Before you go on your spa break, indulge in a little time thinking about whether you’re looking to relieve stress and tension with your spa treatment, treat a sports injury, give skin a little TLC, have a general detox, or simply feel indulged.
Talk to a therapist on the phone before your spa treatment and ask for their advice. After all, they know best!
It’s important to let therapists know if you have any allergies, health conditions, or if you’re pregnant before your spa treatment. Remember, this is all about you, so we want to make sure you have the best experience possible.
From Tibetan Sound Massages to Lava Shell Massages, while we love a back, neck and shoulder rub there’s so much more on the menu. If you play a lot of sport or sit at a desk a lot, you may be looking for a deep tissue massage, in which case Thai or hot stone massages are best, while for something lighter try an aromatherapy massage.
Facials are typically a spa treatment associated with women, but they are great for men as well, especially when it comes to countering pollution and shaving. In short, here’s what to look for…
If you’re looking to plump skin, target age spots and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, you’re looking for an anti-ageing facial. For dry skin go for treatments designed to nourish, hydrate, restore and revitalise. Avoid scrubs that are too harsh or that are likely to dry skin out further.
After a long week surrounded by city pollution opt for anything aimed at revitalising and rejuvenating skin. Finally, if you have sensitive skin or are under the age of 25, look for clay or mud mask elements but avoid scrubs and aggressive cleansing treatments, especially if acne is a problem.
Here we get into a whole realm of possibilities with spa treatments. From a rasul that’s perfect for couples or groups looking for quality time together (cover one another in mud and sit in a steam room for a while), to a body wrap for head to toe skincare.
If you visit a more specialised spa the chances are they will offer a more extensive range of holistic therapies such as reiki, Shiatsu, osteopathy, cranial osteopathy and acupuncture, to name a few.
Manicures and pedicures seem self explanatory, but these come in quite the range of colours, literally. The key thing to know is whether you’re going for a full manicure or pedicure or a mini version. The latter is essentially a file and polish, so if you’re looking for foot massages make sure you upgrade and check what’s included first.