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5 tips on how to get the most from your spa treatments

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Make sure you get the maximum effect from every spa moment with this guide by Constance corporate spa manager and Naturopathic doctor, Chase Webber.

Get the most from your spa treatments

Get the most from your spa treatments

1. Prepare your nervous system and skin before each treatment

Arrive 10-15 minutes before your treatment and prepare your skin by taking a shower, steam, sauna, another steam and then a final shower. This will vitalise your skin making treatments more effective and allowing aroma oils to absorb more easily.

2. Give feedback to your spa therapist during treatment

Giving feedback to your therapist during treatment will help them discover areas where tension and knots have built up so that they can work more effectively and produce better results.

3. Pain is not always good

While it is good to feel that the therapist and the technique are strong enough to work out your knots, it is important that it is not too painful. Too much pain causes the muscles to tighten up after the treatment and cause discomfort. A more effective approach is to book 2 or 3 massages to focus on areas where tension has built up, as the muscles release the therapist can then work deeper and create more flexibility.

4. One massage is not enough to clear all tension from the body

To really feel the effects you should try to plan at least 3 massages over a week, particularly if you are holding on to a lot of tension. The key systems of the body (circulation, muscular, nerves) need time to reboot and each massage will work a little deeper.

5. Work with your therapist to create a Home Spa routine

Find out from your therapist what you can do to continue the benefits of treatments at home. Aromatherapy products, like those we offer at USpa, can be used in the shower or bath to help keep you stress free.

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13 Comments

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    Michael Lee
    September 19, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Hey, I just wanted to say how helpful this post was. My wife is always looking for tips on making the most out of my spa treatments. because she does not go to the spa often to get treatments, I really want to make the most out of each visit. I would say the most helpful tip for me was that one message just is not enough, I may have to get her into the spa more often!

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    bhavya garg
    July 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Hi, these are excellent tips, especially about the one about “too much pain”. Wanted to share this article I wrote on similar lines: http://bit.ly/2a8l1Gf

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    Olivia Nelson
    September 14, 2016 at 2:42 am

    I like your tip on how going to a spa only once will not be as effective as a few trips over a week or so. I would imagine that taking a whole week and going more than once could really help the treatment sink in and reduce more stress. I’ve been having a lot of stress at work recently so maybe I should plan some kind of spa week to help me out.

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      Constance Hotels
      September 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you for your comment. We think there is no end to the positive impacts a good massage can have. Hopefully you can visit one of our spas one day.

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    Trayson Evans
    February 3, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I have made the mistake of over stretching a muscle after a strain. I am sure that I made the injury take longer to heal. That is why I agree with the article when it says that too strong of a massage could make your body hurt more instead of relaxing it.

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    Frais Spa
    February 4, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Hi, nice blog. Thanks for sharing informative information regarding massage. Your blog guide properly how people can get best massage services. Keep share tips like this.

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    Sarah
    May 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    So true, people think that just because they are pressing hard and it hurts, that they are getting a benefit. Thanks for writing this. I will show to clients.

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    Deb Pearl
    October 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    My friend and I are going to go to a spa soon and I would love to get the most out of the trip. That is a great idea to give feedback to the therapist during treatment. They would be able to work more effectively and help me get better results out of the treatment that way! Thank you for all the great tips!

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    Sutton Turner
    August 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I love how you suggested giving feedback to your spa therapist during treatments. I am going to the spa this week for a massage. Thank you for the tips on spa treatment.

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    Joy Butler
    August 28, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    I have never received a professional massage. I didn’t know that they are sometimes painful! I would love to get a massage; if I ever do, I will be sure to be communicating with my therapist so I have a comfortable experience.

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    bindalayurveda
    November 14, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Great information. It is so helpful.. Thank you for publishing this blog.

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    Bernice Lavergne
    June 24, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I like your tips about spa treatment. I learned a lot from this article. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Reply
      Constance Hotels & Resorts
      June 28, 2019 at 9:12 am

      You are very welcome

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