There’s more to using a spa than just turning up and chilling out. Here’s how to get the best out of your session…
Try not to turn up to your spa session exhausted or hung over. Make sure you’re well hydrated, rested and in a relaxed frame of mind. Arrive in good time to make sure that you make the most of every moment of your spa session.
LEARN THE TREATMENTS
Different spas will offer different treatments, but they’re not much use unless you know exactly what you’re doing. For example, pummeling your body with a power shower directly after a gentle rainshower lymphatic massage isn’t going to have a lasting effect. Talk to a staff member or do your own research and learn about Kneipp treatments, thalassotherapy and other concepts on offer.Read more...
On Lanzarote, it pays to learn a little about the expected etiquette in spas. For example, in most saunas it’s customary to shower beforehand and it’s generally not usual to go nude – most people will wear a swimming costume or a towel. Many places will require a swimming cap in pools, and sliders or flip-flops will also be expected as you walk from treatment to treatment. Be sure to ask staff and read notices.
Give everything on the spa circuit a try, without skipping treatments. Circuits have generally been planned with a certain effect in mind, and you won’t get the full benefit unless you try the lot. Similarly, when booking a massage or beauty treatment, have a look at what’s on offer and think about going out of your comfort zone.
Plunge pools and cold showers are meant to shock you – that’s the whole point. That shock may be off-putting at first, but it’s worth it for the zinging exhilaration that follows.
EASE BACK IN
Try and keep your diary clear after a spa session, giving you time to relish and enjoy the feeling of rejuventation and renewal. Ease back into everyday life rather than taking the plunge.