Going to a day spa is like stepping into another world where you’re every whim is catered to and time almost seems to stop – provided it’s a good one, that is. Anybody and everybody can open a spa these days, and in some cases, a spa can be just another name for a glorified beauty salon. But in a place like Bali, finding a great spa shouldn’t be a challenge considering all the options available. However, it’s still essential to know what you’re looking for to make sure that the experience will be tailored to your needs. Here are some of the things you should be looking for when shopping for a nice Bali day spa.
Take a Tour First
Sure, a professional website with nice pictures may look enticing, but you have to feel the ambiance and atmosphere first-hand to tell if a spa is really for you. You also need to get a sense of the staff as well. Does the place look crowded? Do the staff look overworked and busy? Or are they truly happy and helpful the minute you enter the door? This will give you a good idea of the level and quality of service you can expect to get.
Try to get a Glimpse at the Treatment Rooms
If you can, you should also ask if you can take a look at some of the treatment rooms to see the workers in action. This will give you a clear idea of what you can expect. You could also quickly scan the room to make sure everything is up to sanitary standards. If you see things like hair in a drain or towels everywhere, then it could be a sign of poor general hygiene.
You’ll also be able to see is the spa is really your style, to begin with. Some will be fine with just a clinical experience and getting the treatments they ordered. But you might prefer a Seminyak spa with a more intimate atmosphere that focuses more on relaxation and having a personal experience with your caregiver. It all depends on what you are looking for, and what your expectations are.
Ask for Qualifications
Certain spas may have tons of options on the menu, but not have the trained staff to perform the procedures correctly. If the spa offers something like Thai massages, for instance, you want to know if your “therapist” is even one and if they have the proper formation. If they’re unwilling or seem annoyed by the question, we suggest you walk away immediately. You don’t want to deal with non-professionals for treatments that could actually be harmful if performed incorrectly. Real spas will not only have qualified staff but will proud to show you their qualifications.
Before you pick any day spa, make sure that you follow these few recommendations. Once you’ve narrowed down your search, don’t be afraid to browse around and find the spa that works the best for you.