Life can be stressful. We tend to move at a million miles an hour, rushing from work to the gym, then back home. If you’ve got kids, you’ll know that the chaos only gets worse! Every now and then, it’s important that we all slow down, take a deep breath, and recollect and recenter ourselves.

If you’re ready to take your mental and physical rejuvenation to the next level, why not invest in your very own at-home spa area? By creating a little spa oasis in your own home, you’ll always have a place to go when things get too stressful.

Here’s how you can create your very own at-home spa in seven simple steps and start focusing on self-care.

Massage Chair

The first thing you’ll need for an amazing at-home spa is a massage chair. With modern technology, massage chairs can be almost as effective as a real massage. At you’ll find a list of the best massage chairs currently on the market. These chairs are designed to massage specific areas of the body that are under strain from stress and pressure from a sedentary lifestyle. After a few minutes in one of these incredible chairs, you’ll feel like your body is completely rejuvenated and tension-free.

Jets in the Bath

A relaxing bath can be wonderful for releasing tension in the muscles. It can also help to relax the mind and reduce stress and anxiety. However, a bath with powerful jets can also act as a gentle muscular massage. If you have the time and money to remodel your bathroom, consider adding a bathtub with built-in jet streams. Or, for an easier solution, try converting your tub using this guide.

Yoga and Meditation Area

While massages and hot baths are a wonderful way to relax the body and the mind, mindful exercise and meditation are also proven to reduce stress and ease muscle tension. Create a nook with plenty of natural light and fill it with plants, scented candles, and your yoga equipment. Get into the habit of heading to this spot first thing in the morning to start your day off with some deep breathing, mindful meditation, and gentle movement. You’ll notice the benefits within just a few days.

Oils, Candles, and Diffusers

Scent has a powerful effect on the mind. Several specific smells can have a calming effect on the body and the mind. Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses different smells to trigger a response in the brain. Using scented oils, candles, and diffusers, you can bring some of these smells into your home and get all of the benefits.

Here are just a few scents to experiment with:

  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Ylang-ylang
  • Jasmine
  • Chamomile
  • Bergamot

All of these scents are frequently used in spas around the world. By investing in some essential oils and diffusers with these scents, you’ll begin to notice their calming effects. Smells will help to enhance your other at-home spa treatments, so be sure to include them when you’re in the bath or on your massage chair.

Investing in Some Luxurious Towels and Bathrobes

No trip to the spa would be complete without soft, thick, white towels and bathrobes. Be sure to stock up on fluffy, comfy towels and bathrobes to make your at-home spa feel like the real deal. This way, you’ll be sure to get the full luxury experience, from the moment you step into your bathrobe, to the moment you drift off to sleep for the night.

If you really want to mimic real spa treatments, try heating your towels before use. This will make them feel extra soothing. In fact, by applying a heated towel to the face or chest, it can help to reduce pressure from congestion or illness, so it actually has some medical benefits, too.

Getting Your Chillout Playlist Ready

You’ve probably noticed that most spas tend to have a playlist of soft, nondescript meditative music playing in the background during all of their treatments. Music can help to set the mood and the atmosphere and trick the body into relaxing. No at-home spa will be complete until you’ve selected your mood music to get you in the relaxation zone.

We recommend choosing a mix of genres. Find some acoustic covers, some classical music, and some new age tunes. Always choose the music you enjoy listening to. Avoid music with any fast beats or harsh sounds. Aim for gentle background music that will help you to forget about any troubles or worries that have plagued you throughout the day.

Committing to a Minimalist Design

Just as sounds and smells can contribute to your mental well-being, sight is another sense that needs to be taken care of. In your spa area, be sure to design the space carefully. We recommend a minimalist, clean style. By keeping decor to a minimum, you’ll help to clear your mind of any extraneous things that are causing you stress.

Final Thoughts

Life is becoming more and more stressful and hectic. We all must remember to slow down and take care of our bodies and minds. With an at-home spa, you can enter a state of deep relaxation whenever you feel like it!

Start with a high-quality massage chair and a jet stream bathtub. These places will be where you go to settle down for an evening of spa-like relaxation. Make sure you design the space carefully, paying close attention to each of the senses. For smell, invest in some essential oils and scented candles. For touch, get some fluffy, soft towels and bathrobes. For sight, commit to a simple, fresh minimalist design. For sound, get your relaxation playlist cued up. We didn’t touch upon taste in this article, but surely, you can come up with some creative ideas – think of chocolate and wine!

We hope these tips on creating your own home spa have given you some inspiration. Let us know what you like to do to keep yourself feeling stress and tension-free from the comfort of your home.

About the Author

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Mirko Humbert

Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic designer and the founder of WP Expert.