The first thing you need to do is to ensure that you have done all the important tasks that you had planned for the day. Do not leave anything pending as it will remain on your mind during your spa evening and therefore keep you from relaxing and enjoying yourself.
Do you live with your family, a partner or a friend? Let them know that you do not want to be disturbed during the evening, unless of course it is an emergency. If they need you for anything else, ask them to wait until you are done with the spa.
The last thing you need while trying to relax and enjoy yourself is a ringing cell-phone or pager. Switch them off or turn them on silent mode so that they do not distract or disturb you. You should also turn off the computer or any other electronic equipment in your room. You will definitely love a break from the sound of machines, which seem to be everywhere nowadays.
Start off the relaxing spa evening by taking a bath, not to cleanse yourself, but in fact to help you relieve yourself of the stress that may have built up during the course of the day.
If music helps you to relax, switch on the music player and put on some nice and soft music. The idea is to make both your body and mind feel relaxed. If music is not the key to relaxation for you, maybe turning off the lights, lighting a candle, reading a book, drinking a glass of wine and eating some chocolates will help you to relax.
Relax in the bathtub for as long as you want. There is no need to hurry yourself out of it. Just soak the warmth of water surrounding you and think happy thoughts.
Once you feel you have spent enough time in the bath, get out, dry yourself with a clean towel, put on some sweet-smelling body lotion and get into some really comfortable clothes such as pyjamas.
In case you have long hair, tie it back into a ponytail, or simply use a head-band to keep it off your face.
Enjoy a good movie on your DVD or Blu-ray player while curled up in bed. Be sure to get some snacks to eat during the movie. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure while watching the movie if you want.
After the movie is finished, either lie down in bed and go to sleep, or in case you are still not feeling sleepy, grab a book to read or turn on some soft music to help you relax.