Think you have to spend a lot of money and have to be an adult to get a spa treatment? Think again. Kids benefit from spa treatments just as much as adults do and it's never too early or young to get started (or too late). Spa treatments have a tremendous amount of benefits, besides being fun and relaxing. Massage helps blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells of our body. Who doesn't benefit from that? Water treatments are soothing and refreshing. And there's nothing better than getting together with friends to create a home-spa with just a few essentials.
Here are a few tips from the pros (currently ages 4, 6, and 8) who have spent hours and hours creating spa treatments for each other and their friends. Everyone always leaves with a big smile on their faces....even the adults.
Tip #1: Water is soothing. All you need is a bucket of water, some brushes of various sizes. Toothbrushes and dish soap brushes work like a charm.
Tip #2: Fresh fruits and vegetables are great to add to the face, eyes, and body. Fresh cut cucumbers over the eyes and/or avocado masks for the legs, arms, and face.
Tip #3: Potions and lotions: Children love to create special scrubs and potions. In our house, we just use mineral oil mixed with lotion to rub on the legs and feet (we picked this recipe up at a great pedicure spa down the street).
Tip #4: Comfortable lounge chairs or pillows are very important. Children want to feel comfortable and cozy while they are receiving their spa treatment.
Tip #5: Set a timer. This will come in handy to make sure everyone gets an equal amount of time of pampering and luxuriating.