Heading To A Spa For The First Time? Here’s What You Need To Know!

A trip to the spa with a bunch of girlfriends is possibly one of the most luxurious ways to spend a day that you’ll be able to think of. There really is nothing better than chilling out in a sauna or a steam room while having a long overdue catch up with your friends. Some women turn it into a yearly or even six-monthly habit – they book it into their diaries early so that nothing can get in the way of a girlie get-together.

If you have never been to a spa before then you’d be forgiven for being a bit nervous, but there really is nothing to worry about.

In this article we’ll tell you exactly what to expect so that you can turn up and really make the most of your day without having to deal with any anxieties:

What Sort Of Clothes Should I Wear?

The beauty of a spa day is that it really doesn’t matter one bit what you wear! This is because you will be handed a dressing gown and slippers on your arrival. You’ll immediately be shown to the changing rooms so that you can change into them, and for the rest of the day you’ll either be in your swimming costume or just a dressing gown.

Sounds like bliss to us! It’s probably a good idea to leave all of your jewellery at home, although if you forget to take it off you can just leave it in your locker when you get to the spa. At the end of the day you’ll change back into your clothes. If you are booked in for a lunch then this all happens in your dressing gown and slippers too so there is no need to get changed! Don’t worry about wearing makeup – it’ll come straight off in the pool anyway.

What Do I Need With Me?

There is very little that you’ll need to take. Remember your booking confirmation so that you can confirm the details at the reception, and take a few coins in case you need money for the lockers. Other than that, all you need is a swimming costume and a good book, or your favourite magazine. There will be plenty of time for reading (as long as you don’t chat too much!) so make sure you bring plenty of reading material.

What Should I Expect?

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How the day pans out depends on what you have booked, but you will usually be issued with an itinerary which tells you where you should be at which time. If you have booked a treatment such as a massage, this will be factored into the schedule. Remember to shower before and after every session, whether it’s a treatment, a swim or a jacuzzi, for hygiene reasons.

Make sure you arrive in good time – spas get very busy and if you miss your first slot you may end up waiting an hour for the next one to come around. Once you’ve been you’ll want to go back again and again, so ask if they offer a loyalty scheme!






Today’s featured author is David Peters, an employee at Spa Rite, specializing in swim spas in Melbourne. He is interested in landscape designing and shares his ideas through blogging.

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