Showing up on time
If you’re running late, you lose – spas often can’t push your appointment back more than 10 minutes. Need an incentive to arrive on time? Many spas have serene relaxation lounges — some even run the full gamut with heat (steam and sauna) and hydrotherapy facilities (hot tubs and fancy showers) — which act as a prelude to get you in the tranquil spa mindset before your service.
Be conscious that short-notice cancellations will probably incur a charge, especially if you’ve left your credit card number at booking. Know the spa’s cancellation policies when you book and give as much notice as possible if you change your appointment plans.
Mind your manners
Your cell phone or BlackBerry should be turned off–and kept off–while in the spa; using either is a huge no-no. Better yet, leave both at home and make Miss Manners proud. In a relaxation room, conversation is fine as long as it’s in a soft tone.
Male or female therapist?
It’s up to you. Spas make every effort to accommodate guest wishes in this regard. Keep in mind that at peak hours, it may be harder to fulfil your request, and that for less-requested treatments, the spa may have only one therapist available. Remember to book in advance; if you are a fan of a particular therapist, chances are someone else is as well.
In the buff: Spa Nudity
Nudity is probably the aspect of spa-going that causes guests the most anxiety. Let’s be serious–baring it all to someone you’ve just met can feel awkward. But keep in mind that most therapists in the States go to great lengths to maintain guest modesty, stepping out of the treatment room to allow you to disrobe and get comfortable under the sheet on the massage table. If you’re uncomfortable about being in the buff, you don’t have to undress completely; it’s perfectly okay to wear underwear while having a massage. Second, there are select treatments for which spas will often supply disposable undergarments. Though they’ll never make the La Perla catalogue, they do ensure some modesty. Read more on Spa Nudity
Tips for tipping
Leaving 10 to 20 percent is customary. Tips should be left at the reception desk, which will have gratuity envelopes and pass them along to the therapist (you may want to check with your spa prior to paying, as most permit cash tips only). Received services from more than one therapist? Leave a separate tip for each one. Also, more often than not, spa staff appreciates when the gratuity is left in cash. At a medical spa, tip the facialist, not the medical doctor. Some spas include gratuity in the price, so it’s always best to check before.
Though many spas offer locker facilities, leave jewelry and valuables at home in order to avoid any worries or stress.
Because the emphasis should be on relaxation and because others may be allergic, it’s best not to wear perfume to a treatment.
For the most part, smoking is not allowed at spas. If it is, there are usually designated areas where you can smoke.
Unless the spa is designated as “Pet Friendly,” leave pets at home.
Leave phones and pagers at home or turn them off before entering the spa.
Etiquettes and guides by www.spafinder.com
About Cabo Villas…
Cabo Villas Beach Resort and Spa is the premiere hotel on Medano Beach; we are dubbed “The Heart Of Cabo”, due to our very convenient location. Nestled right on the sand of the only swimmable beach in Cabo San Lucas, everything in Cabos is only 10 minutes from your room: restaurants, scuba diving, golf, fishing, night life, and much more.
Located within the resort, with a dedication to nurturing health and wellbeing, Sparitual integrates exotic ancient rituals with state of the art technologies, and prides itself on its professional, specially trained and certified therapists, as well as its exclusive line of guaranteed eco-friendly products to transport your spirit.
A unique oasis to indulge yourself in the sensorial world of ancient regimes from the Far East, South Pacific and South America, our beautiful spa provides a multitude of wellness services and healing arts, all designed to seduce your senses and nurture your health and wellbeing.