Going to a spa is an incredibly relaxing experience, made so much better by booking a treatment. Whilst spending time in the pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub are amazing – booking yourself something extra can make a spa visit go from being a nice break to being one of the most relaxing days you’ve ever had.
With that in mind, here are 7 spa treatments you absolutely have to try:
1. A Relaxing Full Body Massage
There is no better feeling than spending an hour or so having a full body massage. This is probably the most common treatment available at spas and is a great way to introduce yourself to treatments if you’ve never had one before.
2. A Fascinating Mud Bath
If the spa you’re visiting offers a mud bath treatment then you should definitely consider booking yourself in. A mud bath is typically a soil composed of seaweed, volcanic ash, clay and other mineral-rich substances. The mud is then heated to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit as it will help to relax your muscles, encouraging you to perspire and detoxify your body.
3. An Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy massages are similar to full body massages, however, they involve a short interview beforehand to find out what essential oils are best targeted towards your bodies needs. These oils are then put into a diffuser and emitted into the massage studio for the whole session. The whole experience focuses on your senses and is incredibly relaxing and personalised.
4. A Luxurious Gold Facial
Often spas will offer a luxurious gold facial treatment and if you’re looking to really treat yourself, you should definitely give it a go. The face mask is composed of several different ingredients that are designed to rejuvenate your skin, including real gold flakes. This is definitely something that should be saved for a special occasion as it is on the pricier side.
5. An Immersive Flotation Experience
Although not every spa will have this experience, if you’re looking for a totally immersive experience that is designed to relax your mind and body, it’s definitely worth finding your nearest spa that offers flotation experiences. What are float tanks? Well, they’re a lightless and soundless tank filled with Epsom salt water, designed put your body into a meditative state by enforcing sensory deprivation.
6. A Detoxifying Wrap
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, why not consider a detoxifying wrap?
These wraps are designed to enhance the health and appearance of your skin, potentially reducing your body measurements in the process. Depending on the spa, the wrap will be made up of cotton, mylar bandages or plastic film – then applied with nourishing oils and mineral-rich formulas.
This is a great treatment for those that feel they’ve neglected their skin and want to give it a bit of TLC – perhaps after a holiday or completing a renovation that has resulted in a lot of manual labour.