Spa Etiquette: 9 Tips to Make Your Trip to the Spa More Enjoyable

A trip to the spa is often a welcome relief from the stress and strain of everyday life; an opportunity to unwind, relax and get some much needed TLC.  Whether you visit the spa on weekly or monthly basis or go only when you really need it, here are a few tips to keep in mind to make the most out of your experience:


1. Make an Effort to be On Time

When you arrive late, your therapist will not cut into the next client’s appointment to make up for it but, simply give you the most of your service that she can in the remaining time.  After all, you wouldn’t want  your service cut short because the person before you was late, would you?


So, make sure to arrive on time to get the most out of your appointment every time.


2. Arrive Early

Going to the spa shouldn’t be a stress inducing affair.  If you can, try to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before your appointment.


This will allow you to change clothes and even shower if you need to before receiving your massage or body treatment.  Not to mention that rushing and arriving late can cause you to start your treatment with unnecessary tension.


So, do yourself a favor and arrive early.


3. Turn Off Your Cell Phone

Most spas have rules posted, clearly stating to turn off or at least silence cell phones.  So, please do so, nothing can ruin your or someone else’s relaxing moment at the spa faster than a loud, silly ringtone.


4. Use Your Spa Voice

Did you know that there is a difference between your spa voice and your indoor voice?


Although it may not be explicitly stated, use a voice just a notch or two softer than your regular speaking voice when in the spa to avoid disturbing other patrons and keep the atmosphere welcoming and relaxing.


5. Ask For a Tour

One of the best ways to find out if a particular spa is for you is to ask for a tour.  There is nothing wrong with doing this and will allow you to see what services are offered and make sure that the facilities are clean and professional.


6. Be Open About Medical Conditions

If you’ve had surgery, are healing from an injury or are pregnant, let your therapist know.  There are certain protocols that therapists have for handling each of these situations in a professional manner, which will contribute to both your safety and enjoyment.


If you’ve had surgery or a have had a recent injury, your therapist may handle your massage differently so as not to irritate or re-injure that area.


If you are pregnant, there may be certain services which you cannot receive such as body wraps or chemical treatments and certain types of body work.


7. Keep Your Valuables at Home

Yes, most spas do offer lockers but, keep in mind that it is still possible to lose valuables. You might put something in a pocket of your robe in an attempt to keep it nearby and could easily end up losing it.


A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is, if you care if it gets lost, don’t bring it to the spa.


8. Dress Comfortably

It may not always be possible to make it to the spa in comfortable clothes, especially if your appointment is after work.  In this case make sure to bring a change of comfortable clothes to change into after your service.


Nothing is worse than putting on a scratchy suit or a pair of stiff slacks after a massage or facial.


9. Don’t Do Anything You Aren’t Comfortable With

Because spa services deal with the well being of the human body, it is inevitable that some services may require you to be fully nude in order to get the most benefit.


For instance, during a massage your therapist may need access to your glutes, coccyx, sacrum and periformis.  These muscles play a large part in helping your therapist relieve lower back pain.


Our massage therapists are well trained in the art of draping and will treat you with dignity, modesty and respect.  If you are uncomfortable, say something and don’t go beyond your comfort zone if it compromises your enjoyment of the service.

Egea Spa offers a range of spa services in a clean, relaxing and comfortable environment.  Make an appointment today for a massage, facial or mani/pedi by calling 847-332-2772.