A spa visit is a perfect way to relax, unwind, and give yourself a bit of pampering. A little pre-spa preparation will ensure that your first visit goes as smoothly as possible. Report 15 minutes before your appointment, and have awareness of what you wear and eat for a truly relaxing adventure that will leave you daydreaming about your next.
Schedule Treatments in Advance
Booking your treatments in advance is essential, as this guarantees that the spa will be able to accommodate your needs. If you are considering multiple treatments, speak with someone from Executive Spa directly so that they can best organize your time. For a visit that includes a facial, massage, and lash extensions, for example, your treatments may need to take place in a specific order for the best results and effective use of your time. When you’re booking treatments, ensure that you have time to take advantage of the spa’s facilities — such as the sauna — to relax amid appointments. Click here to book now!
Dress and Pack Accordingly
Avoid wearing jewelry to a spa, because you will be asked to remove it before getting treatments. Towels and robes are typically provided at spas, so there is no need to bring your own. The same goes for personal hygiene products, such as shampoo and soap, but bring your own if you prefer. If your spa day includes the use of a sauna check in advance whether a bathing suit or sandals are needed. Because you will be relaxed after your visit, wear comfortable clothing, such as a pair of loose sweatpants and a loose cotton top.
Food and Water
Eat lightly before arriving at the spa, so you don’t feel heavy and full during your time there. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water before, during, and after your visit. Massages and hot humid conditions, such as in a sauna, are wonderful for detoxing and relaxing, but they cause your body to lose fluid. Similarly, to ensure that you get the most from your visit, take a shower before you arrive and exfoliate well to remove as much dead skin as possible. This will help you get the most benefit from skin treatments, such as facials, body wraps, and body scrubs, which use special ingredients to nourish and pamper your skin.
Arrive at the spa 15 minutes before your first appointment. This gives you a chance to check-in, fill out paperwork, and tour the facilities so you know what is available to you. Plan to pay for a few extras while at the spa, and bring a credit card to avoid having to carry cash.
During Your Massage
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session.
If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask. We would love to have you here at Executive Spa & Massage!