Life gets busy. So when you go on vacation, or even when you can carve out a spare hour or two from your daily routine, it’s great to go to the spa for a little pampering. Perhaps you’ve become a pro at picking the hotel with the best steam room. Or maybe you’ve scoped out all the best facial treatments across your city. And you might even have a favorite aesthetician on speed dial for when you want to splurge. But even seasoned spa-goers could learn a few secrets from massage therapists and aestheticians.
Whether you head to the spa primarily to get a massage, to zone out in the steam room, or to enjoy a facial, there are some things you need to know. These are the secrets your spa doesn’t want you to know — and a few your spa probably does want you to know.
1. You have to choose the right order for your spa treatments
One of the worst rookie mistakes you can make at the spa? Choosing the wrong order for your treatments. Refinery29 reports you should go with a steam or sauna session first. Then, get a bath treatment. Next, do a scrub. After that, have a massage. And finish up your spa day with a facial.
And Allure recommends you follow the sequence of body, face, feet, and then hands. Many spa receptionists — or online booking programs — will alert you if the sequence you request seems counterintuitive. But ultimately, the responsibility to schedule correctly lies with you.