Spas, Spas Everywhere… Which One Is Right For Me?
Finding the right spa is not easy. Since Spavelous’ inception, many members have asked us to help them find the right spa for them, and we are happy to personally service each and every member. With more than 16,000 spas in the United States alone, this may be a daunting task. However, with a few pointers, and a few measurable checkpoints, you will easily be able to find the right spa for you every time.
Whether you are choosing a spa for a one-time visit or a regular service, it is important to put some thought into it. You want to make sure that you are visiting a spa run on professional ethics with a qualified staff. A spa should also be clean, properly sanitized, comfortable, pleasant, and nice to be in. By thinking out your needs and doing research ahead of time, you can make choosing a spa a lot easier for yourself.
Start by thinking about what you want. Spas offer a wide range of services including massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments, haircuts, and other cosmetic treatments. If you need a one-time treatment, you probably know exactly what you want. If you are choosing a spa for a more long term relationship, you may want to consider all of the spa-type services that you like, so that you can do all of your business in one place.
While thinking about your needs as you are choosing a spa, you will probably fall into one of two categories. Either you will be choosing a local spa or an away spa. Local spas are spas that you will develop a long term relationship with. These spas you can visit prior to booking services and you may receive referrals from family and friends. Away spas are spas that are not in your local area, they are not convenient to visit on a regular basis and you are dependent upon other resources to provide you with insight about the spa.
The spas that you should consider in each category are:
Most Common Choices for Local Spas to go to:
Day Spas | Medical Spas | Club Spas (if you are a member)
You should also consider:
Hotel Spas | Resort Spas
Most Common Choices for Away Spas:
Destination Spas | Resort Spas | Hotel Spas | Cruise Ship Spas
You should also consider:
When I am traveling away from home, I generally do not consider medical spas, this is because many medical spa treatments require follow up visits or a series of treatments. On the other hand, when looking for a local spa experience, I generally do not consider Destination Spas as these generally require a stay or room booking to have spa services there. While I do consider the spa and spa facilities when I am choosing my vacation hotel or resort, I have discovered that some of the best spa services can be found at the day spas in my vacationing city. On the other hand, living in Scottsdale, Arizona, I love to go to the resorts for spa services because they feel like a mini vacation without the expense of leaving home. Bottom line, leave yourself open to the total experience and do not limit your choices by spa type.
Spas, spas everywhere is designed to help you to have the tools to evaluate your needs and the spas that you may be considering.