Tips for Your First Spa Experience
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 just relax. The biggest concern is often removing your clothes for a massage. Truth is, good spas follow strict draping protocols when providing massage treatments to their clients. The only part of your body that will be exposed, is the one the therapist is working on. The rest will be covered with a blanket or a large towel. Also, there are treatments that let you keep your clothes on, such as reflexology.
And don’t stress over what or what not to do – somebody will guide you throughout your visit.
Choosing a Good 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 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 want to be familiar with a spa before booking, just ask them for a quick tour. In most cases, they would be happy to oblige. 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 probably, they will have some questions for you too, such as whether you prefer a male or a female therapist.
Just Before Going
Getting a massage on a full stomach means you’ll likely keep passing gas as the therapist works on your body. To maximize the benefits of the treatment, drink lots of water after.
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 chat or not to chat, they will follow your cue. It’s really all about you and what you want, so take it easy and just enjoy.