What Does a Spa Experience Include?

Body treatments at a spa can range from a sauna, hot tub, steam bath, massage, mud bath, salt scrub, seaweed body wraps, clay or herbal body masks, reflexology and waxing. Day spas also often offer nail services such as manicures, pedicures and paraffin treatments.

Medical spas

are a type of day spa where a doctor oversees beauty treatments and services like advanced facials, IPL treatments, microdermabrasion, photofacial treatments and chemical peels. After your treatments, you can spend the rest of your spa day at the included health and fitness facilities.

You can take a dip in the pool, detox in the sauna, relax in the relaxation room or get your heart rate up in the gym - it's entirely up to you. Spot treatments are available for specific parts of the body such as spa manicures and pedicures; hand and foot treatments; scalp treatments; cellulite, anti-stress and bust firming treatments; back treatments and facials. In addition to these services, many spas offer salt glitters, mud baths, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and more. It's important to find out what a visitor is looking for to guide their spa experience.

Massages; applying makeup and facials; electrolysis; spa manicures and pedicures; body treatments such as exfoliation, wraps and packs; aromatherapy; and hair services such as cutting, styling and coloring are normally offered at day spas. Combination spas can reserve you for a variety of services to treat multiple appearance-related issues. Destination spas offer immersive experiences that include healthy meals and snacks, classes and accommodation in the daily rate. Other professionals you may need on your team include a makeup artist, a stylist and a spa manager as well as front desk staff.

The equipment normally needed for a day spa includes massage tables, manicure and pedicure stations and reclining facial chairs. Depending on the state you're in, personal care workers (including spa owners) may need to have at least one cosmetology license or require professionals to have a certain number of specialized training hours and additional licenses. It's recommended to book additional treatments before the spa day to avoid disappointment and save money (early bookings are usually subject to discounts). Resort or hotel spas can include many of the amenities of a destination spa but allow for more freedom when it comes to personalizing your experience.

In addition to luxury spa facilities, your package may include a range of luxurious spa treatments from top product houses.

Angie Licata
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