Your first visit to a spa can be nerve-wracking. Could be it’s your friend who offered you a gift certificate to a day spa or you just want to experience something new. Inasmuch as you are excited about the idea, you might be anxious about what to expect from the spa. Have you heard someone speak about their experience in a Koh Samui spa? What was it like? Was the experience up to their expectation? Can they enthusiastically recommend you to a Koh Samui spa? Spas differ in number of ways especially when it comes to the set up of the clinic, qualifications of therapists and probably cost. However, there some standard things that should be expected in any Koh Samui spa. This article provides you with five things you should expect during your first visit in a spa.
A spa trip is supposed to be an indulgence. For the best experience, it is advisable to plan for a full day spa. It is recommended that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If it’s your fist time, you will have adequate time to familiarize with the environment and get more comfortable. It also gives you time to enjoy amenities offered by the spa such as sauna, whirlpool and mist room. During this time, your therapist can take your profile and health history. This will help to develop a treatment program that suits you.
Expressing your needs
In a good spa, your therapist will take time to understand your therapy goals. He will ask questions such as your reason for visiting the spa or the areas you need addressed during the massage. Do you need the therapy for stress reduction, pain relief or just general relaxation? During such conversations, your therapist is able to identify your fears and reassure you accordingly.
Expect your therapy to be conducted in a private, spacious and warm room. A good room should have a comfortable, calming and peaceful environment. An ideal retreat room will have a mirror, chairs and clothes hooks. The massage therapy service takes place in a padded, heated and professional table. The massage table should have a face rest to allow you lie in a face down position without turning your neck.
What to expect from the session
Before the session begins, your therapist should explain the techniques he intends to use. He will instruct you on how to position yourself. Expect the therapist to also advice you on how to ensure privacy during the session. Normally there is blanket provided to drape parts of the body not being treated. Upon completion of the session, your therapist will leave the room for your privacy as you get dressed.
Qualification and certification of your therapist
Do not feel shy to ask any questions about the therapist. Ask about his areas of specialization. Choose a therapist who has skills relevant to your massage needs. A therapist is required to undergo many hours of training to acquire a license. Do a background check to find out if your therapist has a current license as well as professional liability insurance.