When going to a spa for the first time, it is very important to be prepared and to understand how everything works. The last thing you want to happen is for you finally arrive at the spa, only to find that there are scheduling conflicts, unanswered questions, and/or low quality services. To help you avoid any issues, we are going to cover some tips for people who are going to a spa for their first time.
Make sure you have enough time before and after the scheduled appointment
You need to ensure that you always arrive at the spa earlier than the scheduled appointment. There are a few reasons for this. First, you always want to make sure you are on time as to not delay the spa or have to pay late fees. The second is if you need to take a shower prior to receiving your treatments; that is usually done on your own time. Third, the spa’s time is flexible. You never know when you can be taken in ten minutes early.
You may also run into situations when your appointment is delayed, making scheduled time go over by fifteen minutes, or even more. High-end spas will usually let their clients know if they are going to be delayed, but it is always better make allowances in your schedule to ensure you get to experience the entire treatment.
You will also need to stay away from distractions that might end up using up your allotted time. A common example would be for you to spend minutes on a long phone call during your scheduled treatment. Most spas will not reimburse you for time lost, since it is not their fault if you will not get to experience the entire treatment. So try to get any calls or other business out of the way prior to your scheduled time.
Let your spa therapist know what you want beforehand
It is best to keep in mind is that you are there for your own reasons. Whether it is to get a deep tissue massage due to an old injury or just to get a light massage, you should let your therapist know what they can do to make your experience better. At first, you might think you sound rude asking for certain things, but remember that you are just giving them feedback on your preferences. Since you have never been to the spa before, they do not have any notes on record, and no one knows exactly what you want. The sooner you tell them, the better they can prep the right treatment for you.
With that being said, you also need to make sure you keep everything professional – do not ask for anything indecent. While it might seem like a funny topic, massage therapists and spa employees are continuously asked to perform very lewd acts. In such a case, any proper establishment directs their staff to terminate the treatment without a refund. Make sure to keep requests within the services’ description, and respect boundaries.
Ask questions and keep in touch
Understand exactly what it is you are going to be getting. Many different spas provide different types of services. Some may sound no different from others, and you can get lost in the jargon. You never know exactly what you are going to be getting until you ask. Don’t be shy, ask about the aspects of each treatment. If necessary, go down to the spa and request a quick tour to see if you like the environment. You will have a better idea of what kind of experience they have in store.
You should also make sure to keep in touch with them. Most high quality spas will contact you twenty-four hours prior to your appointment to make sure you are still coming in. If not, have at least two means to contact them, and make sure they have a way to reach you. If you call to verify your appointment ahead of time, it will lessen the chances of facing a schedule conflict, or worse, a sudden cancellation.
You are about to spend hard-earned money on what should be a short, but sweet, personal pampering vacation. The one thing you should keep in mind is that you deserve the best experience possible, so make sure things go off without a hitch.
Now that you have learn the important things to know for first timers, you can visit our Massage and Facial Treatment page for you to choose from different Massages and treatments you would like to avail.