Some people who have the chance to visit a spa hesitate to do so because they are anxious about spa etiquette and what will happen. However, there is really no need to fret. The main concern about a spa visit is taking your clothes off when it’s time to get a massage. Fortunately, spas have protocols for draping during massage. At most spas, only the part of your body the therapist will work on will be exposed. Also, you don’t need to worry about what exactly to so as the spa staff will be there at each step to guide you.
Picking a Spa
When looking for the nearest spa, find a facility with friendly, nurturing staff. This should being with the person at the front desk. Ensure the front desk lady or guy is polite over the phone; otherwise, forget it. When arrive at the spa, you want a relaxing, quiet, and well-designed environment that has soothing music, pleasant aromas, and low lighting. Also, it must be clean and sanitary as well as equipped with special equipment like hydrotherapy tubs, steam rooms, stem cabinets, sauna, whirlpool tubs, and more.
Choosing your Treatments
Spas provide basic treatments such as massage, facial, body treatment, pedicure, and manicure. Massage will help you relax and alleviate muscle tension. A facial is mean to deeply clean your face and a body treatment exfoliates and softens your body skin. The majority of spas also provide manicure and pedicure. Also, you can combine services like a massage and body treatment or a massage and a facial. Because the quality of the treatment is defined by the quality of the therapist, get a personal reference when possible. Also, consider if you prefer a male or female therapist.
Enjoying your Spa Experience
When getting a massage and body treatment, you can be draped with sheets or big towels. There is no need to feel awkward as no one is judging you. Just take it slow and take a deep breath before the start of your treatment. Imagine your body muscles are relaxing and be open to the spa experience. Continue the good feeling when you get back home by taking care of yourself. The majority of spas sell the products they use to help you get into a proper skin care routine at home. However, you should not feel pressured to purchase these products. The decision is up to you.