When you’re in need of a little TLC (which is most of the time for busy moms and executives), organizing a day focused on completely on you can help to rejuvenate your mind and body. I have been lucky enough to experience days like this, and they are so worth the time and money. I don’t even consider spa days a luxury expense, considering how much value they have for health, wellness, and confidence.
All that said, if you are on a tight budget, you can also organize an at-home spa day. I have had many of these that ended up being relaxing and quite beneficial for my mood and budget. Here are some additional ideas to have the ultimate spa day!
Do Common Professional Beauty Treatments
There are many different types of beauty treatments to fit any budget. If you don’t have experience with professional services, I recommend doing some research to determine what you need and can afford.
Some common and relatively inexpensive treatments include facials, mani/pedi, body wraps, hair treatments, mineral soaks, hair removal, etc. Choose treatments that will help you feel and look better. Having a noticeable improvement will help you to see value in doing things for yourself.
Additionally, book appointments in an order that makes sense. For example, you might do facials and other treatments first to improve the results of your laser hair removal session or makeup application. Doing these things together can also help you to create the ultimate spa day.
How about a Spa Retreat?
Organizing a day at a spa retreat can be one of the most fulfilling things you can do if you’re stressed or in need of a rest. Fortunately, many spas offer package deals that allow you to utilize all of the services that they offer while you’re there. However, some may only offer individual services. I recommend checking discounting apps like Groupon for specials and package deals in your area.
If you have never been to a spa retreat, you can expect services like luxurious massages, hot saunas, facials, mineral treatments, and other beauty-enriching experiences. There are also spas that focus more on health with a holistic approach. These types of retreats are usually longer stays and offer things like dietary protocols, weight loss services, and deeper healing techniques like acupressure/acupuncture, reflexology, therapeutic fasting, etc.
Make It a Girl Day or Weekend
Though heading to the salon or spa to pamper yourself is a wonderful experience, it can be even more enjoyable if you do it with a friend. Furthermore, some spas may have couples or friends sessions at a discounted rate. If you can swing it, how about making a weekend of it? You could book some spa treatments out of town and stay at a quaint B&B for a truly relaxing weekend trip.
DIY Spa Day
If you’re handy with making your own beauty treatments, you could plan a day to use them while relaxing at home. You could also make it a fun time for your kids. Ask them to set up their version of a spa and make you their client. I’m betting they will go for it if you pay them!
Focus on Yourself
A part of pampering yourself is allowing your mind to focus on the good things in your life. Use your spa time to consider your gifts, talents, dreams, and accomplishments. Stay away from thinking about tasks that need to be done or stressors from work or home. I like to imagine I’m at the most beautiful beach or mountain stream. Going to a special place in your mind can help you to create the ultimate spa day.
I hope you take the time to enjoy a special day or weekend of pampering. I highly recommend putting your spa day on the calendar a month or so in advance. Make sure to book your service appointments well in advance as well. Enjoy your ultimate spa day!