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What you don't know about how to 'spa' can harm you

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The holiday season, a time for family and loved ones, and great food and comfort, but most importantly it’s about those merry activities and feelings around the holidays. Ah yes, the delicious drinks, parties, and frankly let’s add in a spa day to really keep the party going. Wine, margaritas, and more wine, and maybe some good ol’ beer, and of course the holiday parties is all you need to keep your intoxication going as you enjoy the holiday fever, and to top it off enjoy what a spa has to offer you.

You just may want to remember for your own sake and everybody’s sake actually that liquor and a massage combined don’t mix, and if the spa is doing the appropriate job then they’ll be forced to deny you service if you are intoxicated or have been drinking more than a safe limit to receive a massage. Actually, just don’t drink right before or after the massage. Let’s keep it that simple. Remember that television shows and movies can be based off of reality or vice versa, but people seem to conveniently forget there can be plenty of imagination or things taken from one’s experiences that seeps into film but doesn’t exactly need to be duplicated in reality. So although drinking paired with a massage makes perfect sense in film, in reality it can make you puke your little lungs out if you drink right before a massage since massaging makes the blood flow and is awakening all areas of the body (massage promotes lymphatic movement), which can mean that liquor you just consumed creates waste product, and can cause nausea from all the movement. People have gotten violently ill from being ignorant of this important information, and then there are the others who are suffering from some form of stupidity that will risk their health for a piece of enjoyment.

Many spas are very strict about this policy, and can and will refuse to perform services on you- but then there somehow still are those spas that promote drinking so this message doesn’t say social responsibility now does it? Maybe if you’re receiving a nice manicure and pedicure, or other types of services other than a massage or body service then it can be okay to drink. But do remember if it’s evident that you have consumed alcohol prior to your session the spa will and can charge you (it’s their right because that wasted spot or appointment could have been filled to pay the professional provider) so before you drink, cancel less than 24 hours or whatever other selfish thing you’re going to do remember to “spa” responsibly so your professional provider can get that spot filled if you can’t attend to your own appointment.

Now that we have established about how selfish people ruin the spa experience, and that alcohol and a massage don’t pair well with each other then you may decide which service you wish to have.

Living in the moment is a powerful experience and precious element of life, so live in the moment during the holiday season and drop your thoughts at the door to experience the peace that a spa service has to offer you. Strip away any anxieties, worries, present and future worries in order to enjoy your time in peace at the spa during the holiday season.

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