Spa schedules are not just for women any more. Men are becoming very good customers for the use of spa treatments such as massages and facials.
It is always best to arrive 20-30 minutes early before the scheduled treatment. This gives you time to enjoy the facilities that may be available for you. Naturally, after relaxing your muscles during a massage you won't want to hit the fitness room where they will tighten back up,so arrive early to check out the exercise facilities or begin to unwind before your treatment in the relaxation room.
Shower before your massage
Another reason to arrive early is to have time to take a shower before your treatment/ You will want to have that clean, fresh feeling before your entrance into the assigned treatment room, and your massage therapist will appreciate it as well!
Turn off your cell phone
Keep your mobile on silent or turn it off completely. Although you may not be bringing your phone into the treatment room, it is still best not to have it buzzing or ringing in the locker room.
Talk with your spa technologist
It is very important to be open with the person who is giving your massage, facial or other spa treatment. Discuss sensitivities, injuries, and chronic problems that can be addressed while you are being treated. If you have health conditions or concerns, it is a good idea to discuss them with your doctor and with the spa staff when making your appointment.
Underwear is always optional
The most important part of your spa experience is your absolute comfort. If you don't feel comfortable removing your underwear before a treatment, don't! While many people feel comfortable, in the buff under the sheet or towel cover during their treatment, some prefer to keep their undergarments on.
Avoid lotion before waxing
Applying lotion or body creams before the wax will make it more difficult to remove the strip wax. Skip the heavy moisturizers before a back or chest wax and the whole experience will be a little smoother. Don't forget to let your waxing technician know if you are using and ingestible or topical skin medications as these can increase sensitivity to waxing.
Always tip your technologist
A 15-20% tip is always appropriate for your aesthetician or massage therapist. Remember that this person has given you an hour massage of their expertise.
Always stay out of the sun
Prolonged exposure to the sun and its rays can make your skin extra sensitive and can be very dehydrating. It's best to avoid harsh sun exposure the day of and the day after your treatment at the spa. Always remember to wear sunscreen when you are out.