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Understanding different types of spas


    A person can choose from several kinds of spas. Salons offer just one service, while spas offer multiple ones, including manicures, pedicures, massages, and facials. Medical spas, spas for traditional or day use, massage spas, and spa resorts are some of the different types of spas. Let’s discuss each of them for your understanding so that you can choose one according to your need.

    Traditional spa

    A traditional spa is one in which customers spend time soaking in hot tubs, pools or steam rooms. Traditional spa treatment is designed for total relaxation so clients are treated with massages or face masks while they soak. Many facilities offer full service day spa packages that include lunch, snacks and unlimited access to facilities throughout the day. 

    Traditional spas offer an array of services including facials, body wraps, salt scrubs and mini-facials. Facials are designed to stimulate the skin and remove bacteria, dirt, oil and dead cells. A massage is another popular service provided at traditional spas. Massages can be designed to reduce stress or just for pure enjoyment because of their ability to relieve tension in the muscles.

    Traditional spas typically use natural ingredients when creating treatments for clients which could include seaweed, mud or clay. These ingredients are known for their hydrating properties that can increase collagen levels in the skin, providing a youthful glow. Other common spa procedures include exfoliation scrubs, body wraps and aromatherapy which uses essential oils to create relaxation during treatment sessions.

    Medical Spa

    A medical spa is near-identical to an average day or business spa with the only difference being the treatments it offers. Medical spas like focus on providing dermatological procedures such as laser hair removal, cellulite treatment and skin tightening treatments. In addition to these cosmetic procedures they also provide non-invasive wrinkle reduction through injections made from Botox or dermal fillers. Many other conditions can be treated at medical spas such as psoriasis, eczema and rosacea. In addition to this, many people visit medical spas to get preventative treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels which remove the top layer of skin in order to give it a healthy glow.

    Massage Spa

    A massage spa is similar to a traditional spa as they usually only offer massage as their service. People who visit this type of spa usually prefer to be pampered for a few hours or will also include massages as part of their regular health care routine. They provide certain types of massage to people, usually for relaxation or medical purposes, like recovering from strain. A good number of them claim they offer complete service, which means they can offer more than just massages.

    Resort Spa

    The term “resort spa” refers to places that offer indoor amenities such as pools, saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, gym facilities and other amenities that allow people to bathe or relax in a luxurious atmosphere. Some resort spas offer additional services outside of bathing and relaxation; these may include weight loss programs, physical therapy programs, skin care treatments and more. Many also have restaurants on site where patrons can eat meals or purchase snack foods to enjoy while they relax. Resort spas are often associated with high-end resorts located in areas where there is a great deal of tourism.

    Many people visit resort spas because they find that the services provided at a spa are relaxing and rejuvenating. Sessions which take place in steam rooms or hot tubs, for example, can help cleanse the body by removing toxins from beneath the skin’s surface while encouraging blood flow to aid muscle relaxation. In addition to these benefits, some spas offer additional products and services such as gourmet meals, clothing designed specifically for use during treatments and even weight loss programs. The cost of staying at a resort spa depends largely on the services offered; many upscale day spas charge comparable fees to their full-service counterparts but do not provide all of the amenities available at spas.