Why We Made This Site
For our third anniversary we wanted to take a little road trip. You know, the usual. Cities, sightseeing, cramming activities into every waking minute. We knew we’d need some downtime in the middle. ‘How about a nice spa hotel?’ suggested my partner, Jane.
Cut to a scene of me researching spa hotels, comparing prices, and gingerly closing my laptop. ‘Nope,’ I said, ‘just nope’. ‘Maybe there’s an Air BnB near one, and we can just pop in and get a massage,’ said Jane. ‘Bit of a treat.’
That’s when I found an apartment with a sauna, jacuzzi, and massage chair. For half the price of a hotel! I was buzzing. ‘Don’t get too excited before we get there,’ said Jane, wisely. ‘It’s just an apartment after all.’
For once, she was wrong.
The apartment was truly a complete home spa – it had a luxurious overhead shower, the sauna doubled as a steam room, and the jacuzzi was contoured and had a built-in sound system. As good as any hotel, and in some ways even better – we had complete privacy and no time limits on anything we wanted to do.
We spent 3 days floating around the spa-partment on a scented cloud of bliss. On the final evening I started shopping for massage chairs on Amazon. Why couldn’t I have one at home?
I remember looking over at Jane – both wearing our super-fluffy bathrobes and drinking chilled prosecco – and I noticed she was on Amazon looking for home saunas.
We started hatching a plan to turn our apartment into our very own home spa. We realised a little money and a dash of imagination would go a long way, and the big ticket items like the home sauna weren’t as big ticket as we had feared.
We truly believe that people who know how and when to pamper themselves are happier, healthier members of society, and that in these times where products are so affordable, life is so fast and there’s so much new information to process, every day can and should be a spa day.
We wish you a relaxing day, and please get in touch to let us know about your own home spa projects.
Philip and Jane
I'm a writer, more or less. I mean, that's what I call myself at parties. That means a lot of bad posture, slouching over computer monitors, hands gripping a computer mouse like it's a primeval axe. Taking that spa break after months of working 24/7 was revelatory. That little massage chair changed my life. I wanted access to relaxation equipment! We started small massage cushions and the like. After a couple of years we got our hot tub, but no infrared sauna yet. You've got to leave yourself with some space to dream!
My heritage is Swiss-German, so living with an Englishman is a constant challenge. What's with all the jokes and teasing? It's exhausting. That's why I love my powerful rain shower head and neck massager. Basically you've got to find 20 minutes a day where you just unwind and chill the heck out. I suppose it was my idea to make a website about finding the right massage chair and so on. I thought it would just be a fun little project but we've had such a good response and it's really awesome to think that we're helping people find some rest and relaxation. We all need it.
I'm all about face masks and interior design hacks that make spaces more welcoming.
A registered nurse - she helps us with research and fact-checking medical claims.
An experienced product reviewer and writer.