Tips for Your First Spa Experience
If the thought of getting a spa treatment is nerve-wracking for you, you’re one of many. Several people’s first spa experience is through a gift card. Some people don’t even use this privilege for fear of what would happen, and of the more basic points of spa etiquette.
But keep calm! But don’t worry. The number one issue is being naked during a massage. Truth is, reputable spas follow very strict rules for draping during massage treatments. 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 treatments that let you keep your clothes on, such as reflexology.
And you need not fuss about not knowing what to do because you will be assisted by a staff for most of your visit.
Choosing a Good Spa
Most of us choose a spa based on convenience–what’s located nearby, what is my budget, etc. However, several other factors must also be considered, such as the qualifications of the therapists. In fact, if there’s one particularly cheap spa, this could mean they have under-qualified therapists.
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 know what a spa is like, you always ask them to give you a tour around the place. Often, they would be eager to give you one. When booking a session, let them know it’s your first. You can expect them to be more patient with you in providing answers to any questions you may have. In most cases, they will probably ask you some questions too, such as your preferred therapist, whether male or female.
Just Before Going
Don’t get a massage on a full stomach because you’ll probably keep passing gas. And drink plenty of water following treatment enjoy enhanced benefits.
Talking to Your Therapist
Lastly, talk to your therapist as you go along with 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 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.