Tips for a Satisfying Time at a Spa
If the idea of visiting a spa makes you nervous, you’re certainly not alone. People’s first spa experience is usually when they receive some kind of a gift card to a spa. 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 number one issue is being naked during a massage. Truth is, reputable spas follow very strict rules for draping during massage treatments. Only the part of the body being massaged will be must be exposed. The rest will be covered with a blanket or a large towel. Also, there are some treatments – for example, reflexology – that don’t need you to remove your clothes.
Selecting a Spa
? However, there are other factors you have to take into account, like the the therapists’ credentials. In fact, if there’s a spa that is much cheaper than the others, this may be a sign that their therapists are not licensed.
The staff’s attitude is also important to consider, and you can get a sample of it by calling them. If they’re rude or unprofessional, forget it. 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 want to be familiar with a spa before booking, just ask them for a quick tour. In most cases, they would be happy to oblige. As you book e an appointment, inform them that it’s your first time. Knowing this, they should have more patience answering all of your questions. Most probably, they will have some questions for you too, such as whether you prefer a male or a female therapist.
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. To maximize the benefits of the treatment, drink lots of water after.
Talking to Your Therapist
Lastly, don’t be shy to give feedback to your therapist during the massage. For example, if you want heavier pressure, tell them so they can adjust the pressure until you think it’s fine. If you’re in the mood for a small chat-chat or if you want total silence, they’ll take your cue. It’s really all about you and what you want, so take it easy and just enjoy.