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How to Enjoy Your First Experience at a Massage Spa

If the prospect of being in a spa makes you nervous, you sure are not alone. People’s first spa experience is usually when they receive some kind of a gift card to a spa. For some people, this spa visit never happens because they’re anxious about what could possibly transpire and being clueless about spa etiquette essentials.

But just relax. The biggest concern is often removing your clothes for a massage. In reality, spas – reputable ones at least – follow strict regulations for draping during massage. You only need to expose the specific area of your body that is being worked on. The rest will be covered with a blanket or a large towel. Also, there are treatments that let you keep your clothes on, such as reflexology.

And don’t stress over what or what not to do – somebody will guide you throughout your visit.

How to Choose a Spa

Usually, we choose a spa out of convenience – what’s the closest or which one is cheapest? However, there are other factors you have to take into account, like the the therapists’ credentials. In fact, if there’s one particularly cheap spa, this could mean they have under-qualified therapists.

Also look into the staff’s behavior, and you can give it a test run by calling them for an inquiry. If they’re rude or unprofessional, forget it. Also, when you arrive at the spa, the environment should be quiet, relaxing and clean , with soothing music, dim lighting, and pleasant aromas.

If you’d like to know what a spa is like, you always ask them to give you a tour around the place. Often, they would be eager to give you one. When booking your appointment, tell them it’s a first for you. Knowing this, they should have more patience answering all of your questions. In most cases, they will probably ask you some questions too, such as your preferred therapist, whether male or female.

Just Before You Go

It’s good not to eat at least an hour or so before a massage to avoid passing gas during the session. And drink plenty of water following treatment enjoy enhanced benefits.

Communicating with Your Therapist

Finally, don’t hesitate to speak to your therapist during the massage. So if you want them to press lighter, speak up and they will be glad to follow your lead. If you want to chat or not to chat, they will follow your cue. It’s really all about you and what you want, so take it easy and just enjoy.

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