Visiting a spa costs $75 to $500 or more, depending on the length of your stay and which services you choose. Massages typically cost $75 to $250, depending on the type and length of the session. Facials and beauty treatments cost $100 to $250. Manicures or pedicures cost $50 to $150.
Spas have a reputation for luxury, which means they often charge more for individual services than the average salon or esthetician.
A spa is a business that offers beauty treatments and relaxation services. Common services include:
Most people wear loose, comfortable clothing to a spa appointment. Upon arrival, the spa gives you a robe and slippers. While you can wear underwear or a bathing suit under your robe, you will have a better massage experience without wearing a bra.
Tipping at a spa is appreciated but not mandatory. If you are pleased with the quality of your visit and want to leave a tip, 15% to 20% is the industry standard, just like restaurant waitstaff. Some spas include a service charge to their packages, so ask beforehand if you're not sure.
The tranquil environment in a spa can be upset if guests are disruptive. Spa etiquette includes the following general rules:
Yes, you can visit a spa if you're pregnant. Many spas offer special "Babymoon" massages that gently relieve ligament pain. Check with your doctor before visiting a spa to get advice on which services to skip. Avoid harsh chemicals, rough massages, and high temperatures.
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