Let’s Talk About Spa Etiquette

Have you never been to a spa before? Then, you will definitely have to search up and learn what spa etiquette is all about! Spas nowadays have strict moral regulations to prevent the discomfort of either the customers or the therapists; they exist to protect the beneficial and therapeutic nature of the spa, and prevent it from turning into something right out of many unknowing people’s fantasies. Starting from when you first enter the spa facility, and all the way to the end of your treatment, spa etiquette should be strictly observed to prevent any problems from arising.

Before the treatment

As has been mentioned above, spa etiquette begins from the time you enter the resort or facility. Depending on the size of the facility and the number of the amenities it provides, you will have to adjust the time you will arrive at; this will, however, always be at least ten to fifteen minutes before the time of your prescheduled appointment. This is because you will have to allot time for you to fill the paperwork and change. In larger spa resorts, where they offer hot tubs and saunas, it is ideal to arrive one to two hour or so earlier, because it is recommended to get the relaxing massage after these services.

When fulfilling out the paperwork, make sure to question the receptionist or concierge about the details of the treatment. The person in charge will ask you questions such as the level of nudity you’re comfortable with and whether you have preferences for the therapist (i.e. whether you want a female or male therapist). He or she will also answer any questions about the other amenities the resort offers, so ask without reserve.

During the treatment

The therapist in charge of you will call you when it’s time for your treatment. You will follow him or her to the treatment room. The therapist will advise you on where to hang your bathrobe and other details about the body massage Kowloon; he or she will then leave the room for a few moments allowing you to undress. Don’t worry though, the therapist will make sure to knock and ask whether you’re ready before entering. Depending on the regulations of the spa about nudity, and your own personal preferences (which the concierge or receptionist asked you beforehand), you will be either covered or exposed.

After the treatment

Once the treatment is over, the therapist will leave the room once again and allow you to dress once again. He or she will then wait outside with a glass of water for you, and lastly, accompany you back to the lounging area.