Days filled with business meetings, after school activities, and household responsibilities don’t leave much time for anything else. Unfortunately, spending all of your time working and neglecting yourself can lead to frustration and burn out. There is a solution, though.
Imagine enjoying a day full of pampering and indulgence at a day spa; this may be the perfect way to squeeze a mini vacation into your busy schedule. Scheduling your own time out at a spa can be relaxing, rejuvenating, and just what you need to get back into motion. Enjoy a few tips for choosing day spa services that will fit your schedule and satisfy your needs perfectly.
#1 – Decide Which Treatments You Want to Enjoy
Some mini-spas may not provide all of the treatments that full-service spas can offer. If you are hoping for a manicure and a pedicure, then a small salon can be just right. However, if you want a full day of luxurious pampering, then you’ll want to make sure that there are plenty of services on the “menu”. You may want to ask about these treatments:
- · Hydrotherapy and aromatherapy
- · Meditation sessions
- · Yoga
- · Facials and body wraps
- · Stone massages
- · Hair, makeup, and nail services
- · Services for men
#2 – Verify that the Spa Has Met State Licensing Requirements
The laws and regulations governing spas vary from state to state, but you can find out the specific requirements for your state by visiting the website for your Attorney General. Armed with this information, ask each potential spa for verification that they have met all requirements. It may be easier for you to relax knowing that spa staff members have passed background checks and have the educational background to perform spa procedures correctly. You may also rest easier knowing that the spa routinely passes health inspections.
#3 – Expect a High Standard of Cleanliness
Think of the spa treatments that you are looking forward to the most: massages, facials, saunas, aromatherapy, acupuncture, and more. All of those treatments will be much more enjoyable when you know that you are relaxing in a safe and sanitary environment. In order to set your mind at ease, take a visit to the spa before you set an appointment. Many spa facilities are willing to provide you with a tour and to answer your questions about cleanliness and health standards.
#4 - Remember the Reason for Your Day at the Spa
As you plan your mini-vacation, there are a few things that you should try to avoid:
· Taking work with you – leave your cell phone, pager, laptop, and any other work at the office!
· Setting unreasonable goals – your spa trip is not about slimming down, buffing up, or erasing wrinkles; you are there to relax and recover from your day-to-day stresses.
· Purchasing unplanned products – if you hadn’t planned to purchase the expensive products beforehand, then try to resist purchasing them on a whim. By keeping within your planned budget, you’ll be more likely to return later.
Remembering that your purpose at the spa is to recover from the pressures of your daily life will help you to avoid the distractions that might undermine the rejuvenating effects of your day of indulgence.
#5 – Ask about Choosing Your Own Therapist
Your comfort should be the top priority of the spa staff. If you want to choose a male or a female therapist in order to feel the most comfortable while at your vacation spa, then find out beforehand if the spa will make that choice available.