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How to Book an Appointment for a Massage

Updated on September 5, 2016
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Thelma has lived and worked for almost three years in the Republic of Ireland as a spa wellness massage therapist.

Me at the Spa reception when I was working in  Ireland
Me at the Spa reception when I was working in Ireland | Source

Why Do We Make Appointments

In this hectic world we live in, we need every now and then a quiet and a tranquil place to rejuvenate our mind and body. A kind of retreat from a stressful life we live. It could be having a holiday in the mountains with awesome nature around us, a walk in the forest where we can hear the songs of the birds and maybe the sounds of flowing waters from a lake or a waterfall. We don´t have to be alone. We can go with our partners who like us, enjoy the beauty of the nature.

This is a kind of retreat where we don´t need any appointments at all. I mean if we want to go to the forest, we don´t say, " hey, forest can we come and visit you?" Well, it would be a great fun if the trees, shrubs and other animals living there answer us. They might say, " No, we are closed today." They might as well say, " Get off! We don´t want people coming to us anymore. We are fed up with the garbage you throw at us." That would be scary, would it not?

Well, in the world we have now, we have to make appointments for almost everything in order to make our lives easy as we are all busy with our day to day living. Besides that, if we don´t make appointments, we will be wasting our time and money in case the place where we are going to is closed or someone whom we like to see is not there. Appointment is surely one of the best creation we human beings invented.

Strawberry nail art manicure.
Strawberry nail art manicure. | Source

What to do before booking

1. Research online

Before booking an appointment, inform yourself online about some Spas or Massage Studios where you can have a good massage treatment. Most of the Spas now have their own websites. You´ll learn what kind of Spas or Massage Studios they are and what treatment they are offering. Read the feedbacks and comments of the people who had been in that Spa before. If the feedbacks are good, then it is worth a try.

2. Ask friends and relatives

Ask friends and relatives if they know a good Spa where you can have a great massage treatment at a reasonable price. The nearer the Spa from your house, the better. So you don´t have to drive long hours for a massage treatment because you will be so tired but relaxed that you can´t concentrate on driving in going home. You only want to sleep. The best would be if you incorporate the massage treatment with other Spa treatments like paraffin wax for your hands and feet and stay in a hotel nearby in case you want to have a weekend holiday with a friend or with your partner in life. Otherwise, let your hubby pick you up half an hour after the treatment.

3. A single massage or a package deal

Think it over whether you want to have a single massage or a package deal treatment before booking. Plan what kind of massage you have in mind. When booking a package deal treatment, there´s a possibility that you will have a discount, maybe 20 to 30%. It depends on the Spa.

4. Set a budget

Knowing your budget before booking can save you time and money.

5. Questions prepared

Prepare a sheet of paper with all your questions and put it near the telephone when you phone the Spa. Don´t forget the pen for writing down the information you will be having.

6. Have your credit card with you

You might need your credit card in case the Spa ask your credit card number to secure your booking. The Spa might get a percentage of the booking price from your credit card in case you don´t show up to your appointment without informing or calling for cancellation. There are always rules and regulations in every Spa and Massage Studios for you to follow.

Manicure, Spa Treatment

Manicured Hands
Manicured Hands | Source

How to Book an Appointment

  1. Call the Spa or the Massage Studio.
  2. Tell the receptionist on the phone that you are planning to have a massage treatment on the day and time you want to come. Ask if that day and time is available.
  3. Ask the price of the massage treatment.
  4. Ask the package deal treatment price if you want to have more than just a massage like a manicure or a pedicure. You might get a discount.
  5. Ask what time you have to come prior to your appointment.
  6. Ask if you have to bring something with you like a bathrobe or a towel. Most Spas have towels or bathrobes for you but some Spas in Ireland and in Germany would ask you to bring slippers, bathrobe and swimsuit when you have plenty of treatments to enjoy.
  7. Ask the address or the way in going to the Spa in case you don´t know, yet.
  8. Ask how you can pay. The Spa might ask your credit card number to secure your booking.

Note: You can apply these guidelines when booking personally, too.

Spa Treatment You Might Book

Advantages in Booking on Time

There are some advantages in booking a spa treatment on time. Spas are having special offers during Christmas, Easter time and the time when the spas are having less clients in summer.

1. Check on special offers spas have and you will be able to have a reduced price for a treatment, you will be getting two treatments for a price of one or even a package deal for an affordable price

2. You can choose the massage therapist you want to have that is if you have been there in that spa before.

3. You can still choose the day and time you want to be treated.

4. You will have a wonderful time looking forward to that planned relaxing day in the spa.


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    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      22 months ago from Germany

      Thank you very much AshfaqAhmad92.

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      22 months ago from Lahore, Pakistan

      Very informative

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany

      Hi chickenklemm! I lived in Ireland a few years ago. Now I live in 2 countries Philippines and Germany, but not in Munich. Thanks for your comment.

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      7 years ago

      hi thelma, do you live in ireland or munich?

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany

      Thank you vespawoolf for your nice comments. I always need references from my friends and relatives, too. Luckily I have a school friend who massage me whenever I´m in my home country. I hope you can find the right masseuse. Take care.

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      Vespa Woolf 

      7 years ago from Peru, South America

      I agree that it's important to research before booking a massage. I usually follow references given to me by friends or relatives. Now I'm hankering for a massage!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany

      Thank you for your visit DDE. I appreciate that. Have a lovely day!

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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      How to Book an Appointment for a Massage I too used to work this way your tips are most helpful and a well organized hub.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Rajan for the vote and sharing. Have a happy weekend!

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Interesting and useful info, Thelma.

      Voted up and shared.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany

      Hi Bake Like a Pro,

      I wish you´ll try the massage professionally. You´ll love it.

      BTW, I have checked my guava pineapple smoothie hub and everything was fine with the photos and there´s still the comment section on it. Thanks anyway to let me know. I have done the same when it had happened to the hubs of our co writers.

      Thanks for your kind comment. I appreciate that.

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      Bake Like a Pro 

      8 years ago

      I love massages but never had it done professionally. These are good tips I can share with my friend who gets regular massages. By the way this has nothing to do this post but I was reading your post on pineapple smoothie, some of the pictures were cut off and there was no comment section. I thought to let you know.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany

      Thank you unknown spy. Have a lovely day!

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      very useful hub esp to those who are planning to book for a massage.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany

      Hi Eddy,

      Hot Stone treatment is great especially during winter time when we feel soooooooo cold and our bones are aching. I´m glad you like the hot stone massage. Thanks for stopping by and yes, I´ll enjoy my day. I hope you, too.

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      8 years ago from Wales

      My daughter paid for me to have a hot stone massage a while back and it was amazing. Thanks for this gem Thelma.

      Enjoy your day.


    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany

      Hi Suzie HQ,

      I´m glad you like it. I´m a big fan of massage, too. I love both, the giving and the taking of massages. It´s always a great pleasure for me to have this treatment as it relaxes me so well that if I don´t have to get up, I just stay on the massage table and sleep til the next day. As of the paraffin wax treatment, it´s awesome. Thanks for your amazing comment and for sharing this hub to others. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      8 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Loved your pic at the Spa in Ireland! Great tips and ideas for booking a massage here! I am a big fan of massage as you know. It relaxes and soothes the body so well, loosening up those tight muscles.The paraffin wax treatment is an excellent one you highlighted to have and leaves the hands in the most amazing condition. Great job, votes, shared this on Thelma!!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany

      Hi Tammy, thanks for sharing this to other readers. Highly appreciated. I hope you´ll find the best spa nearby. Enjoy the spa treatment;-)

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany

      Bill you have missed something, lol. You can still do it now or later but not to late. Who knows you might have a great idea what to write next after the treatment. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany

      Thank you kristensaugusta for reminding me about the Spas website. I knew I have missed something before I published this hub, only I did not know yet what it was. I´m glad you mentioned it. I´ll add this information now. How could I forget it when it´s the first thing I do before booking. Thanks again;-)

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      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh la, la! I could certainly use one of these right now. I am going to look into this. Spas offer so many wonderful services. Great hub!

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have only had one massage in my lifetime and it was heaven. Thanks for the tips and reminder that I really need to do this again.

    • kristenaugusta profile image


      8 years ago

      I am also a massage therapist and I must say that your post covered a lot of the information that my clients need to book their appointments. The only option that I feel you missed was the opportunity for people to access the Spa's website. This will give them a chance to check out the services they offer as well as book their appointment on line. My clients have really taken advantage of this option and I can see a nice increase in the number of appointments that are scheduled


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