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Whether you’re planning on vacationing close to home or at an exotic retreat in another country, there are some basic preparations that you’ll make. These preparations will help you to get the most enjoyment out of your spa vacations, even if that vacation only lasts for one day.
Do Some In-Depth Spa Research
There are many, many different spa choices. Are you in the market for one of these vacation options?
- · Connoisseur spas focus on providing the most luxurious accommodations and services for a coordinating price.
- · Cruise ship spas often provide full-service facilities and treatments for passengers aboard a cruise ship.
- · Destination spas provide an immersion in the spa experience from fitness, nutrition, education, and therapy. The focus at this spa will be to improve your health in mind and body.
- · Day spas allow you to fit a short vacation into a busy schedule.
- · Medical, wellness or cosmetic, spas offer treatments from licensed medical professionals. You may be able to obtain Botox or similar treatments while visiting. You might be there because of recommendations from your primary physician.
- · Resort spas often include many activities such as tennis, horseback riding, and a variety of water sports.
As you consider each type of spa that you could visit, you’ll also want to research where you can get great deals and savings. You should also check into the customer satisfaction that each spa facility has. Find out how well each spa meets their local regulations and health codes.
Pay Up Front
Those luxurious treatments and meals that you enjoy at retreats often come with a steep price tag. While most spa guests agree that the pampering and rejuvenation is well worth the price, it can be easier to relax if you have already taken care of those payments. If you are wondering whether the prices you’ve been quoted are typical, then call a few other spas in order to determine which retreats have the most competitive pricing.
Find Out What to Bring
As you ponder what to pack for your vacation, you might want to call the retreat. If you’ll have access to swimming pools, saunas, and similar services, then you may want to have a bathing suit with you. You might want loose fitting, comfortable clothing for the time that you spend between services. Although many spa retreats provide their own shampoos and other toiletries, you may want to pack your own makeup, hair supplies, clothing, and other supplies for your departure. You might also want to bring some cash for gratuities or for those extra luxuries that you didn’t book in advance.
What to Leave Behind
You’ll want to leave behind those things that you care about most; this includes your children and pets.
Many spa treatments can react with precious metals and jewels, creating discoloration or damages. While many spas offer lockers for valuable belongings, you’ll find that it is safer and more convenient to store them at home.
You’ll also want to consider the comfort of your children and your pets. Many spas offer childcare or accommodations for pets. However, you might find that you can relax better knowing that your loved ones are enjoying their circumstances as much as you are.