Tips for a Satisfying Time at a Spa
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. 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 keep calm! But don’t worry. 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. You only need to expose the specific area of your body that is being worked 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.
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.
Also look into the staff’s behavior, and you can give it a test run by calling them for an inquiry. 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. As you book e an appointment, inform them that it’s your first time. They should be extra patient with you as you ask all the questions you may have in your mind. 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.
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. And drink lots of water after treatment to help your body take advantage of its benefits.
Communicating with 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 want to chat or not to chat, they will follow your cue. It’s actually about you and what’s pleasing to you, so relax and be pleased.