Right now it’s hard to escape the harsh reality that things aren’t as they were in this world, even just a short month ago. And while we are apart, our team at A Moment’s Peace wants you to still get the pampering, relaxation and care you need. No, it’s not the same. And we will reopen soon. Until we are permitted to reopen, try some of these amazing ideas for indulging in a moment’s peace at home. It may involve a little prep work or planning, but it will be so worth it!
Stay-At-Home Spa Day
If you were coming in to get “the works,” an all-out day of luxury, what would that entail? And why is a spa experience so much more than just washing your hair or painting your nails? Ambiance is a huge part of the relaxation experience. So let’s focus first on the ambiance.
- Find your space. Find a place in your home you can shut yourself off for a while. No kids, no work, no distractions.
- Sounds. Whether you enjoy white noise such as birds or babbling brooks or calming music, find the sound that evokes peace to you. Don’t have a white noise machine or your favorite album? You can find the sounds you’re looking for on most streaming apps such as Spotify, Pandora or YouTube.
- Temperature. Do you want a warm environment? Find a space heater or notch the temp up for an hour or two. Enjoy a cooler climate? Crack the window in your space.
- Aroma. One of the best parts about a spa day is the relaxing scents. Whether you prefer spicy or sweet, floral or earthy, choose complementary scents for your experience. You can use essential oils, candles or fragranced shampoo.
At-Home Spa Treatments
Now that you’ve set the stage, choose your treatments for your spa day.
- Nail Services. You can do an at-home mani-pedi and not only feel relaxed but feel put-together afterwards. A polish job can brighten your mood and put you in the right frame of mind, even working from home.
- Facials. Steam, cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, balance and tone your face using ingredients you probably already have at home. Common facial ingredients include honey, tea, various fruits, yogurt, oatmeal, olive oil and lemon juice. Best of all, you can customize ingredients to your skin type.
- Massage. Yes, it’s hard to massage your own back and shoulders. If you have a partner or roommate you’re sheltering in place with, offer a trade. If not, no worries. You can still massage your own legs, arms, neck and scalp. Don’t forget to use something to reduce friction on your skin as you massage. You can use baby oil (add a drop of your favorite essential oil for extra relaxation), lotion, petroleum jelly or even cooking oil.
We’re Here for You
We’ll be here for your pampering and beauty needs, whether you were able to do some of them (nails) or not (hair). We look forward to seeing you soon, to helping you relax as you recover from these unprecedented times. Stay well!