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. For some people, this spa visit never happens because they’re anxious about what could possibly transpire and being clueless about spa etiquette essentials.
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. The only part of your body that will be exposed, is the one the therapist is working on. Everything else will be covered with a large towel or a blanket. Also, there are some treatments – for example, reflexology – that don’t need you to remove your clothes.
And you don’t need to worry about what you should or should not do as someone will be there to assist you during your visit.
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 demeanor of the staff should be considered too, and you can test it with a single call. If they’re not nice and professional over the phone, look for another spa. 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 have a good idea of what a spa is like, politely request for a tour around the place before booking. Often, they would be eager to give you one. 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. In most cases, they will probably ask you some questions too, such as your preferred therapist, whether male or female.
Just Before Going
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.
Communicating with Your Therapist
Finally, don’t hesitate to speak 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 actually about you and what’s pleasing to you, so relax and be pleased.