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In-Home Health Spas Relieve Stress, Provide Private Retreat Posted by
In-Home Health Spas Relieve Stress, Provide Private Retreat

MACEDONIA, Ohio, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In the hustle and bustle of
today's busy lifestyles, weekend health spas have become a welcome retreat.
With a little creativity and imagination, you can create the therapeutic and
rewarding effects of a spa in the privacy of your own home -- with a sunroom.
A sunroom is an ideal space to create a relaxing, in-home spa. Typically
surrounded by the beauty and serenity of the outdoors, sunrooms often provide
a dramatic yet private setting, explains Rick Jones, president of Patio
Enclosures, Inc. a manufacturer and installer of sunrooms. Visit (or call 800-480-1966).
"People are discovering all the added benefits a sunroom can have," says
Jones. "From their therapeutic sunlight, to their versatility and beauty,
sunrooms are perfect places for personal relaxation."
The natural light sunrooms provide has the power to change your mood,
according to doctors, who believe that sunlight has positive effects on a
person's overall well being. Combined with other spa-like features, such as
aromatherapy, the practice of using plant-derived fragrances to change your
mood, you can have your own private retreat in no time.
"The great thing about your sunroom spa is that it can transform into a
romantic dinner setting or a planetarium on a starry night," adds Jones. "A
sunroom is the one room in the house that can be used for almost anything."
With some creative planning -- and planting -- you can treat yourself to
a restorative herbal mask or an aromatherapy message. Here are a few basics
for starting your own home spa. You might even try growing some of the
ingredients on your own, possibly in your sunroom.

* Roses are for more than smelling. Tea with rose hips offers more
vitamin C than oranges. In a coffee grinder, grind the hips and add to
a cup of very hot water. Add one-quarter cup of fresh leaves to one cup
of boiling water. For a lemon-flavored tea, add lemon balm. This tea
is ideal for soothing nerves and aids in digestion.
* Marigolds act as a natural antiseptic when picked as they begin to
bloom. Mixed with oil, they help relieve cuts, burns, itchy skin and
chapped lips.
* For soft skin, try a homemade oil with lavender. Fill a jar with
lavender flowers. Gently crush the flowers and add enough olive oil to
cover the herbs. Cover the jar and place it in the sun, shaking every
day. Strain the oil after a few weeks. Massage the oil into your skin
or add to your bath.
* For a refreshing facemask, mix the following ingredients in a blender:
1-cup mint leaves, 2 tablespoons oatmeal and 2 tablespoons water. Keep
on your face for 15 minutes.
* Lettuce is for more than salads. To soothe sunburned skin, boil lettuce
with water and after it has cooled, add the liquid to your bath.
* Grow your own loofah. This relative of the cucumber works great as an
exfoliator. Follow the growing instructions on the loofah packet, which
can be purchased at most nurseries. After harvesting, soak them in
water. Peel the brown skin and remove the seeds. Place them in the sun
to dry.
* For a refreshing foot soak, mix 3 drops tee tree, crushed lavender
petals and a fresh squeezed lemon to warm water.

For the added spa-esque feeling, try arranging scented candles throughout
your sunroom. You can also play soothing music or purchase a miniature
running fountain, available at most home stores. To really go all out, the
investment of a Jacuzzi is sure to offer years of enjoyment and relaxation.
In addition, your new sunroom spa is an ideal setting to practice yoga.
Earth-tones pillows and rugs add an element of relaxation and there are many
casual furniture and window treatment options available to you for your
sunroom spa.
To learn more on sunrooms, visit or
call 800-480-1966 for a free sunroom guide.

SOURCE Patio Enclosures, Inc.

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