Do I have to take all my clothes off for a massage?

A traditional Swedish massage is usually done without any clothes, but if you’re more comfortable keeping your underwear on during a massage, that’s fine.

There are also many spa treatments where you can keep your clothes on.
You can also get a facial and leave your robe on, though it constricts what the aesthetician can do somewhat.

If you have concerns about being seen naked by the therapist during a massage, you should know two things. First, you remove your robe or street clothes and get underneath a sheet and blanket or towel while the therapist is out of the room. They knock before re-entering the room. Second, you are covered with a sheet or large towel at all times and only the part of the body being massaged is exposed.

What Is Reflexology?

Reflexology Works On Points In Your Feet, Hands And Head Reflexology is a spa treatment where the therapist works on “reflex points” on your feet, hands, and head (especially ears). The theory behind reflexology is that these reflex points relate to specific organs and glands in the body, and stimulating those points with finger pressure promotes health in those organs and glands via the body's energetic pathways.

What is a facial?

A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it's given by an experienced, knowledgeable esthetician. A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger. A facial is the second most popular spa treatment after a massage. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.

What is a body treatment?

Body treatments are essentially a facial for your whole body and leave your skin feeling velvety smooth and soft. The idea behind a body treatment is that is just as important to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin on your body as it is the skin of your face.
The most popular body treatment is a body scrub, sometimes called a body polish, salt glow or sea-salt scrub. This is an exfoliating treatment that takes place on a massage table covered with a sheet and a large, thin piece of plastic.

How can you tell if a spa provides a safe, sanitary environment?

One of the best ways to take a tour. (Just ask politely.)
Keep your eyes open for “red flags” that indicate unsanitary conditions in the spa.
• Look at drains in wet rooms and showers. They should be clean and free of hair.
• Look to see how implements are cleaned between use.
• Look at wet rooms and body treatment rooms. If a facility is not scrupulous in cleaning, these rooms that will show it.
• Make sure all wraps being used are disposable or completely sanitized after each use.
• Ask if pedicure equipment and hydrotherapy tubs are self-sanitizing or find out how they are sanitized.
• Make sure hand and foot bowls are being cleaned between uses.
• Make sure wax pots are clean and watch for double-dipping. A new spatula should be used each time more wax is taken out of the pot. In evaluating a spa, feel free to ask questions about the spa, the therapist, and the treatment before you book an appointment. And it’s also important to observe how you and other customers are treated, which will indicate whether you will have a good spa experience.

What is a Brazilian waxing?

Brazilian wax means most or all of your pubic hair is removed, including the hair around the very sensitive skin of the inner labia.

During a Brazilian wax, a licensed cosmetologist or aesthetician applies a thin layer of warm wax with a stick in the direction of the hair growth, applies a strip of paper or cloth, then pulls the hair out by its roots. , skin is extremely sensitive and only must be done by professionnal and licenced person.