Friends at a day spa

What Makes a Good Day Spa

It seems like day spas are popping up all over the place these days as the need for pampering and relaxation continues to increase as the demands of life become more chaotic. How do you know if the new spa in town is really all it’s cracked up to be or if that trusty, established spa is up to the latest standards? Here are some guidelines to help you determine if the spa you’re going to is actually a good one!

Ambience & Cleanliness

A relaxed, positive atmosphere is a must-have for any spa. It should look and smell good and emit peacefulness and make you feel comfortable. No matter what service you are visiting the spa for, you should expect a very high standard of cleanliness.

Courteous Staff

A good spa has a team of experienced, professional staff members who are polite, friendly, and attentive. You should never feel intimidated or judged during a spa visit. The spa staff should be sensitive to your mood, checking to make sure you are comfortable and happy during your treatment.

Proper Communication

If finding the spa service you want and booking your appointment is easy, then chances are you found yourself a good day spa. Your appointment should be confirmed to you in writing and you should be sent important information such as cancellation fees, directions, arrival time, and details about what all is included in the service you booked.

Standards of Service

You should fully expect for your spa service to be performed by a skilled professional. Even if you are using a gift certificate or getting the service because it had a special discount, you should never receive a subpar experience. If a spa sells itself as an “affordable” option, don’t expect marble floors, but do expect the facility to be perfectly clean. A good spa will have drinking water readily available and will provide advice on proper hydration following your spa service.

Attention to Details

You can easily tell if a spa has spent the time necessary to ensure that you have the best experience possible. The lounge area shouldn’t have out-to-date, grimy magazines and should be comfortable and clean.

Products

The spa should let you know exactly what products they are using and why they use them, but you should never feel pressured to purchase them.

Now that you know what to expect from a good spa, you’ll never settle for anything less!

Love,

Gen

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