Spa at Home - Tips For Hosting the Ultimate Home Spa Party
By Jesse K. Taylor
What better way to unwind and relax than to plan a girls night with a home spa party! Depending on your budget and preparation time, you can choose to hire a spa professional or mobile massage therapist to provide treatment services, or you can plan your own party, complete with bath and body products and do-it-yourself home spa treatments. Hiring a professional saves you a lot of hassle and allows you and your guests to indulge in the ultimate spa and massage experience.
Some mobile services provide everything needed for your spa party at home, including refreshments and gifts, so all you have to do is relax and let the professionals worry about the details. If you're considering hiring a spa professional or therapist, take into account what type of treatments you want to offer your guests. A therapist can offer table massage in a separate room or chair massage in an open area, where your guests can remain fully clothed. They can also provide hand and foot massage for your guests. Spa professionals, on the other hand, specialize in treatments such as facials, manicures, pedicures, and body scrubs and wraps. Some mobile therapists offer both massage and spa treatments.
One way to show your appreciation to the therapist or professional you hire is to purchase a gift certificate for massage therapy or beauty treatments and offer it as a door prize for your guests. Planning your own home spa party takes time and effort but also saves you the expense of hiring a professional. If you enjoy the work that goes into planning a party, this option may be for you. As you plan out your home spa night, make sure the décor and atmosphere appeal to all five senses:
Light refreshments or a light meal are central to the spa experience. Arrange a platter of fruit and vegetables with dip. Fondue, with chocolate, cheese, and other sauces, is sure to be a hit. Finger foods allow your guests to nibble away as they mingle. Place decorative bowls with chocolate and sweets throughout the room. Use a variety of colors and texture for your refreshments to appeal to the eye as well as the taste buds.
Enhance your home spa with relaxing and therapeutic touch. Provide massage oil and lotion for your guests to pamper each other with hand treatments. Do a little research beforehand on hand massage techniques so you can give your guests some basic pointers. You can also provide massagers such as a variable speed vibrator or handheld tool.
Select a theme for your party and work it into all of your preparations to create a unified feel to the entire home spa experience. Use a large room or several connecting rooms so that you have plenty of space for your spa stations and guests. Set up intimate seating areas with throw pillows and comfy furniture. Light candles for a soft lighting effect.
Infuse a soothing tone into your home with soft background music. Instrumental music or nature sounds such as ocean waves or gentle rain will relax your guests. Choose music selections that complement the theme of your spa party.
The delicate scent of aromatherapy candles invites your guests to relax without overwhelming the senses. Candles also create aesthetic appeal with their warm, inviting glow. You may want to set up several different spa stations to keep things moving. Organize a facial bar, manicure and pedicure station, and a station for your guests to make their own bath and body products. You can demonstrate the techniques for each station or leave several step-by-step instruction cards on each table to guide your guests in a luxurious home spa experience.
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