Spa is a place, specifically a posh resort, that offers various treatments and services. The treatment can range from a massage to a facial to an aromatherapy session.
What Services are Offered in a spa?
Massages are provided at spa’s, specifically massage parlors. Massages can be Swedish (consists of kneading and pressure on muscles), deep tissue (can be painful but gives deep muscle relaxation), therapeutic (similar to deep tissue but focuses more on the muscle) or hot stone. The type of massage you receive depends on the spa that you’re going to, or if you want to find a reputable place it’s best to ask friends and family who have previously gone to one.
Facial treatments are provided at spas by estheticians and skin experts. Facials can range from basic cleansing masks to chemical peels depending on the type of facial you receive.
Manicures and pedicures are provided at spas by estheticians, nail specialists and nail technicians. Manicures can be basic or chinese, while pedicures can be basic or gel polish depending on the type of service you receive.
Aromatherapy is self explanatory and is frequently delivered through candles and oils. Decks of aromatherapy cards are available for the customer to choose from which includes natural essential oils that can provide stress relief or relaxation, respectively.
5. Massage Parlors
Massage parlors are privately-owned establishments that provide massage services. These spas have no official affiliation with any spa and do not partake in the same regulations as most spas, which is why the services provided are legal but people don’t promote these establishments for a moral reason.
6. Yoga Chairs/Spa Parties
Yoga chairs and especially spa parties are often sold at spas and you’ll encounter many situations where they’re present at a specific place. A spa party is a special party/festival/event where you can be treated to all sorts of special treatments while getting to talk to other like-minded individuals who share the same interests as yours.
Although not necessarily a spa, there are a variety of things that spa’s can do to help you feel better. Maybe you’re looking for something new and different, or maybe you just want to relax after school. Either way, it’s best to go to a reputable place so that your experience is safe and enjoyable.