Are you planning to go to a spa for the first time? This post will give you some short guidelines about spa etiquette.
Arrive at the Spa Early
Hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and multi-head showers are just a few of the amenities that often are available to anyone purchasing a facial or body treatment—especially at resort or destination spas. If you know the spa offers such options, show up at least an hour before your scheduled service. That way you can steam or soak, and also get cozy in a robe and slippers and lie on a chaise lounge sipping on citrus water and nibbling on dried fruit. Source: Expedia
Speak Up About What You Want
When you make a massage appointment, the receptionist will generally ask if you male or female massage therapist. If you don’t have a preference, you are more likely to get a male as many people prefer female therapists. Massage therapists are trained to respect boundaries and use proper draping techniques, so either should be fine.
During the massage, feel free to speak up on anything you would like to be different — more pressure, less pressure, quieter music, a blanket if you’re cold, turning the table warmer off. Your comfort is the most important thing, and your therapist is there for you. Source: About
Take It All Off (Or Don’t)
You’re led into a changing room, handed a robe, and told to undress…um, all the way? For massages and body treatments, ideally you disrobe completely (that means underwear, too). Most spas offer paper panties to wear during body treatments (like scrubs, wraps, or self-tanning)—they don’t cover much, but enough to provide a modicum of modesty. You can also request a same-sex therapist when you book your appointment if that makes you feel more at ease. And you’ll never be completely exposed. “Massage therapists and aestheticians are well trained in the art of draping, so they’ll uncover only areas they’re working on. If getting anywhere close to naked with a stranger (no matter how adept at draping) is not your idea of a relaxing experience—but you still want some spa pampering—consider Thai massage or shiatsu, for which you wear your own loose-fitting clothes. For a facial, take off your bra (or at least lower the straps) before you slip into a robe, so it doesn’t interfere with the neck and shoulder massage. Source: Oprah
However, if you’re not comfortable with these guidelines, you can still enjoy spa treatments in the comfort of your own home! Please feel free to call us.
Signature Mobile Spa
19505 68 A Avenue, Surrey, BC V4N 6R3