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What Services do Day Spas Offer?

Diana Bocco
Updated May 21, 2024
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A spa is a place for relaxation and personal care treatments that has become extremely popular over the past decade. There are several types of spas, including day spas, overnight spas, and destination spas. While all spas may offer the same type of treatment, day spas offer more options for working people looking to relax without leaving the city. A destination spa, on the other hand, also offers accommodation, so visitors are able to sleep and eat there. Over the last few years, medical spas have also become popular by offering treatments such as Botox® and laser resurfacing.

All day spas offer some basics, such as a relaxing atmosphere, private treatment rooms, professional workers, and a variety of extras, which can include anything from slippers to tea. Typically, they offer all kind of body treatments, although some specialize in certain types over others. The most common services include facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, waxing and electrolysis, and aromatherapy.

Larger day spas offer more advanced treatment options that may include body wraps, skin exfoliation, and body scrubs. The most expensive type usually includes large facilities to house hydrotherapy treatments such as hot springs, mud baths, sauna, and steam baths. The line among spas and beauty salons have become blurrier in the last few years, and now many spas offer hair cutting, nutrition guidance, makeup application, and even small gyms.

If you prefer a complete experience, consider choosing a day spa that offers different types of massage, such as reflexology, hot stone massage, or acupressure. If you choose any of these services, make sure the aestheticians and massage therapists are certified.

A la carte services, where the client can choose from the different treatments, are the most common form of service that day spas offer, although spa packages are also popular. Prices vary wildly depending on location, quality, and the type of treatment offered.

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Diana Bocco, a versatile writer with a distinct voice, creates compelling long-form and short-form content for various businesses. With a data-focused approach and a talent for sharing engaging stories, Diana’s written work gets noticed and drives results.
Discussion Comments
By burcinc — On Mar 21, 2014

I go to a very large and impressive spa once in a while. They have everything from water therapy and deep massage to threading and body wraps.

They even have a pool, sauna and restaurant area. So the spa is more like a wellness center rather than a spa. It's not a destination spa, but quite similar. I would really like to a destination spa one day though. I want to go to one in India. I heard that there are amazing spas there that one can go to for just the weekend or even a whole week if one wants. The treatments offered are in line with homeopathy, so they are different than what one usually gets at a regular spa here. More and more spas in the US are adopting Asian treatments and massages though.

By discographer — On Mar 21, 2014

@SarahGen-- Traditionally, such services are offered by salons, but spas have also started offering them because there is demand.

I have gotten manicures and pedicures at a spa. It was actually very nice. I first had my massage, then my facial and then my manicure and pedicure. It was great to have everything done in the same day, without having to go to different places.

I think that boy spas and salons are great places, it really depends on your needs and your budget. For example, someone who just wants a manicure may not want to go to a spa because the prices can be a bit higher in spas. On the other hand, I think that spa employees tends to have more experience. But it's all subjective, it depends on the specific spa or salon. They're not all the same. You ought to read reviews of spas online before going to one.

By SarahGen — On Mar 20, 2014

I thought that services like manicures and waxing are done at salons. I had no idea that they are done at spas as well.

Has anyone had these services done at a spa? Which do you think is better, a spa or a salon?

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Diana Bocco, a versatile writer with a distinct voice, creates compelling long-form and short-form content for various...
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