Over the weekend I had a really cool opportunity to visit the Island Spa and Sauna, so I wanted to post some pics and also share a few ways I practice self care without having to go to a spa. (Cause I definitely do not go to spa’s often haha)
I’ve never spent a full day at any spa so it was nice to have a day of relaxation. I was able to bring someone with me, so I had a friend join and we had a really chill time! Down below are some photos:
Island Spa & Sauna //
The spa is open 24hrs a day and all you do is pay an entrance fee to use their facilities (massages, facials, scrubs, etc. are extra though!).
They have tons of different saunas, hot/cold tubs, a juice bar, restaurant, free wifi, and tons of spaces to just chill out! A lot of Rutgers students come to do their homework there too. It’s a hidden gem in central NJ that everyone should try!
Thank you to Island Spa & Sauna for hosting me for the day! I had the best time and will definitely be coming back!
Obviously spending a full day at a spa is rare haha, but I still try and “pamper” myself on my own. Here’s usually how I do it:
Self-Care At Home //
Take a bath - One of my favorite ways to de-stress. I love putting in lavender oil into the water or a fun bath bomb.
Cook - A lot of people don’t know this about me, but I loveee to cook. I usually put on music or a podcast and chef it up for a few hours! It’s a lot of fun for me haha.
Journal - I have anxiety, and although I take medicine, my brain still tends to run sometimes. Writing everything down really helps me feel good overall.
Exercise - I exercise at least 3-4 times a week, but when I slack off I definitely notice it in how I feel. So this ones really important for me!
Face Masks - I’m obsessed with skincare so you know I had to put this on here haha. I use all different kinds of masks depending on my skin. Here are my favorites!
Turn off my phone - There’s honestly nothing like turning off your phone and not getting distracted by text messages or social media. Loveee doing this, especially when I feel like I need a break.
Light a candle - I love love love candles, and fall candles are by far my favorite ones, so I like to light them around my apartment and cuddle on the couch. So cozy.
Fresh flowers/plants - Keeping fresh plants/flowers in my home always feels so good, so I try and remember to grab some when I grocery shop. Sometimes I forget, but when I do remember it always makes my home feel more special.
Those are some of my favorite ways to self-care and feel good without going to the spa!
Let me know below how you practice self-care, and I’ll talk to you soon! x