3 Ways To Treat Yourself at a Spa

Taking a trip to a spa is a relaxing and invigorating experience whether you plan on being there for an hour or for the whole day. The types of services you receive at the facility depend on your personal preferences and budget. Here are three ways to treat yourself at the spa. 

1. Facials

Facials help to rejuvenate your facial skin and can generally be broken down into three steps:

  • Exfoliation, where the esthetician will rub a mildly rough cream on your face with the goal of washing away dead skin cells
  • Steaming, which involves using hot steam to open the pores in preparation for extraction
  • Extraction, where the esthetician removes impurities such as blackheads on the face and may follow up by placing an antiseptic product on the face to prevent post-facial breakouts

2. Manicures and Pedicures

When you receive a manicure or pedicure, you may be able to choose from several types of nail polish, such as gel and shellac in addition to basic polish. Gel generally lasts a little bit longer than shellac but is more difficult to remove. There should also be lots of colors to choose from so feel free to mix and match. Spa pedicures Calgary AB and manicures often come with exfoliating, relaxing massage and hydrating treatments. 

3. Massage

There are many types of massage to choose from including Swedish, hot stone, reflexology and deep tissue. The salon you visit may include one or several kinds of massage as an option, so call and ask ahead of time if this is a service you might want to receive. Swedish massage is one of the most popular choices for relieving muscle tension and usually lasts around 45 minutes. 

The next time you pay a visit to a spa or salon, see if one of these services is right for you.

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