Vacations are meant to be a way to vacate the day to day stresses that bombard the body with toxins aging people prematurely. They are a way of relaxing and getting back to center so that you can come back refreshed and energized ready to jump back into your daily life with gusto. Using this as a definition for “vacation” it makes sense that a spa vacation would be the perfect way to take care of you.
Differences in Spas
Spas range widely in size, amenities, and cost. There are day spas that offer skin treatments, hair, nail, and make-up treatments, and then there are the resort spa destinations that include lodging, massage options, workout rooms, yoga classes, elegant surroundings, and a host of other indulgences. Spas differ than traditional hair salons, or nail parlors in the fact that they are meant to be a full-body experience focused on relaxation and rejuvenation. They are a retreat from the world that allows you to focus on your needs.
What to look for in your Spa-cation?
Before you book your spa vacation or “spa-cation” you first need to think about what you enjoy doing. If you are into being active, you will want to look for a spa that offers plenty of physical activities to keep you from getting board. For those who are more interested in lounging or spiritual enlightenment, you will most likely be happier at a spa that incorporates yoga, massage, and meditation packages. Think about how long you want your spa-cation to be and choose a spa that offers enough services or options to keep you content during your stay without being board or overwhelmed.
Once you know what you are looking for in your spa trip, research your options. Check into how the spa you are interested in selects their staff so that you know if you are being tended to by professionals or amateurs. Verify any potential spa destinations cleanliness practices as well as their reputation to be sure that you will not bring home an unwanted cold, infection, or fungus from improper hygiene practices. Read the spa’s customer reviews both good and bad.
As much as you would like for cost not to be a factor, this is another area you will want to look into so as not to find yourself with an unexpectedly high bill. Some spas are all inclusive, while others are pay by the amenity or treatment, and then there are those that fall somewhere in between. It is important to know what is included in your package and what added expenses might be accrued, in order not to end your relaxation trip with a stressful bill.
Spa vacations are an excellent way to distress, stay active, and focus on giving your mind, body, and spirit the relaxation, rejuvenation, and selfish release that everyone needs from time to time in order to fully function in the hustle and bustle of daily life.