We’re all dreaming of a little rest and relaxation right about now. Perhaps you’re thinking about how amazing a full body massage would be, or how a facial could lift your spirits … but getting to the spa is completely off the cards at the moment. The good news is that we’ve reached out to the experts at Amani Spa at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, who were full of good advice about how to set up our own treatments at home for yourself and anyone else in your household. Nthabiseng Shongwe, Brand Manager of Amani Spas, shares her three-step guide.
Step one: Set the mood
Spas are known to be places of relaxation and tranquillity. At Amani Spas, we have found that the music and ambience of a space goes a long way in creating the perfect atmosphere to unwind. At home, you can search any music streaming service to find a relaxing playlist with soft and sweet melodies, light some scented candles and get comfortable with pillows and cushions to set the tone for your home spa. And use the room in the house that gets the least outside noise.
Step two: Use good quality products
There’s a reason that you feel so relaxed after an hour or two on the massage table. Other than the excellent technique of your massage therapist, spas such as Amani use only the best products available on the market. We have an extensive range available at the spa including Amani Aromatherapy Balms in Tranquillity, Stress Relief or Detox or Mineral Bath Salts and more, but seeing as you’re unable to get to us right now, you could make some homemade treatments from ingredients in your cupboard that have similar properties such as, coconut oil for balms and body butters, and various scented oils for aromatherapy. Most of these oils and butter bases are easy to find on Google, but be extra careful with your ingredients, however, as some people may suffer from allergies.
Step three: Ensure that there is good hydration for before and after the treatment
You can do this by creating your own infused water or tea. With water, you can mix in fruits such as berries or oranges, while tea is extra tasty and nutritious when you add lemon, honey or ginger. Not only is this important for hydration, but it’s also the type of treatment you would get at a spa in person, so adding this to your home-spa activity will give it that added feeling of a real spa.
And there you have it - a three-step programme to creating your own spa at home. We didn't include wash your hands as a step in this, but please remember - wash your hands!