Spa First Timer's Guide:
- It is necessary; always necessary to inform the spa personnel whether the visit to the spa is a first time visit.
- A first time visit to any spa, should include a tour around the spa, for you to take a good look at the spa facilities in order to help you make your decision about your visit to the spa accordingly.
- The spa personnel may not always be able to book an appointment for you due to prior appointments; however a good spa facility will always make it a point to entitle you to a tour for your satisfaction.
- You should make a list of all your requirements before taking a tour to a spa, and get all your queries answered on your first visit, as ongoing questions on latter visits about the spa facility may seem rude.
- All questions should be answered with patience and complete details by the spa personnel on your first visit.
- Sometimes, it is only natural that a spa first timer will not know all the details about the general spa procedures, regarding which they have to educated about.
- Find out which spa treatments would be right for you, from massage and facials to spa manicures and pedicures.
- While booking a spa treatment for a massage or any other body treatment, state your preference for a male therapist or female therapist.
Spa First Timer's Guide With Procedures:
- When you have a spa appointment always at least 15 to 30 before the appointment.
- Arriving early will help you to get the full benefits of your spa treatment, like a steam bath or sauna therapy.
- Arriving early will also give you time to to change into your robes and slippers that should be provided by the spa facility and take that extra time for a hot tub.
- Take a hot shower before your massage as it is essential for you to wash the chlorine of your body if you have taken a dip in the hot tub.
- It is advisable to carry a bathing suit to the spa, for every visit, especially if you do not want to be nude during your body treatments.
- An usher should always be at your service to escort you to the locker on your first visit.
- The usher or escort to the spa should show you where the locker is and how it works.
- The locker should always have a lock with a key.
- At certain times the bath robes and slippers are placed in the locker, therefore you will not be given one manually.
- The waiting room is also referred to as the "meditation room" or "meditation lounge"so do not get confused, when after your shower you are asked to be seated at the "meditation room".
- The therapist appointed for you will receive you from the waiting room at the time of appointment to escort you to the massage room or to the room where the particular treatment will take place on you.
- At every level of the treatment procedure the therapist will instruct you about what you must do...right from getting on to the table, in what positions and postures to lie in right up to leaving the room.
- Right before the massage the therapist will you time to take off your robe, hang it on a hook, and get underneath the towel or sheets and return when you are ready.
- When the treatment is over, the therapist will leave the room for you to put your robe back on, and wait outside till you are ready to leave the room.
- After your treatment you will be required to return to the meditation room, and wait or relax there till such time the necessary preparations have been made for your next treatment.
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