How To: Spa at Home

Calling all mommies, daddies, brand new teaching figures, work-from-home enthusiasts, social butterflies, and everyone else who is more than deserving of a relaxing day at the spa. We wish we could be there to restore your spirit, but in the meantime here’s a guide to creating your spa at home. Stay safe, stay home, and stay in your oasis. 

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Daily Self-Care Tips: A Guide to Creating Your Spa at Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has reconstructed the way we live our daily lives. Self-care has never been more pertinent to creating a stable environment inside your home. From sanitizing to scrubs, we have everything you need to know about forming your spa at home. 

Moisturizing Your Skin and Protecting From Harsh Soaps and Antibacterial

While we have learned the art of washing our hands now more than ever, our skin can take a beating from the harsh chemicals in soaps and sanitizers. Here are a few tips for how to protect your hands.

  • Massage a small amount of olive oil to the palm of one hand. Slowly rub your hands together, massaging the oil into your skin and cuticles. Pay particular attention to any dry areas.
  • Next, place a small spoonful of sugar in your palm. Rub your hands together, gently exfoliating with the scrub. Focus on any dry patches or rough areas.
  • Rinse the scrub off your hands with warm water. Using a clean towel, dry your hands.
  • Finish by applying your favorite lotion. We recommend IMage Skincare’s VITAL C hydrating hand and body lotion.

Staying Limber at Home

neck stretchWe understand that while you’re safe inside your homes, less physical activity may occur. Our licensed massage therapist, Suzanne, has come up with a few stretches to keep your muscles engaged and your body limber. 

  • Without moving your shoulders, turn head to look over your right shoulder. Keep chin parallel to the floor. Hold for 5 to 10 breaths. Slowly return to center, repeat on the left side.
  • Keeping mouth closed, bend head forward bringing chin toward heart. Hold 5 to 10 breaths. Slowly lift head back to center. Repeat on the left side. The second time doing this stretch you can gently place one hand on the crown of your head. Very slowly use little weight from your hand to further stretch your chin toward your heart.
  • Keeping your mouth closed and jaw relaxed, slowly start to lift chin up toward the sky as your head tilts all the way back. Hold stretch 5 to 10 breaths. Slowly bring chin forward returning to starting position.
  • While looking straight ahead, tilt head to right side, reaching right ear toward right shoulder. Be aware to keep both shoulders relaxed and down toward the floor. Hold 5 to 10 breaths. Tilt head back to center. Repeat on the left side.
  • Doing the same stretch above, once you have reached as far as you can, gently place right hand on head above ear, slowly add weight with hand to assist stretch. Hold 5 to 10 breaths. Tilt head back to center, repeat on the left side.
  • From starting position of looking forward, slowly tilt head to right. Right ear falls toward right shoulder continuing to look forward. Keeping head tilted to the right, very slowly let head and chin roll slightly forward. (Your chin should now be at an angle.) Gently place right hand on top of head. Add light assistance to stretch by using weight of hand. Hold 5 to 10 breaths. Slowly return to start position. Repeat on the left side.

The Perfect DIY Milk Scrub

Raina, EstheticianClose your eyes. Imagine your feet soaking inside a warm pedicure tub with a lush scrub exfoliating your skin. We have a simple recipe for the perfect milk scrub treatment right at home!

  • Milk Scrub Treatment Recipe

    • One cup of milk
    • Five cups of warm water
    • A dab of baby oil
    • A handful of sugar (or salt)

Mix all ingredients together into a thick paste and rub in a circular motion. Rinse and pat feet dry. Then apply a thick moisturizer to the bottom of your feet. Throw on thick, cozy socks and relax for a few hours.  

We can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces at The Lakehouse Inn and Spa once this storm passes! But in the meantime, stay healthy and be sure to take care of you!