“Relax the mind, renew the body and revive the soul!” A quote from My Vida Spa tells about the gifts you can present to self through a spa treatment. So, if you are stuck up with your busy life and want to treat you and come out fresh then all you can do is visit a nice day spa and relax you to the best. This current article will talk about the advantages of a day spa and also let you know the best know treatments available at a day spa.
What is Day Spa?
A day spa is actually a spa or a cosmetic salon which offers a variety of services for enhancing the health and beauty and providing you the best kind of relaxation via personal care treatments like facials, nail care, body massages etc. However a day spa is quite different from a regular beauty salon with the fact that unlike a beauty salon, a day spa contains various facilities like pool, sauna, steam room etc where the guests may be additionally benefited in their treatments.
There are also a number of day spas which combine both, a hair salon and a spa. Thus you not only get the spa treatments here but also get to have a wonderful hair treatment too which may include hair wash, hair dry etc.
The best thing about a day spa is you get to spend some time in a very quiet and peaceful environment while undergoing the beauty and health treatments in the most relaxed manner. Isn’t it real worthy to visit a day spa at least once or twice a month?
Advantages of a Day Spa:
Are you still wondering about the advantages of a day spa? Then here is what you must take a look below.
- Day Spa offers a calm, quiet and a peaceful surrounding
- A complete menu of health, beauty and relaxing treatments including body massage, facials, waxing & threading, nail care, manicure and pedicure treatments and many more.
- The treatments at day spa are done using professional spa products.
- There are professional massage therapists and the expert beauticians
- You can avail the benefits of private treatment rooms in a day spa.
- You are definitely going to enjoy the relaxation room with tea facilities.
- Day spas are extremely clean that itself makes you feel great to be in for some healthy time
- There are some large day spas which have private locker rooms, pools, steam rooms, sauna etc.
Few things to know about the Day Spas:
There are certain things one must know about day spa. Please take a note on the below list.
- The small day spas do not have pools, steam rooms, sauna etc
- Not all the day spas offer manicure and pedicure treatments
- The medical treatments like laser resurfacing, Botox and photo facials are also offered by the medical spas along with the traditional spa services.
Treatments offered in a Day Spa:
So, here we are with the section where we will know about the special treatments offered by a day spa. Following are some of the most crucial treatments offered by a day spa.
A facial is one of the in fact the second most popular day spa treatments, only after a massage. It is the best way one can take care of his or her skin in the most professional manner at a day spa. A facial actually cleans, exfoliates and nourishes your skin and promotes for a clear, properly hydrated and young looking, glowing skin.
- Body Massage Treatment at Day Spa:
Working and acting on the body with pressure by means of mechanical aids or manually is what is involved in a body massage. This actually promotes relaxation and well being of body and mind. Massage can be a wonderful recreational activity. Massage can be done by making the clients sitting on a massage chair or by making the clients lying on the floor or a bed. There are also aquatic massages where the body is submersed or floating in a warm-water therapy pool.
Threading is one of the most ancient methods of hair removal, especially for removing and shaping the eyebrows which originated in the Central Asia and India and grew by its popularity in western countries in recent times. Here, a thin thread is doubled and then twisted and rolled over areas of the unwanted hair and the hair follicles are plucked off for getting the required shape.
A form of semi permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root and is done for removing the unwanted hair from almost all parts of the body including eyebrows, face, legs, arms, back, abdomen, feet and pubic area; is known as waxing. There are many types of waxing; but primarily this day spa treatment can be categorized as strip waxing and strip-less waxing. The former one is also known as soft wax and the latter one is known as the hard wax. Waxing is always performed by an expert and licensed esthetician in a day spa. It must be noted that areas like the eyelids and the eyelashes must never be waxed which might get seriously damaged by waxing.
- Aromatherapy at Day Spa:
Aromatherapy is one of the alternative treatment which are offered in the day spa for altering one’s mood, and also for physical well being. The treatment usually involves the use of aromatic plant oils and the plant materials.
- Manicures and Pedicures-A foot Care Treatment at Day Spa:
One of the most important spa treatments are the manicures and pedicures (though some small spas do not offer these treatments). Generally manicure may include hand massages, cuticle treatment, exfoliation, drip dry, wax treatment and grooming of the nails by applying nail polish. Pedicure usually involves an assortment of the treatments such as the foot soaking, exfoliation, cuticle treatment, foot massage along with trimming, grooming and applying of nail polish in the toenails. Overall manicure and pedicure in the spas offer a complete hand and feet beauty treatment.
- Nail Care Treatment at Day Spa:
Most of the day spas also offer their special nail care treatments which are in fact one of the most essential beauty concerns in today’s life. Trimming, moisturizing, grooming, cuticle treatments, application of nail polish and various nail enhancement therapies etc are all included under the nail care spa treatments. These treatments are done by expert nail technicians.
One more popular treatment in a day spa includes the Microdermabrasion which is used to treat dull skin, age spots, brown spots etc. This procedure actually makes use of tiny exfoliating crystals that are sprayed on the skin. It is known that such a treatment is not harmful and without much side effects.
A traditional Chinese medicine therapy known as Moxibustion is known to be effective in treating and preventing certain diseases including Cancer(though there are no strong scientific evidences). This treatment is usually done using moxa, made from dried mugwort Some day spas offer such kind of treatments.
- Ear Candling:
Also known as ear coning, ear candling is known to be one of the alternative medicinal therapies known to improve general health and well being. This is done by lighting one of end of hollow candle in placing the other end in the ear canal. Though such treatments are done for removing earwax or toxicants; the medical research proved that this practice is dangerous.
- Scraping or Guasha:
In Chinese, Gausha mean; “to scrape away fever”. This is a traditional Chinese medicine which is believed to treat cold, fever, muscle soreness and injuries. This therapy believes that by rubbing an injury or a sore muscle; the pain can be reduced.
This is performed by using a spoon or a special guasha tool and rubbing or scrapping it on the skin over the sore or the affected area repeatedly which helps in reducing the pain and other symptoms.
So, here we at least have a brief idea on the day spas and the various treatments offered in a day spa. If you have been neglecting self for days for any reason; then this is obviously the right time to take a break from your busy life and give you a relaxing and refreshing day spa treatment. After all, you are preparing your body and mind to live, work and enjoy more in a healthy and happy way!
“Present yourself the best gift; your own ATTENTION!”