The sansation of Thailand Spa

We all need to retreat into our own private world from time to time, and - not surprisingly - most

of us cite our bathroom as the ultimate chill out zone. Of course, there's a good reason for this.

Water and bathing have long been associated with relaxation and well being. From our our primeval connection to water, to the fact that we all start out in a watery environment in the womb, you only have to look back at ancient cultures like the Egyptians, Greek Romans to see the importance of cleansing mind, body and spirit and communing with water.

For many of us. The sensation of being in water, of bathing and. showering, is a sensual one. And as a result, the bathroom, where water flows in abundance, tends to be one of our favourite comfort zones. It's the closest environment to a spa that we have access to at home, the place where we can cocoon ourselves, hide away from the outside world and get in touch with our most basic and natural needs. Not only that, but it is a real where the majority of our senses can be pleasured. Textures, sounds and aromas are plentiful in a well-stocked, well-planned bathroom.

While going to a spa ensures the right environment for detoxifying and unwinding, for most of us, it's a once in a blue moon treat. Our owri bathroom, however. Is always close at hand, The good news is Kaiyou can create a taste of you will find at a spa at homeā€”and the best news is that it doesn't mean you have to call in the architects and a posse of builders and plumbers either. Small touches make all the difference, says Lydia Sarfati, founder of the Beauty Company, Repechage.

A pile of soft fluffy towels, a great wooden-handled body brush or some aromatic candles can take your plain old bathroom from dull to delicious in no time.