Spa – places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.
Types of spa
Ayurvedic spa, a spa in which all treatments and products are natural and it’s often used as alternative medicine.
Club spa, a facility whose primary purpose is fitness or pool and which offers a variety of professionally administered spa services on a day-use basis.
Cruise ship spa, a spa aboard a cruise ship providing professionally administered spa services, fitness and wellness components and spa cuisine menu choices.
Day spa, a spa offering a variety of professionally administered spa services to clients on a day-use basis.
Dental spa, a facility under the supervision of a licensed dentist that combines traditional dental treatment with the services of a spa.
Destination spa, a facility with the primary purpose of guiding individual spa-goers to develop healthy habits. Historically a seven-day stay, this lifestyle transformation can be accomplished by providing a comprehensive program that includes spa services, physical fitness activities, wellness education, healthful cuisine and special interest programming.
Hot tub, an outdoor spa used for bathing and self cleansing
Medical spa, a facility that operates under the full-time, on-site supervision of a licensed health care professional whose primary purpose is to provide comprehensive medical and wellness care in an environment that integrates spa services, as well as traditional, complementary and/or alternative therapies and treatments. The facility operates within the scope of practice of its staff, which can include both aesthetic/cosmetic and prevention/wellness procedures and services. These spas typically use balneotherapy, employing a variety of peloids.
Mineral spring spa, a spa offering an on-site source of natural mineral, thermal or seawater used in hydrotherapy treatments.
Resort/hotel spa, a spa owned by and located within a resort or hotel providing professionally administered spa services, fitness and wellness components and spa cuisine menu choices.
Mobile spa, a spa which provides services at home, hotels, or wherever you are
Body wraps cocoon you in hot, wet linen sheets, over wrapped with Mylar or cotton blankets. Sometimes a wrap simply consists of sheets steeped in herbal formulas, seaweed or it can follow a mineral mud. Cool compresses should be applied to your forehead to keep your temperature from climbing too high. Not for the very claustrophobic. The mildly claustrophobic can leave their arms outside the wrap.