Tips for a Satisfying Time at a Spa
If the thought of getting a spa treatment is nerve-wracking for you, you’re one of many. Several people’s first spa experience is through a gift card. Some people don’t even use this privilege for fear of what would happen, and of the more basic points of spa etiquette.
But just relax. The most common concern is taking off your clothes when getting a massage. Truth is, good spas follow strict draping protocols when providing massage treatments to their clients. The only part of your body that will be exposed, is the one the therapist is working on. The rest will be covered with a blanket or a large towel. As well, you don’t have to remove your clothes for certain treatments such as reflexology.
And don’t stress over what or what not to do – somebody will guide you throughout your visit.
Choosing a Good Spa
Most of us choose a spa based on convenience–what’s located nearby, what is my budget, etc. However, there are lots of other factors that should also be looked into, such as whether or not therapists are licensed, and so on. In fact, if one spa is substantially cheaper than the rest, it could mean that they have untrained and unlicensed therapists.
Also look into the staff’s behavior, and you can give it a test run by calling them for an inquiry. If they’re not friendly and professional on the phone, perhaps you should find another prospect. And upon arriving at the spa, you should be met with a quiet and sanitary environment, with the addition of soothing aromas, dim lights, and smooth, relaxing music.
If you’d like to know what a spa is like, you always ask them to give you a tour around the place. Usually, they would be happy to give you one. As you book e an appointment, inform them that it’s your first time. You can expect them to be more patient with you in providing answers to any questions you may have. Most likely, they are going to have some questions for you as well, like whether you would like your therapist to be male or female.
Before the Visit
Getting a massage on a full stomach means you’ll likely keep passing gas as the therapist works on your body. And drink lots of water after treatment to help your body take advantage of its benefits.
Talking to Your Therapist
Lastly, talk to your therapist as you go along with the massage. So if you want more pressure, let them know and they’d be happy to adjust. If you’re in the mood for a small chat-chat or if you want total silence, they’ll take your cue. It’s actually about you and what’s pleasing to you, so relax and be pleased.