What To Expect At A Luxury Health Spa

Planning a trip to a luxury health spa and what to expect.

People toying with the idea of a visit to a health spa are often confused about what to expect during a spa treatment. With a little research and choosing the right program for you, a visit to the health spa can be a luxurious and much needed break from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

There are a myriad of choices when it comes to luxury spas on the market today. When deciding on the perfect spa, you should figure out just how long your visit will be so you can plan the treatments and prepare yourself for a pampered day, weekend or even longer.

When planning a day visit be sure to arrive early so you can check in and change with plenty of time to spare for your treatment. When visiting for a weekend or longer be sure to plan your treatments for the first day or two with the spa coordinator in advance, so you can have a leisurely vacation. If you have any food preferences or allergies, make sure you specify what these are so the spa can design a diet right for you.

Most luxury spas offer you a list of programs to choose from depending on what you plan to get out of your visit. This list provides programs that are often included in a luxury spa visit.

Facials- Facials are a relaxing massage on the face and neck that help relieve tension and help you look and feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

Body Massage- This relaxing massage can include just the neck, back and shoulders or a deep all over body massage. This massage is what most people envision when they think of a luxury spa and it is still a favorite today. Oils are often worked into the skin to aid in the relaxation.

Body Bronzing- This procedure is sometimes referred to as sunless tanning. This treatment offers visitors the opportunity to get that healthy bronze glow without the damaging effects of the sun.

Mud Wraps- These wraps are used to help detoxify your body and help give a more toned and firm feel to the skin. There are numerous types of mud used in this procedure and one of the most popular is the Dead Sea mud.

Whirl Pools- Whirl pools offer a relaxing massage offering you a chance to enjoy the heat of the water and the massaging effect of the water. This procedure is sometime called Hydrotherapy.

Fitness Routines- Exercising at a health spa is offers you choices tailored to fit your needs and fitness level. Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics and weight training are offered at all luxury health spas. Professional trainers will include tips to help you use the techniques you have learned in the spa at home.

Nutritional Counseling- If you plan a spa trip that involves more than one day you will sample a wide variety of healthy or decadent fare depending on your specific goals. You will also have the opportunity to learn healthier eating techniques for when you return home.

Aromatherapy- This relaxing treatment involves essential oils and scents that can relax and rejuvenate you.

Hot Stone Massage- This massage has gained popularity lately and involves heated stones massaged on the body. The stones retain heat for some time, this allows for a warm and relaxing deep massage.

Whether you are visiting a day spa or and even longer stay, prepare to be pampered. Luxury spas are found in nearly every country all over the world and each have programs that will be tailored to fit your specific needs.

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