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Spa Tips for Stressful Wedding Day Planning

November 18, 2014 9:02 pmViews: 154

Spa Tips to eliminate stress you can do at home.

Spa Tips for Stressful Wedding Day Planning for brides and bridesmaids.

Spa tips from Fontainebleau Miami Beach Lapis Spa.

Your engagement is only the beginning of what you will be going through in planning your wedding. Keeping healthy throughout the time is the key to making the best decisions.

One of the ways to eliminate the stress is to enjoy an at-home spa treatment. Josie Feria, Director of Spa at Lapis at The Spa at Fontainebleau offers spa tips to create the ultimate soaking experience.

Water or hydro therapy can be goes back to about 4500 BC. Immersing the body in water has been medically proven to be a very relaxing, therapeutic and a complement to a healthy lifestyle.

The deep muscle relaxation with a good hot bath helps to reduce cramps, tension headaches and improves muscle elasticity. The process is similar to a massage and beneficial for everyone from athletes to those who sit at a desk all day.

It has even been said that taking a bath takes you back to a time when you were in the womb thus creating a comforting and relaxing environment.

Use Scented Bath Oil. Choose scented bath oil. Floral scents like lavender, jasmine, iris and rose are associated with relaxation and can help to ease you into a relaxing state quicker. Add oils to the tub when the bath is halfway full. This will help them disperse evenly throughout the water.

Bath Temperature. A warm bath is best for relaxing the body.  Ideal water temperature for a warm bath is 92 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to use your wrist, not your hand to test the water. As your wrist is a better gauge of how the water will feel once you submerge your entire body.

Body Scrub. Most people are use to being active all the time. When they get in the tub their minds start racing and they become unable to relax. Gently massaging your body with a sponge and body scrub will help engage your mind. And as the scrub buffs away dryness and leaves your skin supple and moist.

Closing Your Eyes. It is important to close your eyes during the bath to enter deep relaxation. Anything that forces you to keep your eyes shut is great. Try cold cucumbers, an icy compress or eye pads which have been soaked in chill chamomile tea.

Bath Salts Spa Tips. Tough workout? Bath salts are like external muscle relaxants. If you have soreness, pain or swelling, bath salts reduce inflammation and stiffness. It helps detoxify skin and increase circulation which helps to ease tension and revitalize the body

Candles. Bright bathroom lights tell your body its go-time — not bath time. Instead, light a few candles and place them around the room and on the edge of the tub.

Cold Water Spa Tips. If you have set your water temp right, somewhere between steamy and very warm, you should be feeling quite toasty in the tub. A warm bath raises your body’s core temperature so that you will start sweating. Before getting into the tub set a bowl of ice water and a washcloth next to you. And use it as a cold compress on your forehead or the nape of your neck to help refresh you throughout the bath time. This is a good time to drink natural mineral water to help hydrate.

Bath Robe/ Nice Bath Sheets. Nothing jolts you out of a Zen state like going from a warm, luxe bath to a measly, threadbare robe or old dingy towel. Get a plush terry cloth robe or fluffy towels that allow you to feel warm and comfortable.

Relax afterwards. Leave the smart phone alone for an hour or so. Just enjoy time for yourself.  Get a glass of tea and read or listen to music. Want more coziness? Heat a towel in the microwave and wrap it around your neck. And take a deep and well-earned nap.

Multitask. Make the most of your bath by using the time to give yourself a face and hair treatment. Both the skin and hair respond very favorably to the moist environment created by a steamy bath. To cleanse your face, apply a clay mask to the skin avoiding the eyes. Allow remaining on the skin for 7-10 minutes then remove gently with wet a washcloth.

Need to soften and hydrate your hair? Apply conditioner or hair mask to wet hair. Then cover in plastic cap and hot towel and allow the conditioner or mask to remain on hair for duration of bath for 15- 20 minutes.  Wash and rinse thoroughly.

Music Spa Tips. Play relaxing music to sooth your mood and aid in the process of relaxation. Visualization is a great tool to enhance relaxation in the bath. Compliment it by music visualization exercises can transport you to your own private Nirvana. Caribbean beaches anyone?

Spa Tips Source: Josie Feria, The Spa at Fontainebleau

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