Enhancing Your Massage and Spa Treatment at Home

When booking mobile massage (also known as a house call) at home, it helps to set the tone. To optimize your relaxation and comfort level, you can treat it like a special occasion. Here are some ways to enhance your massage and spa treatment at home:

  • Wear a robe or other comfortable clothing
  • Set up ambient lighting
  • Light a candle
  • Have music ready if you’d like to pick your own music
  • Treat yourself to a beverage and snack of your choice. Make it special, and don’t forget to drink extra water.
  • Sleep before or after
  • Have a relaxing activity before and/or after, so it’s more of a spa day
  • Try different breathing techniques for stress relief and more
  • Take a shower or bath before and/or after
    • Hydrotherapy by alternating hot and cold water – Alternating increases circulation, and cold water treatment is invigorating, releasing endorphins, which has been shown to relieve symptoms of depression. Similar to electroshock therapy, it can increase alertness, clarity, and energy levels. The water does not have to be ice cold to have benefits.
    • If you are taking a bath, you can use essential oils, magnesium salts, bath bombs, bath teas, and candles.
      • Essential oils can be relaxing or set another tone.
      • Magnesium has many health benefits. Most people are deficient in magnesium, and it is better absorbed through the skin. It regulates more than 600 reactions in the body. It relieves stress and anxiety, increases serotonin, may relieve depression, relieves pain and soreness in muscles, can improve exercise performance, reduces inflammation, improves circulation, is healthy for the heart, can relieve migraines, can improve sleep quality and help with insomnia, relieves constipation, and pulls toxins from the skin. I also have a magnesium lotion.
      • Himalayan pink sea salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements like magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron. It is recommended by dermatologists for dry skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema as well as acne. It also helps relieve stiff joints and arthritis.
    • The heat from a bath causes an anti-inflammatory response similar to exercise, which can help ward off infection and illness. Hot baths can also lower blood pressure, help control blood sugar, and burn calories. The temperature change from a hot bath to cooler air can improve sleep.
    • The steam from hot water can help relieve sinus congestion. Being face down on a massage table can lead to stuffiness, so this can help.