A spa is a place for relaxation and personal care treatments that has become extremely popular over the past decade. There are several types of spas, including day spas, overnight spas, and destination spas. While all spas may offer the same type of treatment, day spas offer more options for working people looking to relax without leaving the city. A destination spa, on the other hand, also offers accommodation, so visitors are able to sleep and eat there. Over the last few years, medical spas have also become popular by offering treatments such as Botox® and laser resurfacing.
All day spas offer some basics, such as a relaxing atmosphere, private treatment rooms, professional workers, and a variety of extras, which can include anything from slippers to tea. Typically, they offer all kind of body treatments, although some specialize in certain types over others. The most common services include facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, waxing and electrolysis, and aromatherapy.
Larger day spas offer more advanced treatment options that may include body wraps, skin exfoliation, and body scrubs. The most expensive type usually includes large facilities to house hydrotherapy treatments such as hot springs, mud baths, sauna, and steam baths. The line among spas and beauty salons have become blurrier in the last few years, and now many spas offer hair cutting, nutrition guidance, makeup application, and even small gyms.
If you prefer a complete experience, consider choosing a day spa that offers different types of massage, such as reflexology, hot stone massage, or acupressure. If you choose any of these services, make sure the aestheticians and massage therapists are certified.
A la carte services, where the client can choose from the different treatments, are the most common form of service that day spas offer, although spa packages are also popular. Prices vary wildly depending on location, quality, and the type of treatment offered.