10 Do's & Don'ts for Your Spa Visit
By Mryna Beardshear, Director of Spa & Wellness
Below are 10 ways to make the most from your spa visit.
- Feel free to ask questions about the services and what to expect from your spa experience.
- You may ask question about the qualifications and certifications of the therapists working in the spa.
- Please leave all personal items in your resort room or in your locker. We recommend that you do NOT wear any jewelry during your spa service.
- To preserve an ambiance of peace and tranquility, the spa is a cell phone free environment. Kindly turn off all cell phones prior to entering the spa. We ask that you speak quietly throughout the spa particularly in waiting areas and in treatment corridors.
- Please notify the spa concierge if you have high blood pressure, allergies, physical ailments, disabilities or are pregnant. While a few services should be avoided during pregnancy, there are treatments that can be enjoyed in the second and third trimester. When making your appointment, please notify the spa reservationist if you are pregnant so they can offer guidance. If you prefer a male or female therapist, please make your request when scheduling your treatment. Your information will be treated as confidential.
- Be aware that many spas will not accommodate anyone under the age of 18. Please advise the reservationist of any under age members in your party to determine how they may be accommodated.
- Shaving is recommended but not necessary for men prior to a facial. If you choose to have prior to your facial, be sure to do so at least two hours prior to the appointment; Shaving is not recommended prior to body treatments or hair removal services.
- Most body treatments are enjoyed without clothing. However, disposable undergarments are available on request. Spas practice professional draping and your modesty is respected at all times. If you would feel more comfortable, you may wear undergarments so that you can relax and enjoy your spa service. Robes and slippers are provided before treatments.
- Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled spa appointment time or 15 minutes prior for the salon. Please keep in mind that arriving late for a service may require the spa to shorten the length of the treatment, with full charges applied, so as not to inconvenience other guests. Mostly, late arrivals will not receive extension of scheduled appointments.
- You have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect and, in turn, you will treat staff and other guests with courtesy and respect
- Please communicate with your therapist your concerns, needs or desires. They will take the lead from you as to pressure of the massage; ensure that your aesthetician understands the concerns you have and the results you are looking for.