Tips On Having The Best Spa Experience

September 15, 2018

Luxury spas are indeed a piece of heaven on earth. Here is where you go to when you need luxurious pampering. It is also where you need to be if you are feeling stressed, sore, and you need some time out. If you are looking to book your first luxury spa appointment, you might be feeling anxious about what to expect. There are certain things you can do that can make your first luxury spa experience less pleasurable than you anticipated.

The following are a few tips on how to avoid such an instance. These tips are also applicable for individuals who have been to a luxury spa before, but would like to enhance their next experience:

Arrive early

Arriving early for your appointment is important, as it will help you acclimatise to your new surroundings before your session begins. After gaining some familiarity, you are more relaxed, and you can transition into your session with ease. It will also give you the opportunity to enjoy some of the spa amenities before and after your session comfortably, and privately. These amenities include the likes of saunas, hot showers, and the steam room.

The rule of thumb is usually to arrive for your appointment thirty minutes early.

Switch your phone off

Or better yet, leave it in the car. A luxury spa is a safe haven from stress, distractions, and irritations. Here is where you come to clear your head and relax. Other patrons as well are there to escape the stress of daily life. Having your phone on at the establishment will be counter-intuitive and the other patrons as well will not take it too kindly.

It is also important to point out that many spas have a strict policy against taking photos within the premises. Please respect this policy so that your time there is rewarding and peaceful.

Abstain from alcohol and heavy meals

Drinking alcohol before your session is not recommended. You need to stay hydrated throughout your session in order to maximize the experience. Taking alcohol before the session will ultimately minimize any benefits from the session. This is because alcohol dehydrates your body. It is also advisable to refrain from alcohol after the session for a few hours. Remember to drink lots of water before and after the session to keep your hydration levels steady.

Furthermore, it is also imperative that you have a light meal instead of a heavy one before the session. Taking a heavy meal before the spa session will lead you to feeling quite uncomfortable when you are being massaged or when you are in the steam room.

Take a shower

Please take a shower before beginning your spa session. This is especially important if you are going to be enjoying a massage or entering the sauna as part of your luxury spa experience. It is not only common courtesy to shower before using any of the facilities, it also maximises on the health benefits of the experience.

Dress comfortably

During massages, you are usually expected to go nude. This is to avoid staining your clothes with the massaging oils. However, if you are not comfortable with this arrangement, you are more than welcome to have your undergarments on during the session.

Most likely the establishment will provide you with a robe and a pair of comfortable slippers to move around in.

A light bikini or a pair of boxer shorts for the gents will do for the sauna.

If you want to fully enjoy the luxury spa experience then visit one as part of your holiday. Nowadays, several luxurious resorts also offer spa services. For instance, one of the world’s most premier luxury resort, the Ayana Resort & Spa also offers superior and exquisite spa services. Here, you are guaranteed of quality spa services and luxurious treatment.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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