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 biggest concern is often removing your clothes for a massage. Truth is, good spas follow strict draping protocols when providing massage treatments to their clients. You only need to expose the specific area of your body that is being worked 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.
How to Choose a Spa
Most of us select a spa depending on what’s convenient to us – located nearby, costs cheap, etc. However, several other factors must also be considered, such as the qualifications of the therapists. In fact, if there’s one particularly cheap spa, this could mean they have under-qualified 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 rude or unprofessional, forget it. And when you actually get there at the spa, you should be greeted by a sense of quiet with only soft music in the background, low lighting, soothing aromas, and a clean environment.
If you’d like to have a good idea of what a spa is like, politely request for a tour around the place before booking. Usually, they would be happy to give you one. When booking a session, let them know it’s your first. Knowing this, they should have more patience answering all of your questions. 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
It’s good not to eat at least an hour or so before a massage to avoid passing gas during the session. And drink lots of water after treatment to help your body take advantage of its benefits.
Talking to Your Therapist
Lastly, don’t be shy to give feedback to your therapist during the massage. So if you want them to press lighter, speak up and they will be glad to follow your lead. If you want to chat or not to chat, they will follow your cue. It’s mainly about you and making you feel good, so relax and enjoy.