Day after day, you wake up tense and sore, fighting off a pounding headache with ibuprofen. A few weeks in, you finally realize that this daily routine is not doing the job. Deadlines at your job have started to stress you out, the traffic during your commute has made you impatient, and all you want is a vacation.
No Time for a Trip
Hoping for a relaxing getaway, you begin to look through travel guides. Sadly, you realize it is impossible right now; with work deadlines approaching, there is no time to take a vacation. There is, however, enough time in your schedule to head to the spa! For a relaxing weekend, find the best spa to help unwind your mind. Whether you are just looking for a fun girl’s day out, or you are looking to reap the medical benefits of going to the spa, we will help you find the right place to go.
Decide on the Reason for Your Spa Trip
First and foremost, you must decide what you are looking for in a spa. Full-service day spas offer everything from therapeutic massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, and more. Many spas have specialists trained to provide further services.
Plan a Specialized Visit
Spas often have trained specialists that treat guests who need help with:
- Stress Management
- Weight Loss
- Acne and Acne Scars
- Blood Pressure and Circulation Improvement
- Pain Management
- Pre-Wedding Pampering
This is only a handful of reasons to visit the spa. Considering your needs and interests will help you determine which spa location is best. Make sure that your spa has a specialist that can help you!
Check for Certification
Before considering a visit, check that the spa and its employees have proper certification needed to conduct business. This will vary by state. While this might seem basic, unfortunately, many spas run without their certification and registration, which is dangerous. Some engage in illegal practices. Those who are not trained to offer particular services can damage a guest’s body, causing ongoing difficulties.
Review the Reviews
That being said, we recommend that you do not treat yourself or your loved ones to a day at a poorly rated spa. While everyone deserves a second chance, spas with a high number of bad reviews are better left without your business. When you are looking to treat your body—skin, muscles, face, and spine—to a delightful pampering, never settle for less. You only get one body; care for it.
Highly Rated Customer Service
Along with good reviews comes great customer service. A spa day during which the guest is faced with difficult employees is a spa day wasted. There is nothing soothing or relaxing about dealing with rude front desk workers or an angry massage therapist. If you see that a spa has talented employees but rude staff, your business, time, and hard earned paycheck is best spent elsewhere. Find a company that cares as much for their clients as they do themselves. When choosing a spa, you want them to be personal, warm, welcoming, and inviting. If they push themselves to make you feel at home, you will have a positive experience.
Review lists of recommendations for your area, like Frommer’s List of the best spas. Frommer’s is a trusted name (along with others) for finding and reviewing excellent establishments.
One of the most common (and most obvious) reasons to visit a spa is to experience comfort and relaxation. This can be enhanced by a spa’s location and surroundings. Getting a massage in the middle of a busy mall during the weekend might not easily lend itself to ultimate relaxation. Receiving a massage next to a trickling stream during a warm spring day at an outdoor spa is a much more compelling treat. When you are spending your money, you need to make sure it’s worth it!
Convenience of Location
Similarly, overall location can play into your spa experience. If you book a spa that is across town in the middle of rush hour, you might defeat the purpose of your spa visit. You don’t want to stress out on your way to the spa, in fear that you will miss your appointment. Instead, complete your spa experience with an easy commute. What if there are two similar spas with equivalent credentials and ratings? Check the location! If one is 5 miles closer to your home or office than the other, go with the closer one! You will not regret that decision.
Price should not be a defining factor of a spa visit; an expensive spa can provide mediocre service and a more affordable spa can offer unbeatable service. However, you should look for spas that fit in your budget. Determine the highest rated spa within your budget and try out one or two services from the establishment. If you are impressed, you will know that you have found a trustworthy spa. If you are feeling brave, you can even start with the lowest priced spa in your budget and try a few services from them!
Guests that are interested in natural, environmentally friendly services should opt for a natural or organic spa. The lack of preservatives and chemicals used in their products benefits not only the earth, but also the body. Those with sensitive skin might highly benefit from an organic spa visit, too!
Choose a spa that offers guests with amazing amenities! Perhaps they offer guests an adult beverage to help unwind after a long day of work; maybe they offer guests access to their hot tubs when they come in for a visit; maybe they provide guests with plush, comfortable Boca Terry towels, robes, and slippers during their time. Whatever it is, make sure your spa day meets all of your expectations!
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