If you are visiting a day spa for the first time you might feel a little nervous about what is appropriate behaviour. Spas are places to relax and unwind and following a general day spa etiquette makes your visit more relaxing for you and for other spa guests. If you have questions about any specific policies in your chosen spa, do not hesitate to contact the staff.
Arrive at least 10-15 minutes early for your appointment. On your first visit you are asked to fill in a questionnaire about your health. This questionnaire will give your therapist information s/he needs to make the treatments safe and effective. You should always declare any health conditions as they may affect your treatment. If you need to cancel your appointment, most spas request that you give at least 24-48 hours notice. If you cancel within 24 yours you are usually charged for the treatment.
Turn Off Your Phone
The most important thing you can do on arrival is to turn off your phone. Using your phone while in the spa disturbs your therapist and the other guests. It is also disrespectful. In addition you will not be able to focus on the treatment if you are talking or texting all the time, so leave your phone in the safety locker.
What to Wear
You will not need to bring or wear anything special. Most spas provide bathing robes, towels and everything you need for your visit. If you are unsure about what to wear for your treatment, the spa will be happy to advise you. Therapists are professionals in preserving your modesty and you will always be covered with towels when receiving a massage. Day spas have lockers for your belongings but it is best to leave anything truly valuable at home.
Be considerate to other guests and do not talk too loudly in the treatment areas. Ask about possible tipping policies if you feel unsure about how much to tip. You should always feel comfortable about asking the staff any further questions regarding the day spa etiquette in your chosen spa.