The Growing Investment in Personal Health and Well Being

We are finding that we are getting a lot of response from residential clients who have visited our spas, hotels and resorts and have had such a memorable experience that they’re asking us to design a spa inspired home for them. They are investing in their personal sustainability by integrating wellness into their own daily lives and creating home sanctuaries.

 

Healthy Home – Part I

Robert Henry, http://rdh-architects.com/, discusses the increase of health and wellness in architecture.

 

We recently completed a home spa on the upper West Side of Manhattan for a client interested in creating a master bedroom suite in a healthy, nurturing environment.  Since she has asthma and allergies, we designed a 5’x 5’ experiential shower and steam room with a bench where she could sit and relax while inhaling curative steam. An experiential shower allows her to control multiple water jets from a rainwater shower head at the ceiling, and body sprays along each side.

 

Robert Henry, http://rdh-architects.com/, discusses the increase of health and wellness in architecture.

 

She also loves taking baths, so we integrated a steeping tub within the plan that allows her to soak up to her shoulders in water infused with restorative minerals and sea salts. She can recline and relax aching muscles within that deeper tub or pep up the water with invigorating eucalyptus or pine infusions. This bathing area opens up to the master bedroom with wrap around views to the city beyond.

 

 

Robert Henry, http://rdh-architects.com/, discusses the increase of health and wellness in architecture.

As part of her master bedroom, we incorporated a very large library and reading area connecting to an outdoor deck and terrace. We surrounded her with what she loves- books and art that nurture her mind and soul. We have motorized shades and sheers that provide a complete blackout to ensure a good night’s sleep. About one in three New Yorkers have sleep issues so, we carefully orchestrated her bedroom to provide the utmost in sleep hygiene eliminating even small LED “on” lights, even alarm clock lighting was diffused ensuring a higher quality of life.

 

In our next blog, we will discuss another design project that emphasizes the benefits of integrating health and wellness elements into a home.

 

Are you incorporating elements in your home to increase your health and wellness?

 

Robert Henry
roberthenry@rdh-architects.com
www.rdh-architects.com
212.533.4145