Make Your Own Spa This Valentine’s Day
By Melanie Haiken
Make your own spa this Valentines Day! What better way to celebrate coupledom than with a stress-relieving spa experience? No need to splurge. You can create your own relaxing, rejuvenating — and romantic — retreat right at home.
Courtesy of some of the best spas around the country, here are seven tips to help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day at-home spa escape.
1. Add luxurious details.
Have plenty of soft, fluffy towels and “his” and “hers” robes handy. Toss them in the dryer for a few minutes just before your spa session so they’re warm and cozy. You’ll need just three other products: a massage oil, a skin scrub (e.g., a salt rub) and a scented bath product.
2. Explore each other.
When it comes to couples’ spa treatments, it’s all about the shared experience, says Robert Vance, spa director at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz. Customize these experiences to fit your own preferences: If you don’t like the invigorating exfoliation of a salt scrub, do a mud or clay skin treatment instead, and slather each other in slippery body mud.
3. Set the mood.