With an assortment of SPA Treatments available, visiting a spa and choosing a suitable treatment can be quite daunting to the uninitiated or casual spa visitor. Treatments target everything from skin conditions to headaches, insomnia and classic back pain complaints. Most people simply visit a spa to relax and ‘switch off’ from the world for an hour or two.
This is a basic guide some general spa treatments along with some advice on how to choose a suitable treatment.
1.) What do you want out of your visit?
Knowing what you want to achieve from your visit is important. For example is there a skin condition you wish to treat? Perhaps clear and glowing skin is desired; therefore consider various facial treatments. On the other hand perhaps you have an ache that a good body massage will soothe? Or is ‘unplugging’ and relaxing the goal? For that there are floatation pools, massages or some people even find manicures relaxing!
2.) Know what to expect.
Massage: These include everything from Swedish Massage to Deep Tissue Massage and everything in between. These spa treatments are done with an assortment of oils and techniques. Each spa also has it’s own ‘Signature Massage’. These are often popular and while they are good value for money, they are also well thought out treatments that have spa visitors coming back for more!
Facials: There are many facial/skin variations and symptoms these treatments address, however it’s important to remember that they are non-invasive and often perfect ‘pick me up’ treatment options. Ask your therapist for a recommendation for specific skin concerns.
Body Wraps: All Body Wraps have one goal, and that’s to smooth and trim your physique. They include herbal remedies such as mud, paraffin and even seaweed. The focus is to cleanse the skin and weight reduction.
Spa Facilities: Each spa has a range of facilities, some unique, that are free to use after your treatment. This is the perfect way to extend your relaxation and get the most out of your visit. Be sure to bring a costume to make use of the spa pools.
3.) Communicate with your spa therapist.
It’s important to communicate a problem and/or focus areas with your therapist prior to your treatment beginning. Say what type of pressure should be applied and if there are any other concerns you may have about the selected treatment. Remember too that you control the atmosphere. If you prefer to be massaged in silence, without talk to distract, then communicate that with your therapist. At the end of the day, we want you to leave the spa feeling refreshed and invigorated beyond your expectations.