Is there anything more relaxing than a day at the spa? You can leave your worries (and your smartphone) at the door and focus on refreshing your body and putting your mind at ease. If you have never set up a day of pampering and bliss before, visiting a salon might be a new experience for you. Don’t worry, you can take steps to get the most out of your day. Here’s how you can set up a relaxation day for yourself and whoever joins you.
Listen to the needs of your body.
Why do you want to spend the day getting pampered and cared for? Do you have sore muscles that need restorative treatments? Do you want to step away from your errands and chores for an afternoon?
Your body and mind are trying to communicate with you so it’s important to listen to them. Prioritize which aspects of treatment you want your technicians to focus on. For example, if you have been on your feet all week, it may be time for a foot massage and added salt scrub. If you just got back from a beach vacation, you might want a skin treatment to rehydrate your body. You set up a wonderful day out just by identifying your current pain points.
Review the services provided.
Once you have a better understanding of what you want to get out of the day, review the various services and body treatments offered by your relaxation destination. Some places specialize in relaxation therapy. They want you to relax and let your mind forget the problems that plague you. Other places take on a physical therapy role, working different muscle groups and cosmetic challenges with their treatments.
Get to know each of the services and how they can help you. Would you like a relaxation massage to wipe your worries away or a therapeutic massage that can help reduce main from a sports injury? Would you like to relax in a sauna or freshen up your look with a facial and skin treatment?
If you have any questions, contact the salon and ask about different services. Learn who these services are for and decide whether or not you could benefit from them. This can help you make the right decisions about your day.
Choose your treatment rooms.
Some salons have multiple rooms to choose from to help customers relax. One room might have a beach theme to make you feel like you are on the shore, while another room reminds you of a bamboo forest. If you are familiar with the place you are going to, call ahead to ask about specific rooms. You can try a new room that you have never used before or request a favorite area to relax in.
Add a new element each time.
If this is your first time enjoying a day of pampering, choose a few unique services to help you relax. Next time you visit, add a new experience or product to expand your horizons. For example, you can add a hot stone element to your scheduled massage, or set aside a few minutes to rest in the steam room. Most places offer multiple services at different price points and times. You can stick to your favorite experiences or try new ones to see if you like them better.
Taking a day to yourself can be a wonderful reward for a stressful week. It can also serve as a fun activity for you and your friends. The next time you need a little pampering, find your nearest salon and book a day out. Try new services and experiences to discover your new favorite treatments.