Why a spa date at home sounds like a good idea
Going to a spa to get a massage is one of the best ways to relieve stress. And what better to enjoy it than doing it with your partner? However, such romantic gestures can also be expensive. Very expensive. Luckily, with a little planning, you can have a spa date right at home.
Here are 8 tips to do that.
1. Learn How to Give a Proper Massage
If you want to save money, consider giving your partner a massage yourself rather than hiring a masseuse. If you do not know how to do it properly, you can watch videos online for some tips.
You cannot go wrong in following the procedures of giving a full-body massage. And yes, there is a proper procedure to do it. There are also precautions you should keep in mind, such as covering unattended body parts of your partner with a towel.
And while you are at it, find out what things you will need to set up a home spa.
2. Give a hand massage
If a full-body massage sounds like too much for you, you can start with something simple like a hand massage. This is a practical activity for a spa date at home.
What’s great about this is that you can give each other hand massages no matter where you are — in the bedroom, on the couch, sitting at the dinner table — wherever. You can find helpful videos online about how to do the hand massage properly.
Hand massage comes with medical benefits, and it is also known to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
3. Make DIY face masks
You might consider taking the time to make face masks. This can be a perfect bonding moment while preparing everything you might need for the rest of the evening.
There are plenty of face mask recipes that you can find online. Applying Bentonite clay to each other’s faces might be enough, but you can also get fancy with a cocoa and avocado hydration mask.
- Mash a quarter of an avocado in a bowl.
- Stir in one tablespoon each of cocoa powder and honey.
- Mash and mix well before applying.
The avocado will help hydrate your skin, while the cocoa powder will provide an antioxidant effect. Remember to wash the face mask off after ten minutes.
4. Have a bath for two
If you have a bathtub at home, consider soaking in a warm bath for two.
All you need to do is add some spa essentials to your bath like bubbles, essential oils, or Epsom salt. Then you and your partner can relax together in a soothing bath.
5. Do a foot soak
If you don’t have a bathtub, or even if you do, you can do a foot soak instead.
First, set the mood by lighting some scented candles. Pour hot water into a plastic tub, mix in some Epsom salt, and add a few drops of essential oil. Then you can soak your feet until the water becomes cold.
Foot soaks are a great stress reliever. They can ease any pain or discomfort in your feet, and help keep your feet clean.
6. Order a Spa kit for two
If you have more of a budget, maybe ordering a spa kit is something you could do. A spa kit can include a foot massager and every ingredient you might need, like essential oils and salt scrubs.
You could also buy an aromatherapy set, so your house and bedroom will smell nice while you are giving your partner a massage. Make sure to play some ambient sounds to set the mood and make the environment as relaxing as it can be.
7. Do yoga together
If you are the kind of couple who are into health and fitness, perhaps doing something active together would suit you. And maybe that activity could be yoga.
There are plenty of yoga programs for men and women that you can follow. You can also watch and follow basic yoga exercises on YouTube.
In fact, couples yoga can be beneficial for your relationship. Simply doing yoga with your partner can help you feel more satisfied and in tune with each other. Yoga can also improve your intimacy level and sex life while fostering communication and trust between you and your partner.
Not least of all, yoga allows you to relieve stress and anxiety, which further explains why doing yoga with your partner can help strengthen your bodies and bond.
8. Make light snacks for your home spa date
No spa date is complete without healthy, light snacks. But you can keep it simple.
For example, maybe try a quinoa fruit salad? All you need are some mangoes and mixed berries that you can add to your bowl of quinoa. You can even drizzle it with honey if you want it extra sweet.
The best part? You can have the leftovers for tomorrow’s breakfast.
Being romantic doesn’t have to be expensive
Spending time with your partner and having a relaxing spa date does not have to be expensive. Instead, you can follow these tips to turn your home into the perfect spa date.
- Learn how to give a proper massage
- Give a hand massage
- Make DIY face masks
- Have a bath for two
- Do a foot soak
- Order a spa kit for two
- Do yoga together
- Make light snacks
The key here is spending time with your loved one and making the most out of it, and when you follow the tips listed above, you can have a memorable date night within the comforts of your home.