Your health is as important as your other inevitable tasks. Work is important and so is rest. Rest implies total relaxation, physical, mental and spiritual. And this is where the spas make a delightful entry in our lives.
If you are a newbie, there is nothing to worry, because there is always a first time. First, we need to find a good home made spa. Obviously, there are bound to be a number of questions. Only if your queries are satisfied, you shall enjoy the spa experience. Search for the spas based on the location.
Check their websites and see what services they provide. Most importantly, see whether the cost suits you or not. Prices in metros and those in resort or hotel spas are likely to be higher. Also, if the spas provide more luxuries and amenities, it shall be costlier. It is your money and you need to get its worth.
Once you have zeroed on some quality spas, call them. You can ask your queries to the spa therapists. You can tell them about the style of spa therapy you are looking for, your expectations and ask if the spa treatment can have any adverse effects or not. If satisfied, you can ask for an appointment to tour the spa. It is always better to take a regular or experienced spa customer with you.
A lot can be told about a spa once you visit it. Check the environment and ambience. Do you feel like relaxing here? See how the customers are being treated. See if the therapists are courteous, punctual, pleasant and clean. Check whether the place is clean and that proper sanitation is maintained.
Most importantly, check whether the spa is a known or a reputed brand or not. See if they are associated with a national or international spa association. Massage therapists and aestheticians should be licensed or have a valid certification. Only when you feel comfortable with the tour, ask about your preferences, like the types of treatment, the treatment best for your skin, the cost , the services offered with a treatment. The most popular spa treatments include massages, facials, body facials, sauna, steam bath, reflexology, pedicures and manicures.
As far as the tip is regarded, if the service charge is included in the cost, there is no need for a tip. Or else, it is generally between 10 to 20 percent of the treatment cost. So, go pamper yourself!!