Spa days are a great way to relax and unwind after a difficult week. They also provide the perfect opportunity for a social outing or a gift for a close friend or family member. However, it is important to carefully choose the spa that you want to attend. Poor hygiene standards or staff that do not have the right qualifications could lead to an experience you would rather forget. 

What To Look For In A Spa 

Given the importance of choosing the right spa, it is something you should not rush into. Don’t be tempted to book a spa just because of an attractive price. Always take time to look at what is included in any spa day offers. Check the available treatments, as well as how many are included in the cost. But, just as importantly, ask what you get to do between treatments. The top spas will give you access to their other facilities. This might include the gym or pool; or even access to steam rooms, saunas, or jacuzzis. If possible, it’s a good idea to visit the facility before you book any luxury spa days, requesting a tour of the building and treatment rooms. While on the tour, look at the levels of cleanliness; check how well-organized the treatment rooms are; whether towels are fresh; and if the equipment used in any of the treatments is in good working order. 

If you plan to book a specific treatment, the individual taking your booking should ask pertinent questions as well. They should want to know whether you have had the treatment before and request any information about allergies and illnesses. Do they use science-backed skincare? These queries may be repeated by the person carrying out your beauty treatment on the day, allowing you to provide further information in a more comfortable and private setting. Don’t forget to ask about the experience and qualifications of those providing the treatments; and check the ingredients or source of any oils, lotions, and body scrubs that are used. Any professionally run day spa will be more than willing to share this type of information with you.

Getting Value For Money With Spa Days

While there are spa days that are accessible for most budgets, it is equally important to get the most out of the time you have booked. Getting all the information you need and knowing what treatments you want to undertake are both important in achieving this. However, you can also help with the process on the day. It is important to be organized and arrive on time. Those providing the treatments will have other appointments booked, so being on time ensures that you don’t miss out and that you get your fully allotted treatment time. Arriving early for your treatments during your spa day allows time for completing any forms necessary. 

What you wear can also help. Most spas provide you with towels and a robe. Changing into these when directed, usually when you first arrive, saves time prior to your treatment and encourages you to relax. Don’t forget to take a swimming costume with you if you have access to the pool. You’ll benefit from spending your time productively between treatments if you want to get the most from your spa days. If you have access to the pool, sauna, or steam room, then make sure you visit them. If your spa day includes food, snacks, or drinks, then ensure you also put time aside to sample these.