Q. What do I wear at the Spa?
Normal attire can be worn to the spa and you can change
into a robe in the changing facilities.
having a face or body treatment or attending a Spa Day, bath robes and slippers are
generally provided. Any spa that doesn't provide these is not worth
Facials: use the bath robes and slippers
provided. We recommend under garments are worn throughout the
treatment. However, it is ok to wear normal attire and just remove your upper clothing
for the facial.
again use the bath robes and slippers provided. If you are a touch shy or reserved, we recommend under garments
(pants or a swimming costume, or disposable underwear if provided) are
worn throughout the treatment.
For regular spa buffs, nothing under the robe is
acceptable, especially if you are having a treatment which has loads of
creams and lotions.
Wraps: the therapist will most likely offer a pair
of paper knickers / pants to put on, or they'll be discretely provided
with your gown, slippers and towel. Some spas request that you wear
underwear. Your therapist will tell you what's appropriate.
If you feel uncomfortable having a therapist of the
opposite gender undertake your treatment, we advise you request a same
sex therapist when you make your spa reservation.
Some spas, especially those in the Middle East
generally provide this as a standard.
Spas in Germany and the Scandinavian countries are
quite liberal, so don't be surprised to find unisex changing facilities
and heat-rooms full of unclothed people of the opposite gender...
Q. What do I do when I get to the Spa?
When you arrive at the spa
the therapist or receptionist will show you around the facilities and
familiarise you with the correct dress atire and location of the wet
facilities and chill rooms.
They will then provide you with a locker, robe and slippers to change into.
You should then take time to relax in the relaxation room, and if you
have time, enjoy the heat facilities (steam, sauna and hot tub) before
your therapist takes you through to the treatment rooms for your
We do advise that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your
treatment so you have time do this.
Q. Are personalised
consultations provided for spa treatments?
Before every treatment
you should have, or request a consultation with your therapist. This is
so the therapist can tailor treatments to suit your individual needs and ensure
you do not have
any medical conditions that would restrict or stop the treatment from
Q. Do I need to talk to my therapist during my treatment?
You should simply sit or lie down, relax and enjoy your treatment. However
if you feel uncomfortable, cold or have any other issues the therapist
is always at hand to ensure you are comfortable. You should not feel
under any obligation or pressure to participate in conversation, however
if you are of the more chatty personality, and feel comfortable doing so
then you may.
Q. Am I
under any obligation to purchase the products used during my spa
Most of products used during a treatment can be
purchased, subject to availability. Although most spa staff are professionally trained and operate ethically, some spas offer staff financial incentives to encourage clients to purchase certain branded spa products or to sell treatments which are most profitable.
Do not feel under obligation to purchase products directly after a
Q. Can I wear make-up after a facial?
We recommend you do not apply any
makeup after your facial. This is so your skin receives the full
benefits of the facial. Makeup can often congest the pores. By allowing
the skin to breath, helps the products applied, to benefit and treat the
Q. Should I leave my contact lenses in?
For any eye or facial treatments we do advise you remove your contact lenses to avoid any
irritation to the eyes.
Q. I can relax in the chill room after my
You are there to relax. The chill rooms are there for your pleasure,
so all you
need to think about is relaxing.