Spas can provide a rejuvenating and relaxing experience for anyone, regardless of their gender or age. Spa treatments for the skin can range from a massage to a body wrap meant to tone and firm. Most spas have a menu that includes skin treatments from around the world, although some can focus on Ayurvedic or Asian treatments. The spa will be able to tell you more about the treatments they offer, along with their benefits.
When you are headed to a spa, you should research their treatments before you go so that you have an idea of what you can expect. If allergies are an issue for you, you should let the spa's staff know when you reserve a treatment so they can help you find the best option. You should also talk to your aesthetician or massage therapist, alerting them to any skin issues you may have.
Some spa treatments focus on the skin's health; most spas offer massages such as the Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue, and Shiatsu. Some spas offer trigger point and Ayurvedic massage, which can be done with cream or oil and will produce a feeling of general well-being.
Other spa treatments for the skin include body wraps and scrubs. Scrubs exfoliate the skin, using things like sugar, salt or a loofah sponge to slough dead skin cells. Exfoliants are typically mixed with essential oils, flowers and herbs to enhance health of the skin. After a scrub, body wraps are a great way to increase skin's moisture and tone. These wraps are made with materials such as clay, mud and seaweed. Seaweed serves to firm and tone, while mud and clay have different properties.
Some skin treatments are meant just for the feet and hands, such as the mani/pedi. Spa treatments for the skin of the hand and feet may also include masks or exfoliants along with a soak in a mineral bath and/or a massage. These treatments are designed to replenish and soften the hands and feet.
Most spas offer facials, which can range from a simple mask to a multi-part facial that exfoliates, firms and tones the facial skin. To perform a facial requires special training because the skin of the face is more delicate than that of the rest of the body. Before getting a facial, ensure that your aesthetician is trained properly.