Can you believe that there are people out there who would really rather not go to the spa? Believe it or not, there really are! Perhaps it is because they have never been to a spa and are anxious about what is going to happen inside. They may have also heard of “horror stories” such as bad service, revealing oneself before the attendant, or even treatments that sound frightening and already hurts just thinking about it.

But! There is a part of you that wants to try it out due to the stories that do sound nice. And if you do really want to try it out, check out these tips for finding the right Massage Spa for the first time.

Pick a Spa

 Although convenience is usually the deciding factor for picking a spa, there are other factors that should also be taken into consideration. Check out the staff, if they are friendly and accommodating (already start if you are calling them through phone). Make sure the therapists are licensed. Is the environment of the spa quiet, relaxing, and well-designed? Is there low lighting? What about soothing music and pleasant aromas? Are the rooms and equipment complete (or at least, what you are looking for are present)?

Choose Which Spa Treatment/Treatments You Want

A body treatment, facial, mani-pedi (manicure-pedicure), and of course the massages, as just the basics. Though combining the services are possible, too. If you plan on combining two or more, make sure to ask for the opinion of the one attending to you to make sure you know which you should be getting first.

 Take Note Before You Start the Treatment

  •  Forgo eating at least an hour before the massage.
  • Help your mind calm down. And for that, you can enjoy the following in any case you arrive early and the treatment has not yet begun: the sauna, steam, or whirlpool.
  • Leaving your valuables at home is very much recommended as not all spas have lockers with a lock.

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Lay Back, Relax, and Enjoy

  • Now comes one of the parts you have been dreading off. There is no one judging your body, so do not worry! And besides, a sheet or large towel will be draped over you. Calm the tensions you have before the treatment begins.
  • If you have any feedback on the temperature or pressure, do not hesitate to tell them so. It is fine to communicate with the therapist, they will follow your lead.
  • Do not rush when you are done with the treatment. Take it in and let your whole body reintegrate.
  • A tip for the therapist is also a bonus.

More Spa Basics

But do drink plenty of water after the service, it enhances the benefits of the treatment.

Do not rush yourself when you get home, too! Frankly, the treatment would be of no use if you dive back into work or play.