Types of Spas
'Know before you go' is our motto for spas. Nowadays
there is a spa to suit everyone and every activity. Basically there are
two types: Day or Stay Spas.
A Day Spa is a place where you can go and "check out" for the day.
Massage is a big feature as well as facials, scrubs, and other
treatments. Many Day Spas also offer "day use" of their
facilities. You arrive and spend your day soaking in their pools,
"taking the waters" (i.e. soaking in hot mineral spring water if
available), sitting in the sauna or steam room and just enjoying
whatever amenities that the spa offers.
Know the spa's philosophy because many spas are specialized and vary a
great deal. Some specialize in beauty treatments like hairstyling, skin
care, and makeup application. Others are designed to be a day's escape,
a place to go to relax and reduce your stress.
Stay Spas are what the word means -- a place to stay for a night, nights
or weeks at a time. Many Stay Spas maintain a holistic approach to
wellness and offer nutrition counseling, exercise classes, and
alternative health treatments during your stay. According to the
Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority: "Spa
Vacations have eclipsed Golf Vacations in popularity!"
Massage / Spas a place for sex?
Sadly, at one time the concept of massage in America had been associated
with a sexual encounter. Thankfully this has
changed. Thanks to professional massage organizations and good
media coverage, we Americans are finally getting past the sexualization
of spas and massage. A true spa or massage experience, while
engaging the senses (or sensual), is not sexual in nature.
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