Create Your Own Massage Room
Tip: Even if you have bold or vibrant colors in the rest of your home, use soft, soothing colors and candles or lights on dimmers in your massage room. Though you may close your eyes during most of the massage, it's important to set the mood for all of your senses right from the beginning.
I think all the natural elements and neutral colors in this room — beige Venetian plaster walls, stone countertop, wood floors and cabinets — make it feel like a very grounded space.
Tip: Sound is important. The last thing you want to hear during your massage is traffic outside or the kids in the next room. Choose a room as far from noisy places as you can and include a good audio system. If you play a CD of waves on a shore, you can close your eyes and visualize whatever surroundings you want. It will be just like you're there.
Here are a few suggestions for hings to have on hand for your home massage — whether it's in a dream massage space or a borrowed corner of the guest room.
These candles are sea scented, which is a little unusual but perfect to help you imagine the ocean as you drift into total relaxation.
Don't forget to have a comfy robe to pull on after your massage, if you can make yourself get up off the table.
Did I miss anything? What would you want in your massage room?