What Is Included In A Full Day Of Spa Treatments?

What is included in a full day of spa treatments? Day spa treatments can include massage, exfoliation, body wraps, facials, manicures, and pedicures. One of the best ways to beat the everyday grind of world...

One of the best ways to beat the everyday grind of world is to find ways to relax. Whether it's taking a fishing trip, going on a hiking trip or just simply spending time in the hammock in the backyard, many find it hard to get through their lives without designating some time for relaxation.

Knowing this, many started businesses that cater specifically to a person's need for relaxation. These businesses are commonly referred to as day spas. A day spa is a place where a man or woman can go to be pampered. But, as experts of day spas will often tell you, most who attempt to attend day spas are not exactly sure what services are included.

Victoria Boscarino is a licensed massage therapist who has been involved in day spas for more than 10 years now. She currently is the manager and director of Amadeus Spas for the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa in Napa, California. Boscarino said that when a client knows exactly what they want from the day spa, the treatment and session should go a lot smoother.

"Day spas are wonderful, but they tend to be small, and you don't have the luxury of putting on your robe and walking to your hotel room," she said. "A hotel's full day of spa treatments will probably include a little bit of everything. As a woman I would want to include a massage, a body exfoliation, and a body wrap so that my skin gets revitalized after the scrub."

"I would probably want to include a facial, a manicure, a pedicure, and possibly hair and makeup," Boscarino added. "Of course between all of those treatments, I'll have to have a little lunch. Some places like Napa Valley will occasionally provide champagne or wine towards the end of the day. We don't necessarily promote the consumption of alcohol during the treatments, though."

Boscarino also suggests that clients do research on the treatments offered at the day spa before going. Some spas may offer a wider variety of massages while another offers more types of facials. Depending on the clients wants and needs, some day spas may be better suited than others.

Another reason for checking in on the day spa would be to help with determining the financial situation. It's real easy for someone to call and say they want a full day of spa treatments not knowing exactly what they are getting themselves into. Calling or going ahead helps to eliminate any possible problems.

"The cost of a full day of treatments varies depending on what you choose," Boscarino said. "You could easily spend $1200 or simply spend $100 for a nice massage and linger."

"There are several packages to please just about every possible request," she said. "You call us to let us know what you like and what you don't like, and then based on your budget we can help you create a treatment specifically for you. That's nice because there is usually a discount applied to packages with three or more services."

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