5 of the Most Common Spa Services

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A day at the spa is a common present for women during the holiday season. If you’ve never been to a day spa, then you can expect to find many natural treatments that can rejuvenate you and improve the appearance of your skin. Here are five services you may find at a day spa.


Massage Therapy

One of the most relaxing treatments, that also has several benefits for the mind and body are massages. It is the most common treatment found at days spas. A wide variety of massages are available like:

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports
  • Hot Stone
  • Aromatherapy
  • Couples

Massages can aid in detoxification by draining fluids within the lymphatic system and reduce stress. Day spas hire professional masseurs that have the education and experience in the various types of massages the spa offers.



Both women and men can benefit from having a facial to cleanse, tighten, or reduce the signs of aging on their face. Men’s facials focus on their unique skin issues like razor burns, sensitivity, and ingrown hairs. You can usually choose from these facials:

  • Deep Cleansing
  • Warm Stone
  • Aromatherapy
  • Life & Tone
  • Microdermabrasion

Day spas hire aestheticians to give facials and skin treatments to their customers. They take specialized training and have a license to practice in the state in which they’re working. Some aestheticians also take Botox training to give Botox injections at some beauty spas.


Body Treatments

Body wraps and scrubs can increase circulation, detoxify skin, reduce the appearance of dimpled skin, and moisturize it. Body treatments and scrubs at day spas are given by spa therapists who may undergo training to do body wraps or body scrubs like:

  • Seaweed Wraps
  • Mud Wraps
  • Sugar Scrubs
  • Herbal Wraps
  • Herbal Scrubs
  • Cellulite Wraps

Most spa therapists do not need certification or licenses unless they give treatments like massages or facials.


Nail Treatments

Manicures and pedicures are usually on the menu at most day spas. Along with trimming nails, shaping, and painting them, nail treatments may also involve a variety of hand and foot treatments. For instance, when getting a manicure or pedicure, a technician may also do:

  • Sea salt scrubs on the hands and feet.
  • Put a hydration masque on hands and feet.
  • Soak the feet in tea blends before a pedicure.
  • Use essential oils on the feet for aromatherapeutic purposes during a pedicure.
  • Use a paraffin wax treatment on the hands and feet.

A certificate in cosmetology and a state license are some of the qualifications that a nail technician must have to work in salons and spas.


Spa Baths

Many day spas offer a variety of baths to hydrate and moisturize the entire body. It can also be very relaxing to soak in a warm bath, especially if they infuse the water with essential oils. Some of the spa bath options are:

  • Mineral Baths
  • Mud Baths
  • Mustard Baths
  • Hammam or Turkish Baths
  • Chocolate Baths

Some of the more exotic forms of baths may only be available at certain spas around the world. For instance, the best-known place to get a chocolate bath is Hershey, Pennsylvania at the Hotel Hershey Spa.

A visit to a spa is more than an indulgence as it can improve the appearance of your skin, reduce your stress levels, and provide the pampering you may need to revive your spirit.

Before visiting a spa, check to see that their employees have the necessary credentials to administer the treatments properly.

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