So many people enjoy the quite, calm aspect of visiting a day spa. The day spa services are therapeutic and designed to let you relax and recharge. People generally don’t do enough of this it seems. Our schedules have us going somewhere all the time. So if you were to indulge your soul for a bit of R&R, what is the best day to visit a day spa?
If there is a local spa that has a good reputation and you have been to them before, you most likely would ask for a certain therapist or particular time. But what if you don’t know anything about the spa? Do a little research and find out about that spa. Go to their Google Places page and Yelp and read the reviews. Ask friends where they would recommend (ask right on Facebook and see what your friends say) that’s a great tool and you trust those sources.
Also, consider the possibility if they have recently had a Living Social, Groupon or Deal of the Day offer or other spa deals offered on the internet. If there are many people trying to get in at the same time, your therapist could be booked or just plain tired! Either way – that is not a great way for you to relax.
With the coupons many companies don’t let the business owner say that they cannot be used on Saturdays – so understand that Saturdays are probably way busy at the spa. You don’t want to be the last appointment on a Saturday if the same therapist has worked all week covering discounted massages. Try not to go on Saturday, take a personal day off and really, truly take a day of relaxation for yourself.
So, what is really the best day to visit a day spa?
My advice is to make your appointment for a Tuesday or a Wednesday. Often the spa industry follows the lead from the hair industry and takes off on Mondays. Having services on Tuesday or Wednesday can pretty much guarantee you a fresh therapist ready to go and start the week off strong and alert after having two days off in a row to recuperate from last week’s coupon redeemers (hopefully new customers!).
I find that the best massage therapists usually want to work during the day and if they are good enough they can dictate when they work. Good therapists are always booked and in demand because they are good at their craft. People will work with their schedule because no one wants to pay for a lame massage, they want a fantastic one! if you find a great therapist – you stick with them!
Be sure to always ask if there is a special on the day you are going in – maybe you can add it to your session. And don’t be shy, book for the hour and a half massage. An hour is really not enough time to work all those muscles and knots out correct? The best day to visit a day spa is Tuesday or Wednesday. And if it means you take a personal day off right in the middle of the week, then do it!