Tips for Your First Spa Experience
If the prospect of being in a spa makes you nervous, you sure are not alone. People’s first spa experience is usually when they receive some kind of a gift card to a spa. Sometimes, they don’t even use it because they’re scared about what’s going to happen and having no idea about spa etiquette.
But just relax. The most common concern is taking off your clothes when getting a massage. In reality, spas – reputable ones at least – follow strict regulations for draping during massage. The only part of your body that will be exposed, is the one the therapist is working on. The rest will be unexposed (you will be given a large towel or 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.
Choosing a Good Spa
? However, several other factors must also be considered, such as the qualifications of the therapists. In fact, if one spa is substantially cheaper than the rest, it could mean that they have untrained and unlicensed therapists.
The demeanor of the staff should be considered too, and you can test it with a single call. If they’re not friendly and professional on the phone, perhaps you should find another prospect. 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. In most cases, they will probably ask you some questions too, such as your preferred therapist, whether male or female.
Just Before You Go
Don’t get a massage on a full stomach because you’ll probably keep passing gas. To maximize the benefits of the treatment, drink lots of water after.
Talking to 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 want to chat or not to chat, they will follow your cue. It’s really all about you and what you want, so take it easy and just enjoy.