Creating the ultimate luxury home spa 19 December, 2018 11:07 am Many of us would probably take up permanent residence in a spa if we could. Did you know, for example, that stress accounts for most workplace illness? Indeed, millions of working days are lost to it each year. So having somewhere to completely detox and unwind at home at the end of the day could do amazing things for your health and wellness. According to the Global Wellness Institute, last year the worldwide wellness industry was worth $4.2 trillion, which gives you an idea of the scale of this area. It seems we all place more value on our well-being than ever before. By blending exercise and relaxation, ancient traditions and cutting-edge technology one can create the ultimate spa package. You could also, for example, have yoga and meditation areas as well as a full gym. What do I need to create a spa at home? One of the first things to consider is installing a fully integrated steam room or sauna. There are so many ways one of these could improve wellness, from enhanced relaxation and circulation to muscle and joint pain relief. These days, your luxury home spa can incorporate a range of mod cons, such as audio visual systems, soft lighting, smart climate-control solutions, and seamless integration with automation systems. This creates different moods at the touch of a button. For an even more luxurious experience, consider a modern take on a Turkish bath or hammam. Or you may want to include a plunge pool, and keep the water at a chilly 5 degrees for jumping into after your sauna to boost the immune system and aid circulation. Alternatively, salt sauna therapy is gaining in popularity. Walls are lined with blocks of rock salt, with LED lights set behind them. Users bathe in the light streaming through the salt walls as the ions in the air become positively charged, providing a wealth of health benefits. Other features one can add are a range of hydrotherapy effects to the pool, from a Jacuzzi area to volcano jets and sprays to massage individual parts of the body, A pool on its own is no longer enough. Think natural and use materials like wood and stone. Plants can also help create a lush environment. We recently wrote about biophilic design, and these principles are perfect for designing a spa. At Rachel Laxer Interiors we’ve got a wealth of experience in wellness interior design and can create the ultimate luxury spa for your home. Get in touch with us today to find out more.