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Going to a spa should be a relaxing experience for both body and mind. How can you know if you are going to enjoy your spa encounter? Before you book a treatment, you can ask to take a tour of the facilities. If the treatment rooms are not occupied, the staff should be able to show you around. Look out for these signs on your tour.

  • Drain in wet rooms and showers should be clean and free of hair. Showers and body treatment rooms should be scrupulously cleaned after each client has used it.
  • Implements should be cleaned between uses. Ask if pedicure equipment, foot bowls, and tubs are sanitized between uses.
  • Towels or wraps should be removed from the rooms and laundered after each use. Clients should not be lying on the same towel that the previous visitor has just used.
  • Watch out for double dipping, where the therapist uses an implement to take a product out of a container. This leads to contamination. Disposable spatulas should be used each time.

Once you are satisfied that the spa in mind meets these criteria, the following tips will help ensure you enjoy your session.

  • The treatment should start on time. Usually, it is better if you arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes earlier so that you have time to cool down. If it is your first time at the spa, go earlier as they may need to do a consultation before you begin any course of treatment. Dont eat or drink alcohol just before a massage session.
  • If it is your first time at the spa, the therapist will usually ask you some questions about your state of health and your home skin care routine during the consultation. Giving accurate health information is vital do you have an allergy, an illness, or injury? Heart conditions, high or low blood pressure, and arthritis are conditions you should alert your therapist to.
  • You can undress completely for a treatment or you can wear the disposable panties provided by the spa. If youre having a water treatment, you can wear a bathing suit. Check with the spa beforehand.
  • During the massage session, speak up at any time if you are not comfortable with the amount of pressure, the room temperature, volume of the music or lighting. Massage is something to enjoy, not endure!
  • After a deeply relaxing massage, you may feel a little lightheaded. So do not get up too quickly from the table. You may feel thirsty so drink more water.

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