With a few minutes of preparation you can turn your lounge room into a place of relaxation that rivals any beauty salon, but without the hassle of trying to find a car park, negotiating bad traffic or pressure to buy products.
While many of my clients are happy to just enjoy the benefits of their massage, others make it a full relaxation experience using candles, music and much more.
If you’ve previously had a salon massage, or if you’ve never had a massage at your home before, here are a few tricks you can try to make it feel like a day spa...
Why not put on some relaxing music in the background. Gregorian chants and whale song are always popular but it’s your house so choose whatever you like! I’ve never massaged to Aerosmith but I’m happy to give it a try.
Consider burning some essential oils. Why not try lavender if you want to relax, frangipani if you are dreaming of a tropical island holiday, or peppermint if you want to feel invigorated.
Turn out the lights, shut the curtains and light some candles.
Turn the heater up. I use an electric blanket on my table, as well as covering you in towels but if you turn a heater on, I can give you a constant supply of warm towels as well as your surroundings being cosy - especially in winter.
Why not prepare yourself some herbal tea and pop it in a thermos for when the massage is finished.
The key message is that your massage can be whatever you want it to be... as long as it is relaxing and feels good!
Do you prefer day spa style massages, or are you happy with “just a massage” without the extras?