A visit to the spa is considered the ultimate way of relaxation and pampering your body, by most women, and well, it is truly so! If you visit a spa to get a massage, a monthly facial, your regular manicure or just spend a while in the sauna, spas make sure that you feel relaxed and when you leave, you truly feel rejuvenated.
Evolution of Spas
A few decades back, spa visits meant a small vacation, because the spas were located only in scenic places where the stinking rich went to get pampered by the most luxurious treatments; where the guests would stay over-night. These spas were called resort spas to destination spas. They still do exist and they aren’t as expensive as they used to be anymore. Now, there are a number of spas that have sprouted up all over the world.
These spas are called “Day Spas” where one stays in the spa only as long as the treatment lasts. These day spas are definitely way cheaper than resort spas and have nearly all the treatments that resort spas have to offer. Apart from that, day spas can be extremely convenient since you do not have to take a couple of days off your regular schedule and drive out of the city.
How to Find the Right Spa?
The number of spas that have opened up offering various packages can be very confusing with each one looking better than the previous one. Here are a few simple tips to help you pick the right one:
- Make sure the spa you’re considering includes basic treatments: Massages can be very common apart from hair treatments but if you would like a spa that actually covers everything so you can have a complete treatment.
Make sure your spa includes the following –
- Therapeutic massages
- Pedicure and manicure
- Facial treatments
- Body wraps
- Hydrotherapy that includes a sauna or a steam room.
You can look up for these items in their ‘menu’. If you do find all of these, you can be sure that the spa is well equipped to give you a complete treatment.
- Check the cleanliness of the Spa: Beware that is spa treatments are done in unhygienic or unsanitary places/conditions, then this can possibly spread bacteria or germs which can give rise to all kinds of infections. Make sure that the towels, body wraps, pedicure instruments and other items are all sterilized and clean.
- Look for Spa Registrations and Licenses: There is no specific international code for day spas so far, but a good number of states in the U.S. have basic licensing requirements. The state attorney’s websites usually carry such kind of details.
When you are off to the spa, remember that you are going there to relax, so see if you think you can actually relax in the ambience the spa creates. Forfait spa is a great getaway for all your regular as well as luxurious spa treatment needs!