Everyone like to be pampered, and our latest study has found that the majority of Brits would like to create a home spa experience in their own bathroom. Steam showers, whirlpool baths and home saunas topped the list of must have features of a dream bathroom.
Whether it’s due to a lifestyle shift or the fact that traditional spa days are getting more and more expensive, males and females across the country are choosing to pamper themselves in their own homes rather than booking expensive treatments in beauty salons and day spas.
As the at home spa industry continues to grow, our team of researchers set out to find what the must have features of a home spa were. Our study asked over 1,000 UK residents over the age of 18 “Would like to recreate the spa experience in their own home?”
Those who answered yes were then asked, “If money was no object, what at home spa features would you have in your dream bathroom?” Participants were asked to choose from an extensive range of bathroom spa features, the top five answers are as follows:
- Hydrotherapy/whirlpool bath (65%)
- Sauna/Steam shower (55%)
- Massaging showers (46%)
- Sensory shower – lights/aromatherapy (38%)
- Foot spa (28%)
Hydrotherapy/whirlpool baths came top of the list, with over 27% of women and 25% of men naming it as their top home spa feature. A sauna/steam shower was also popular among respondents with 20% of women’s votes, and a surprisingly higher men’s vote of 25%.
Showers featured highly on the list with sensory showers and massaging showers both coming in the top five. Foot spas also figured highly with 28% of the vote.
Our director Peter Gregg has this to say:
“Visits to a spa can be pricy, especially if you like to visit frequently, so it’s no surprise that people would love to recreate this experience themselves at home. Initially the outlay would be expensive, however over time the cost benefits would out way this and of course the availability of spa features such as a whirlpool bath or sauna or steam room whenever you want without leaving the house.”
Adding, “When you consider relaxing after a long day, listening to the fizz of bubbles as water jets help massage away your stress and strains from that day it is easy to understand why whirlpool baths came top of the list. And then also having the convenience of a sauna or steam shower at home would save you a trip to the spa or gym, you can see why these would be top of any dream wish list.”