How to Prepare for a Spa Day?

How to Prepare for a Spa Day

Hey, are you nervous about what to pack and prepare for your first spa day so you can enjoy it to the fullest? Don’t worry! I have covered you. Based on my years of experience as a wellness coach, I will guide you on how to prepare yourself.

How to Prepare for the Best Spa Day Experience

How to Prepare for the Best Spa Day Experience

I understand that you have been exhausted for too long and are looking forward to unwinding. For that purpose, it is important that you have the best possible experience, so here I am to make sure you get the best spa day experience ever.  

1. Choose the Best Spa Day Near Me

If you are looking forward to the most serene and exotic spa day experience of your life, start by finding the most reliable and trusted ones. It is always a time-saving idea to start a search from the browser. It is also helpful to know about all those new spas that recently opened in your neighbourhood, but you don’t know about them.

  • Check online Google Reviews

Google becomes even more handy when we want to learn about any business. We can easily look into their services, offerings, and contact information. Moreover, the most important thing is the customer reviews of their services. 

  • Check promotions and discounts

Before booking checkout, are they offering any booking promotions or discounts? If so, you might be able to take advantage of them and increase your purchase experience.

2. Book your Treatments in Advance

Book your Treatments in Advance

Pre-booking your treatments will help you organise your day to stay on schedule.

  • Look for their Specialty

There are many spa day packages at every spa, varying in service and price. Do thorough research about their special treatments and what treatments they are good at from customer reviews. It will help you choose the best from the best.

  • Look out for the Consultation

If you are allergic to a condition or substance, you are supposed to convey this by hand. Hence, it is really a safe and sound choice to get consultations before.

  • Get all the details

Do they offer safe parking? What is included in their package? Do you have to bring your own bathrobe? Would there be a meal? Also, if you are time-constrained, you may want to check how long the treatment will last. What is included in a typical spa day package? Then, you can pack accordingly.

  • Ask beforehand about medical conditions

Remember to ask about all the skin and medical conditions you may have or to which you are allergic.

  • Find out their Cancellation Policy

 Also, the most important thing is their cancellation policy. Check out the policy. It will save you at the last moment of urgency.

3. Dress Up in a Loose Fit with breathable Fabric

Dress Up in a Loose Fit with breathable Fabric

A spa is not a facility to show off your glamorous self. To relax in the serenity of a spa, wear light, breathable clothing. It is very important not to wear jewellery on a spa day.

Note: try to avoid bringing any valuables you have!

Dress cosy and comfortably, which are in a loose fit, and they will not only help your body relax better. Moreover, they will not be rash.  You should look for clothes that facilitate easy movement, such as:

  • Yoga pants
  • T-shirts/vest tops
  • Lounge Wears
  • Hoodies

4. Eat Light

Do not eat heavy meals an hour before and after the spa. You might feel bloated and nauseated during the massage. Also, it is best to avoid dehydrating foods like alcohol, caffeine, and sugary drinks. Drink plenty of water during the day spa to remove toxins from the body, which are released during massage therapy.

Even after the massage, drink plenty of water to rehydrate your body. Be careful not to drink alcohol or caffeine since they can worsen dehydration. If you feel tired, try to relax and take a nap.

5. Take a Bath Before Leaving Your Home

Take a Bath Before Leaving Your Home

According to some therapists, it is very important to cleanse your skin before the treatment. Moreover, it adds to your satisfaction that your skin is cleansed and will absorb massage oil better. Lastly, it will not only show respect to the therapist that you are clean, but it will also boost your experience.

6. Gently Cleanse Your Face

Gently Cleanse Your Face

Our skin naturally secretes lots of oil and sweat, and sometimes, makeup residue is left on the face. Hence, it is advised to cleanse your face once you leave home. By taking a bath and cleansing your face at home, you are preparing and setting the foundation for the pampering experience.

  • Use a Gentle Cleanser

Use a gentle foam-based or oil-based (choose according to your skin type) gentle cleanser, and cleanse your skin before leaving home.

7. Apply Lots of Sunblock at least 40 SPF

Apply Lots of Sunblock at least 40 SPF

After cleansing, moisturise your skin and apply sunblock to the areas that will be exposed to sunlight to protect it from sunburn and environmental pollutants.

8. Pack Your Bag Light

You may think of packing for the spa day, like packing for the day at the beach. Just bring comfortable clothing, a towel, and hair products. Recheck useful items:

  • Hair Bands

You might need to tie your hair during sauna, jacuzzi, and massage. A hairband, scrunchie, or whatever you prefer would be handy to carry.

  • Bathing Suit

If your spa day package includes a pool or jacuzzi, but you like to use your own, then carry a bathing suit, too.

  • Sandals

A pair of sandals that you can wear at the spa facility enhances your comfort.

  • After outfit

Do not forget to pack a dress and outfit you will wear right after your spa day. 

  • Pack a Good Read

If you enjoy reading, bring a book or magazine to help you unwind and enjoy the spa day.

  • Sunscreen

Bring sunscreen that you will apply right after the spa day.

  • Sunglasses

A pair of sunglasses to keep you covered as long as you can form the pollutants and sun rays.

  • Shampoo

You may bring shampoo and shower to clean yourself after the spa day, especially right after the jacuzzi or any public shared place. Also, remember to bring your ID if you plan to use the spa’s amenities; sometimes, it is required.

9. Arrive ahead of Your Appointments

Arrive ahead of Your Appointments

Try your best to arrive always ahead of time so you don’t waste even a single minute of your luxurious time. 

The above-mentioned items will all smooth out and enhance your spa day experience. Relax, enjoy your time, and take advantage of all the amenities the spa has to offer. Enjoy the spa treatments and let yourself be pampered.

Etiquettes of Spa Day

Etiquettes of Spa Day

Lastly, I want to introduce spa etiquette, which is just to enhance customers’ experience. Further, they ensure a relaxing and comfortable environment for everyone. There are some guidelines that maintain a peaceful atmosphere and ensure a smooth experience for everyone. Here they are:

  • Softly Remind To Spa About Your Medical Conditions

When you arrive early there, you will be able to remind them about your medical conditions or allergies if you have any.

  • Instantly Take A Shower After The Sauna

The sauna is a public use place; hence, it is advised that you take a shower after the sauna.

  • Bring The Sunblock Along With You

Do not forget to reply to sunblock after the bath and before the hydrotherapy.

  • Lock up Your Phone

A spa day is a place to relax in serenity and lock up your phone in the 

  • Drink Water

Stay hydrated there because facilities like the sauna and jacuzzi dehydrate your skin, which can lead to irritation. Drink plenty of water there to keep yourself hydrated.

  • Relax

Enjoy all the wonderful facilities available to you, especially the steam rooms and saunas. Don’t forget to take a few moments to appreciate the serenity and beauty around you!

Ultimate Best Spa Experience in Greenwich, London

Finally, I hope you are ready to unwind and treat yourself to a spa day to the fullest. It’s time to relax and recharge in the sauna and steam room and enjoy a calming massage, facial, and other treatments. Moreover, enjoy the spa treatments and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. So let’s get up! It’s time to create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Take a deep breath and let yourself drift away. Rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Feel refreshed and energised.


by Alma Curry

Words that empower, inspire, and elevate your life. | Alma Curry | A Fitness & Spa author guiding you to a life of vitality and serenity. Follow for more.📚✨

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