Enjoy Spa Days
There are numerous health spas around the world, and there are probably at least a few in your local area. There are many spas where you are pampered for a day, and many where you spend a week or even longer. Some of the reasons for going to a spa are to fight aging, to lose weight, to acquire better eating habits, to have quality sleep, to quit smoking or to just be pampered for a day.
In addition, your goals for a healing spa day may be to achieve inner peace, mental clarity, or to achieve balance from your head to your toes. Some people search for spiritual centeredness and others simply want a retreat day for a natural detox that aims at easing any tension in their body.
Mineral water has been thought to have a curative power since ancient times. Various spas with mineral water are very popular in Europe and in Japan. Day spas are also popular in Europe.
Spas are for men too as most spas are now gender-neutral. Men can get a massage or a hair treatment. Day spas, spas where you stay for a week or ten days, or those that last for several weeks are available around the world. It all depends on your needs and wants. Spas where you spend a week or more are often located in scenic areas where hiking is part of the package. Physical fitness is frequently a goal for patrons of this spa type.
Some spas have membership packages where you can choose one type of treatment each month. There are even family plans.
The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day.
Some Services Found at Spas
Massages and skin treatments are very popular, but there is a variety of other available services as well. Many spas understand that your lifestyle habits, your health and your mind-body balance are all connected. The health spas that last for a week or more work to treat the whole body.
Available spa services include:
- Body massage using essential oils
- Facial with a skin care consultant
- Foot massage
- Body treatment with a Vichy shower
- Steam sauna treatment
- Hair treatments
- Botox treatment
- Microneedling treatments
- CoolSculpting treatment
- Fitness routine with personal trainer or instructor (Yoga instruction)
- Acupuncture is sometimes offered
- Decadent meals with wine or nutritionist-designed meals
A Vichy shower has from 5 to 7 vertical shower heads, therefore large quantities of water spray over your body while you lie on a swallow bed with drainage holes.
Microneedling (collagen induction therapy) uses tiny sterile needles to treat skin problems, which include acne scarring, loose skin, wrinkles, fine lines, brown skin spots, pore size, stretch marks and pigment issues.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved fat freezing procedure that a non-surgical way to remove fat that has been resistant to dieting and exercise. This procedure makes you look good and it lasts.
Acutonics is a method that uses sound healing to find balance. It uses the power of vibration, intention with light touch to bring the body into greater harmony with the mind.
Scalp Treatment at the Day Spa
Ionic Foot Detox
Another popular treatment is the ionic foot detox, which is designed to pull toxins out of your body through your feet, A popular foot detox bath uses IonCleanse. The bath water for the feet supposedly holds a charge that is supposed to bind to heavy metals and other toxins released from your body.
There was a study done in 2012, that looked at IonCleanse and found that the foot detox did not reduce toxin levels in the body.
Wellness Spas for Fitness
Many spas offer hiking and nutrition that is focused on restorative fitness in beautiful scenic surroundings. Hiking in beautiful mountains or on a Caribbean island, while eating wholesome food, certainly beats dieting at home while jogging around the block.
Some of the spas over horseback riding, ziplines, yoga classes and stand-up paddle boards. Basically, you can get any activities or treatments you desire if your budget is adequate.
Day Spa Facial
Luxury Spa Costs
The United States has 17,000 day spas per the International Spa Association (ISPA) and the rise in the no-frills day spas has reduced the cost. Asian spas in the larger cities has reduced the cost of a massage to about $40, which is about one half the cost of many day spas. Ulta, a beauty store, offers facial for about $60.
The prices in big cities for day spas run higher than those in smaller markets. The spas that furnish robes, slippers and a locker that has steam and sauna is obviously more expensive.
The typical prices at a day spa are:
- Swedish massage for 1 hour is $80-$120
- Spa manicure $40
- European facial $80-$130
- Spa pedicure $45-$55
- Spa packages $150-$200 and up
Remember that taxes and tips are not included in these prices.
Longer stay spas that are moderately priced run about $300 a day, and a typical 7 night stay at some spas would run about $3,550. There is a more luxurious spa by the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona that costs $5,500 for a 7 night stay. The top of the line spas cost more like $9,000 for a week.
Crystal Spa, A Day Of Pampering - For Men
Day spas are great for a good facial or a massage. Enjoying a luxury spa is great assuming you can afford the cost. There are often coupons with reduced problems for the day spas in your area, so a facial or other service becomes more affordable for the average person.
Your Experience at a Spa
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2019 Pamela Oglesby