With the stresses and strains of daily life it is important to take some time out to relax and treat you, and what could be the perfect way to ultimate relaxation other than a day at the spa.
When you think of a health spa, you automatically picture a mansion type house in the middle of nowhere that is expensive to get to and expensive to stay, but contrary to popular belief having a spa day at your local fitness club can be relatively inexpensive.
Now more local health and fitness clubs are opening spas as an extension of their facilities so treating you/ friends or family is now much cheaper and far less hassle than before.
So what can you expect from a day at the spa?
Usually upon arrival you are given a tour of the facilities, and then shown to a locker/ changing area where you will be given a complimentary robe and towel. The idea of this is that you can laze about all day in just a robe, making the whole experience completely relaxing.
Included in your spa day if using a health and fitness club is full use of the facilities from then gym to the swimming pool, as well as specialist areas such as the steam room, Jacuzzis and saunas. Most, if not all health spas have these facilities on offer and are included in the price.
A spa day is really open to all and there are packages to suit everyone. If you are looking for a detox day then there are treatments that you can add to your spa day specifically designed to help with a detox program. Or if you are pregnant or have just had a baby there are pre and post natal spa days designed to cater for everything from maternity massages to facials.
Even men can tailor make their own spa day by including treatments that are dedicated into helping with male health and well-being.
So you are at the spa for the day with your best girlfriend and you decide to indulge in a treatment, but what is on offer in most health spas?
One of the most common treatments available in most spas is massages and facials. Working with essential oils and creams, there is nothing more invigorating and relaxing than a massage. There are so many different types of massages available from head to toe, that finding one suitable should be really easy.
There are also many traditional treatments available such as waxing and electrolysis, and some now even offer more advanced hair removal techniques such as laser hair removal.
If you are at the spa because of a special occasion or in preparation for something such as a wedding, there is also the opportunity to have your make-up done and even a new haircut. Most health and beauty spas now have a hair and beauty salon as standard. So you could have a complete head to toe make-over all under one roof.
The list of possible treatments and therapies are endless, with some spas offering alternative therapy like reflexology to help with a range of medical complaints.
Whatever your reason’s for needing to relax and unwind, or even if it’s just because you deserve a treat, a day at the spa could be just the ticket and if you look there is bound to be one just around the corner and you didn’t even know.