A Day In A Day Spa: What To Expect

Ever visited a day spa in your lifetime? If not, you’re missing out on something special. The perks of human touch are magical and you should experience a spa treatment, be it a facial, body wrap or hot stone massage, in a blissful environment, without feeling an ounce of discomfort.

First Visit

Day spas are the place to be. The facilities and treatments will blow your mind if you’re a first-timer, not forgetting the bits and bobs that make your stay serene. From the moment you walk through the door, you will be greeted with relaxing music, divine scents and a soft-spoken therapist or receptionist.

Initial Consultation

Fill in a quick consultation form for the therapist to know you. Tell him/her how firm you like your massage, what concerns you about your skin and if you’d like to look 18 again. Then there’s serious stuff like pregnancy or allergies. The info you provide is completely confidential. Consultations are made more enjoyable with beverages and compliments.

Prep Time

Once the formalities are done with, a therapist will take you to a private room. For most treatments, you will have to undress but leave on your briefs (bra or undies). You will be covered with towels throughout. Spa therapists practice many treatments a day and love to make clients feel good. That’s what they were born for. Forgive them if they use too much spa jargon like “here’s your disposable underwear” or “this treatment includes a Vichy”.

Kneads and Rubs

Next, treatment will begin. Relaaaaax! Turn off your mind, as in don’t think about what the masseur is doing. Go with the flow and get some shut-eye if you like. Therapists love it when someone starts snoring during their treatment. Never be embarrassed by facial twitches or tummy grumbles. Everyone does it!

Masseurs are well-trained, so you’re in good hands. Beyond kneading, therapists are pretty good at painting nails, retouching hair, perfecting skin texture, and making your eyebrows look like Angelina Jolie’s.

Post Treatment

You will be left alone to return to reality and dress up. Before you head home, your therapist will give you a final refreshment and product recommendations. What’s important to therapists is that you leave their spa feeling amazing.

So what sets apart the best day spa experiences from the lacklustre? Below is a list we have compiled.

Friendly Staff

Genuine care, service with a smile and passion for what they do. You will enjoy your treatment so long as you connect with your therapist.

Hot Towels

Whether it’s wrapped around the feet or across the back, a hot towel provides a touch of heat that takes relaxation to another level.


Your therapist should check your comfort and ask if you’re warm enough. Speak out if there’s anything that can be done to make you cozier.


A good spa will tailor treatments to you. For a personalised package, let the spa know your requirements upon booking.


Everything you touch in a day spa should be clean and sterile.

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