Walking into a spa should be the most relaxing part of your day, but it can feel a bit confusing (and possibly intimidating) if it's your first visit. From all of the different types of massages to facials and other treatments, figuring out which ones are right for you can be difficult, which is why we have put together a guide of the standard spa treatments you can typically expect to see on a spa's list of services.
Spa treatments to try out
Spa treatments to try out
Facial with extractions
While face masks are amazing, there is nothing like getting a facial at a spa where you can trust a professional to carefully perform extractions on your face -- aka manually getting all of the gunk, black heads, etc out of your pores.
A facial with extractions is great for pretty much anyone, but especially if you have never had a facial before or if you struggle with acne and congested pores.
Hot stone massage
If you are looking for total relaxation, look into a hot stone massage. Your masseuse will use hot (but not burning hot) river rocks along your body as they massage your muscles.
Hot stone massages are great for those looking for light to medium pressure and those that are looking to be pampered.
Moxa Healing Therapy
This type of massage is a traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment that, according to Liangtse Wellness, a Chinese Signature Spa Brand, "stimulates circulation through the acupoints and induces a smoother flow of blood with a purpose of alleviating chronic pains and internal discomfort."
If you aren't interested in a massage or a facial, treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure! Perfect for any gender, your technician will make sure your nails are looking their best by cutting and filing your nails, trimming your cuticles and buffing out any bumpy nail beds.
Whether you opt for a nail design or not, you are sure to walk about feeling more polished.
Deep tissue massage
For those looking to get their knots worked out (and can handle a harder pressure), a deep tissue massage is for you. During a deep tissue massage, masseuses will apply firm pressure to your muscles and use slower strokes.
You may want to consider this type of massage if you deal with chronic pain, muscle tightness or soreness.
If you have a big event coming up (say your wedding or an event where you'll be heavily photographed), an oxygen facial might be just what you are looking for.
Spafinder shares, "a stream of high-pressurized oxygen infused with botanical, vitamin, mineral, and nutrient extracts is applied to the face and neck. The oxygen absorbs the moisturizing agents into the skin for a smoother, plumper look, providing a healthy glow."
If you want to relive some tension and feel refreshed, try out a reflexology massage. By applying pressure to your hands and feet, reflexology is said to "produce changes in pain and other benefits elsewhere in the body."