Tips for Your First Spa Experience
If the thought of getting a spa treatment is nerve-wracking for you, you’re one of many. A lot of people have their first spa experience when they receive a spa gift card or something. 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 keep calm! But don’t worry. The most common concern is taking off your clothes when getting 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. Everything else will be covered with a large towel or a blanket. As well, you don’t have to remove your clothes for certain treatments such as reflexology.
How to Choose a Spa
Most of us select a spa depending on what’s convenient to us – located nearby, costs cheap, etc. 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.
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 nice and professional over the phone, look for another spa. 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. They should be extra patient with you as you ask all the questions you may have in your mind. In most cases, they will probably ask you some questions too, such as your preferred therapist, whether male or female.
Just Before You Go
Getting a massage on a full stomach means you’ll likely keep passing gas as the therapist works on your body. And drink lots of water after treatment to help your body take advantage of its benefits.
Communicating with Your Therapist
Finally, don’t hesitate to speak to your therapist during the massage. So if you want them to press lighter, speak up and they will be glad to follow your lead. If you want to have a little chat or none at all, they will take your cue. It’s really all about you and what you want, so take it easy and just enjoy.