Day spas are all the rage these days and men and women alike are taking the time to indulge in a day of pampering. If you’re new to the day spa scene, the choices of services can be overwhelming. Even though it can be intimidating, once you breakdown the most popular day spa services, you’ll have an easier time figuring out which service you want. Anytime you pamper yourself you want to ensure that you’ll enjoy your experience from beginning to end.
The most popular day spa services deal with body treatments. In a nutshell, body treatments focus on your entire body instead of just the face. For example, many people like to get facials, which deal with the face and neck area but if you want something a little more complete, then you can opt for a service that will pamper your entire body from head to toe. This is a great way to reinvigorate your body and thoroughly cleanse your skin for an all around healthy and natural glow.
The most basic and still popular day spa body treatment that customers choose is the full body massage. Through the use of exotic and fragrant oils, your entire body is vigorously – but gently – rubbed down. This type of body treatment is great for relaxing sore, aching and knotted muscles.
If you have a problem area, such as a sore back or tensing around the neck area, you can choose to have the massage target that area. Hot towels are also used to soothe your body and bring you to a much more serene state. Most body massages last between a half hour to an hour but longer massage times are available – usually at a higher price.
If you want to take things up a notch, then you can choose a full body scrub. By adding sea salt into the massage, you are able to thoroughly exfoliate your skin from head to toe. The sea salt works to slough off layers of dry, dead, flaky skin, resulting in skin that is healthy, vibrant and soft. When dead skin cells are removed, this allows the newer, healthier skin cells to take the spotlight.
Body wraps are another highly popular day spa treatment. There are various types of body wraps available according to what your needs and preferences are. The most commonly sought after type of body wraps includes herbal wraps, mud wraps, and seaweed wraps. Each type of body wrap uses special ingredients to bring out the best in your skin as well as promote a sense of calm and relaxation. Some wraps are even used as a means of weight loss.
Herbal wraps involve the use of hot towels that have been soaked with a special mixture of aromatherapy oils, which are then wrapped around the body, almost like a mummy. The oils work to soften the skin and remove harmful toxins from the skin and body. Mud wraps can be used on the entire body, including the face. The mud is applied to the body and left on for a period of time, which allows the mud’s natural properties to hydrate, smooth, purify, and polish the skin.
After it is removed, the skin is usually heavily moisturized using body butter. As the name implies, seaweed wraps involve the use of layers of special seaweed being applied to the body. When settled on the skin, the seaweed is able to remove toxins from the skin and leave it revitalized, vibrant, and youthful.