If you’ve never been to a day spa, you may be wondering what people do there, and why you would want to go. You may have a vague idea that a day spa is a glorified “beauty shop,” or you may not have a clue in the world what goes on at a day spa. If you’ve always wondered (or never wondered), you might be surprised at how thoroughly relaxing and rejuvenating a day spa can be.
While some day spas do offer hairstyling and manicures, day spas are not primarily salons or beauty shops. They focus on providing a complete physical pampering, rather than just doing hair or nails or makeup. Some day spas do all of these, while others do only the skin treatments and massages.
The main goal of a day spa visit is to get just incredibly relaxed. It’s extreme self-care taken to new heights, with all the pampering and nurturing you can stand, to help you really let go and enjoy your day and relax deeply.
One goal of a day spa visit is physical relaxation. While you’re sitting or lying very relaxed and comfortable for your facial, body scrub or massage, you’ll feel your muscles letting go and becoming very loose and free. You’ll literally feel better, physically, after your day at the spa, and you can use this relaxation as a basis for feeling better in general.
You will also become very emotionally relaxed, and let your thoughts and mind go and just enjoy the spa treatments. If you were feeling stressed when you went in, your stress will just fade away and you will feel very rested and ready to face your world the next day.
Going to a day spa may seem a little frivolous, and in fact it may be a little frivolous, but there’s nothing wrong with frivolity. Spend a little time and money on yourself. Consider it an investment. Look at it this way—if one day at a spa helps you carry out your work and family roles more effectively because you’re less stressed and more relaxed, what’s that worth?
If you’re considering a day at a spa, you should really give it a try. You’ll have a great time, feel better even than you expect, and come away with a new attitude toward yourself, life and work. It’s definitely worth your time and money to give yourself a day at a spa.
Spa gift certificates make great gifts, also. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone else, or trying to answer when someone else asks what you want, consider a spa gift. It’s a thoughtful and useful gift, and much better than a lot of the junk people give each other when they don’t know what to give.
And if no one gives you a spa gift certificate, why not gift yourself with a spa day and treat yourself like a very special person in your life? After all, you are the most special person in your life, aren’t you?