What was once considered a luxury has now become a huge part of our routine. The wellness industry is estimated to be worth up to £2.8 trillion worldwide, with spas making up a large percentage of that. If you’re missing luxuriating in serene surroundings and emerging with baby-soft skin, a healthy glow, and a feeling of relaxation after an afternoon of pampering, fear not. With a few small tweaks to your bathroom routine, you can create a spa experience from the comfort of your own home.
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Upgrade your bath
Choose a bath that you can fully submerge in – even if you have to bend your knees! Regular baths have been proven to lower the stress hormone cortisol, as well as stimulate the release of endorphins, and even lower blood pressure.
Don’t have a bath? No problem! Switch up your old showerhead for a rainfall one. The therapeutic effect of the water will instantly calm your nervous system.
Install underfloor heating
There’s nothing worse than stepping out of a hot bath onto cold flooring. Install underfloor heating for that true spa experience. Electric underfloor heating provides the perfect solution – and you can install it yourself. If you need to call in the professionals, be sure to check your finances first to ensure you’re not stretching your budget.
Laying underfloor heating won’t just improve your comfort, it’s an efficient and greener way to warm your rooms as it offers even heat distribution in a shorter period of time compared with traditional central heating.
Dim the lights
To recreate that spa feeling, dim the overhead lights and use candles. There’s no denying the peace that comes with lighting a fresh candle. Part of the relaxing quality of a spa is the scent that envelopes you as soon as you step foot in it and your house should be no different.
As with essential oils, if you want a relaxing scent, go for candles with notes of lavender, camomile or sandalwood to help you drift off to sleep right before bed.
If you’re not a fan of candles, try a calming pillow spray or room spray to do the trick. Give your bathroom a quick spritz before stepping into the bath and the steam will help the scent spread.
Relax with a treatment
No spa experience is complete without a treatment. Treat yourself to your favourite exfoliator, mask, and moisturiser, and give yourself a mini facial. Facials aren’t only relaxing, they’re good for your skin and facial muscles too.