One of my favorite things to do if and when I ever get some free time is to spend a day at a spa being totally pampered by other people.
Even if I can’t afford the time to take a whole day, even a few hours can completely turn around my entire week.
And you don’t need to have a special occasion to go either.
There’s nothing like getting a great massage, a nice deep cleansing facial and your nails done all while wearing a nice comfy thick robe and drinking cool teas.
And I’ve been lucky enough to go to quite a few different spas.
And I can tell you that the quality of each can sometimes be extreme.
So how do you know if a spa’s good?
Obviously the best source is just ask your friends where they go. Although many times am pretty surprised how many of my friends actually don’t even go to a spa.
I guess they think it’s really expensive. But it’s not as expensive as you would think.
And trust me, the cost is well worth the experience.
So if you don’t happen have any friends that go to spas and give you a good recommendation, the next best thing is going to be to use the Internet to find one.
Let’s say for example am looking for spas in Leesburg VA.
All I would do is open up Google and Google spas in Leesburg Virginia.
Now you’re probably going to get quite a few listings depending on how big the city is where you live.
So that’s the first step. The next step is to see if there are any reviews of each of the spas around your area.
Take a look at the reviews and see what people are saying. Try to understand that the real reviews as well. There’s nothing like seeing a place that has 10 great reviews and going there and having the worst time of your life. That has happened to me once. So I’m serious about that.
After you find a few that look good, give them a call and see what their prices are like.
See what kind of services they offer them what’s included and what costs extra.
Sometimes spas will list fees that are like massage $65 an hour, but when you get there and asked for something like a Swedish massage, you find out the Swedish one is $100 an hour.
So be very specific when you’re asking questions.
Another way to look at different spas is to do just that. Take a look at them.
Drive by and see what they look like.
Not being superficial or anything, but if I drive by a spot it looks like an old broken down wood shack, I doubt very much that they are going to be anything I’d like to do business with.
A nice spot should look nice as well. Well cared for and clean. If not the chances are your experiences going to be equal to the way the place looks.
And don’t think you have to go to the most expensive looking place either. Just something that’s halfway decent, clean and they seem to have friendly staff can be one of the best days at the spot you ever had.
Hope this doesn’t seem like too much to do. In the end it’s really worth it. After all, your sanity may be on the line.