Mischo Beauty School: Spa Etiquette 101

Remember how excited I was a year ago about the news of a Bliss Spa coming to DC? Well, a friend and I headed over there this past weekend for a few treatments (which I'll tell you about later this week), and while there I noticed that not everyone knows "spa etiquette". So, here are my top five tips for ensuring a relaxing spa experience:

1. Arrive early: This will give you time to check in, complete your client consultation form, change your clothes (if needed), and most importantly relax before your treatment.

2. Be courteous: This should really be unspoken. But, as a reminder, turn the cell phones off, use a low speaking voice and keep conversation to a minimum. Respect others, as well as the tranquil and relaxing atmosphere.

3. Use the amenities: They are there for your comfort, convenience and pleasure!

4. Complete the Client Consultation Form: This is a MUST! Don't ever skip completing this form. The questions you are asked to complete will determine if it is safe to receive services. Your spa therapist may discover a contraindication, which is a factor or reason that makes it inadvisable to proceed with a treatment. Contraindications include certain medications, contagious diseases, skin disorders or medical conditions.

5. Communicate with your spa therapist: No one I know is able to read minds. So, ask questions and communicate your "likes" and "dislikes". If it's your first time, let your spa therapist know. If a treatment doesn't feel right, be sure to tell them. If you're unsure about how to maintain a treatment (if possible), then please ask.

Follow these tips and the rest will be up to the spa and spa therapist to guarantee that you have the most amazing visit ever!



antithesis said...

this post was right on-time since im going to the spa on our birthday! getting my first massage + a mani/pedi.

September 29, 2010 at 4:32 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To antithesis: Yay! Happy Birthday (early)- enjoy it! Oh, and come back and tell me about your services- you know I want to know the details! ;)

September 29, 2010 at 5:03 PM
Sophia said...

Great ideas. I definitely agree with the last one. If you don't tell your spa therapist what you like or don't like, how are they supposed to know? I haven't been to a spa in so long! I definitely need a massage soon!

October 1, 2010 at 10:01 AM
JJ Eyelashes said...

Great Tips!!

October 1, 2010 at 2:49 PM
makeup said...

The best tips. Thanks for spreading.

October 2, 2010 at 8:00 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Sophia: Thank you! And get yourself to a spa ASAP! Massages are not just a treat, they're therapeutic!

October 17, 2010 at 9:12 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To JJ Eyelashes: Thank you!

October 17, 2010 at 9:13 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To makeup: Thank you! :)

October 17, 2010 at 9:15 PM

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