If you’re booking a spa day soon, you should know that there are ways to prepare your mind and body for it so that you have the best experience possible. Check out the following ways to make a good decision.
1. Make Time To Relax
Arrive an hour earlier than your scheduled appointment so you can unwind beforehand with any refreshments that the facility may offer. You can also chill out in the relaxation room or in the sauna. Coming in early also allows you to avoid being late and getting a shorter service. Running late also creates stress that can ruin some of the vibe of your visit.
2. Bring Your Bathing Suit
Many spas have pools and jacuzzis that you wouldn’t want to miss out on just because you forgot your suit! You may also feel more relaxed in steam rooms and saunas when you are in your bathing suit instead of just a towel.
3. Do Without Undergarments
When getting a body treatment or massage it is best not to wear undergarments. “In every reputable spa, the staff is well trained in draping to ensure complete privacy,” says Gaye Steinke, General Manager of Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain. If you’re getting a facial, wearing undergarments is based on preference.
4. Voice Your Needs
“A good spa will always have an intake form where you will be able to specify your needs, allergies, injuries, and concerns,” says Angela Jia Kim, Founder of Savor Spa in NYC. This shows that the spa is taking your health seriously and will match you up with the therapist who can best fulfill your needs. And don’t be afraid to speak up during your treatments. “Your therapist wants to know how you are enjoying the treatment or if you need adjustments,” says Kim. “If it’s too strong, simply say, ‘Would you mind using a lighter touch?’ or if you need deeper work, you can say, ‘I would love for you to do some deep work with that particular knot.'”
Remember to consult your physician before taking any health advice.