A spa is a business that provides health and beauty services. Spa treatment includes the services that are offered in a spa. Treatments offered in day spas include massage: full body massage, facial and make up, manicures and pedicures, exfoliation, aromatherapy, wraps, and packs hairstyling, cutting, colouring among others.
While commercial spas offer extensive services, it is possible to have simple and moderate at home spa treatments with real stress relieving benefits and freshness. Whether you will settle for natural do it yourself or a combination of both, these at home treatments will leave your skin glowing at little to no cost.
Benefits of spa treatments
Helps manage and relive stress
Spa treatment allows you to separate yourself from the normal activities and stressors. The calm and comfortable feeling allows your mind to refocus and relax. Increased blood circulation also makes you feel energised.
Helps slow down the aging process
Treatments such as facials prevent the onset of wrinkles by hydrating the skin and stimulating skin cells. In addition to this, many spa treatments contain anti aging properties.
Relieves pain and aches
Full body massages are a great way to reduce backaches caused by poor sitting postures and poor sleeping habits. Other pain reliving treatments include deep muscle massage and hot stone massage.
Supports fitness and weight loss
Hot spa treatments open up the skin pores encouraging the body to remove toxins and burn excess calories. Deep muscle massages exert pressure on the skin helping the body to break down fat deposits.
Promotes radiant skin and general health
Facials hydrate the skin, ensure it is bright, and nourished. Spa treatment has a biological effect since it helps release serotonin, which contributes to happiness and good mood.
Best at home spa treatments
Coupled with some good music, décor, and lighting, here are a number of spa treatments to do at home.
A body scrub is necessary in order to remove dead cells on the skin surface, which contribute to a dry, dull, and scary skin. For a natural scrub, you can use a mixture of brown sugar and olive oil. If you have a dry skin, you can add a few drops of honey and essential oil to moisturize and add a pleasing scent respectively.
Other examples of body scrubs to consider: Salt-based body scrubs, herbal body scrubs, coffee body scrubs, moisturizing body scrubs.
A refreshing foot mask is a good treat after some training or a long run. A foot mask not only helps in blood circulation but also prevents foot sores or inflammation. Mix equal amounts of oatmeal, cornmeal, sea salt, and olive oil. You can also add aloe Vera gel and pepper mint to make the mixture consistent and refreshing. Massage the feet for a few minutes, and then wash it off with warm water.
Other examples of commercial products to consider: baby foot exfoliant foot peel, karuna exfoliating foot mask, aveeno repairing cica foot mask, sephora lavender foot mask.
A steam facial helps cleanse the pores, brighten the skin hence promoting a flawless, and clear skin. Pour boiling water in a bowl and add a d few drops of essential oils depending on the type of your skin. Use tea tree for a face with acne, lavender oil, and rose absolute oil for an oily and dry skin respectively. Steam your face for a few minutes and ensure the water does not burn your skin. Wrap in the steam with a clean towel and apply a skin toner, moisturizer, or purifying clay mask.
Other steam facial oils to consider: jasmine oil for dry mature skin, geranium for sensitive skin, eucalyptus for congested skin, rose water/oil for freshness in all skin types.
Deep conditioning hair treatment
For a natural hair conditioning, mash up a fresh avocado into a bowl and apply directly into your hair and scalp. Massage it for a few minutes and wash it off with warm water. You can also use protein based hair treatments such as beaten egg.
Other commercial and home based hair treatments to consider: Hot oil treatment, Onion juice Fish oil or aloe Vera, Rosemary oil or ginseng keratin treatment.
Relaxing milk bath
You can take a milk bath as you listen to some music or read a book. Milk contains lactic acid, which softens and soothes the skin. Mix essential oils, milk, or milk powder with your bath water. You can float some rose petals for the appeal and scent. Soak for about half an hour, and then apply a skin moisturizer after drying the skin.