Plan an at-home spa day for your Valentine

Set the mood this Valentine’s Day by treating your sweetheart to some pampering at home.

A spa treatment is a luxurious relaxation experience, so why not treat your sweetheart to a home spa and really set the mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day? You can give spa gifts or, better still, set-up your own day spa at home.

The first thing to do is to set the mood. Here are some ideas to help you.

  • Create a handwritten spa treatment menu of what your sweetheart can expect.
  • Clear a clean, uncluttered space for the treatment.
  • Set out clean fluffy towels, a clean bathrobe and slippers.
  • Diffuse essential oils or light some aromatherapy candles.
  • Display a bowl of rose petals or a fragrant potpourri.
  • Prepare healthy snacks and even chilled filtered water.
  • Play relaxing spa music.

Consider making a healthy special spa water. Try this recipe for Pomegranate Berry Spa Water. Its pink colour is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Start with a relaxing warm bath to soothe their muscles and relax their body. Add some essentials oils, salts or bath bombs.

Use an exfoliating scrub to clean and invigorate their skin. Check out this guide to exfoliating for more information. Here are tips for simple hand massage you can also perform while they relax in the bath.

After your sweetheart has dried themselves, finish their spa experience with a relaxing body or foot massage. Use a massage oil with a fragrance your sweetheart loves. Massage induces deep relaxation and helps your body in multiple other ways, such as easing muscle tension and stimulating the lymphatic system to excrete toxins. More importantly, it leaves your sweetheart loving you even more.