5 Tips to Enjoying Your Day Spa Visit
There's just something about walking into a day spa, isn't there? It's a haven from your hectic every day life, an oasis that lets you do something just for you. That massage or body treatment feels like a guilty indulgence, even though it's probably necessary for your sanity!
Whether you're visiting a day spa for the first time or
the fiftieth, these tips will help you get the most out
of your massage, body wrap, aromatherapy, etc.
1. Remember when Mom told you not to swim for an hour
after eating? Well, the same holds true for spa visits.
Don't eat for at least an hour before a massage or body
2. Arrive 30 minutes early. If you're worried about
being late, tapping your foot waiting for the elevator
and rushing to the receptionist desk, you won't get
nearly as much out of your visit.
3. RELAX! I know, that's how you're supposed to feel
after you're done. If you can take a few deep breaths
before your treatment (in the waiting room, since
you're early, right?), your experience will be that
much more rewarding.
4. Drink LOTS of water before and after. Water enhances
the detoxifying and rehydrating benefits.
5. Talk to your therapists - they don't bite! If
anything feels off, let them know: too hot/cold, too
much pressure/too little pressure, music's too loud -
anything. They want you to have the best experience
possible so you'll come back for more.
Theresa Carter is the creator and publisher of TheLocalTourist.com, a free online guide to downtown Chicago. Find restaurants, bars, spas, salons, events, attractions, shopping, media, transportation - anything Chicago. Theresa also provides a weekly events newsletter. http://www.thelocaltourist.com
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