With errands to run, bills to pay, family to take care of and friends to see, fitting in a trip to the spa is often a desire, but not a reality. Not only is it hard to fit into your schedule, it can be tough to budget for as well. So, what do you do when you could use a wellness retreat but lack the time and funds? Why not turn your home into your own wellness retreat for the weekend?

Turning your home into your very own spa retreat takes a bit of planning, but it will be so very worth it.

Here are 5 things to transform your home into your own spa retreat:  

Stock your cabinets and refrigerator with healthy sips and noshes. Think fresh and luxurious. Cut up snack sandwiches and have lots of fresh fruit and veggies. Buy your favorite sparkling beverages and don’t forget to break out your best glasses.

  1. Make pitchers of infused water for that true spa feeling.
    Slice lemons, limes, strawberries, cucumbers or watermelon and add them to the pitchers of water and ice several hours before.
  2. Have plenty of fresh-cut flowers around in vases.
    Surround yourself with beauty and wonderful floral scents.
  3. Dig those slippers or flip-flops out. 
    If you are planning this for a few friends, get matching slippers and line them up at the door for a fun arrival.
  4. Slice cucumbers or buy a few gel eye masks to refresh those tired eyes. 
    As you sit for 15 minutes in a sunny spot, you can kick your feet up and feel those under-eye bags start to unpack.
  5. Schedule a relaxing therapeutic massage at Elements Massage® to cap off the day.

When this day is over, you will feel like a new person, ready to take on the week ahead. Making time to take care of yourself makes you a better parent, partner, and employee, so you may just have to schedule one of these days every month!

Elements of Health is sponsored by Elements Massage. The Franklin studio is located at 539 Cool Springs Boulevard, Suite 140 Franklin, Tennessee 37067. The Brentwood studio is located at 782 Old Hickory Boulevard, Suite 113 Brentwood, TN 37027. You can contact the Franklin studio at (615) 771-0003 or visit their website here. Visit the Brentwood website here or call (615) 730- 6806.