When you think of a day spa, you probably imagine someone lying back on a massage table, enjoying a good massage. Indeed, massage tends to be a part of most day spa experiences. But if you're not comfortable with massages or don't like them very much, you don't have to have one. Here are some other day spa services you might enjoy more.
Facials are services that soothe, heal, and benefit your face. There are many different steps that can be involved in a facial. You might, for example, enjoy a mask followed up by an exfoliating treatment and a deep moisturizer. Or, you may enjoy a vibrating facial treatment followed by a steam bath. If you talk to the spa practitioners about the problems you have with your skin, your goals, and things you want to work on, they can recommend a facial that suits your needs. Having a facial can be a great way to kick back, relax, and feel pampered.
Some day spas have mud bathtubs that you can sit and relax in. This can relax your muscles and help you recover from hard workouts, tough days on your feet, and so forth. However, the mud can also be good for your skin. It will help extract toxins and excess sebum from your pores, and it can soften your skin too. In some ways, mud baths offer similar benefits to a massage, but in a different format.
Spending time in a sauna can be a good way to sweat out your toxins, get your blood flowing, and even get into a better mindset. Many day spas have saunas where you can spend as much time as you want. If your spa package comes with a sauna session but you'd like an even longer one, ask if it can be extended. Just make sure you drink plenty of liquids to make up for the fluids you lose in sweat.
Getting a pedicure is a great way to pamper yourself without a full massage. Many pedicures include a foot and lower leg massage, but you can opt-out of this part if you want. You'll still get polished nails, and the practitioner can remove any calluses from your feet too.
If you don't like massages, you can still enjoy yourself at the day spa. Just look for the services above, and be prepared to give them a try.
Visit a local day spa to learn more.