Sometimes, a day at the spa is just what we need to take a breather from the many responsibilities that we take care of day by day. A full-body massage, a good soak, a facial, and a few minutes in the meditation room are often enough to make you feel like a brand new person and ready to take on another week.
However, going to the spa every week is not that great for the budget. And when you’re already drained from work and household chores, getting yourself to and from the spa can feel like a daunting task. So, why not create your very own spa at home?
Here are some of the best investments for your home spa:
1. A massage chair
While you may not get to enjoy the massage of a trained masseuse at home, a massage chair is your next best option to give your body that much-needed relief from aches and pains. More importantly, you get to have your muscles massaged at any time you want and for however long you need without having to pay for service.
There are many types of massage chairs available today, and there are even chairs that can mimic the human touch. Before you look for a place where you can order massage chairs, however, be sure to do due diligence and research the type of chair that you want to buy. Better yet, try a few models at the store to see what you like before purchasing one.
2. A new bathtub
If your bathtub is too cramped to enjoy a long, relaxing bath, it may be time to invest in a bigger tub. With a bigger bathtub, you can stretch your legs and be able to put more of your body underneath the water comfortably.
However, be sure to consider the cost of installing the bathtub apart from the price of the tub itself. There are also spatial constraints that you have to take into account, and you should take accurate measurements of your tub space to ensure that you buy the right-sized tub.
3. A meditation area
If you are a fan of meditation or are looking into incorporating it into your daily life, creating a meditation area in your home is an excellent idea. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; you can create a meditation area with only a few meditation pillows, a rug, incense, and some nice decor. Moreover, you could place this meditation area anywhere you’d like, be it your bedroom, the deck, in the corner of your home office, or anywhere else that offers enough peace and quiet.
4. A Jacuzzi
Some spas have Jacuzzis for water therapy, allowing guests to relax their tense muscles and relieve their aches in the bubbling hot water. If you want to have the same experience at home and at any time you want, investing in a Jacuzzi may be the right move.
The cost of a Jacuzzi varies. The lowest-priced Jacuzzis can cost as low as $3,000, while the most expensive ones can cost upwards of $16,000. This puts the average at around $5,000 to $8,000, depending on the brand and quality. You could also consider secondhand Jacuzzis that may have smaller price tags.
While a Jacuzzi may not be a small investment, it can provide endless hours of fun and relaxation for the entire family. And if you decide to sell your house, you can leave the Jacuzzi behind and recoup some of the cost in your asking price.
5. Create a spa room
If you have a spare bedroom in the house, why not dedicate it to all of your at-home spa sessions? Furnish it with some comfortable seating, install mood lights, put a scent diffuser in the corner, hang some blackout curtains (to give the room a more relaxed vibe), and decorate with spa-aesthetic wall art and indoor plants. If you want to go the extra mile, you could also soundproof the room with decorative acoustic panels to block out noise and create a truly quiet space to relax. You could also set up a speaker to play some mood music during your spa sessions.
This room can also serve as an area where you do all your skincare sessions. Place a vanity in one corner and put all of your skincare essentials there for the ultimate spa-like experience.
When you don’t have the time to take a spa day every time you need one, why not bring the spa to you? With these home upgrades, you can create your very own spa in the comfort of your own home; these investments will pay for themselves in the long run, too.