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spa

Ringing in the New Year is a great time to renew your spirit too. Even if you’re unable to get away to an exotic spa retreat, you can still take time to pamper yourself. With a few items that you can easily find around your house or apartment, you can relax and renew in a spa environment right in your own home.

If you’ve ever visited a spa, you know that many of them offer different experiences. Think about what you’d like to recreate at home first. Do you want to relax with a long, hot bath or spend some time giving yourself a manicure or pedicure? Whatever treatments you decide on, remember that the most important thing about the spa experience is the ambience.

In preparing to create just the right atmosphere, you should find some relaxing music, bath gel or beads, and aromatic candles. Also, have plenty of plush towels, washcloths, soft slippers, and even a comfortable robe on hand. By having all of the essentials close by, you won’t have to rush into another room to get something you forgot.

The next step is to make an appointment. If you have a roommate, friends that like to stop by, or young children running around, you’ll want to make sure that they’ve got somewhere else to go during your spa time. Distractions won’t allow you to truly relax and enjoy your spa experience.

The last step is to follow through. Now that everything is prepared, go ahead and light the candles, begin the music, and dim the lights. Whether you’ve set aside 30 minutes, an hour, or an entire evening for your appointment, have fun, relax, and enjoy renewing your body, soul, and mind.