas. Try to cover each sense when it comes to creating these downtime areas, such as soothing scents - whether it's a candle, room spray or oil burner-, music to help you destress, and touch, whether it's giving yourself a hand and arm massage, or simply sitting somewhere more comfortable than your work from home spot. Creating this safe haven will allow you to fully relax."Says Rebecca Holmes, Director of Spa at Rena Spa at the Midland

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"Make sure you go outside. The body needs vitamins and can harnesses the restorative effects of sunshine to boost circulation, disperse toxins, and nourish dry skin conditions. Even if the sun isn't out, it is good to go outside just for a bit to get fresh air and change of environment. Try going for walk, or if your short on time just taking a cup of tea to a little sun trap in your garden will do wonders for your sense of wellness"Says Nicola Johns, Spa Manager at Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

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"The perfect spa experience is not just about what is going on externally e.g. treatments, spa facilities, but what you're putting into your body. To achieve a wellbeing feeling from the inside and out, pair your at-home spa experience with a delicious smoothie filled with nutritious ingredients. These are really easy to make and can be done at a low-cost. All you'll need is your ingredients of choice and a blender!"Says Penny Weston, Director at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat

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"For an enjoyable at-home spa experience try creating your own rasul experience. The Arabian inspired treatment is great at detoxifying the skin. The combination of the heat, steam and mud makes a relaxing treatment which can improve circulation, soothe muscles and leave skin feeling incredibly soft. At-home, run a steaming hot bath to recreate the Rasul chamber. Polish the face with a gentle exfoliator before washing off and replacing with an all-over body scrub. Rinse off and apply the Rasul Mud all over, leave for 20 minutes while it dries and draws out toxins before washing away."Says Lynn Roach, Spa Director at The Harrogate Spa****__**

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How to make a face mask at home:

For an ultra moisturising treatment, try the below which has just three simple ingredients. You will need: 1/2 Avocado, 1 tablespoon of honey and a handful of oats or oat bran.

Simply mix well and leave on for 15 minutes. Voila.

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