Everyone has their own opinion about spas and the value that they provide to those who frequent them. They seem to be a popular service, as even small towns usually have one or two places where one can indulge in a massage or facial, while some even become major magnets or destinations for those looking to spend a relaxing weekend away from home.
If it’s your first time darkening the door of a spa, either because there is a specific problem you are hoping to address through treatments, or you have received a voucher to this specific establishment, don’t allow yourself to be intimidated by the long list of offerings you might be presented with. You might have an idea of what you are looking for, and if you don’t you might ask for recommendations from helpful staff members.
However, if you are looking to get the best “bang for your buck”, consider the following treatments which don’t just pamper you for the time you are at the spa, but that will provide results that will continue once you leave.
- Glycolic Acid Peel
There are many different types of facials and peels available at spas, yet there are few options as effective in exfoliating your skin, removing discolorations and imperfections, and giving you a more youthful glow as a glycolic peel. Glycolic acid peeling works on both the surface and in the deeper layers of the skin to help unveil a naturally more beautiful and healthy you. If you are usually self-conscious about the state of your skin, this treatment is one that will allow you to actively do something about it while feeling relaxed and pampered in the spa environment.
- Spa Pedicure
Unless you are insanely flexible and enjoy spending time with your feet close to your face, you’ll likely find a pedicure a valuable service. Seasoned professionals can bring your tired soles and mistreated toes to an entirely new level. Who doesn’t love a good foot soak, buffering, a new toenail color, and a massage to boot? Post-pedicure, your feet will feel revived and bouncy again, now that the dead and rough skin has been removed, callouses dealt with, and your toes pretty enough to show off in summer sandals. The effects of a good pedicure last for at least several weeks, once again, proving its value.
- Hair Removal
Constant shaving is a routine most of us could do without, and many spas have added hair removal to their menu of options for exactly this reason. Exchange your prickly pear skin for lasting smoothness with a number of options, ranging from waxes, sugaring, lasering, and more. Though this might not be the most relaxing or pampering treatment the spa offers, it’s usually great value as many of these techniques and tools are ones that you can’t exactly pull off at home, or at least not to the same effectiveness. Knowing that the staff taking care of you are experienced and knowledgeable about the services they are providing you will allow you to better relax during the hair removal process, often minimizing the anxiety and pain as well.
Some see a visit to the spa as an unnecessary expenditure while others cannot seem to make it through the month without their regular treatments. No matter where on this spectrum you lie, you will be able to appreciate that there are various levels of value provided by spa treatments, mostly dependent on your personal conditions and priorities. In the end, choose options which allow you to walk in and out of the spa confident that you are doing something good for yourself and that your pocketbook supports this decision.